Patterns For Enhancing Neuro Sernantic Reality

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery tluit human beings, by changing their inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James

Having explored our "parts," our identity, our mind-body states of consciousness and the language that drives them, we now move to the weird and wonderful, zany and neurotic world of meaning. As a semantic class of life (Korzybski) we live, emote, experience, rejoice, and suffer because of meanings.

Yet meaning, as such, does not exist in the world. It never has, it never will. In fact, it cannot. Meaning (another nominalization) arises from the interaction of the human mind with things (or with other meanings). It takes a "mind" for meaning to emerge (meaning results from "minding"). And in human affairs, it takes a human mind or consciousness to create meaning. The original term from which meaning arose goes back to a German term that designated "holding" something like an idea or representation "before the mind."

The Cognitive-Behavioral model quotes as a proverb a saying uttered in the first century by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus as he wrote in Enchiridion.

Men are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.

Epictetus

The great majority of our experiences, distresses, joys, neuroses, ecstasies, etc., arise from the experience of "meaning." We attribute this or that meaning to something: to ourselves, others, the world, etc., and via that attributional process we create our semantic reality—nav, our neuro-semantic reality.

In this chapter, we separate the dimensions of meaning for special attention. The map that codes meaning may need changing, or reframing. Accordingly, we begin with the reframing patterns.

Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

HYPNOTISM is by no means a new art. True, it has been developed into a science in comparatively recent years. But the principles of thought control have been used for thousands of years in India, ancient Egypt, among the Persians, Chinese and in many other ancient lands. Learn more within this guide.

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