Buffering extremes

The mobius is the most elegant example of equilibrium there is
The mobius is the most elegant example of equilibrium there is

The Equilibrium Equation

Capability   =   Challenge

Ability/Willingness  =  Danger/Opportunity

Positive Change  Capability   >  Challenge

Negative Change  Capability   <  Challenge

A friend of mine sent me an email  the other day with this equation in it and, since they know I’m into human development, asked me my opinion of it.

Here is how I replied:

On the surface this looks like a serious scientific question. But in reality it has already been answered. It was answered in the shape of the mobius.

But let’s break it down to its component parts. There are two main parts to this:

Part one is the equilibrium argument. The important part here is the equal sign. I’ll be referencing this a little more in a minute.

Part two is the change segment.  It is described by the (<) less than and the (>)  greater than signs.  This is about a movement from one condition to another. It’s about “change” and all change comes in two distinct polarities: Negative and Positive.

One type moves toward the challenge and the other shrinks from a challenge.

But let’s start with the “Equilibrium” argument first.

In the human body the immune system operates automatically to keep things close to a state of homeostasis.  If the body gets too hot for example it tries to bring the temperature down by activating the sweat glands.

On a graph the process looks like a curve. It rises steadily upwards and forward until the system starts to respond. Then the curve starts downward and forward to arrive at the point of the mean temperature. That’s the ideal at which the system can operate at efficiency.

But in this equation it’s referring to the intrinsic attributes of a system (Capability, Ability/Willingness) as being equal to certain extrinsic values (Challenge, Danger/Opportunity).

I like this because it speaks about the duality that we see in so many things in us and around us. Now let me just address the actual components.

On the one side of the equation we have “Capability, Ability/Willingness”. This includes all our internal resources including our internal motivation.

On the other side we have “Challenge, Danger/Opportunity”. This includes all the extringent factors that make up our outside experience. In this equation these are equal because in a human system that is enervated by an internal ethereal energy, like the kind that is switched on by this, it expands to meet the level of the ongoing challenge.

When that happens the duality is balanced like a financial statement or a weigh scale. In the mobius strip the balance was the shape of the system itself. It’s an elegant reciprocal and continuous feedback loop. It’s totally equal in every dimension. That’s because the mobius is perfectly balanced in elegant dual harmony. No conflicts exist here.

Now let’s look at the second part of the question. The key word here is “change”. Positive or negative.  This is the story of conflict and turmoil. Either one is not a secure state. It’s in flux. There are no guarantees. Not now, not ever.

Our best bet is to try to enervate the immune system that looks after the thinking (mindset immunity) because it’s usually far too slow acting in most people to do much good.

Once enervated from the gut drive, which by the way I believe is the same energy that’s behind the drive of persistence and determination, then it acts like a buffer against the extremes of over-hype on one side and depression on the other.

Hard to think straight when either one is taking over. Buffering of stress and worry, of the type that is offered via connection of the gut-brain with the head-brain, frees up energy resources and increases use of your natural capabilities and inherent talents.

More power to you.

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Quotius #3

Each week I intend to dispatch my pent-up creativity by creating a new version of something I call a “quotius”. (Learn about the genesis of it  here.)

“Change the way you look at things .. and the things you look at change”  –  Wayne Dyer
In this quotius I dissect Dr. Wayne Dryer’s famously well known message.

In a Youtube video he states, while pointing to his chest, that what this means is that “It’s all in here”. I certainly can’t disagree with that but I have some trouble with his using such a broad brush. There can be a lot of stuff happening “in here”.

I know a lot of people think Dr. Dyer is fantastically brilliant and I don’t totally disagree with that either but I think we need more from this than what I see so far. A little closer more detailed look might change what we see.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I certainly agree it’s “all in here” for sure. Change must come from within and everything. But we suffer from the “where have I heard all this before?” and the… “Tell me something I didn’t know” type of cynicism.

In my perspective, which deeply involves the simple little brain tweak  that I call The Mobius Effect, the story ends up looking like this:

You have a vast amount of potential in you. But the problem we have is that a lot of us don’t believe it. It sounds like another one of those positive affirmation thingies. But if we look at it a little differently it will change to be more like this:

The pattern of your potential is the largest pattern that exists on earth. It is so large a pattern that it cannot fit into the human brain. We can only talk about it hypothetically. We humans need things with reasonable hard edges. We need some sort of frame of reference for our visual field even if it’s something that’s in our perceptual thought field. With it we can see where the thing is, reference it to where we are, and then from there understand it as well as make use of it.

In my webinars I use this example:  If you’ve ever looked up, to see a single cloud in an otherwise clear sky, you know what I’m talking about. You can see its outer edges, its place in the sky in relation to you being on the ground. But what if the cloud is now itself on the ground and is surrounding you? Well, for one thing we don’t call it a cloud any more…

We call it a fog.

If, like me, you’ve ever been out driving your car and became surrounded by a dense fog that has completely obliterated your vision you would know what that feels like. You feel terribly lost and you may even fear for your safety. You immediately pull over to the side of the road (where ever that is) and hope that no one crashes into you who’s as lost in it as you are.

So…how can we change how we look at things enough so that we install some sort of frame of reference?

Good question.

I have a surprising answer for it too. (That’s the kind of thing that I answer using words and pictures in my free webinars every week. )

But I don’t want to leave you just hanging here so, while I firmly believe you need more visual detail than I can give you in this blog post, I’m going to give you my short definition of what the Mobius Effect is.

The Mobius Effect is a phenomenon that happens when we implement a simple little brain tweak and almost instantly our perception is changed. Now we can grasp much smaller self-similar patterns in place the super huge host thereby making it much more accessible to our mind’s understanding.

It automatically allows us to change the way we see all things more intelligently. And that, as they say, changes everything.

More power to you.
David is the developer of the H.E.R.O. eMachine
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