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No us and them Mind Map


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No us and them Mind Map by Paul Foreman …

No us and them Mind Map by Paul Foreman

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  • 1. No us and themIf we viewed each one of us as cells in a collective body we would see that attacking others is attacking ourselves.There is no us and them – there is only us.Viewed from above, on a planetary level, Earth is much like a collective brain, each one of us small parts of a whole.Although we identify with sides and teams, gangs and tribes, mobs and castes, over and above any divisions we are allcollectively the same. Human beings on Planet Earth; countless differences, all unique and yet all connected.On the outside we look different; on the inside we are all the same. On the inside our connections are more obvious; thelabel-less invisible realm of “you” – the you that youcannot see yet know is there. The inner “you” of no appearance; essentially ageless and similar to other beings on Earththat are not human; the silent inner connection all living things share. The life connection, existence before description;the life within.On the level of connection and similarity peace exists; peace before identification with position. Before a stance, beforeattack and defence, before segregation, division and exclusion. That place we all know exists is the very place oftogetherness – the groundup solid foundation of our unity, too easily ignored and often forgotten.If you sit alone and discard any negative or angry thoughts, you can notice the life within; the peace within. The silencebefore identification with any opinion. Try sitting silently with someone you love, with an animal or pet or in nature andpractice not resisting the present moment. great way to explore the shared silence is to focus on your breath. Pay total attention to your breathing and breatheslowly, deeply and silently. Even if you only do this for a minute or two your thoughts subside and your body startsrelaxing. Silence shared equals effortless peace. In silence the no us and them is easy to see. Whenever you feel that you have nothing in common with otherpeople consider the similarities, even if only those on the inside.Here is a self-enquiry question for contemplation:Am I the reason I find the most challenging person I know a challenge?
  • 2. Here is another question for contemplation:How many people have you known your entire life and probably not spent more than ten minutes with?We don’t all think, feel and do in the same way yet we share many things in common. After your thoughts, afteridentification with your “reasoning” can you sense the connection you have with the billions of other living creatures onthe planet? The collective “us” on the planet we all share. That’s the “us” of no us and them.I feel that the similarities we share are the place of peaceful progress. In a way, our differences don’t divide us, theyconnect us – our similarities are the key to our uniqueness and individuality, yet more importantly our similarities arethe key to peace.Might the world meet on the grounds of what we all have in common?Might we cherish and celebrate our similarities?Might we see the “us” in the life we share on Earth?Viewed from space each one of us is little more than a speck of dust all jostling together in a giant bubble called “Earth”.From a distance our connections are obvious; on the level of joint existence in a planet that has thrived for millions ofyears, “we” are “us”.There is no us and them – there is only “us”.
  • 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit theMind Map Inspiration Website and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: (Affiliate link)
  • 4. E-Books available from including:In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Why simple is often best Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Fresh ideas Theory of the Brain Use thinking – don’t let it use you Idea Lifespan of an idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Simplicity of an idea Sparking Ideas Everything stems from a thought What is Original?Planning ahead and the bigger picture Thinking Styles Sparking ideas Thinking styles template Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Creativity Toolkit Planetary Thinking Outside the box outside the box 360° Thinking Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Creative Focus Constant Daily Learner Odd Combinations Land of infinite possibilities Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  • 5. Beginners guide Learn how to take your drawing to the next level Colour wheel and use of colours in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish "How I drew my minds" Drawing Cats Drawing Books Including: Using Stencils & Templates The thoughts behind the maps Drawing Hats Mind Map structure Mind Map Templates What products I use Drawing Curves & Shapes Tips and tricks for drawing Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Colour placementEnhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Image placement Drawing Speed Tests Detailed image analysis Drawing Faces Illustration walkthrough step by step Lettering Fast sketching Photo to Cartoon transfer Idea generation Drawing Tips and Tricks From a simple line and curve to an image Doodleboards Overlap and 3D Mind Maps Plus a few surprises!
  • 6. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside youDiscover true happiness and inner peace Go Within Meditation Learn how to stop incessant thinking Organisation – Inner & Outer and take control of your thoughts Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Learn how to meditate, relax your Includes the following Mind Maps: mind and body and foster inner calm Happiness is your primary state How to stay in the present moment Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you How to let go, find simplicity and Go Within transform your life for good Meditation Organisation Simple tips and strategies for Present Moment Awareness a harmonious and stress-free life Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  • 7. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Selector for idea generation, fun and more Theme Maker Game Board Choice Maker Blank Version “My Favourite” Mind Map The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your Maker Game Boards of your own unique personality Boredom Buster Game BoardSelect random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for Bonus Mind Maps occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Two Bonus Mind Maps Chore Choice Game BoardAdd a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) Positive Thinking Game Board You can print the images out in whichever size you wish Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking and even laminate them for longevity environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board