Upon further reflection I would consider parts of my last posting slightly inconsistent. I suppose the “quintessence” is the emergence of a cooperative system for mankind – a thought that comes to me quite often in recent times.
In the last few days I have had some interesting and challenging conversations with Thomas. He told me a few things about NLP Trinergy and we spun a few other ideas as well. For a moment I felt like understanding the “cycle of rebirth” and kamma for the first time. I also wondered whether there could be a structural match between the Buddhist triad “greed, aversion, delusion” and some Trinergy triads (e.g. mentor/saviour, muse/victim, doer/culprit).
Discovering such matches can be great fun. It’s a bit like highly abstract pattern recognition. I probably like it too much, but who knows? Someday it might be good for something.
Today I re-discovered (I tend to “forget” a lot of things!) the significant role of internal and external justifications. This could be one of the key inhibition factors for my progress, as I can easily observe how they create and nurture loops and “vicious circles”. Yes, there is a loophole for this loop! It encompasses mindfulness and constant practice.
I also realized – thanks to the conversations with Thomas – how the “Systematic Approach” (a structured collection of mind-maps which I have created some weeks ago) is far more problem-oriented, rather than solution-oriented, than what I thought. Indeed it was supposed to facilitate a transition from the former to the latter orientation: status quo – disadvantages – analysis – solution ideas – experiences – progress – advantages – destination. But guess what, I have mainly been focusing on the former (problem/past-oriented) part. I still think it could be useful to some extent, but only when properly used! D’oh. :-)
These are interesting days. And still there is so much to learn. Oh, by the way, I learned my first Polish words today! :-)