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To become a real leader is founded on mastering self-leadership and on being at peace with oneself and the world. For being able to serve as a role model, one has to be ready to give up his or her title and position. Too dissonant can a professional identity become with the aware self.
- How could one ever enjoy people who admire rather their title-based authority and social status rather than knowing about their creativity, vulnerability, and loving character in the first place?
As a life begins to readjust to a broader perception of life, jobs for the mere purpose of earning a lot of money might make the place for work with meaning at any price. One’s public and private identities begin to converge, and a deep sense of joy of living a life of awareness always reminds of the possibility to reconcile even the most difficult situations with awareness-intelligent spirituality. One might soon find his or her true passion written not only on a private note but soon also on the publicly shown service card. Social and private identifications merge, and so might roles in different situations.
Not focusing on one specific Awareness Intelligence mode only but integrating the intra-past with the inter-present and the extra-future helps to not go astray in any extreme and unhealthy direction but to reap all the benefits of living a life aware of the threefold nature of life.
Just because you are, in case, diligently and loyally working for somebody else’s dream doesn’t mean that you are right-focused fulfilling your own human potential.
First and most it is your task to be yourself.
Intend what is your source’s intuition and become who you imagine being remembered for.
- How do you contribute to the collective human consciousness?
- Does it add life-supporting meaning, unconditional love, and timeless kindness?
That would be living a life aligned to humantime.
Chapter 47 – Your Awareness Intelligence tools
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
The quest for pleasure and happiness has driven us into a lot of emptiness, addictions, and violence. However, the post-shallow-happiness era is all about meaning. What do we get from it? Joy. The fear of not getting enough leads to unhealthy opulence. The over-desire to be safe and comfortable leads people into risks and symptoms of dissatisfaction like, for example, obesity and depression. It’s worth to examine one’s desires awareness-intelligently. Some people seem to manage their exaggerated desires well. But often they have just replaced one unhealthy obsession with another, stronger one. This might lead to some application of one or two Awareness Intelligence modes, but not of all the three. That’s why often the deepest motivation of athletes can stem from anger, the motivation of politicians from greed for power, and the one of religious teachers from the desire to withdraw from inter-personalities. These awareness-unintelligent motivators often claim a high price; the more dominant their position, the more they block the soul’s longing for expanding into a harmonious application of all three tenets of Awareness Intelligence.
Anger, like many other negative emotions, is a reminder of limitations in a larger perception of life. It can be only replaced and kept away with certainty with a quality of mind that is unconditional love, timeless kindness, and purposeful service at the same time.
Desires don’t have to be something bad. Life itself is the soul’s aspiration to expand and to become aware. The crucial differentiation is between extrinsic and intrinsic desires. Extrinsic desires do seek pleasure from material and outwardly supplied motivators, while intrinsic desire is the realization of the inspiration from within. Intrinsic and extrinsic desires are both legitimate to a certain extent; one puts the priority on the sensing of the culturally understood world of form, while the other focuses the real, conscious universe of socio-temporal awareness.
When getting tired in the hedonic treadmill of life understood as depending on pleasing sensual pleasures and relieving bodily tensions, it is helpful to remember that real joy lies in virtue-seeking and virtue-realization.
Joy feels so superior to pleasure because it comes from meaning. Conscious life itself is the meaning. So, whenever our thinking and activities are congruent with the holy, whole, and wholesome nature of life, a sense of meaning arises. Pain, which is not to confuse with suffering, is often closely implicated with the experience of joy as well. For example, without patient waiting, there is no joyful arriving; without childbirth pain, there can be no joy of birth; without dying during a lifetime, there can be no personal growth.
Pain indeed is unavoidable, but it always comes with joy. Suffering, on the other hand, is the result of awareness-unintelligent conduct, such as attributing one’s destiny to the conditions of the outer, uncontrollable world instead of creating the world one wants to realize from the inside.
Joy ultimately comes from the trialogue of your awareness with your true self, your unconditional relationships, and the selfless contributions that connect you to humanity.
Fearful attachments to fleeting pleasures cause more fear, greed, hoarding, protective, and aggressive reactions. These are the reasons for our suffering. Fear incapacitates love, the love for ourselves, for our relationships, and for any fellow human being. The socio-temporal matrix of the intra-past, inter-present, and extra-future (see earlier chapters) helps you to remember what you really want and what brings you infinite and immeasurable joy in place of mere glimpses of pleasure that will never sustain any real sense of feeling safe, satisfied, and connected.
Problems from unharmonious awareness occur when the universal desire for learning is restrained. Critical thinking diminishes when human’s inherent compassion and desire for truth is constrained. Unsatisfied desires are substituted with harmful pleasures, which can be found all too easily. Not everything that momentarily feels good is good. Be it through sugar-laden food, tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, or other promises of consumable salvation; resourceful enterprises invest all they can in turning us into dependable customers. The streets are full of advertisements for that purpose. There is little visible promotion for helping people staying independent and self-sufficient human beings though. Nevertheless, more or less consciously, people feel that they are caught in dependability as their control over their behavior is slipping. Losing control then is compensated with aggression and violence against oneself and others. It is only a return to awareness-intelligent thought that allows self-control to be regained. Spirituality is an indispensable factor in most approaches to cure addictions and other out-of-control behavior. Understanding the use of Awareness Intelligence in that vein might help to overcome the stigma that still is attached to spirituality. Spirituality, in that sense, is nothing else than respecting all life’s nature that is in ourselves and anybody else. Life’s true nature that we all are is free of the self-imprisoning stress of lining up urgent desires and exclusive events instead of a timeless and inclusive state of being of importance.
Don’t fight your negative habits. Don’t fight symptoms. Hopelessness raises the value of chemical aids. Therefore, it’s hopelessness itself that needs to be addressed in the first place.
Hope comes from within, from your intra-past. Don’t rely on external approval and support for becoming who you really are and want to be. Use your Awareness Intelligence to freeing yourself from others’ opinions and potentially wrong beliefs about yourself that may hold you down. You are not dependent on single substances, behaviors, or even persons. Doctor’s don’t heal you, healing occurs within yourself. It’s life itself with all its rich variations, diverse types, and different ways that expect you to know and express what you really want. If life can create new bodies and souls, why shouldn’t it be able to heal the same?
You will find everything you need in life if you serve it by helping all humanity that comes and goes. Real healing may require you to quit some situations, be it jobs or relationships, anything that is unsupportive of your journey in line with holy thinking.
The assertive expression of your legitimate desires and quitting temporal states, spaces, and dependencies that are awareness-unintelligent is unavoidable to remove what is inhibiting the wholesome life in humantime that is available to you too.
Chapter 46 – Establish integrity and integrational abilities
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the decoding of the socio-temporal structure of the human psyche. The tripartite lawfulness of the socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, enthusiasm and well-being, and bigger positive impacts for all.
It can be argued that there are three basic human needs. First is safety. You were safest before birth. In your mother’s womb, you were still well protected. Then the rough, dark, and cold world appeared. On the other hand, also sunshine on your skin, light in your eyes, and later the awareness that consciousness, the spirit of your soul is still and will always be with you. You need to re-connect to your intra-past, your safe source that is always yours.
The second of the three basic human needs is satisfaction. If you look at what you do from a non-judgmental viewpoint that is free of other’s past-based opinion and future pressures, then fearless creation, experimentation, and joyful learning become possible. The same is true for relationships. If you meet others in the here and now without transactional distractions and ulterior motives, if your soul’s need to meet other souls in the inter-presence is met, deep satisfaction ensues.
And third, the need for connection can be met through connecting to all humankind in the extra-future. Billions of others have gone through human life before, and many more will follow in the perpetual renewal and passing of the precarious expression of life. The end of one life is, at the same time, the start of another one. Just within yourself, you can achieve an awaring of how your ‘coming-from’ and ‘going-to’ meet in humantime, which connects you to infinite time and humanity as a whole.
Some people feel alone even among people. And there are people who never feel alone, even when solitary. What is needed is a shift from separateness to wholeness.
It is not our corps connecting the soul to life; it is our soul connecting the body to life. Enjoy your vision, but trust your inner eye. There is no need to physically bind others as there is a deeper connection to whole humanity anyway.
Chapter 45 – Healing beyond relief
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
Psychological issues, and by that ultimately any human-related problems, come either from neurosis or character weaknesses. Both are a matter of lack of responsibility and typically lead to symptoms of individual and collective stress. If a society and its members decide to see the world as threatening, hostile, and transactional instead of being determined by love, and if the path to happiness as the highest goal is considered to be depending on what kind of or how much stuff one can accumulate, it is not surprising that this leads to fear of loss, obsessions, and depression. There lie serious responsibility issues in excusing diminished awareness, which lead to selfish, greedy, and passive behavior. Character flaws tend to be excused at all or as illnesses. It appears that it is cheaper for a society to pay for standard treatments, which bring temporary relief of symptoms rather than to invest in the long-term healing of people as whole-human beings. From a financial and law and order perspective, it is more efficient and effective to fight the most extreme symptoms of exclusion, for example, by paying some public assistance and to exploit only to the point that there remains a broad enough middle class that helps defending the privileges of the upper class than to risk a revolution from below. People need to be kept happy enough in their misery that they are still helping to defend the oppressors’ authority. That’s how it came that everybody’s issue and suffering has become nobody’s focus of awareness.
Several psychological mechanisms are explaining how people are brought to justify existing social systems that do even disadvantage them. Social justification theory is about the promotion of ideologies, which underline the belief in the inferiority of underprivileged groups. So, it is a myth that Western societies are based on equality of opportunity. The economic success of most people also depends on the level of resources allocated to them, for example at the workplace or by parents who could afford better education and the necessary capital for entrepreneurial ventures. However, many people today believe in the story of meritocracy and attribute economic inequality to their own inferiority. Such unaware system justification is further blocking critical thinking and can also manifest in system-reinforcing victim blaming and stereotyping.
The saying “It’s all about the perspective” should not become a justification and excuse for any social exclusion or harm to anybody, regardless of how far away and seemingly unrelated.
It is more sensible to assume a multi-perspective awareness that is all-inclusive rather than defending group interests.
People who are not able to coordinate complex multi-limb movements with their body are called disabled and are not allowed to do certain things like, for example, driving a car as it would be too dangerous for others. But people who are unable to coordinate complex multi-perspective situations in their minds are allowed to run organizations and countries.
In contrast to a leg-focused person who forgets about the arm-movement and therefore is realistically considered a risk for driving a vehicle, a single-minded career of exclusively fighting for one particular group’s interest is likely to be admired for its dedication. Standing up for one group to succeed over others from a humanitarian point of view, however, is like prioritizing eating over drinking. The organism of humankind is doomed to die.
It’s time to assume responsibility for one’s scope of awareness. Humanity needs a shift from physical protection to a right intention. A society guided by Awareness Intelligence does not build on barriers, walls, and defense mechanisms anymore because nobody needs to be protected against Awareness Intelligence that can’t but take care of everybody’s needs. Such is the beautiful nature of responsibility of humantime. What else could be more worth to realize?! I, for my part, rather want to have tried.
Highest qualities of the mind do not know fear from failure as only failure to learn falls short of them.
Everybody can develop Awareness Intelligence. Once tasted, the knowing about one’s self-efficacy irrespective of society’s non-responsiveness or punitiveness, is too good to be given up again. Everybody can get the control over one’s access to life source, to meet other people lovingly in the current moment, and to serve the communal good and next generations to come. Even if you are discouraged and rather hopeless about what you can do about your future, you always can start with impacting others’ today and tomorrow, which, in return, will reveal your future to you as well. Your impact is of the full scope of humankind.
Recognize how important you are. Every dream for a better world, every creative act, and even a seemingly naive idea can inspire and provide the courage to break out of the cage of limited knowing.
Think, paint, play music, dance, write, and think again. It’s not commercial products that touch people’s heart most profoundly. It’s what you can do in your mind. It’s not compliance, but boldness that nurtures your, others, and all humankind’s Awareness Intelligence. Every feed into the expansion of knowing is fuel for more awareness-intelligent thought and more wholesome behavior. Life might be right, and an awarian land of awareness not too far away to be already part of now.
Chapter 44 – Safety, satisfaction, and connectedness
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
As we see ourselves, we see others. And as we see others, we see ourselves. If we reduce humanity to cultural sets of human expression, specific groups, and prevailing opinion and behavior only, we constrain ourselves too. Life is as you see it. If you see it with a continually watching mind, the whole world becomes open to you.
While the human mind respectively the intellect changes over time, the soul does not. We can feel that clearly when we separate mental awareness from bodily sensations and instead picture the wholeness and infinity of life. Our way of thinking can be changed.
The most profound, impactful and sustainable way to change the thinking is to change the layer from where thought arises: awareness.
The human condition is no longer dependent on social identity alone as it learns to integrate the three modes of the intra-past, the inter-present, and the extra-future into increased and undivided awareness. As our thoughts and actions become more symmetrical, life will never feel like a lie again.
Living in consort with a comprehensive ability to observe everything at any time is a source of being youthfully enjoying one’s body, exploring the world, appreciating social encounters, and achieve high learning goals. Living an awareness-intelligently inspired life guarantees continuing motivation to become and stay our best self. For us, this is a deeper experience, and for others, we’ll make a bigger impact.
Hopelessness in the sense of not believing that change is possible leads to depression with the known consequences of low school and work performance, reckless behavior, poor health, self-injury, and even suicide. Multi-cultural competence positively influences a sense of social justice and the promotion of change. The awareness about the possibility of doing things differently across cultures provides a showcase for the relativity of any culture. Global citizenship is not a travel-lifestyle, it should rather be an attitude of compassion. Multi-relational ability in the sense of Awareness Intelligence is a precondition for cross-cultural competence, but goes beyond as it is culture-neutral. Any travel starts within.
Cultural competence can be developed by putting one’s feet in another’s shoes. Awareness Intelligence, however, is putting one’s consciousness in another’s soul.
This will not only enable us to experience some different walks of life but to learn to qualify all of the life’s souls. Real and lasting change comes from the level of mental models that enable awareness. Only if the deep-rooted individual mindsets shift towards forming a regenerated collective of deculturized societal structures, human behavioral patterns will start to change accordingly as well.
Humans like stability to feel safe. Society prefers consistency in people’s behavior to render them into predictable and plannable resources. And yet, people also do not like repetition that leads to boredom. By an awareness-unintelligent mind, everything tends to become judged as boring eventually. However, as people have learned to fear punishment from not reliably contributing to the production and information processes of the modern economic societies, many of them learned to accept monotonous courses of life. While being incentivized by punishment-free long periods of compliance, many forgot the excitement of rhythm and surprising improvisations of a freely lived life. Avoidance is a characteristic of both the awareness-unintelligent inter-past and inter-future. Interdependencies, as they are typical for poor Awareness Intelligence, are justifying the past and controlling the future, which is highly frustrating for individual’s authentic development. Only if the inter-past is shifted to the intra-past, judgment-free and timeless self-realization become possible. And only if the intra- and inter-future are transposed to the extra-future, self-focus and fear of punishment and lack of control disappear.
We can enjoy social interactions together in the inter-present, but the past belongs to us alone, and the future ultimately belongs to all to come.
Isn’t it incredible that
“Men have made millions of laws to punish crimes, and they have not established even one to reward virtue”
as the Neapolitan economist Giacinto Dragonetti already more than 250 years ago remarked?! Societies’ need to define the tolerable appearances and thresholds of punishable deviations from limiting and therefore provocative social norms is in stark contrast to letting people virtuously thrive. Sadly, if not constantly rags were held in front of the bulls’ eyes, all the bulls would remain gentle and friendly as it actually is their true nature.
The universe preserves itself through change, and so humanity too needs change to survive. Change is our nature, and yet typical management education is about controlling change to create the illusion of stability in administering life as a business. Awareness is about acceptance, willingness, and courage; it is the basis of voluntary human adaptability and learning. If you don’t know what you possibly don’t know, you cannot learn what you don’t know. It would be strange if we didn’t increase our view over time, learned more, and consequently changed our mind. Become an attentive and agile dancer who controls the body, cooperates with the mind, and coordinates the congeniality of the souls to dance the socio-temporal dance of life. Every movement is your decision, and harmony comes from being intelligently aware of your, your partners’, and the music’s desire to unfold. When the spirit of the music intuits your individual and collaborative intention to the imagination that the music is just perfectly reflecting the vibes of melted body and soul, Awareness Intelligence has come to play.
Chapter 43 – The ability to respond
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
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As the gap between a global world and a global mindset is increasing, it becomes obvious that the incoherence between organizational and individual psychology can’t much longer be afforded. It’s not only unnecessary individual stress and suffering, but the planet might reach its limits soon too. Therefore, it’s time for Homo conscientia, the aware human to evolve.
Individuals make organizations. So, it’s the individual who needs to be strengthened.
The best way to empower individuals who will be willing and able to serve the full scope of humanity is to enable their agency.
Agency comes from being one’s true self in a world in which there is sufficient belief in the possibility of including everyone in the membership of the human species that manages to share the abundance provided by the planet fairly. The need for domination over others always comes from feelings of powerlessness. Nobody needs to feel impotent though as everybody has the potential to become a fully realized human being. It is crucial to help people finding a coherent meaning to their socio-temporal perception and apprehending humantime as the true reality of human life; then, achieving more awareness-intelligent types and levels of cooperation will be possible too.
If one does not access humantime through the intra-past, the inter-present, and the extra-future, life is mixed up in ways that are harming oneself, others, and everybody. Why is that so? For example, one agonizes in the present moment if thinking and complaining about what somebody else did to them in the past. It is the state of dwelling in the short-sighted inter-past instead of the all sourcing intra-past, which makes people suffer. Another source of suffering arises when people project mistrust towards others into the relatively narrow intra- or inter-future of a mundane life. Such a hostile outlook causes life to seem a curse.
Only the extra-future embraces all humanity and time consequently and, therefore, the sense of a human kinship that can be but all-including love.
Stephen Covey is right when saying that “trust is the glue of life.” Trust connects our future to all humanity, to all human beings, even if we don’t know them, be it because they live somewhere else or because they are not yet born.
When desires are strong, and the will is weak, finding back to living in humantime is preventing a shut-down of the intellect and makes the mind disciplined.
This is the virtuous, robust path of Awareness Intelligence, which connects most careful reasoning with most profound consciousness.
By actively integrating these two ends of awareness, no un-reflected believes will compromise anybody’s potential, and no conditioned automatisms hamper perception, knowing and its intelligent use.
Chapter 24 – The three sparring partners
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
How is it possible to touch a life? A living body today may be a dead one tomorrow. By having felt such a body, have you touched life? Yes, and no. You have touched a temporary expression of it. Life is what is not affected by time and can be found in before earth-time starts to tick and in the never-ending future of the universe. Life in a human being is the part that is unmaterial, that does not weigh a single gram, that lets our hair grow, and which keeps on animating other bodies after the work for our body is done. Life is going on. Here on earth life is always renewing and its forms are evolving, and we are a temporary part of it. What else could be the meaning of any life if not dedicated contribution to life itself?
Helping the gift of life that lets us become aware of its existence in the form of a human being and helping life in others to abound into the future long after we’re already gone again is the highest meaning there is.
How presumptuous would it be to say it is ‘our’ time to come; I could die right now and have only very temporarily been part of life’s unfolding. In any case, I certainly won’t be able to take care of the future for any much longer. So, the tomorrows belong mainly to those who will be there forever: that is to say the next generations. In that sense, it’s everybody’s duty as a member of the human species to be aware of life as fundamentally inter-generational.
To be truly free means to be life itself, as life is what is moving things on, leaving a lot of dead bodies behind. So, while taking care of our bodies to be of this service, a fulfilling and meaningful life does not lie in the foredoomed-to-fail attempt to preserve our sentient existence and our relationship with our five-sensory experience into the future. Are you always aware of this fact as a matter of an omni-present intelligence at work?
What is your mortality awareness?
In many contemporary societies, people commonly negate death as what it is, and remembrances of mortality are seen as a burden and even depressing — what a misconception. The reason for low spirit is the deep silenced knowing that we will inevitably lose what we make us the belief to possess forever.
Only a strong experience that we have nothing to lose can prevent despair. Any worldly possessions can only temporarily and even hardly simulate the kind of freedom that our soul seeks.
Don’t we see that life energy is wasted to space? Many deceased are given more space to occupy than others have to live. Pretentious graves evidence the illusion of human life being connected to spacetime instead of humantime.
It’s time to develop the Awareness Intelligence of seeing the future through the lens of an extra-personal relationship with all humanity that carries the essence of life as a collective continuum.
Often future-related thoughts are worry-laden, for example, because of mind-wandering that is related to unfulfilled own goals or ambitions. The extra-future Awareness Intelligence mode enables the intentional generation of more positive and meaningful thoughts. Because these thoughts are related to the ever-ongoing life of which we are, however shortly in biological form, an eternal part of, they have an utterly positive effect on our feelings, moods, attitudes, and well-being overall.
It would be unfair to infect the future of the next generations with today’s social and cultural beliefs. We should not project our dreams into others. It’s not our dreams that should be realized through others; the realization of others own true selves has to become our mission. Parents, for example, are not intelligently aware if they expect their daughter or son to follow their footsteps or to become what they’ve always wished to be. Tragically, such parents would burn their child’s soul out by forcefully burn their neediness in there. The light that would shed on them would be a mere outside reflection. Although all human souls are of the same conscious energy and inextricably connected, every soul also has its own burning desire that needs to be respected even if impossible to express it explicitly.
Displaying reverence for life itself is the best role model one can be. Showing reverence is removing pressure, fear, and letting go of any selfish motives in how life is passed on. As we allow others to have their judgment-free intra-past without poisoning it with our own past and present, we leave them their future to unfold authentically. Their future too, however, is the same eternal life that inspires us all at all times. That’s why the intelligent future-related awareness mode is the extra-future, and not the intra- or inter-future. I’m not saying we should not spend time together with somebody who is more often closer to us over time. However,
To love one person is seeing the beauty of everyone.
“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life,” as Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet, philosopher, and artist said so beautifully.
The human soul wants to explore all humantime. Can you feel how this is true for yourself too? One sign of our soul wanting to expand is its ability and incline to think about the past and the future. It is looking for the openings into the timelessness, which are, its natural habitat. However, it takes us an awaring mental stretch into eternity that is, if we think along a virtual timeline, the reaching into ‘before birth’ and ‘after death.’ Such an expanded temporal awareness takes effort, but against differing beliefs, it is not about sacrificing at all. To lead an aware life is rewarding oneself with deeper and more impactful experiences in any aspect of life; experiences and impacts, which are farthest-reaching and everlasting.
Will you fear death at the time of its arrival? Did you fear birth at the time of occurring to you? Quite surely not. Why then do you fear death now? Both birth and death are coming and ending in the same that is the conscious source energy of everything and anytime. To think that way is Awareness Intelligence in action. Anita Moorjani in her book “Dying to be me!” describes the purpose of life, as revealed during her near-death experience, to be the expansion of the tapestry of life in which everyone and everything is mutually connected independent of time and physical presence.
Isn’t it beautiful to broaden the reach of our true self in and through our awareness of this beautiful ever-present infinite future that belongs to all?!
Chapter 23 – Full awareness and pure thoughts for coherent meaning
— In love for my daughter Natalie and all children of this world. —
Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism
There are innumerous great books about personal development, inspiration, and spirituality. There is plenty of literature, examples, and enlightening role models. Much of this shared wisdom is relatively widely accessible, read, and discussed by a variety of interested people. However, readers often even struggle to extract from teachings what they already actively understand. And yet it is possible to also awaken the hidden knowledge that is dormant in us and complement it with new insights.
- How to be spoken to when new wisdom is speaking to us?
Awareness includes meta-consciousness. In other words, it can ‘think about consciousness.’ Awareness, with the support of consciousness and mental presence that allows the generation of thought, both of which are sufficiently available at all times in us, is what creates the link between our hidden faculties and knowing. While consciousness offers the full scope and optimal quality of awareness to our mind, the thinking mind still needs to support consciousness too to make it explicit, specific, and applicable as awareness. Imagine developed awareness as a target. Without the mind having erected such a target based on the nature of the conscious soul, any arrow of information would come to nothing.
Without awareness, information cannot be caught and integrated as knowledge.mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
Awareness can be understood as an internal structural characterization of a person. Not in the sense of an ego-filled vessel, but as an attracting and yet non-abiding catcher; a catcher of knowledge. Imagine a spiderweb. The more expansive the web, the more can be caught. Our mind then, spider-like, digests the captured good and keeps the net free and ready to be receptive for new input. The structure of one’s cognitive arrangement determines what can be received. Awareness Intelligence, if you will, is what the spiderweb of awareness is meant to catch.
If awareness spans the breadth and depth of all that consciousness is, if it embraces all that life is, and all that human life can be, then awareness is cardinally intelligent.mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
The discovery of the lawful perspectives that govern our mental cosmos is a grand adventure. With Awareness Intelligence you can get to unimagined corners of your conception, always being given a mental reference system for orientation, effective learning, and you can recreate the life you come from and that you desire to become again. By learning to think awareness-intelligently, you acquire the ability for easing the strain of thinking while elevating it to all new levels.
We cannot stop the thinking process, but it’s possible to generate the thoughts we want, and which are good for us.mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
Don’t waste any thought-capacity. Instead, work towards the cultivation of useful thoughts and harvest the full power of the mind.
Trying to shut down one’s thoughts comes with the risk of becoming passive. Also, undifferentiated awareness leads to ego-inflation. To tame one’s ego through broadening awareness and related non-linear thinking that is appreciative of diversity and inclusiveness doesn’t have to mean that we forget about the individual units of which humanity is composed of, including our own individuality. However, to realize full agency, one needs to position intelligently in the socio-temporal grid of life. Instead of diminishing oneself, the focus should be on increasing the awareness and systems thinking about the energetic interplay between everything and everyone there is, including and especially all thought, which is the all-mighty force of human creation.
It’s time to demystify spiritualism. To become a deep-grounding, alert, and compassionate human being, you don’t need to have a history of specific events or pre-conditions. You don’t have to be an extraordinary psychic either. You just need to use your mental capacities to increase the receptivity of the canvas on which consciousness, experiences, and thoughts are projected.
There is no privilege of awakening and there is no such thing as accidental enlightenment. You are already all it takes to learn to understand and practice the full Awareness Intelligence of human relations and time within you.
Being spiritual means to be fully human by accessing the soul that is in all of us. As you think about that, you are already entering spirituality.mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
Trying to change awareness through a blurring of perceptions, whether caused by self-absorption or intoxication, are inhibiting rather than luminous experiences of spiritual growth. Sober awareness that is enabled by intuition and thinking is what allows us to enter our world within.
To enjoy your truly enlightened spirit, stay clear, be aware, and think awareness-intelligently!mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now
Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope
Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach.– mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
The term ‘glocal’ is formed through the combination of global and local, describing a way of thinking globally while acting locally. As a general trend, ‘glocalism’ is misleading though because the exact opposite can be observed as well. People travel, consume, trade, and communicate globally, but their mind’s compassion remains largely local. Either way, normally we would consider systematic inconsistencies between thinking and acting as a deficit in integrity if not even schizophrenic. Indeed, humanity so far did not keep mentally up with the speed of globalization. It has not developed a responding mindset that embraces an equally global world view from a humanistic perspective. Our physical tools have outgrown our minds’ grasp. For a medieval farmer, except for his tax contributions to the king, it was enough to care for his family and neighbors. All private and vocational affairs were local, and the direct influence on it obvious. Today we are the consumers of global supply chains, communication networks, and logistics, and yet remain, most of the time, unaware of related end-to-end consequences. Our lifestyle went global, while our awareness stayed local. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications.
In contrast to the spread of globalization, continuing urbanization creates centralizing and concentrating forces. The world has not become one big shared village; it has become a network of competing cities. Seemingly paradoxically, within ever denser populations, people have become more solitary.
Instead of having learned to connect over wider geographical distances, it seems that modern society has learned to maintain and even increase mental distances in ever more crowded spaces.– mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
We feel it in our gut that there is something wrong with many societies’ value system. Economic profitability often is justified over health benefits. Convenience condones waste and environmental damage. Capitalist rather than humanist approaches determine most people’s lives around the globe. Too few human minds are open to see that we all come from the same place of intelligent energy rather than from a financial investment. So, what do we refer to as guidance for our lives if it is not the all-loving source of life? The problem is that to quantify is to put conditions on infinity and eternity. As even life itself has fallen prey to the obsession of calibrating beyondness down into tradable measures of fixed units, many people feel not to measure up anymore with today’s expectations.
In Mike Judge’s 2006 satirist movie ‘Idiocracy,’ crops in the US were watered with a sports drink named ‘Brawndo’ instead of water. Now crops didn’t grow anymore as the soil had become infertile due to the electrolytes having built up too much salt over the decades. As the story goes, Brawndo the thirst mutilator had come to replace water virtually everywhere. Water, the basic component of all life had been deemed a threat to Brawndo’s profit margin. The solution came during the budget crisis of 2330, when the Brawndo corporation simply bought the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, enabling them to say, do, and sell anything they wanted. Time traveler Joe didn’t know any of this, but he did see a problem that he might actually be able to solve. His proposal, in brief, was to put water on the crops; a suggestion that was met with complete misunderstanding from the Idiocracy representatives. Plants would crave electrolytes, and anyway, nobody has ever seen plants growing out of the toilets’ water, they argued. After a long back and forth, Joe finally gave up on logic and reason and told them that he could talk to plants and that they wanted water. That way he made believers out of everyone.
Even today, what if we lived a similar delusion? What if we tried to grow ourselves through the wrong values? What if we believed that the crucial ingredient and measure for everything is an economic, monetary value? The acre of our soul would become dusty too, like non-watered soil, and as too high consumption of electrolytes provokes gastric cancer and kidney stones, today’s over-consumption actually leads to hearts of stone.
Of course, one cannot live on air and love alone. However, research consistently finds that day-to-day emotional well-being only increases up to the level of where the bare necessities of life are met, while other factors have been found to contribute more to happiness.– mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
If we don’t want to mutilate our soul’s thirst for true love, but instead want to really satisfy it, we need to remember to water our soil of awareness from which the plants of thoughts grow with all and eternally loving consciousness. On the basis of Awareness Intelligence lush grass-fields and forests of diverse fauna and flora will be able to flourish. Thanks to its threefold and complete richness, soil would recover to be naturally fertile and the straggle of monocultures of weed could be prevented.
Looking only a couple of generations back, most US citizens’ relative ancestors, for example, lived in Europe and around the world. The same awareness should dawn on every one of the around seven and a half billion people who come from only one billion foremothers and forefathers not more than two hundred years ago. We are all coming and going back to the same force of life. You and I are not us; we are all. Nevertheless, everyone is trying to fight their own battle, to be free from their past, to live in the present, and create a meaningful future for themselves. What is not realized though is the role of being and acting in awareness of whole humankind. Humanity seems to harm itself. As an American Indian proverb that Wayne Dyer, one of my favorite spiritual teachers and authors used to use, goes “No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves.” Indeed, a tree’s stem, its bark, branches, and leaves are all parts of one organism. In the same vein, all human beings make one humanity.
Like water flows through all plants’ vessels, so does consciousness flow in all human souls.– mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
People always fall back into fighting other branches of the tree of the human species. Occasionally, in moments of feeling safe, they are able to care for the tree as a whole. These are all too rare moments of feats of awareness. We intuitively know that life is the same for all, that we all dislike pain, and that nobody wants to be threatened and fought. So, why can we be so ruthless anyway? It’s the result of panic that comes from being lost in a labyrinth without a map. Head down and running, anybody getting in the way is pushed away. Force causes counter-force, and resistance becomes the default response to all challenge. A truly vicious circle. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. We contain astonishing intelligences in ourselves, which have allowed us over time to tolerate ambiguous situations and solve ever more complex puzzles. What we come to develop now is an appropriate framework that enables us to think our way through to more joyful humanness that convinces us to be free of interpretation and practical enough in the sense of not being another dogma, religion, or unrealistic ideology. Awareness Intelligence is not opinion, but logic, fact based, and generic; and it is not simplistic, but simple enough.
There is an expression in Chinese for how limited we tend to see the world: ‘jing di zhi wa,’ meaning “frog in the bottom of a well.” It is the fable about a frog who has lived its entire life down in a small well. The frog assumes that its tiny world is all there is. It is only when a passing turtle tells the frog of the vast ocean to the east that the frog realizes there is much more to the world than it had known. Many of us are like that frog. We grow up as members of a culture and learn, through direct and indirect teaching, to see the world from the perspective that has become familiar to us.
What is familiar to us makes us feels safe, and therefore it feels good and right; often this is even assumed to be the truth. Because the people around us usually share that same perspective, we seldom have cause to question it.– mathias sager (Awareness Intelligence)
Like the frog, we rarely suspect how big and diverse our human species is. So, don’t be a frog in the bottom of a well and become free like you have never experienced life before.
Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span
I’m reading from Awareness Intelligence.
This and any parts of the text need to be seen in the context of the whole, as some mentioned ideas will be explained elsewhere.
Content over form: I wished I’d be better in writing, speaking, and presenting. However, the topic is too important! In that sense, thank you very much for listening, engaging, and providing any feedback anyway. 🙂
Like Relativity theory is essential to Physics, Awareness Intelligence guides a new understanding of the mental world. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, and inequality do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the break-through decoding of a socio-temporal structure of the human soul. The tripartite socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, love, and compassion that is teachable to anybody for increased well-being, organization thriving, and the common good alike.
Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence
We all can become aware of life’s compelling arguments, and the structure of persuasion is decipherable through human Awareness Intelligence. Life encourages us to not only dream about a utopia, but to create a realistic awaria, a possible world of holy, whole, and wholesome awareness to meet and exceed the expectations of the next generations of liberated human souls.
Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria
As a virtue, Awareness Intelligence is a reward in itself, and life is proving us constantly that peace is possible to the extent human awareness is embracing it. Awarian life is possible thanks to the systematic and continuous practice of Awareness Intelligence, the chief liberating and humanitarian enabler of a new age.
Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime
To be awareness-intelligent is to be aware of one’s awareness. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balance becomes harmonious, humantime has begun. Think yourself aware.
It’s a new concept and term; So, what would you understand by the name ‘Awareness Intelligence?’
I will post a series of quotes from the manuscript ‘Awareness Intelligence: Holy, Wholly, and Wholesomely Human’ over the next time. I hope you enjoy it.
From our ‘80% Percent is Psychology’ session, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Thanks all for the great discussions!
- Force causes counter-force; and transactional leadership likely results in compliance only; It is transformational leadership based on inspiration and collaboration that increases most follower’s involvement and true commitment.
- It is not the acquisition of power (whether it be positional or personal), but the mindset through which it is employed which determines the nature and effectiveness of leadership.
- Agile leaders are able to cope with uncertainty and complex issues. Based on self-awareness, they are willing to ask for help and transfer experiences and values to different areas of the business, which is inspiring and developing others too.
- Representativeness posits that leaders need to demonstrate how they are similar to their followers and then succeed by representing the values of the group. Leaders themselves may be required to adapt to followers to ensure continued representation.
- Leadership and follower diversity is an important contributor to organization’s success (DuBrin, 2016). Unfortunately, gender stereotypes still cause a preference for men in ‘power’ roles. •Acceptance of inequality doesn’t stem from a passive stance, but rather an active endorsement that allows to justify and perpetuate the status quo.
- System Justification Theory (SJT) states that an underlying ideology is motivating the justification of social order in a way that contributes to the often-unconscious belief of inferiority most strongly among individuals of underprivileged groups. Although it is a myth that Western Societies are characterized by equality of opportunity, studies found that a majority’s belief in equality helps to justify a meritocratic ideology, i.e., that it is, given we all start with the same possibilities, fair that individual differences are rewarded. The motive to legitimize economic inequality is further blocking critical thinking capacities with severe consequences for the economic and psychological well-being of marginalized persons (Godfrey & Wolf, 2015).
- It’s a good description for Authentic Leadership too: “Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘nothing’ for you.” – Mother Teresa
1.Inspirational leadership is a less studied, but holistic concept that centers within the presence of a whole mind that is aware of the being and doing of the self and others.
2.As an inspirational leader who gives ideas to others, investing time and effort into self-development is vital. One can only give what’s inside of him/her.
3.The human side of leadership is fundamental for an inspirational interaction between leaders and followers.
4.The most appreciated leadership aspect is the ability to inspire. The capacity to inspire does result in high employee commitment.
5.Inspirational leaders positively influence employee characteristics, such as independent thinking and pro-activeness. These qualities not only foster innovativeness and drive business performance, but also have a positive effect on followers’ happiness at work.
6.The quest for the ‘Why,’ critical thinking, purpose, passion, and caring emotional intelligence all come from within oneself. Self-awareness and autonomy is the foundation for accessing the source of inspiration. Allow your soul to be free.
7.Authenticity is the core of inspirational leadership. Authentic behavior arises when the ‘who you are’ and the ‘what you do’ are aligned. A genuine and ethical leader differentiates between the true needs of his/her inner being as compared to the many and often conflicting demands and conditions of society.