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Open Blind UnknownHidden Land of Serendipity – Unit 16 – The Blind Window ♣ The metamorphosis of habit and memory. ♣ Habit forming and re-forming.
Known Not known to self to self Known to Open Blind others Unknown Not Land of Hidden known Serendipityto others♣ In the Open window can be ♣In the Blind window are thingsseen all the things you know other people know about you butabout yourself that others also of which you are unaware.know. ♣In the Unknown (Land of♣In the Hidden window are the Serendipity) window is yourthings you know about yourself motivation and potential future ofbut choose not to reveal to which neither you or others areothers. aware. It waits, dormant, until something causes it to be revealed.
Known Not known to self to self Known to Open Blind others ♣ Observe the gestures of others – is there anything comparable in Not Unknown your own behaviour? known Hidden Land of Serendipity to others ♣ When has someone drawn your attention to something about♣ In the Hidden window are the things yourself you were unaware of?you know about yourself but choose notto reveal to others. ♣ Can you recall a time when you were ‘kept in the dark’?Habits afford us the capacity to live independently. ♣ On a scale of 1-10 how thick skinned are you?But, of all that we can be blind to, unconscious habits of ♣Habits thinking and perceiving can deceive us most of all.
“Habit is the ballast that chains the dog to his vomit.” "Curiosity is the hair of our habit tending to stand on end."Samuel Beckett P Save time Take no effort O Waste time Lead to worry Reassure Deplete conscious attention Simplify routine tasks Debilitates our will Free us to think Constrains our thinking Habit is the melody Habits bind and of memory‟s music blind the memory The „Fried Egg‟ __ _+ + __ _ _ _If the „new‟ is approached with _+ ++ +_ the habits of the old, nothing + + _ much will change = me + + Experience notices + = new to me + what habit hides _ = now a habit
Play - ♣The Habit GameObject of the Game: To identify some habits.
The millions of neurons and peptides ofthe brain and their billions ofinterconnections are constantly decayingand re-growing – their form retained byour Formative Body, to function as aninstrument of consciousness. Some „footprints‟ – perhaps „habitual engrams‟ – may reappear if paths are well worn, like a pair of old slippers – we love our slippers. Spiritual science extends the story...
In far distant ages Spiritual forces,past, memory was wove within our not a faculty as body‟s rhythmic such but rather a system of way of life. breathing and blood circulation, permeating and flowing through our physical body. Our past wasimpressed withinthe world‟s vital,Formative forces with which we had direct experience.
There is gradual Consciousness oftransformation – who we are is our past dependent on experiences connecting our became experiences. impressed upon Totems and our own standing stones Formative Body acted as rhythmic stream. „Island‟ reminders of our memories once directbecame storyline experience of memories. spiritual realities.
With a gradual As still resonates release from in our early years, spiritual forces, when our we needed to fashioningacquire the aid of through imitation habit and, precedes thethrough frequent development of repetition, habits and behaviour that capacity for an helps us live independent life. independently.
We think Habits have independently – helped us in the link one memory transformation to another - but from dependence direct our and „un-freedom‟ thinking to the to independence.sense world losing But we‟ve nowsight of the super- become locked sensible world – into a habit of even though the „chain-link‟ or sense world is an „cogwheel‟ expression of the thinking. spiritual.
Habit forming –and Re-forming Reflective- Intuitive Competence Unconsciousincompetence UnconsciousWe don‟t know Competence what we don‟t know Conscious incompetence Conscious We know we Competence don‟t know how to do it Conscious Competence Conscious We know we‟re incompetence now doing it Unconscious Competence We do it Unconscious without incompetence knowing it
Play - ♣The Alexander GameObject of the Game: To experience something that feels right being wrong.
They now lift us, temptus with a sort of „secularspirituality‟ as if thespiritual grows outof the material. Forces bestowed upon us memory and habit – which freed us, but tore us away from spiritual realities.Or draw us down,deceive us with ahabit of thinking thesense world is all there is.Balancing these forces andstrengthening intuitiveremembrance reconnects us
Habits afford us the capacity to liveindependently. Our spiritual,enduring “I” harvests that whichour soul has gleaned from pastexperiences.Consciousness of our Spiritual Soulrequires that we release theenergies stored up in ourhabits of thinking and perceivingand strengthen our capability forintuitive remembrance.