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|03-30-2007, 04:40 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
My figure out the feelings inside my brain/body thread
Analytical Personal Development Framework.
This is meant to be a condensed version of all of PD (Personal Development). Crazy right? Well, not to end all other PD, but rather, once you understand this model then you'll be able to take any PD advice and know where it fits in one model and tie it down, so its easier to keep track of everything, and understand what's happening to you as you make progress and have a better understanding of how to apply it to yourself. This is a work in progress, and is still rough.
My goal for this thread is that you would be able to take any PD advice and go "Wow! That's great advice, that's just the same thing as saying [ insert here various sentences about Invariant Representations, thalamus, hippocampus, cerebral cortex]..." AND THEN be able to relate that to the real and physical feelings inside your body and mind so that you can implement that advice very quickly and efficiently. Also to make you realize that if you apply basic concepts to yourself at a high enough level, that large chunks of personal development are automatically going to be taken care of, so that you don't have to worry about improving on several small things.
7/5/07 Typed up "How not to be a headless chicken"
6/14/07 Finished study abroad by bungee jumping off of Macau Tower, highest in the world. I'm thinking about stuff in terms of systems. I'm going to share my life outline system soon. The "social tank" is the best advice I've given myself. Also been reading about left and right brain stuff, and figuring out how to blast through things that are not creative but need to be done. I can see that I'm influencing many bloggers who participate in these forums, I guess I ought to start my own to not miss out.
5/24/07 Got back from traveling to Beijing. Wrote a post of what I'm thinking about and what procrastination is in this model.
5/14/07 Got back from traveling to Guan Zhou. Taking a dive into the wonderful world of cybernetics and "synergetics" :
5/6/07 Creativity is the core of Personal Development. SEE #12 in the TOC below.
5/6/07 I need to ground this back down to reality again, or it will be hard for people to believe. Its getting to be my own little religion. Its good for those who believe but useless for those who don't believe. bla bla... and stuff about faith.
5/4/07 Added a huge post translating Steve's excellent "Motivation for Smart People"- See article #10 in the TOC below
5/3/07 Just been adding new insights to this thread. I say a little bit more of how law of attraction works, how creativity works.
4/29/07 Going to be treating this thread more as log of my energy and mood, and my experience with applying my model to myself. I am shifting my effort to figuring out a really productive life outline that I can incorporate long term plans with short term plans.
4/26/07 Been thinking about "the human algorithm" on a high level, in more of AI terms. I've written several other post here in this forum, but they are more fuzzy explanations, but still consistent.
4/20/07 Lol. I believe in God again. Though in a different way. Added a link talking about fear. Defined FEAR in the dictionary.
4/18/07 I typed the basic definitions of everything in two post. See the TOC in the history post.
Feel free to muck up this thread as much as possible.
Just wanted to say that learning Steve's insight on Polarization gave me the nudge that I needed so I could move along to do this.
A table of contents of some sorts for this thread (periodically updated. Also many post in here not in this TOC):
What I'm going for in this framework
The core ideas are based on the book called "On Intelligence". There is a company called Numenta apply the ideas in software.
This article on the Neuroscience of Leadership also agrees with this model, discussed in this thread.
Why I'm currently putting this framework into a thread
Read them in order to get the most benefit. The concepts build off of each other. And then read them again.
You can use the "Thread Tools" to subscribe when someone adds a new post. There's also other useful post in this thread not listed here.
1-Who I am, my experience with observing internal state
2-My level of conciousness as defined by Steve Pavlina
4-Brain Architecture and Consciousness flow
5-Why the feeling of procrastination occurs / Brain reorganization and transition time
6-The Ease the pain of transition when trying to learn a new skill/start new habits/installing new beliefs
7-Get over fear/analysis paralysis, [explained in a kinda fuzzy way]
8-Summary of how high conciousness happens and basically everything[super condensed and hard to read right now]
9-We all have the same goal
10-HOW TO HAVE MOTIVATION(for huge goals)
11-Make motivation to do daily task (like I used this method to start getting out of bed instantly instead of taking 30 minutes. only works though if you have an inspiring and discreet life purpose in your working mind though... should explain that...)
12- Creativity is the key to Personal DevelopmentAlso goes along with Learning but not doing (I like to use the free program FreeMind to make my life purpose IR more discrete)
13-Why actually following your plans leads to stress/uneasiness and unmotivation to plan again(and therefore need a strong life purpose/consistent hierarchy/motivation to have a reason to push through the pain)
14-Some randomly translated quotes(kinda useless right now)
READ THEM AGAIN. It will all make more sense this time around. You'll pick out something that you missed the last time. [the higher order IRs represented here will become more discrete each time you pass through you mind the same lower order IRs]
Then read this thread in a linear fashion because there are some interesting pieces in this thread I have not linked here.
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 07-06-2007 at 03:40 AM.
|03-30-2007, 05:23 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canberra, Australia
control of the mind may be unnecessary just as control of a rose bush is.
A position that i take is that the mind should be properly taken care of, well nutrition-ed with food, and nourished with information that is so readily seeks, allowed to bear its fruit for the benefit of everyone.
Although i would not say do not attempt to control it but perhaps consider the concept of control. the way a parent considers the way they (do or desire to) control their child.
|03-30-2007, 06:05 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
"the way a parent considers the way they (do or desire to) control their child."
Yup, that's exactly what I'm going for.
And stuff like "may be unnecessary just as control of a rose bush is." and "allowed to bear its fruit for the benefit of everyone." is what I am trying to get away from. It sounds vague. Yup, it sounds nice and fancy, and makes you feel all good and tingly inside to read it (I'll be able to explain my idea of why that happens later), but it is hard to know how to apply the advice in a discrete way, unless you can personally relate with what she is saying. Sometimes you just can't relate with what she is saying because you have not experienced the same things as she has and so it is would be hard to know how to apply it to make progress. For example, I've never taken care of a rose bush so I'd have no clue what "may be unnecessary just as control of a rose bush is." means.
What I'm trying to create is something that anyone can relate too, regardless of past experiences, because everyone has a body and emotions and internal sense of feeling.
I am separate from my mind. I am consciousness.
My mind is like another limb of me. My mind surrounds me. I tell my mind what to do so it can tell my body what to do. My emotions are not me. My emotions are just like the gauges on an engine. They are caused by the ancient brain. My emotions are going to happen when I (consciousness) focus myself on some type of sensory input and then my emotional circuitry decides if something in that sensory information applies and so fires the correct emotion. I get to decide if I want to listen to those warning signals, and then I (conciousness) focus myself away from those signals if they are causing me to make bad thoughts. Or if I want to feel happy then I know which emotions to shut off and what sensory information to focus on.
My thalamus of my brain directs where I am focused to, or wait, do I control where my thalamus points myself to, or maybe some kinda feedback, or does the thalamus decide what to send to me so that I (conciousness) look at it? Okay so there's where the argument of free will comes in. I don't know if I have free will or not. I mean I feel like I have my own free will, but then again I might just be controlled by some genetic algorithm caused by evolution, I might just be a biological robot. And I think quantum randomness just gives myself the illusion of free will. But you know, I don't really care.
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|03-30-2007, 06:26 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
My introduction / analytical concious development
Here's something I've written about 2 weeks ago, was going to polish it up a bit, but then I might just keep on putting it off. So here's a response to one of the threads where I introduce myself.
I've been passively on/off thinking about these ideas for the past 7 years so I'm happy to have an excuse to share them, so please excuse this overly detailed post.
I experienced that the first time I got into self hypnosis when I was in 8th grade. Ever since I have been really interested in the the mapping between my thoughts and the feelings that I feel in my body and the state that I am in. And then I would sometimes get mad at myself because I could not make certain things in my mind feel a certain way. But just becoming aware of your inner state like that just makes everything better. Like you can learn how to manually induce intense concentration, and be able to control your feelings and hunger and sexual desire, and being able to learn faster because you know exactly what to think and do with your mind, and getting rid of self limiting beliefs because you can mentally/physically know in your mind where it is occurring at.. and then I found that if you apply the starkly tingling sensation to that area then it makes that area more open to simulation, reprogramming, so that you can consciously change that area of your mind by letting everything else go through hypnosis and then focusing in on new believes on that area of your mind so that when you come out of hypnosis then it becomes subconscious and you then automatically get the benefits that you put into it reprogramming that area.
Like physically getting the benefits of self hypnosis but being able to manually control it by just being aware of what things feel like. I am very interested in trying to write about what I have found, but I'm trying to think of ways to describe it in writing, but its hard to do cause then you end up describing it as "the tingly sensation in your fore head," and "the feeling in your gut, and "trace the tingly sensation all the way up to the very top of your mind..." when i do that i feel high, absolute heaven... just through out everything, then you can remove deep subconscious habits that you had before and that then you are open to new better beliefs.
And just by knowing that you are above your mind, you can instantly reflect other people's vibes, so you are not dragged into their state, so you can be a strong leader, and you can learn by changing the way you feel at the bottom of your mind and making changing it then you can make other people act in different ways just because you are giving out a different subconscious vibe. And it all sounds so spiritual, but I am a very scientific, I am an undergrad computer scientist and physicist (we have the 2nd best physics program in the nation at uiuc), so I have taken the analytical route to figuring out my mind and how I feel and things like that, trying to take the spiritual/fuzzy/religious b.s. (okay, so religion is not b.s., but just hard to make it practical) out of personal development/meditation and being exact and analytical about inner state, because although that stuff sounds nice, it does not really provide a practical way to implement the ideas because it is all just so fuzzy and open to so many interpretations. So I been on a quest to get to the core of the problem which is the mind itself/brain itself. I'm probably going to write a nice long article about my ideas here soon.
So yea.. let me get into that state that you describe... my idea is that tingly sensation at your forehead is simply your CONSCIOUSNESS and that you are still awake, because after all you are trying to consciously make that tingly sensation go away, and that the harder you try... it just becomes even more stubborn.. doesn't it? That's what I have experienced at least. So you will never get that last bit of tingly sensation out of your head, and when you do, you'll just be asleep.
So when that tingly sensation goes away, then you will simply fall asleep. So don't go crazy about that... I had the same issue to. So the tingly areas are just those areas that your mind and consciousness are currently focused on. By removing the tingly sensation from your legs and the rest of your body, that frees up your conscious resources so that you can direct it to the other areas of your mind so that you can focus it and directly reprogram those areas of your mind/beliefs/brain/memories/feelings that you want to change through hypnosis, like if you wanted to "install a new belief". And its cool because when you install a new belief/change a memory/remember something new, then you can actually feel it in your mind, and that you know when you have felt that in your mind, then by god you just can be sure that it did happen and that you will remember it now and that you will act differently because of it.
I've been able to apply this to several limiting beliefs in my life, like approaching girls, being afraid of heights, just changing habits, not becoming afraid of success, not feeling embarrassed about my crazy sounding goals and just being confident in whatever, because now that I have studied my mind, I know exactly what neural circuits in my mind that I need to change, because goodness, I can feel them lighten up and get tingly and become active when a situation applies to them, and so that I know exactly what the cause of my anxiety was, and know exactly how to change it. Though I still would like to refine my model a little better of course and be able to explain it better in a more structured framework.
But you should explore further of how many layers of that tingly sensation that you can get rid of. The first time ever that I got really far into getting rid of it, this was about 7 years ago, I just kept on tracing. Its hard to describe what I mean by tracing. But here is my idea of what I mean by tracing. When a new spike of tingly/consciousness pops up in your mind... just follow it. Make another spike "happen" "on top" of that spike that just happened. When I do, it feels like it traces "upwards", usually up to my eyeballs, and sometimes if I try too hard then it feels like I am fighting it... but that's just me fighting my own neural circuit of consciousness. And it feels like it just towers above you. And you do this... and it feels like you are in heaven. I'd describe it like feeling high without doing drugs.
To get rid of a tingly sensation in your mind you have to let your consciousness know that it can let go because the idea/situation/memory/feel represented there is no longer useful, or that it will become stored. And this next idea might sound really nuts, but it is my idea that makes sense to me and fits in with what I know about the brain and how it relates to my experiences. The place that it can be stored is the hippocampus, from my experience it is mapped to your feeling of your gut... kinda like your "gut feeling". Why the gut?? I don't know... just seems to be consistent with my understanding. And of course I'm probably totally wrong and it has nothing at all to do with the hippocampus but it fits my model of how my mind works.
To get rid of a tingly sensation you put your attention to it, "go into it", make it "flow down" , or press it down to your gut. Feel the tingly sensation running down from your eyes down your spine and into your gut. And to me it feels like it goes away.
My theory is that you gut is mapped your hippocampus, where memories are stored. I noticed long ago that when I am trying to learn Chinese words or learning a new melody on my trumpet, that if i take that tingly sensation of being aware of the new Chinese word or note, and then consciously "press it down" down to the bottom of my gut that I am able to just about instantly remember it, or it makes it much easier to do so.
So that by moving that tingly sensation down to you hippocampus, your consciousnesses can then forget about it because it is now remembered somewhere, so that helps to get rid of the tingly sensation.
My idea about what happens when a new spark of tinglyness happens is that your conciousness/mind has just become aware/conscious of something, so that that area of your brain is open to learning new things, so if you can consciously realize what that area of the brain is doing, sometimes you can identify things like exactly what thought is causing a certain feeling like fear or whatever, and then you can exactly reprogram so that it no longer trigger fear in you any longer.
But anyway to anyone who reads this and thinks I am a crackpot... its all going to sound like a ton of b.s. unless you actually sit down, relax/hypnotize/meditate, yourself and observe your own mind observe and try to understand and become aware of the feelings that occur in your mind, and learn your own model of your mind so that you can predict how you act and learn to know what changes you should make to your mind. And if any of these points just seem too abstract to actually apply then I'd be glad to try to clarify my ideas.
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 05-07-2007 at 04:38 PM. Reason: mispelled hippocampus
|03-31-2007, 02:28 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Brain reoganization and transition time
And the feeling of procrastination is actually not a bad thing. That feeling of procrastination actually means that you are trying to push your limits. But it becomes a bad thing if you constantly feel like it because that means your brain never gets a chance to settle on concentrating on learning one thing.
I keep bouncing back from book to book, skill to skill.
Ok, so you defiantly need to stop jumping around. Why? Because it takes so much energy for your brain to reorganize itself to learning a new skill. And all the transitions of trying to learn something new is what causes you to feel like you are procrastinating.
Well, it sounds like you want to learn many things, so it sounds like alot of reading.
But seriously though, stop bouncing around, that is where all the feelings of uneasiness comes from.
From my experience this semester studying abroad, I have been able to work on my skills on attracting women. I have read material for about 4 hours a day, I've become very motivated and have been able to see alot of progress in myself.
But now this week I actually have to write a paper. This is a major transition in a type of skill that I now must make my brain reorganize itself to tackle, and it feels like hell and lots of energy to get myself to switch modes. So I had to spend three days just trying to focus myself on even thinking about writing the paper, and the feeling like I have been procrastinating was intense during those days and I always felt really uneasy and was distracted easy and was really unmotivated to do it, because it was such a different thing from the habits that I had in me before. Now I am able to concentrate on writing my paper just fine, and I don't feel like I am procrastinating and am at ease because my brain has reorganized itself to handle this task. But this is at the expense that now I am not able to concentrate as well on being able to read about and attracting women.
The first time that I consciously experienced this was last thanksgiving. I am a physics student, but I spent the whole thanks giving break 2 weeks, thinking about relationship stuff, becasuse I really wanted to learn how to get a girl friend. And it was the case that the day that I would get back that I had a midterm in thermal physics. But I knew that I normally only needed to study about 5 hours and then I would be fine. But since my brain was organized to learn and to read about relationship stuff, it took me a day .... 12 hours.... of just sitting there and staring at my thermal physics book before the information would even attempt to go into my head. Then I had to study an additional 5 hours on top of that. I wondered what the hell was wrong with me, but then I look back and realized that was the cause.
I've found that it takes me about 1 - 3 days of transition time to get my brain set and motivation running to be able to learn about something new. So it might be like a week or so depending on how much time you spend.
AND A REALLY IMPORTANT THING. Whatever you do, during this transition period don't get frustrated and try really really hard and bust your balls, because there is a physical limit to how fast your brain can reorganize its neural circuits, so don't let negative thoughts get you unmotivated. Just recognize and except it as a fact that it will just take time, and that as long as you try at least a little bit then you will get through the transition period and then it will become very easy to concentrate and study and get motivation once you get over that hill. [edit: though if you are really forced hard to go through a transition, like the deadline of a paper, its a good way to learn to manage your mood, and really learn the power of affirmations...]
So just take on the task of tackling the PhotoReading for 3 months or 5 or so. It is a very new skill so you are going to have to go through the pain of reorganizing your brain you that you are able to concentrate on the new skill. But if you stick to actually putting in real effort into it, and you'll know you are putting effort into it if you are feeling uneasy, then about after a week, it wont be so hard to think about it and your motivation to learn it will sky rocket and will become fun, and you will form a subconscious habit in your brain of studying it daily and then you will be able to read faster and faster.
Then after about 3 or 4 months or so, of you've felt like you've learned photo reading enough then you can jump onto learning a new skill. But definatly there is a limit to how many skills you can learn at once.
AND you will gain an even more important skill which is to be disciplined to learn something on your own. If you do this then you know that you can learn anything else on your own. You will learn how to learn and remember how to learn. And you will form subconscious patterns of being able to observe yourself.
I think that school would be much easier for kids if it was the case that they spent an extended amount of time just learning one or two subjects, instead of 8....
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 05-17-2007 at 08:42 AM.
|03-31-2007, 02:53 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Ease the pain of transistions / Law of Attraction
When you are trying to get yourself to focus on the task
Say affirmations to yourself. All you have to do is say "I am able to learn and focus and concentrate on learning this PhotoSystem, it is becoming very easy" or something along those lines. Just keep on saying that to yourself over and over and over again, basically when a negative thought or feeling pops up when as you are trying to bring yourself to learn the new skill.
This works because when you say it, saying the words of the sentence cause very specific neural circuits in your brain to fire, ones that specifically go along with your command that you gave your mind, and so causes your brain to reorganize faster.
Ok so that sounded very hand wavy I'd admit, I'll just need to think about a way to explain the reasons a little better in a later post, but do it anyway and you'll feel the negative emotions go away.
Well people also call this on the LAW OF ATTRACTION. So the way that I would describe it as it feels inside you body is that when you are trying to make yourself focus, that intention/command that you give your mind, it feels like where it happens it at the top... to me it feels like in your nose. And the resistance and the pain feels like it comes from the bottom, like your stomach.
But anyway saying the affirmation to yourself, to me felt like it made the feeling inside my stomach align with the command that I was giving at the top... but anyway that sounds kinda like fuzzy B.S. but I'll just have to explain it better in a later post.
I just found this out yesterday as I was going through the transition of concentrating on writing my paper, and I remeber using this when I was in high school as well but I forgot about this technique... so I'm glad I rediscovered it.
But say the affirmations anyway, and as you do that, you will be able to actually physically feel what I'm talking about, just be conscious of that feeling in your body, which that in itself might take practice, and you'll know what I'm talking about.
This person know's what I'm talking about... about the feeling of LAO...
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|04-18-2007, 10:42 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Translated Quotes 1
All the bolded words have been defined here: Translated words and phrases 1
The pain associated with reorganizing your brain to break old habits, learn new IRs. Motivation happens after you've spend enough energy that the new IRs are installed.
"if feels good when it's been done"
It was able to be done because the IRs were created. Pleasure is also created when IRs are formed. It is a balance between energy spent causes pain, and the IRs being created causes pleasure. If a higher order IRs are reinforced then more pleasure is created. If there is a totally new experience that occurs then low order IRs needs to be created and there are many more lower oder IRs to be created because it is on the deep end of the hierarchy, and so lots of energy is expended and is very tough and painful to do. But then the subconscious has been trained and so behavior/action becomes automatic after that.
"So when there is no fun involved"
No fun involved because the IRs that need to be created have not been created yet. Fun = using those IRs that have already been created.
"at least I can focus on the good feeling "
The hope. Focusing on the hope. Keeping herself high concious so she can ease the transition of creating the new IRs needed. Delayed gratification.
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 04-19-2007 at 02:07 AM.
|04-18-2007, 04:15 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Basis of the framework
The basis of this framework is based from the concepts of the book by Jeff Hawkins called "On Intelligence" .
There is a 2 year old startup company called Numenta that Jeff Hawkins started so that he can implement the ideas of the book in software. Their website is here: Numenta.com
Has cool concepts like learning, thoughts, action, prediction. Might take a day of reading to understand throughly. But its worth it to at least scan it. There is also a forum where the book "On Intelligence" has been discussed. It is here: On Intelligence Forum
|05-02-2007, 12:06 PM||#9 (permalink)|
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From Excellent technique get into action
specifically this part "The reason we never start is because we have a end goal in mind which stresses us out or because we have too high expectations.I can't believe how stressfree this technique is." This will open a can of worms about trying to explain what procrastination really is..
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|05-03-2007, 03:45 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Interesting thing that I noticed. I have the habit of that when I am feeling bad that I think in high conciousness. That is my mind tries to make everything consistent by manipulating everything at the top of my hierarchy.
Though I don't know when to stop [I was not concious of thinking about this before] so that it feels like I am grinding against nothing up there, because I have cleared out all the data, but still feel like ************ just because I am tiered. Or that I am not focusing my conciousness in the right place because all the fragments are lower down in the hierarchy.
I also noticed that when I am not feeling well and I meditate to become happy as possible, that it totally clears out the upper level mental patterns that kept me focused on the task that I wanted to do so that I end up being super happy the rest of the day, happiest guy in the world,
(even though I'm all alone just listening to music, I'll just be laughing about anything at all),
but that I am so happy, but that I don't have any subconscious patterns that keep me to working. And so that if I have not written down any reminders written down on my life outline, I'll totally just forget the mental pattern that I was running. And that since I don't fear failure normally (maybe that not why I'm not as happy as usually because I experimented with installing the fear of not getting my paper done (like I'd be shot and tortured if I didn't (and that conciously I don't actually belief this, I just laugh it off, but my subconscious does so that I have a mental pattern to default to to keep me coming back wanting to write my paper(that is until the fear makes me unhappy enough that I come back and become happy so that I feel like coming back and writing to this forum)))) then the majority of my high level behavior patterns/habits come in to play which right now, the majority are on PD, thinking about AI, and writing to this forum. And so that's why I've been writing so much to this forum because that is the path of least resistance for me, because I installed those high habit mental patterns as what I wanted to focus on about a month ago. So that the behavior of coming here to write is a subconcious pattern that attracts me.
I also wanted to share a brief thing about creativity. My inner feeling guides it. I write down whatever comes to mind. When I am trying to be creative, my mind is trying to form a brand new IR that is very "discreet" or "consistent". The way that it does this is that when you read lower order IRs over and over again, then the overarching idea, IR, begins to form on its own. That's why its important to capture whatever thought, no matter how bad it is, to a physical medium. Even if you have no clue where you are going with it. By reading all the thoughts that you've written down, then your mind automatically beings to find the overall idea to capture it. Then the light bulb goes off in your head, that's means your mind has told you that it is finished baking up the brand new IR in your mind. And so that this is when the flood of inspiration comes in that you can just write forever and ever without stopping. This is where my analogy of "formula" comes into play. Your mind has just created the new formula and so that now everything just beings to make sense, and that you can't help but to throw new "numbers" or "thoughts" onto this new IR/formula. So that the process of writing a book becomes that you have a new awesome grand IR in your mind, and then it just becomes a process of sending new unique thoughts onto it so that those thoughts pass through the new IR and then down the hierarchy to your language centers that unfold the IR into a linear sting of word, which still have a tree grammar structure to them.
Primarily for me right now, the lower order IRs that make up the higher order IR that I am sharing is the ideas from the book "On Intelligence", plus the IR that represents my knowlege about my internal state, plus external knowlege of Personal Development, plus the creative brainstorm that I've done myself on trying to figure out conciousness and intelligence, plus all the other lower Order IRs that I've written down in this thread already.
See all of this that I've created in this writing. None of it was a struggle, the higher order IRs that it represents were all there... it just became a process of choosing which parts of it to propagating down my hierarchy onto paper. And that's why I say that if you try to come up with your own answers through your own creative process then you will learn so much more... but I guess you need to have some lower order IRs to build off of... but that once you've read information and you don't feel like it is conciously in your mind, it does not matter because it is all in your subconcious mind, and that where all the creativity takes place... so that why photoreading can actually be useful.
And that is the reason that I love FreeMind because it captures your ideas in their natural form, tree structure.
And I'd have more high order IRs on what to say about how useful it is to review your own journal every week or so... so you can define your own high order IRs about your behavior..., so that you can remind yourself what knowlege that you have in your mind...
About how since everything is a tree then that's how you can create such wonderfully complex ideas, and that's why your mind can handle it all because its all just subconcious so that when your knowlege becomes burned into long term memory then your concious mind can effortlessly throw around the roots of those huge trees of knowlege...
A couple more points to dump off my mind:
That's why a cheat sheet is so effective, and that I'm glad Steve made the cheat sheet on 33 items on productivity, because each little tidbit item it like the root to a huge tree, and so that by having that cheat sheet then by reading it over and over again, you can implement Steve's own IR of behavior and make it subconscious, and that you don't have to keep reading his forum over and over again to learn his behavior.
well enough for now. time to finish my paper.
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 05-06-2007 at 09:50 AM.
|05-03-2007, 03:47 PM||#11 (permalink)|
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And another huge idea. In the computer implementation of Numenta's hierarchal temporal memory (HTM = hierarchy), it says that there is a process called Bayesian Belief propagation... to make all the beliefs in the HTM consistent with each other. I think that this is the reason that affirmations work. You are saying something to yourself that you might not believe at first, but that your mind goes through the process of "Bayesian belief propagation" so that your subconsciousness automatically figures out to arrange itself to be consistent with the belief that you've instilled in it so that then it comes up with the structures IRs, automatically to make that belief true. And so that is why the Law of Attraction works.
Well, basically this is just concentrating on a problem. This is the same as visualizing as well.
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|05-03-2007, 05:21 PM||#12 (permalink)|
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Had another great idea. Sometimes you need motivation to give yourself motivation. Like if you know some trick to motivation will work, but that you are not even motivated to apply that trick.
Like my little thing about overcoming procrastination by pinching yourself till you do it. Yea it works, but you still need motivation to pinch yourself in the first place. You can't just pinch yourself to motivate yourself to pinch yourself. This is why all trick methods of personal development as listed on Steve's 33 productivity tips will fail on their own if you don't tie them down by motivation to your goal hierarchy... because you wont have any reason to apply them in the first place. So that all those productivity tips will fail if you don't have a life purpose to apply/link those tips to.
However the idea of mine to do isometric to stop procrastination worked got me because I could not make myself escape from the painful mental patterns that I was having... so I was motivated to apply that motivational trick to stop the pain of procrastination that I really wanted to start on my paper but my thought patterns where so ingrained that it was painful to transition to change them as quickly as I needed to My crazy way of instantly overcoming procrastination / getting motivation to write another paper that I had to do. And also to get out of bed to go to Chinese class from an awesome night of partying. My mental patterns were so focused on being social, so that all my motivation and actions in that night were linked to/motivated by the goal of being a social [winner/butterfly/popular person??], so that going to Chinese had nothing to do with those subconcious motivators so that it was very difficult to get myself to come out of bed. I had not thought of this process of mentally tracing up my goal hierarchy to find motivation so I had to bear all the energy and pain of transitioning ( check out Pain of transitions)all those mental habits and the isometric let me do that. I just knew somehow(not defined or linked to my real goals) that I should probably go to Chinese class. Yea, its easy to look back and say, well duh... you go to Chinese class so that you can get good grades!!! Duhh!!! but still, when you are in a social situation, getting good grades is the last thing on your mind, it is not motivation for being social, so the mental patterns/subconcious habits/loaded up skills from the previous night keep you from wanting to go to class.
To get the motivation in the first place, then that is when you have to go through the long chain of motivation of linking your current action in your mind to your top most goals.... to maintain your hierarchy and keep it whole instead of fragmented. But that is a long and detailed process... so that is then when you use the motivation that you've found by tracing your goals to install your motivational trick. Gain motivation to install a quicker motivational trick. Then instead of having to go through the really long concious process of tracing goals you just use the much faster motivational shortcut.
Which brings me to why I wrote this post in the first place. I was thinking of this when I was reading the post about the fear of failure. I wanted something that would subconsciously and automatically motivate me to write my paper. I thought that fear was a pretty automatic thing, so that I was motivated to install a fear of what would happen if I did not finish my paper. I am by default fearless so that I can be happy whenever I want. [edit: well, fear is always present you come across something new, I just have a subconcious automatic habit of systematically making the fear go away]
But then I thought about just picturing a girlfriend and said that I would be able to be with her if I finished my paper. I installed a shortcut of motivation. And it helps... thought I was so happy about it that I decided to procrastinate even more by writing this post about it. Ohwell. I'll have to figure out that one next.
Last edited by Sunnybayes; 05-26-2007 at 05:27 AM.
|05-08-2007, 03:58 PM||#14 (permalink)|
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What I'm going for in this framework
Astrology is to Physics as PD is to Analytical PD
I want to show how the physical and real feelings inside your body and brain/head/mind/eyes map to:
learning, tiredness, zoning out, thoughts, sleep, emotions, procrastination, motivation, happiness, sadness, frustration, joy, love, fear conciousness, habits, confidence, intelligence, intention/ manifestation, creativity, making goals, law of attraction, other weird concepts from other PD stategies, ... ect.... ect...
As always a work in progress, some of it is speculation... but grounded to reality through my experience. Could be contradictory that I need to realize and clarify, and as I think about it more, it will become more consistent and plausible and able to make better predictions about behavior. And all of these are my ideas... they could all be absolutely wrong, but I'm going to continue to work on them for myself, and hopefully they'd be useful for others.
Basically I want to make a dictionary of how to describe emotions and internal state. I'm trying to learn the skill of being able to control my mind. This is my attempt at going straight to the source of personal development. No more fuzzy stuff... this is going to be personal observations of states and emotions what it means and hopefully I'll come up with some good insights about why we act the way we do.
This is not supposed to be a spiritual thread really, though at first it might defiantly sound spiritual, cause I might use some vague terms at first. But maybe I'd get a better response if I posted this in the conciousness section of the forums, but I don't really want this to be a spiritual sounding thing. I really mean to this thread to be an analytical, scientific, experimental, direct exploration of one's internal state.
Intend to add: (at least so far)
- How to actually become "more conscious" and know it
- What levels of consciousness means
- How and why intention/manifestation works in this model
- feel this stuff I am talking about
- How to remove memories / reprogram memories
- How to feel young / old
I intend to adapt this model to explain:
The best way to get the best grades in college
Fundamentals of Analytical Personal Development: (still being defined)
1.) There is nothing mystical about it. You can scientifically observe and be aware of your internal states and be able to predict them and know the causes and predict the effects.
2.) All your internal feelings have a direct mapping to the structures of your body and brain. You can become conscious of these mappings and know how to control them to cause desired change in states and emotions.
I wanted to do this because I see all sort of discussion about weird Quantum Physics conciousness, blah blah blah ... All that crap is just to make it sound really really advanced and high tech and that it can solve all your problems without you having to put in any thing at all, and so that you'll be really inclined to spend lots and lots of money. However I've not tried PATHS, so I wont dis it more than their really sick marketing, maybe it does work. Just a load of marketing B.S. I am a undergraduate physicists myself at UIUC, makes me sick when they pull that stuff. I am also a computer scientist, I am trying to figure out to make intelligent machines. Ok, yes I still have a long way to go, but since I have been able to observe my internal state so well, I can have a better road map of where to take it.
About my screenname, bayes is short for Bayesian, a concept used in artificial intelligence.
|05-09-2007, 04:50 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
over did it
I've got the oddest feeling now.
I know exactly what I need to do to be the most successful guy in the world. you know... being creative solves everything at once (fear, motivation, procrastination, leadership..ect.,ect.) ... wow... that gave me some intense motivation and drive but I think I over did it the day before yesterday and was so excited that I stayed up until 5 am just working out everything... but yesterday I was totally foggy from it, I felt decently ok, and today I felt alright, but I think because I abused my mind and body like that, that my brain associated pain with doing the creativity thing so now I'm kinda indifferent to the whole framework... i.e. it shot my motivation a bit... or maybe I'm just saying this because I'm tiered now, or perhaps some other aspect of my balance is off, I hardly ate today (no I don't feel sick), so that might be part of it too.
But after my brain achieves normal balance again in a day or so, I'll remove the negative association that my brain installed from following this framework, and then I'll be sure to limit myself to normal sleeping hours. I'll just have to deal with being extremely excited. That way I'll be able to maintain the motivation in a healthy way. And I suppose I still need to practice being more disciplined with a bit more structure.
So yea.... 99.9% of people have problems with not being motivated enough, well I've just discovered that I had a problem with being too motivated... lol... (never thought that would happen)...
I now need to work on making it just a normal thing, cause lately I've just been too overwhelmed with excitement (yea... such a horrible thing I know...) I'm going to take it like its just part of my job to be brilliant, (ok... don't shoot me ).
it might also be that I've not been social at all for the last 3 days...
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