Individual revolution, human evolution (overcoming psychic blindness)

Today, humans do not evolve through physical challenges anymore, but rather through mental adaptiveness. Instead of pills we need a different quality of the mind that is not resulting in mental dysfunction, suffering, and aggression. Awareness Intelligence can serve as a natural human enabler whose potential is revolutionary on the individual and evolutionary on the human level.

Talent (on other than the individual level)

Some job performances (e.g., the financial results created by investment bankers) is often depending on external factors and is therefore at least difficult to explain and can serve as a reminder that causes of performance often need to be found on other than the individual level alone. This is interesting as it leads to less … Continue reading Talent (on other than the individual level)

Individual and Collective Products and Producers of Society

Content 1. Development of agentic power, 2. Forethought, intentionality, reactiveness, and self-reflection, 3. Collective efficacy: shared belief in agency, 4. Applied collective agency

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Beyond the Dichotomy of Individualism – Collectivism

Content: 1. There is more than East and West in cross-cultural psychology, 2. Need for internationalization of developmental psychology, 3. Integration of indigenous psychology, 4. Addressing country, individual, and situational levels

Collective Emotional Intelligence (CEI): Not Just the Sum of Individual EI

Summary. Collaborative learning and teamwork play a significant role in learning and work performance. Collective Emotional Intelligence (CEI) has positive effects on learning and performance dynamics in learning and collaborating teams, which reinforces EI as a contributing factor to successful organizational behavior. Therefore, the potential of CEI should be harnessed by further integrating it into … Continue reading Collective Emotional Intelligence (CEI): Not Just the Sum of Individual EI

Individualized, whole-person, multi-disciplinary, and innovative treatment of obesity

Individualized common interventions The composition of treatment should base on the detailed understanding of the patient’s situation including the diagnosis of the type of obesity, its metabolic consequences, any co-morbidities, as well as the medical history and personality of the patient.

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs? Which one would you choose to visualize your life? They may seem quite similar and yet be very different. Both go along nine stages of a lifespan but in different directions and different coloring. Birth Kindergarten, school Work-life Marriage Having children Building/buying a house Career/Personal development Retirement Death … Continue reading Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

ROOTS OF INTENTION (INTUITION & IMAGINATION)

The term ‘intention’ in medicine means the healing process of a wound. We may create plans based on any beliefs that bring us to an achievement of something out there we think is missing, or we can be drawn to deeper roots that are pulling towards internal healing and recovery of inner truth. While intuition … Continue reading ROOTS OF INTENTION (INTUITION & IMAGINATION)

Learning from the Intra-Past

Learning for life, for one’s own identity, is learner-led and requires conditions of personal freedom; this also applies when learning from the past. The free Self (one’s intrapersonal level), not culture, societal history, religion, and judgment of others around us, teaches us about our true Self. There are three main obstacles to self-reflective learning from … Continue reading Learning from the Intra-Past

CIVILIZED TO DEATH

“Many of us have been convinced that we carry the darkness within us, in our selfish genes. “It is simply human nature,” we’re told, “to rape and kill and enslave—and anyone who thinks otherwise is a foolish romantic.” This messaging not only offends our decency and dignity, it insults our intelligence. The depiction of human … Continue reading CIVILIZED TO DEATH

Overtreated

OVER-TREATED Over-educated and over-treated We are treated and coached all the time. That is good for the gross national product; but is it also for us? Doesn’t the ever-increasing over-pedagogy of the young and over-treatment of the elderly mean that our upbringing and education do not make us self-effective individuals? Torn by our loved ones … Continue reading Overtreated

Land of Awaria

Life is proving us constantly that peace is possible to the extent human awareness is embracing it. Consequently, if all the world is scoped-in for ambitions of peace, a peaceful world indeed becomes attainable. An awaria can come through the dissolution of the illusion of separated and separating personal and societal identities, which would not … Continue reading Land of Awaria

THE SOCIO-TEMPORAL MATRIX

THE STRUCTURE AND DIMENSIONS OF LIFE Often breakthrough findings are the simplest ones. If something can’t be explained easily, it is not well understood. If spirituality is advertised as requiring miraculous super-powers hold by few, it might be spiritual elitism that is not for all of us. An awareness-intelligent understanding of spirituality may be considered … Continue reading THE SOCIO-TEMPORAL MATRIX

The Intelligent Plant

The intelligent plant A man who loved lonely, carefree hikes across the country, noticed one day a strangely shaped plant in a narrow, elongated hedge between a meadow and a field. It seemed as if this spectacular plant was calling the man to it. With a queasy feeling, but driven by his even stronger curiosity, … Continue reading The Intelligent Plant

Imagination

IMAGINATION Can you imagine? Your agency, meaning in life, creativity, and satisfaction are depending on it  “Nothing happens in the real world unless it happens first in the images in our heads” (Gloria E. Anzaldúa)  “Through the inner channels of the imagination, we can see through the eyes of others, travel back to the past, … Continue reading Imagination

A MIND not too narrowly set: A global mindset

“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

Polluted desire for life

POLLUTED DESIRE FOR LIFE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm) One may find a lot of examples supporting the thesis that things got better, safer, and healthier. However, not being aware of globally increasing wealth inequality, existing heightened levels of hunger, and peaking numbers of refugees in some areas of the … Continue reading Polluted desire for life

eBook DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS Leadership Personality, Motivation, and Creativity

eBook DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS Leadership Personality, Motivation, and Creativity

Whether you are an HR practitioner, a leader, an executive coach, or a student, this book will help you in becoming personally and professionally more effective and efficient. You will learn to know yourself better, understand your possible roles in team situations, manage conflicts, successfully negotiate, manage stress and your valuable time, stay motivated, make better decisions, as well as unlock your creativity.

TOWARDS A BROADER AWARENESS (Introduction to a tool of self-reflection)

Missing global awareness Looking at people’s stress and anguish, the conflict between societies and how the environment gets maltreated, it seems that the human ability of mentally embracing, being aware of a global collective as a species did not keep pace with the globalization of the world. Is there a lack of a kind of … Continue reading TOWARDS A BROADER AWARENESS (Introduction to a tool of self-reflection)

The 3 types of Psychic Blindness, which prevent Awareness Intelligence

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