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Increase, Boost and Improve Your Natural Mindset

Increase, Boost and Improve Your Natural Mindset

A wise man once said, “Life is a battle of Cosmic vs. Psychological reality.”

This statement has profound connotations in regards to all of mankind’s universal beliefs, thoughts, and existence.

The psychological aspect of a person’s learned behavior from birth could be described as a nearly impregnable wall of beliefs. An individual who was taught and self-taught in a material world. A world where the five senses of observation can become a religious following of accumulation.

This psychological learned behavior can be the most beautiful or the most horrific prison of the mind.


    On the other hand the Cosmic person, Celestial Mechanic, Physical Cosmologist or Astrophysicist has an automatic self-awareness which goes beyond the immediate five senses.

    The earth as we know it is smaller than a spec of dust on the hide of an elephant’s backside.

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      Every individual on earth could likely be described as the quantum particle of the universe. This immensity and visualization in mind are what we require to gauge a clear understanding of Cosmic vs. Psychological existence.

      Thinking Outside the Box

      The mind will tell us what everything is according to what we see, hear, feel, touch, smell, and experience in the physical world.

      The cosmos will tell us we are but the equivalent of a passing thought on a universal level.

      The path to a widened mind is found by looking outside of our learned psychology and realizing the cosmic existence of scale, and its impact on our mindset and behavior.

      Thinking outside of the box of our immediate existence allows a natural neuroplasticity within the physical brain. New neural connections and networks are created which allow greater growth, clarity, and understanding on a much higher level.

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        Physics theory and celestial calculations are involved in such visuals as shown above. Let us say the inside box represents the knowledge within while the outside box is the unknown. Like a fish that swims in the known universe of water. The fish lives and breathes water. It is the known. It is the tank of life for the fish. The unknown for the fish as we know “would be incomprehensible.” As an observer, If a fish had the intellect to look beyond their known universe how would that play out for the other fish in the sea? We can assume the ideas, concepts, and methods proposed by that fish would likely be accepted only by those who carry openness, interest, curiosity and tolerance in their hearts.

        Let us say the inside box represents the knowledge within while the outside box is the unknown. Like a fish that swims in the known universe of water. The fish lives and breathes water. It is the known. It is the tank of life for the fish. The unknown for the fish as we know “would be incomprehensible.” As an observer, if a fish had the intellect to look beyond their known universe how would that play out for the other fish in the sea? We can assume the ideas, concepts, and methods proposed by that fish would likely be accepted only by those who carry openness, interest, curiosity and tolerance in their hearts.

        Learning and Increasing Awareness

        Any person with a relatively expansive intellect collects, retains and disperses information in a manner which is obviously different from the mainstream individual. Notice the pic below which shows the “access to meaning” area of the brain. This area also happens to be related to studies which involved meditation practitioners.

        Tolerance, consistency, openness and interest will be paramount personality traits related to the success of anyone embarking towards increased awareness.

          Support article from Author Trane Francks, see below:

          “Consciousness and physical matter may be more related than we think. For example, we know that all matter exhibits particle/wave duality. Depending on the expectations of the observer, one sees matter behaving as a particle or as a wave. The expectations of the observer brings the question of consciousness inextricably into the equation, yet we don’t yet have the math to quantify this interaction. Being able to directly measure and quantify the effects of consciousness is an ambitious goal, but it may very well be strictly outside our ability because the simple act of observing (measuring) affects the outcome. You cannot observe something without having consequences.”

          This descriptive statement above is not new physics information. It can be found in any documentary or talk about basic physics.

          The reality of what you observe and interpret in your everyday life is the key to positive change.

          Support material:

          Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
          November 18, 2015

          “When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons”

          Berkeley’s graduate division on Neuroscience Website:

          “Changing the brain: For optimal learning to occur, the brain needs conditions under which it is able to change in response to stimuli (neuroplasticity) and able to produce new neurons (neurogenesis).

          Stress, adequate sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise all play parts in the overall improvements.

          The most effective learning involves recruiting multiple regions of the brain for the learning task. These regions are associated with such functions as memory, the various senses, volitional control, and higher levels of cognitive functioning.”

            Diffused Learning: Getting Started

            A simple 1 step task of starting with 15-60 minutes per day (15 days-30 days) on a topic outside of our immediate knowledge “such as cosmology or meditation” can help to expand our thinking, actions, and performance in all aspects of life.

            Every individual will respond differently to this type of approach. Some will require shorter periods of stimulation and others more.

            This diffused learning process must be carried out consistently for at least 15 days-30 days.

            Audio tapes can be listened to during commutes, in the office, during light workouts, etc.

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            This is all about diffused learning and thinking on the right side of the brain.

            Good luck readers!

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            Published on June 30, 2020

            What Is Unconscious Bias (And How to Reduce It for Good)

            What Is Unconscious Bias (And How to Reduce It for Good)

            Many conversations are being held nowadays regarding unconscious bias, but what does it really mean and how can it affect your life and the people around you? With many types of biases, it can get quite confusing. In this article, we’ll touch on cognitive bias, and then zero in on unconscious bias. Both types of biases have an immediate impact on your life because they relate to how you and others think about yourself and other people.

            If you want to protect your relationships and make good decisions about other people, you need to know what these biases mean[1]. Once we have clarity about that, we can explore in more depth unconscious bias and how to address it[2].

            Cognitive Bias

            Let’s start with cognitive bias[3], a predictable pattern of mental errors that result in us misperceiving reality and, as a result, deviating away from the most likely way of reaching our goals[4].

            These mental blind spots impact all areas of our life, from health to relationships and even shopping, as a study recently revealed[5]. In other words, from the perspective of what is best for us as individuals, falling for a cognitive bias always harms us by lowering our probability of getting what we want.

            Cognitive biases have to do with judgment, not mood. Ironically, cognitive biases — such as the optimism bias and overconfidence effect — more often lead to positive moods. Of course, the consequence of falling into cognitive biases, once discovered, usually leaves us in a bad mood due to the disastrous results of these dangerous judgment errors.

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            Unconscious Bias

            Unconscious bias is different from cognitive bias. Also known as implicit bias, it refers to unconscious forms of discrimination and stereotyping based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, age, and so on[6]. Despite cognitive biases sometimes leading to discriminatory thinking and feeling patterns, these are two separate and distinct concepts.

            Cognitive biases are common across humankind and relate to the particular wiring of our brains, while unconscious bias relates to perceptions between different groups and are specific for the society in which we live. For example, I bet you don’t care or even think about whether someone is a noble or a commoner, yet that distinction was fundamentally important a few centuries ago across Europe. To take another example, most people in the US don’t have strong feelings about Sunni vs. Shiite Muslims, yet this distinction is incredibly meaningful in many parts of the world.

            Unconscious Bias and Discriminatory Behavior

            Organizations often bring me in as a speaker on diversity and inclusion to address potential unconscious discriminatory behavior. When I share in speeches that black Americans suffer from police harassment and violence at a much higher rate than white people, some participants (usually white) occasionally try to defend the police by claiming that black people are more violent and likely to break the law than whites. They thus attribute police harassment to the internal characteristics of black people (implying that it is deserved), and not to the external context of police behavior.

            In reality – as I point out in my response to these folks – research shows that black people are harassed and harmed by police at a much higher rate for the same kind of activity. A white person walking by a cop, for example, is statistically much less likely to be stopped and frisked than a black one[7].

            At the other end of things, a white person resisting arrest is much less likely to be violently beaten than a black one. In other words, statistics show that the higher rate of harassment and violence against black Americans by police is due to the prejudice of the police officers, at least to a large extent[8].

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            However, I am careful to clarify that this discrimination is not necessarily intentional. Sometimes, it indeed is deliberate, with white police officers consciously believing that black Americans deserve much more scrutiny than whites. At other times, the discriminatory behavior results from unconscious, implicit thought processes that the police officer would not consciously endorse[9].

            After becoming aware that unconscious bias does exist, the next step would be learning how to recognize it in order to reduce it. I’ve outlined three crucial points to keep in mind below while further exploring the unconscious prejudice discussed above.

            How to Reduce Unconscious Bias

            Remember these three important points if you want to work on reducing your unconscious bias.

            1. Unconscious Bias is a Systemic Issue

            When we understand that unconscious bias is ultimately a systemic issue, we understand that internal cultures need to be checked and addressed first.

            Interestingly, research shows that many black police officers have an unconscious prejudice against other black people, perceiving them in a more negative light than white people when evaluating potential suspects. This unconscious bias carried by many — not all — black police officers helps show that such prejudices come – at least to a significant extent – from internal cultures within police departments, rather than pre-existing racist attitudes present before someone joins a police department.

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            Such cultures are perpetuated by internal norms, policies, and training procedures, and any police department wishing to address unconscious bias needs to address internal culture first and foremost, rather than attributing racism to individual officers.

            In other words, instead of saying it’s a few bad apples in a barrel of overall good ones, the key is recognizing that unconscious bias is a systemic issue, and the structure and joints of the barrel needs to be fixed[10].

            2. There Is No Shame in Unconscious Bias

            Another crucial thing that needs to be highlighted is that there is no shame or blame in unconscious bias as it’s not stemming from any fault in the individual. This no-shame approach decreases the fight, freeze, or flight defensive response among reluctant audiences, helping them hear and accept the issue.

            Unconscious bias is prevalent and often doesn’t match our conscious values. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs and prejudices stemming from our tendency to categorize people into social groups. This developed naturally as a way for our ancestors to quickly size up a possible threat. Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate well in modern life.

            3. It Takes a Sustained Effort to Prevent and Protect Against Unconscious Bias

            After being presented with additional statistics and discussion of unconscious bias, the issue is generally settled. Still, from their subsequent behavior it’s clear that some of these audience members don’t immediately internalize this evidence. It’s much more comforting for their gut reactions to believe that police officers are right and anyone targeted by police deserves it; in turn, they are highly reluctant to accept the need to focus more efforts and energy on protecting black Americans from police violence due to the structural challenges facing these groups.

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            The issue of unconscious bias doesn’t match their intuitions, so they reject this concept, despite extensive and strong evidence for its pervasive role in policing. It takes a series of subsequent follow-up conversations and interventions to move the needle. A single training is almost never sufficient, both in my experience and according to research[11].

            Conclusion

            The examples and points raised illustrate broader patterns you need to follow to recognize unconscious bias. Only by doing so will you be able to determine if, and what type of, intervention is needed to address it.

            Unfortunately, our gut reactions lead us to make poor judgment choices when we simply follow our intuitions. Unconscious biases are systemic and need to be addressed in order to make the best decisions[12].

            We need to learn about the kind of problems that result from unconscious bias. Then, you need to develop the right mental habits to help you make the best choices[13]. A one-time training is insufficient for doing so. It takes a long-term commitment and constant discipline and efforts to overcome unconscious bias, so get started now.

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