Thursday, October 02, 2008

Approach Avoidance/ Psychological Reversal

Simply put:

Psychological Reversal is where you want X, and your insides want Y.

of course this is an oversimplification but that’s it in a nut shell.

Now here’s the kicker: the part of you that wants Y, he’s a LOT bigger than you are.

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Now this is gonna sound like the movie, “Cybil”, like we have multiple personalites… but it’s generally accepted that we have a subconscious, and that we have both analytical, logical left brains and intuitive, non rational right brains.

We're All a little schizophrenic

Left Brain is:
  • logical

  • analytical

  • pragmatic

  • linear representational

  • Right Brain is:
  • symbolic representational

  • intuitive

  • NON rational

  • emotional

  • When you're viewing life through your left brain ONLY, you're valuing it's perspective and ignoring your right brain's perspective.

    When you're viewing life through your right brain's perspective, there are options available to you that were unavailable in the other mode, you're 'thinking outside the box'.

    Before you read this, you weren't even aware that you viewed life through a perspective at all!

    A *Life View Perspective* can be seen as a "Premise", a Built in Unconscious Premise.

    Most of us (in the western world view)hold our right brain's perspective in contempt.

    Right Brain is a 'red headed step child', not to be taken seriously...

    "The only thing right brain can think up is superstitious, shaman, Hari Krishna, hocus pocus" is the unspoken premise the entire Western World View is based upon since Newton and Descartes

    Approach Avoidance

    The way this relationship works out is like a piece of machinery’s governor, some trucks have governors that prevent them from accelerating past 63 mph.

    Most of us are totally unaware of this internal Governor, Tony Robbins called it an internal thermostat.

    In his model, when we get in need of something, when we want something, when a situation comes up that’s unacceptable to us, the thermostat kicks in… we have energy available to heat things up…

    What’s not obvious is that it also works in reverse!

    Once you exceed your internal self image’s limit…
    The thermostat kicks in again… and cools things down.

    we F*** up, screw up, are late for an important appointment, all of a sudden anything and everything that could cause us to lose focus, is mysteriously more important…
    fancy that!

    Self Sabotage

    "Somethings gotta be wrong because everythings goin to damn Good"

    Irresponsibility IS codependency

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