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Finding Direction

This system is primarily an tool for inspiration and systematic introspection. All systematic approaches to psychology and personal development give useful insights but if you use too many of them you can be overwhelmed and your focus fractured. Looking at a few different ones though can help to point out the holes which are inevitable in each.

The seven categories we are using here are loosely based on an updating of the traditional systems of both the East (the main Chakras) and the Bible (Jacob's Ladder) without all the cosmological/cultural baggage.

  • Environment. On a personal level this relate to - Survival issues (specifically things which you're afraid of), background, history.
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  • Motivation.  This represents desire-based emotions. The goals and wishes which energize you. General energy levels and sexual issues.

  • Body. This includes the physical body (its use and your comfort with it), and emotional identity, including attitudes to yourself - self value/esteem - and gender issues like how comfortable you are with your body. How generally talented, confident and proud you feel of your activities, yourself and your body. 
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  • Action. This represents those aspects of the outside world which are within arms' reach.  So it is love and hate. How you deal with anger, failure and success. 
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  • Communication. This how well you listen and connect to other people, as a result ti represents those closer relationships, like friends and family where non-verbal communication is an expression of intimate connection. Good use of the language is a matter of personal pride and action often not related to improving connection or increasing intimacy (and therefore fit into the two previous one).
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  • Meaning. The meaning of an event or process comes from its affect on its context. The real meaning of a word is found in the sentences it is used in. This is how words change meaning over time. In the case of your actions and thoughts, they are defined by the emotional, culture and physical (ecological) situation.
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  • Unpredictable. What you don't and can't know, including the randomness of nature, destiny and the blindness of your own psychology. When you can judge what is possible to know but simply out of your reach, and those things which cannot be known.
For a practical application of this system check out the planning. It is aimed at a practical holistic approach to a work and success-oriented planning process. As you'll see each of the sections has a fractal structure, in that when applying each element you use the same categories to think about it - the larger picture is made up of smaller versions of the same picture. Hard to say but look at the application and you'll get it.

If you look at the the Finding Direction you'll see a practical application to exploring yourself and history for your individual destiny.

 

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