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A different way to see how our inner world is created.

A different way to see how our inner world is created.

Throughout this article I will examine if there is a universal principle that can describe how our psychological (inner) world is created. I am not a scientist nor do I have any knowledge of how to produce scientifically valid papers so this article is probably filled with more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese, but sometimes a piece of Swiss cheese might be exactly what we need (!)

As a little background I would like to mention that in my mid twenties I had the fortune of finding myself in the midst of what some people would call a ‘mystical experience’. I’d rather describe it as a moment of utter clarity.

I call it a fortune because I learned something from that experience which doesn’t fit any description and it also introduced me to a new way of seeing, that allows me to observe my own mind and what was happening in a way that wasn’t available to me before. This way of seeing has been most beneficial personally but it has also been invaluable when I work with people helping them overcome difficulties and challenges in their lives and businesses.

But no matter how valuable I have found it, I have a notion that there is very little room for what these types of experiences represent in the western society and in the science which is fashionable nowadays. However, it is my hope that the lack of public acknowledgement and fashion doesn’t stand in the way for us to learn from them.

To me, it is beyond any doubt that the clarity that I am talking about is available to every single person on the planet.

One of the fallacies of our conceptual mind is that it innocently creates limitations but there are ways of extending ourselves beyond our conceptual capabilities.

To go beyond is to realise this limitation. This in it self as most people already know can be really hard. And reading this article through I cannot help but feel that it might induce and invite the limitation I hope to steer clear off, but I guess it is too late now.

I hope you enjoy it!

Ps. Although I use terms as logic and theory I want you to consider everything that is written here merely as a proposal, an invitation to look at things in a different way than you might be used to.

The content is a direct result derived from my own life and experience and it is based on my own observations. I have no investment (at least not any I am aware of) for this content to get any acknowledgement or special traction. Any value whatsoever can only come from within yourself.

The survival factor: Our conceptual capability

In order for us to navigate more effectively humans have this enormous capacity of modelling our environment by conceptualising it. By conceptualising our mind helps us see the logic of how something works and remember it for future reference. This capacity has led to the creation of lots of wonderful things which has been most helpful in our progress throughout history – language, tool creation, calculus, geometry, religion etc.

To see the logic of the physical world is very valuable and we start to learn from the very moment we open our eyes for the first time. When we take our first look we are really free from any concepts and we have no clue of what is going on. We cannot distinguish the sound of a passing car from the chirping of birds in the tree as little as we can distinguish the faces of our parents from the all the other shapes and colours that fills our vision. To us, there are just noises, shapes, colours moving around. We haven’t created any concepts about these sounds and shapes yet.

But this quickly changes. When we grow up we start to learn and understand the meaning of solid objects, the effects of gravity, the meaning of a deep growl from a four legged creature with sharp teeth and so on. Our minds develop constructs (or concepts) which we then use to navigate effectively around our environment. These concepts becomes our model of our physical world and protects us from doing all sorts of stupid things like walking out the window from the third floor to use our hands to open doors instead of trying to walk through them.

To use an analogy we can look at these concepts as programs that guides us.

The key to understanding is seeing

What is important to point out is that these concepts are learned through different ways of observation. To understand we first need to clearly see. Without seeing there is no real understanding.

The logic of the forces of the physical world reveals itself to us simply by our ability to observe them and then create concepts. An every day example would be, when we hit a wall, we observe that we can’t penetrate it by mere force and the following pain simply informs us “don’t do THAT again”. A new program is created. And when we push our favourite porcelain cup of the top of the table we get to witness how the cup disappears and transforms into lots of small and sharp pieces.

To a little child the disappearance of the cup is magical, to an adult there is no magic at all. The only difference is that the child lacks a correct understanding. The adults mind is aligned with a more correct understanding.

The key to our learning and the foundation of real knowledge is observation and understanding comes from seeing something clearly. And when we see that it always works the same way we will eventually (yes, even the stubborn ones) see the logic of how it actually works.

Seeing the logic is helpful, not seeing the logic creates all kinds of illusions and confusion. It is not only valuable to understand the reality of our surrounding physical world to navigate it more effectively, it is and has always been an invaluable part for our physical survival.

But what about the logic of our inner world, our psychological reality? Is there a logic to how our inner world works?

If there is, how valuable do you think it would be to learn, see and understand this logic?

Even though the logic of the physical world is ever present and we are able to observe it, it often takes us some time to understand the logic of it. It is somewhat funny that humans have the image of the donkey being stubborn even though the human capacity for stubbornness is vastly greater than any donkey. History shows that changing perception and seeing the most apparent logic can take mankind decades, centuries and even thousands of years to realise and accept.

So we are slow learners and now we have a much harder nut to crack – finding the logic of our psychological reality.

Finding the logic of our psychological reality

It seems to me that to explore this specific topic we need to take a closer look at the following:

  • What does our inner world consist of? Are there any building blocks?
  • Are there any “forces” at play which affects us?
  • Are these forces observable?
  • Do they follow any pattern? Like a rule or a law?
  • What do these rules or laws look like?
  • Are these constants, rules or laws individual or universal?

That should get us started.

Most of us can probably agree that in any given moment the inner world (or psychological reality) of human beings consist of a mixture of several different things or forces like thoughts, ideas, attitudes, feelings, moods, emotions, perception, awareness and so on.

In the spirit of Ockham, Einstein and Sydney Banks I prefer to keep thing as simple as possible and there are two key observations that in my mind are relevant for us for the task at hand. I also think that it is fair to conclude that any person would testify that these observations are not just theoretical but actual observations of every day life for all human being. The key observations are:

  1. Our inner world seems to consist of many different forces.
  2. All of which is in very moment are ever moving, always changing.

Let us dig a little bit deeper. What about observing these forces.

Can they be observed? And how?

At this point in our exploration we have to come to the realisation that this task is impossible to conduct by an agent other than the subject itself. The exploration and the findings can only be found by ourselves and not in some lab by sophisticated instruments. Simply because what we are exploring is beyond our conceptual capacity so instruments created by the means of the conceptual mind would probably be inadequate. Much in the same way that we cannot think out ways of looking outside what we call the universe. Our conceptual minds cannot expand beyond the system where it was created.

We are therefore at a point where it gets a little bit more tricky. For obvious reasons some of these forces are easier to spot than others. But when it comes to perception – the lens or way through which we see things within and without, and awareness – by some described as the receiver of what is perceived, we find ourselves on very loose grounds and it starts to get really difficult to keep a straight line.

In my mind I think that one reason to why we are having difficulty observing these forces in action is that our conceptual mind operates on the same level as these apparent forces. Another way of putting it would be that we are trying to examine a system from within that same system which would be the equivalence of trying to catch a glimpse of our own eye. We are bound by the limits of our minds conceptual capabilities.

But what if there is another way of observing? Another means of discovering what is actually going on?

But before we get inte that, let us examine our findings a little bit more. It looks like our inner world is created by several different “forces”, which are more or less visible to us. For instance, a thought is much harder to observe than a feeling. And observing perception is much harder than to notice our own mood. You see where I am getting with this.

But I am going to propose something quite different.

What if all the forces that make up our psychological world are made of the same “stuff”? What if thoughts, feelings, moods, ideas, emotions, attitudes and even perception and awareness in essence are modalities of the same stuff in and that the reason why we use different words to describe this “stuff” indicates where in our mind and body and when this “stuff” is being observed rather than them being different forces altogether? The different names might rather suggest that there is a level of subtlety involved.

That would simplify things a lot and it might even qualify as being a constant, a principle. This might be the logic we are looking for. Maybe even a unifying theory of how our inner world is created.

Let stop for a moment and see what we have got so far.

In my mind it looks something like this: That the inner world, the psychological reality of every person is created from one single thing, one single force. It comes in seemingly many different shapes which is why is it so hard for us to see the logic of it.

But what about the other key observation me made? That the “forces” that creates our inner world is in constant change? That isn’t very reliable or is it?

Well, when it comes to constants, principles, or laws there is in my mind only one rule. Whatever we examine, in order to call it a principle it must be conclusive, reliable and without any exceptions. In other words, it has to work only one way, and the same way all the time. Like gravity.

The constantly changing of our inner world would most definitely qualifies as a principle. For it to not qualify we must find at least one example where a human being inner world has been fixed for a period of time, a person that has had the exact same thought, feeling, emotion, state-of-mind, perception, mood and level of awareness for a while. To me this seems impossible to test but if we take a look at this premise for ourselves we would probably end up with the conclusion that the possibility for a human being to have a 100 % fixed experience of life isn’t likely.

Is it universal?

If there is a principle that constitutes every human beings inner world it must be universal and not individual. Let’s take a look at where we have arrived at this point in our discovery and see how it applies when it comes to being personal or universal.

What we know is that every human being is having an own set of unique experience – a private experience. This experience is made of different “forces” but when we examine these forces more closely we find that they might be made of the same stuff which appears different depending on the way we examine them.

So is the human experience individual or universal? Well, if we take a look at the content of the human psychological reality it is most certainly 100 % individual. But if we look at what that content is made of we clearly see that the psychological reality is delivered by the already mentioned forces. And although I don’t have any means of knowing this, I think it is fair to assume that there isn’t anyone alive without an psychological reality.

My conclusion is that there most certainly is a logic to how our inner world is created. A natural law of how our psychological reality is created from moment to moment. It is somewhat observable but not clear because of the limits of our conceptual mind.

In my mind the logic looks like something like this:

  • Our inner world, our personal psychological reality, is made of one and the same “stuff”.
  • Depending on how we examine this stuff we use different names. We call it thoughts, ideas, attitudes, feelings, emotions, moods, states of mind, perception, awareness and so on.
  • We live in a constant flow of this “stuff” which explains the constant changing of our inner state.

In my mind one of the pitfalls is the inclination to try to narrow and pin down the building blocks (the “stuff”) or the source of those building blocks. This is the way of the traditional reductionists which with their razor sharp minds (conceptual) innocently are cutting, and cutting in the quest of reaching an end of the cutting. Cutting leads to that everything gets fragmented and separated from the whole.

Richard Feynman, David Bohm and Nassim Haramein are good examples of great scientists who have realised the limitations of cutting and been open to other ways of exploring. To me it seems more valuable to focus on discovering the principle or law rather than form concepts around the building blocks and their origin.

One of the fallacy of our conceptual mind is that it innocently creates limitations but there are ways of extending ourselves beyond our conceptual capabilities.

To go beyond is to realise this limitation. This in it self as most people already know can be really hard. As already mentioned the key lies in seeing. This particular seeing has nothing to do with vision or cognitive visualising capabilities. It is a different kind of seeing.

I am not trying to create a new field of study. In my mind, creating more concepts about “limiting concepts” is probably not very helpful.

Or as Sydney Banks, the Scottish philosopher, said: “If we insist of keeping complicated ideas alive, our lives will be controlled by well-defined illusions.”

 

I hope you found this article valuable. The content is parts from the work I do. If you are interested in diving in at a deeper level feel free to get in touch.

About the authorPatrik works as a coach, trainer, speaker and writer. By looking at the deeper mechanisms behind top results and well-being he helps people and businesses to reach exceptional levels of success in their lives and businesses.

He is based in Sweden where he carries out his work. On his web page you can read more about his programs, services and events.

The illusion about our True Self

The illusion about our True Self

Photo credit: Warren Keelan

For a long time a I believed that the state of absolute calm and peace was a state where I sort of re-positioned into my true self. And for a long time I thought that this was my natural state of being. It had to be, I thought.

Why did I think so? I don’t know, maybe because it felt SOOO good. I felt soooo good to be content, ok with whatever rises within and without, nowhere I need to go. Just calm, still and at peace. It felt so real, so authentic.

But who is that authentic self I think I have discovered really?

I realised that what I consider as my true self, the real and authentic self – is nothing more than a snapshot of me at this one moment in time. Then I innocently add an idea and give that snapshot a meaning. That is all.

It is all ok and innocent but if we stay true to that idea and allow it to become our guide, it constrains us. Why, because first of all whatever we think of ourselves, we cannot be pinned down to a state of being in a particular moment in time. And secondly, this way of defining ourselves doesn’t fit with our experience which is ever-changing from moment to moment.

To me being authentic is to recognize but more importantly, to acknowledge and accept your moment to moment ever-changing nature whether you like what you see or not. The truth of the matter is that whatever state of mind you are in is not only a subject of change – but whether you like it or not, it will change in the next moment or two.

I sometimes think of human existence as a part of the stuff that makes up what we call “ocean”. And all the stuff in that ocean moves together. So in order for a wave to rise there must be stuff under the wave, to help it build up. And no part of the ocean is more important than the other.

So just relax and enjoy being a part of it, we are all in it together.

 

 

I hope you found this article valuable. The content is parts from the work I do. If you are interested in diving in at a deeper level feel free to get in touch.

About the authorPatrik works as a coach, trainer, speaker and writer. By looking at the deeper mechanisms behind top results and well-being he helps people and businesses to reach exceptional levels of success in their lives and businesses.

He is based in Sweden where he carries out his work. On his web page you can read more about his programs, services and events.

 

How to get rid of the constant noise in the head.

How to get rid of the constant noise in the head.

The other day my daughter asked: “Dad, the stuff you do at work – to have conversations with people. Does that have anything to do with the book you just wrote?”. Quickly I was going through different answers I’ve used before but all of them felt unnecessary complex for the occasion and all of the sudden it hit me and I answered her: “When I work with other people I help the to get quiet inside. That is all. Because how many problems are still around when it gets quiet inside? My book is about the exact same thing.”

The thing about “quiet inside” can be really hard to explain. Not to mention how to help someone else experience it. Firstly, how do you explain silence with sound. But also, the silence I am speaking about cannot be explained.

Consider this. You are interested in chocolate but you have never tried it before. You meet with two people which both of them seems to know something about chocolate. The first one is very well-read on the history of coco beans, how the spread of chocolate Europe was influenced by Belgium and Switzerland, where they grow, how to grow them well and so on but the person has never actualy really had a piece. The other person doesn’t know anything about all that but have tasted chocolate. Which one do you think can describe the experience of chocolate? Which one would you listen to?

Recently I had a dialogue with a friend about inner silence and stillness and I tried to approach the subject in this way.

Imagine that you sit in front of a table.
There are two objects on the table. One apple and one candle stick and there is some distance between them.
They are so far apart, so for example if you choose to focus on the apple, the candlestick appear vaguely in the periphery.
If you imagine that you are staring at the apple for a very long time, the candlestick will have gradually “disappeared”. Imagine now that you have been staring at the apple for 5, 10 or maybe 20 years, the candlestick is likely to be more or less erased from your consciousness.

Now, think of your mind and the constant stream of impressions, images, dialogues and thoughts that are in there as the apple in the metaphor above. And as long as you keep your focus on the apple the apple is the only thing that exists – despite the fact that the candlestick is still on the table.

Let us simplify and agree that pictures, dialogues and impressions really are just different kinds of thoughts.

If the apple represents thoughts, the candlestick will represent the peace and stillness within you.

So what do you do to get in touch and experience the candlestick?
Should you start with the apple? Wrestle with how it looks, trying to change it och maybe shove it to the side?

No, the only thing you need to do is realize that you have locked your focus on the apple, and that there is more to discover than what meets the eye.

What happens to the apple if you direct your attention away from it? Just as the candlestick when it was in the periphery, the apple will fall out in the margin of your consciousness when you shift your inner focus. And just as the candlestick, the apple will get a little fuzzier, the details appear less clear. And before you know it, the apple has gone from being important to nothing special.

And how much trouble do you think our thoughts can cause once we understand that they are only a part of life, as opposed to being everything there is?

So to the question of how to get silent inside? Well, you do not need to get silent because silence and stillness is  already there. You just need to find it.

 

 

Thank you for reading this article. Feel free to leave a comment or share it with others.

About the author: Patrik Rowinski considers himself as a self-management consultant. and he works professionally with individuals and organisations to help them reach their full capacity and potential. He combines individual conversations, group/team facilitations, lectures and his writing to introduce a groundbreaking understanding which offers a new paradigm in how our brain and mind works. This paradigm offers a way to reach and sustain a healthy psychological functioning.

He is also the author of the book "Beyond thought" which hit the shelves in the spring of 2017. It is written in Swedish and is named "Bortom tanke". You can order it through the publishers web site: http://gomentalforlag.se/bortom-tanke.

Get in touch through http://patrikrowinski.se.

 

I am a paradox

I am a paradox

I am a paradox.
On one hand I recognise a silent complaint within me which never stops. It just gets more or less quiet. The complaint carries a voice “I want…I don’t want” and all of a sudden I find my self on the other side. Completely silent. Every breath is a joy and just the vibration of being alive is more than enough. Like flicking on a switch. How the hell did that happen? How is this movement triggered?
The truth is, I really don’t want to acknowledge that other side of me. The ugly one. I hide it from others probably because I am trying to hide it from myself. I am such a liar. “All is one – all is well”.
What a load of crap. The conflict is obvious. I may pretend it doesn’t exist but denial don’t stand a chance against reality – it only distorts the view. Making it harder to understand what is going on. This other side seems so lovely. Gentle, soft, compassionate. This has to be who I am, right…it has to, because it feels so good. I am convinced it is so.
 
But still, I cannot deny the truth. Both are me because both exist.
Nowadays the pendulum is mostly on the pleasant side and I love that feeling (ssscchhhh….without a sound and almost unnoticed the pendulum is starting to slide over to the uglier side).
So here I am…in all my f***ing glory.
The pendulum like function called human which is swinging uncontrollably between two extremes. Between pleasant and unpleasant, between good and bad.
The paradox.
Two in one – in the illusion of being one.
I thought I knew but I can see the confusion.
“Chop…chop…chop”, the hammer of honesty is working its way.
Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid this paradox. Imagine to be a plant, or maybe a tree. Never having to pretend to be something other than what you are. No pendulum that is messing around. However, I bet it is difficult to read the emotional life of a tree. Maybe there are as messed up as humans.
Fully awake or sleep walking with eyes open?
I doubt that any human being can deny the existence of this metaphorical pendulum. Maybe the paradox needs to be acknowledged instead of pretending it isn’t there?
Fully awake or sleep walking with eyes open?
Both exist and are a part of the function. Only a fool would insist that one of them is incorrect.
 

Thank you for reading this article. Feel free to leave a comment or share it with others.

About the author: Patrik Rowinski believes in cooperation and he enjoys to support anyone who has a sincere will to change. He works as a Mental Health Consultant and Three Principles Facilitator and supports personal and organisational growth through conversations, lectures and in his writing. Get in touch or learn more through patrikrowinski.se.  

What if people began to understand how their feelings are created

What if people began to understand how their feelings are created

Did you know that we can create the whole magnificent spectrum of the rainbow by just using 3 different colours – Red, Blue, and Yellow?

Red, Blue and Yellow are our primers in colour. They are the foundation. By mixing them in different ways, on different levels we can produce the whole visible spectrum of colours. Isn’t it fascinating? And simple, once you understand how it works…

This made me think of how humans create our experience. I am thinking that the spectrum of colours corresponds to the whole range of emotions humans are capable of. From the most uncomfortable to the most delightful we could ever imagine.

If we long for green we only need to do something with blue and yellow.
If we are dying for purple we merely need to squint at red and blue.
Understanding the nature of the primers surely simplifies things, doesn’t it?

And if we by mistake happen to create an undesirable mixture we can just scrape it off and start all over again. Imagine if we could do the same thing with undesirable feelings and emotions.

But does purple really exist? Or green? Upon first gaze we see a different colour but when we consider how purple is created we are not so sure any more. “Purple” is starting to dissolve a little bit, much like the illusion created by the magician once we understand how the illusion is created. The illusion of the trick is still there but we are not buying into the feeling of amazement any longer. I wonder how people reacted when they first saw the sawing the lady in half act.

“Don’t be alarmed”, someone exclaims. “It’s not purple, it is just red and blue together!

To play around with our “primers” and create any experience seems to be one of humanity’s most developed skills. It has given us things like the atrocities that surround us and brings darkness to our minds to things that moves us deeply. Like a favourite piece of music, to watch the sun play in the ocean’s waves, a nice cup of tea, a smiling person, a lovely spring day or the sound of a stream of water nearby.

What seems to have been lost is that we, unfortunately, seem to have forgotten how our experience and emotions are created. Actually I don’t think it is a matter of forgetting – nobody probably never told us how it works in the first place.

I think our forgetfulness is on a different level – we have forgotten that we really don’t know how our own mind works.

But do we really want to know?

What if we learn that we are capable of creating anything? That every emotion and feeling ever created was created by none else than ourselves.

Sounds like a GREAT responsibility, someone thinks.
What an opportunity, another one thinks.

Imagine what we could create if we start to explore the primers. What if more people would turn their attention away from the large spectrum of ever moving colours and started to get curious and explore how these primers work. How could we ever understand the spectrum of we don’t understand the source?

The gallery we have at our disposal is our own lives and one planet. Each and one of us is an artist with our own brush.

Maybe the time has come to put the brush down and start to look where we dip it.

 

 

Thank you for reading this article. It is inspired by my own life and what I have observed.
Feel free to leave a comment or share it with others.

About the author: Patrik Rowinski believes in cooperation and he enjoys to support anyone who has a sincere will to change. He works as a Mental Health Consultant and Three Principles Facilitator and supports personal and organisational growth through conversations, lectures and in his writing.

Get in touch or learn more through patrikrowinski.se.  

Why levels of consciousness matter.

Why levels of consciousness matter.

What level of organisation can we reach if we, ourselves, are in disorder?
No matter how you look – the first level of order must come from the inside.
But how can sort out ourselves, make ourselves “in order”? Where do we begin?

Well, there are many approaches and in a way whatever you can think of is a good starting point. Because the MOST important thing is that you really want to do this – there must be a sincere and honest intention behind. When we really want something we enter a state of curiosity and we are more ready to let go of old ways of thinking.

Let us begin in the world of appearances – our thoughts and emotions.

To establish a common ground I will use something that we all can relate to – the trinity of human functioning Thought – Feeling – Action. I know it might be a little discouraging to look at ourselves in this way but remember, this is only a starting point.


Most people agree that our actions follows our thoughts and emotions. Without a thought or a feeling to do something we simply don’t act. It is very important that we acknowledge this mode of operation before we continue. If you hesitate or feel doubt I encourage you to look to your own experience. See if you can notice what precedes any of your actions.

To simplify things further I will introduce a way of describing human functioning seen from levels of consciousness. We can also see these as levels of understanding ourselves.

I would also like to stress that none of these ways of functioning are better than the other. They should be used to see the matter and hand with greater clarity.

Outside-In
In this paradigm we believe (our thinking tells us) that our feelings come from outside ourselves, from other people and situations. We are more or less constantly living in a often very confusing soup of thoughts and emotions and there is very little or no space left for us to operate from. We often have a feeling that life is pushing us around.

Mixed mode
We have started to believe that no other person or situation can create feelings for us. We cannot clearly see this in all situations but we are beginning to understand how much responsible we are for our own well-being. No other person can create feelings for us and put them into our bodies. We also no longer hold other people and situations responsible in the same way.

Here we also are starting to gain control over our moods and our quality of living is considerably higher than when we were merely operate from outside-in. However, we are often aware, sometimes painfully, of how hard it is to control our impulses. Deep down there is a desire to do something about it but we rarely know how. Here we have moments of space between our thoughts.

Inside-Out
We can really make out a difference between the ever-changing thoughts and feelings and ourselves. Here we are introduced to a peculiar ability which open up a space between within us. When it comes to our thoughts and feelings this space manifests in different ways:

* We no longer get depressed by feeling depressed feelings.
* We no longer get angry by feeling anger.
* We no longer get stressed out by feeling stress.
* We no longer get anxious by having anxious thoughts.
* And so forth…

Feelings are still there. They can still come with the same force as before, but our ability to resist getting swept away by the emotions is much greater than before. We realise that maybe for the first time in our life we can exercise free will and choose which emotions we allow to fill up the space in ourselves. Instead of being controlled by the habitual patterns of behaviour and reflex-like reactions, we have new choices in how we respond and act in the situations that arise.

And If we look real close we might discover that we cannot do or use free will. Free will seems to arise spontaneously from the depths of our being.

As you probably can see, the levels of understanding doesn’t change our thoughts or feelings at all. The change is on a different level. One way of talking about it is that it changes how we think about our thoughts and feelings. And as you can see the biggest difference lies in our ability to choose how much our thoughts and emotions will affect us. This will have much impact on ability to choose how we respond in situations and to the quality of our life in general.

At first appearance it might seem like higher levels of consciousness increases our quality of life but it is more useful to try avoiding to think of them in this way and instead use the description to increase our understanding.

However there is something I would like to point out in the difference between these levels of understanding. It evolves around our emotions and how quickly we can recover from them. It boils down to two things:

* In higher states we recover more quickly from having bad feelings.

* In higher states although the energy in the emotion is strong it somehow doesn’t affect us in the same way.

If you with me this far I think we have reached the magic question. So what can we do to deepen our understanding and raise our levels of consciousness?

My best advice is to encourage you to get curious about what goes on in your head. Direct you attention inwardly and listen to your thoughts. Don’t just listen like you normally listen, but really listen. See what is in there. And investigate if there is a connection between what you feel and what you think.

As I began this article, I would like to point back to the fact that we can not sort out chaos from chaos.

Outer chaos is the result of the lack of inner order. What level of organisation can we reach if we, ourselves, are in disorder?

The bridge between inner chaos and inner order is understanding – and the first we need to understand is ourselves.

 

 

Thank you for reading this article. It is inspired by my own life and what I have observed.
Feel free to leave a comment or share it with others.

About the author: Patrik Rowinski believes in cooperation and he enjoys to support anyone who has a sincere will to change. He works as a Mental Health Consultant and Three Principles Facilitator and supports personal and organisational growth through conversations, lectures and in his writing.

Get in touch or learn more through patrikrowinski.se.