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Levels of Consciousness and Emotional Tone Scale

Below is the re-post of the article by Steve Pavlina and links about Levels of Consciousness and The Emotional Tone Scale which recently made a shift in my consciousness.

Now I have much more understanding of myself and people around me. If you are on your way to self-grow and self awareness, you may find it interesting.

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In the book Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins, there’s a hierarchy of levels of human consciousness. It’s an interesting paradigm. If you read the book, it’s also fairly easy to figure out where you fall on this hierarchy based on your current life situation.

From low to high, the levels of consciousness are: shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger, pride, courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace, enlightenment.

While we can pop in and out of different levels at various times, usually there’s a predominant “normal” state for us. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re at least at the level of courage because if you were at a lower level, you’d likely have no conscious interest in personal growth.

 

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How to maintain high self esteem by Steve Pavlina

You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.

~ Steve Pavlina

What do you need for Self-Actualization?

This article by Saul McLeod is very useful for people who want to reach their full potential. But especially it’s very helpful for parents.

Carl Rogers (humanistic psychologist) believed that humans have one basic motive, that is the tendency to self-actualize – i.e. to fulfill one’s potential and achieve the highest level of ‘human-beingness’ we can.
Like a flower that will grow to its full potential if the conditions are right, but which is constrained by its environment, so people will flourish and reach their potential if their environment is good enough.”

“For a person to “grow”, they need an environment that provides them with

- genuineness (openness and self-disclosure),
- acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard),
- and empathy (being listened to and understood).

Without these, relationships and healthy personalities will not develop as they should, much like a tree will not grow without sunlight and water.”

The self-concept includes three components:

Self worth (or self-esteem) – what we think about ourselves. Rogers believed feelings of self-worth developed in early childhood and were formed from the interaction of the child with the mother and father.

Self-image – How we see ourselves, which is important to good psychological health. Self-image includes the influence of our body image on inner personality. At a simple level, we might perceive ourselves as a good or bad person, beautiful or ugly. Self-image has an affect on how a person thinks feels and behaves in the world.

Ideal self – This is the person who we would like to be. It consists of our goals and ambitions in life, and is dynamic – i.e. forever changing. The ideal self in childhood is not the ideal self in our teens or late twenties etc.

Carl Rogers believed that every person can achieve their goals, wishes and desires in life.”

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7 reasons why you might fail to become the best in the world…

“7 reasons why you might fail to become the best in the world:

1.) You run out of time,
2.) you run out of money,
3.) you get scared,
4.) you’re not serious about it,
5.) you lose interest or enthusiasm and settle for being mediocre,
6.) you focus on the short term instead of the long,
7.) you pick the wrong thing at which to be the best in the world.”
~Seth Godin, the Dip
Now the main question:-)

How to find the right THING?

Then I will find time, money and everything from 1 to 6 of this list.

I know only a partial answer – it’s inside myself.

25 Lessons Learned from Seth Godin

“Busy does not equal important. Measured doesn’t mean mattered.” – Seth Godin

There’s a hidden message in this post – it’s your free prize inside.  Whether you find the free prize or not, this post will make you think.  About your life.  About work.  About just about everything.  Why?  Because it’s a distillation of lessons from a man named Seth.  Seth Godin is an author, an agent of change, a meaning maker, and an Idea Merchant.

Seth GodinTop 10 Seth Godin Quotes:

  • “Expectations are the engines of our perceptions.”
  • “Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death.”
  • “Go ahead, do something impossible. “
  • “You can’t shrink your way to greatness! “
  • “I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
  • “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
  • “Why waste a sentence saying nothing? “
  • “If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?”
  • “Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.”
  • “Are you a serial idea-starting person? The goal is to be an idea-shipping person.”

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Hedgehog. If you have a hog, you win. If you don’t have a hog, you lose.

Written by Lana Kravtsova from daringclarity.com for The Entrepreneur School

3 circles hedgehog concept

3 circles hedgehog concept

How do you know which idea, project, gig, client to give a green light to and which not even bother researching further? How do you get clear on which business model, product or service are really going to make you rich, happy and fulfilled and which are going to drain your energy and suck your time leaving your soul empty and hurting.

How do you stay on purpose and say “yes” only to the right opportunities. And if you’ve been in business for any time at all, you know that it’s not the lack of opportunities or ideas but an incredible amount of them that leaves us terrified and unsure what to do next.

There is one word that will solve all of the above problems for you.

Hedgehog.

Works like magic each and every time.

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