Painting HEART OF NATURE (M. Sager, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm)
I hold you close While Ties tear up Straps break away Lock’s forced open Surveillance reveals The hidden coming out To my heart
I dream that people (inclusive so called homo economicus) consistently value kindness over smartness. It is too easy and below human greatness that is in all of us to just be smart. I dream that the strength of choosing the hearty action is with all of us at every time. One more selfless daily effort from everyone results in billions of contagious love … Continue reading Dream 001 (#equality #future# #heart #kindness #love)
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE Having learned English, French, and Japanese while living and working in different cultures, and as a global citizen, psychologist, and artist, languages (words, images, and the heart) are vital for me every day. Research into the psychology of language, or psycholinguistics, has helped better understand the mental aspects of language and … Continue reading The Psychology of Language
“Most conflicts are based on black and white thinking, the fear of devaluation, and the threat to one’s own (cultural) identity. There is one level, though, the global mindset, on which black is also white.” This text was published in the ‘Skilled Helper Collaborative’ (Thanks @Patty): https://pattywolters.com/blog/2021/05/28/mindset-skilled-helpers-collaborative/ I often hear that mindset is everything. This … Continue reading A MIND not too narrowly set: A global mindset
The KNOTGOBLIN (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm) Consistent thinking is the knotgoblin that is strangling our Self. That’s how I’d interpret the deeper meaning of the saying ‘Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson. First, not changing one’s mind testifies the absence of learning, the addiction … Continue reading The Knotgoblin
Mindfulness is a buzzword used all over. But still, few seem to understand what exactly the mind should be full of. Most people do not systematically think about their thinking; they do not reflect on their scope of awareness. Psychic blindness appears to be a common issue and, therefore, hinders natural fitness, unconditional kindness, and … Continue reading The 3 types of Psychic Blindness, which prevent Awareness Intelligence
You get an understanding and compassionate ear here, but the most significant benefit lies in permitting me to offend you. First of all, if I didn’t dare to offend, I couldn’t be honest. Being offended offers a real-world check outside of one’s comfort zone. Second, if I solely entertained you, I’d waste your time distracting … Continue reading LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.
This article is part of a collaborative effort to shed light on the critically important topic of resilience. Three perspectives, however, revealing common patterns of the concept and approaches to become more resilient. You can read the original collaborative post on Patty’s Blog featuring the skilled helpers listed below: https://pattywolters.com/blog/2020/12/24/resilience-skilled-helpers-collaborative/ Learning resilience through flowing water … Continue reading BECOME RESILIENT: How to mentally configure the three basic human needs of safety, satisfaction, and connectedness
THE POSITIVE KILLJOY. Acrylic on wood panel, 70 x 100 cm CHF 1900.- PEACE WITH THE UGLY. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm CHF 1390.- FLUFFED UP (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 50 x 100 cm CHF 3900.- Fairytale (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 60 cm CHF 2490.- … Continue reading More paintings
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. It’s about what you can do in your mind. It’s not compliance, but bold responsibility that nurtures your, others, and all humankind’s Awareness Intelligence. What else could be more worth to realize?! I, for my part, rather want to have tried.
I agree with researchers whose opinion is that “Consciousness is not something the brain achieves on its own. Consciousness requires the joint operation of brain, body, and world”. Because I have risen the question of what is animating life, e.g., as driving force for birth and the aging process, as a possible route to get … Continue reading Brain, Body, and World
Identifying a NeurotransmitterA neurotransmitter is defined as a chemical messenger that carries, boosts, and balances signals between neurons, or nerve cells, and other cells in the body. These chemical messengers can affect a wide variety of both physical and psychological functions including heart rate, sleep, appetite, mood, and fear. Billions of neurotransmitter molecules work constantly … Continue reading Generic neurotransmitter system
The collective human delusion assumes ‘spacetime’ instead of ‘humantime’ as the fabric of the universe. I always arrive again at the conclusion that the dimensions relevant to humanity are those of how we relate to our species respectively life and how we refer to time. Therefore, our awareness should comprise the combination of social and temporal dimensions rather than the combination of space and time.
Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach. 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. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications.
1.Whether in a formal position, at work or in private, our influence on others is more significant than we think. It may be your today’s courageous example that inspires somebody else even years later to do the right thing as well. 2.To be a leader means to be a continuous learner, and learners are readers. … Continue reading Leaders are not born, they are made
Summary. In the light of uncertain future threatening outcomes, present ambiguous information often is interpreted more negatively than it would be the case in a safe context. Black-and-white thinking is hindering positive deciphering of ambiguous information. People educated in open-mindedness and who have learned to tolerate ambiguity can better persevere in their tolerance even in … Continue reading Hope, Living with Uncertainties, and Tolerance for Ambiguity
I have lost the child Of a lonely man Not in an accident nor war A suffering psyche of scar Has lost peace to seed Fear’s possessive greed Of a mother’s doubt what could be If she were free To truly love I have won the children Of all world’s men Not by fighting … Continue reading To truly love a child
Thank you, Patty, for your relentless work to make a difference. I am thankful that you appreciate our discussion too. I willingly forward this Token of Humanity to further blogger friends who help a lot in spreading awareness, positivity, and engagement for changes for the better to occur. Tom & Audrey – USA Through Our Eyes … Continue reading Token of Humanity (Sharing https://dreampack.org/2018/03/02/token-humanity-march-2018/)