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Like Relativity theory is essential to Physics, Awareness Intelligence guides a new understanding of the mental world. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, and inequality do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the break-through decoding of a socio-temporal structure of the human soul. The tripartite socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, love, and compassion that is teachable to anybody for increased well-being, organization thriving, and the common good alike.

Thanks to dedication and a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and inter-generational approach, the discovery and deciphering of Awareness Intelligence has become possible. Logically derived, mapped to ancient wisdom, and supported by practical contemporary examples, I explain why it’s time to shift perceptions in fragmented spacetime to intelligent thought patterns in so-called ‘humantime.’

Technology and the distributed intelligence of the mind

Chapter 16 – Technology and the distributed intelligence of the mind

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There are lucrative business cases behind the emerging possibilities in new technology such as smart devices, the internet of everything, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

The intentions of the humans who are creating and utilizing technology are determining how technological progress will look like. What is clear is that technology follows the mindset of developers and users.

How virtuously technology will serve humanity depends on how people grow in their awareness.

Never will technology lead or replace Awareness Intelligence that is the direct expression of the life force itself. The appreciative study of the human mind, therefore, should be the absolute priority of all undertakings.

Due to the disappearance of unions in Europe and other markets, the unity of workplaces in the knowledge-based economy crumbles and gives place to lose short-term contracting. Also, employees today increasingly fear their replacement by machines and are worried about losing control against further automation. Having realized that the understanding of human connections, life- and humantimes are the most relevant human factors, it should be clear that in a humanistic society machines cannot be serious competitors. If machines replace humans, it is because humans do the work of machines, not because the machines came to do human work. Rather than reducing people to carrying boxes, the love and creativity-deprived modern societies should use people’s soul-inspired intuition and imagination to give them, by being wholly human,

What humans really need: to be as different from machines as much as they want to be.

Technology as a vehicle can increase a journey’s efficiency dramatically. The masses got used to focus the vehicle instead of the destination. The fun factor is understandable, but where does it lead? The deployment of technologies advanced to dictate how we communicate, work, buy, sell, and entertain. User policies and technological process designs became the remote control, while we think we are still in control. Through freemiums, addictive interaction design, and market monopolies whole industries came to depend on systems that today dictate many of the processes in our everyday businesses and lives. It’s important to realize that technology often is misused to take the remote control for the device of our personal earthly existence. Digital platforms decide how they pool their user stock and what they feed them. It’s difficult for the user to see the big picture transparently. And the politics in the virtual world are the politics of the physical world. The virtual realm too introduces division, incompatibilities, and builds walls. It’s not technology itself though. It is our and everybody’s level and the constellation of awareness that determines the results of its use.

There is no digital divide if there is no human divide. Only human minds share universally distributed intelligence. We cannot count on technology alone to reconnect and save us.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Coming next:

Chapter 17 – The choice to be part of something bigger

The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is an individual’s ability to monitor her or his feelings and those of others and therefore is an essential interpersonal competency. Beliefs and feelings are closely intertwined. Feelings are an important indicator of how a situation measures up against our socially and culturally shaped beliefs. Hence, feelings might have not much to do with our genuine human nature.

Feelings and more intense short-term emotions alike can seem overwhelming and be an all-consuming psychological state. There is always though, in minimum, some room for reasoning left.

To grasp the true nature of life, rational thinking helps to explore and direct one’s emotions. Emotions and attitudes are never the beginning; they are the result of thought, albeit not always rationally controlled thought. If you stick to your believe-based emotions, new ways of thinking might be hindered.

If you can deliberately change the way you think, if you can widen and sharpen your awareness at the same time, then you can create different emotions and if chosen wisely, feel better.

High levels of so-called emotional intelligence generally correlate with high levels of performance and success. However, there is the risk of over-relying on emotions with adverse effects on one’s mental states. Emotional understanding and the ability to manage emotions is not in itself a “good” or “bad” quality. One can perceive another person empathically and still not be aware of what that means for oneself and the broader context; therefore, neither empathy nor emotional intelligence do necessarily involve the development of compassion and the desire to help. On the other side, hypersensitivity to other’s emotions can be burdensome, contagious, and incapacitating supportive responses. If one is overwhelmed by others pain to the extent of getting sick oneself, nobody is helped. Rather than to merely intensify empathy,

It is more awareness-intelligent not to exaggerate but to broaden the responsiveness to other’s need for care.

Your beliefs and the way you feel about them come from your social upbringing, your education, your enculturation. If you were born somewhere else or at a different time, your language, religion, your beliefs about appropriate symbols, customs, and rules would be expected similar to anybody else in the same cultural milieu of that ages, but also entirely different from somebody in another temporal culture. No culture is a more or less legitimate way of living, but none of them represents an absolute truth either. There is, however, a fundamental lawfulness to human life. We need to choose how we put ourselves, others, and all humanity into relation to each other from the perspective of our life as well as from the standpoint of other generations and all human evolution. Without such a complete socio-temporal relationship, people across different realities of societies, cultures, and eras are continuing to insist on which would be the most likely illusion of their places and times.

Fortunately, we can choose to understand where we set the boundaries for exclusion, and how much back into the past and forth into the future we care.

It is this reference-system of humantime that would better guide our thought processes than a relatively random set of contemporary socio-cultural believes and sensitivities.

You are neither your emotions nor your feelings or thoughts as long as they are the mere aftereffect of somewhat limited awareness.

You are your watching mind of human relations in time. You are the entire and perennial conscious source intelligence you are coming from.

Use this gift to intelligently self-generate your thoughts in concord with all life. Awareness-intelligent thought is based on compassionate care that feels more deeply satisfying, moving, and human, while not being confusing or overwhelming after all.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Coming next:

Chapter 16 – Technology and the distributed intelligence of the mind

Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Comprehensive awareness is like the capturing of light, which is our soul’s essential yearning.

Life itself wants to reveal itself to us. Even if we close our eyes, some light is shining through the lids. The clouds are not a part of the sky. It’s never completely dark; there is always radiating vividness. To see clearly, open your eyes and wait until the clouds are gone. They are just the changing and passing stories others and we tell ourselves.

Look up, open up, reflect the light, and enlighten your awareness. That’s how you regain orientation and freedom that comes from foresight, providence, and trust.

Arthur Whimbey, the progressive author who published Problem Solving & Comprehension in 1979, evidenced that any intelligence can be taught through instruction on problem-solving and strategic thinking. There is less agreement though on what strategic decision-making competencies shall be. Of course, cognition, social and individual values and beliefs might influence one’s choices. When relying on beliefs, however, there is always the risk of unsystematics and misbeliefs being considered. Awareness Intelligence provides a universal framework for decision-making to know in a coherent and most substantial way

  • where one is coming from,
  • where one is currently at, and
  • where one can go.

Total awareness, if applied consequently, is an unerring advisor for avoiding mental short-cuts in strategic decision-making such as over-reliance on anecdotes and stereotyped self- and other-images.

Awareness Intelligence can be developed by any healthy individual.

Everybody has the mental ability to extend linear time and social relations towards the inclusiveness of the eternity and entirety of humankind.

All it takes is to pay attention and motivate oneself by knowing about the tremendous benefits of Awareness Intelligence for one’s private and professional life. A shortage of continual and all-encompassing awareness manifests through a mental disengagement that results in self-consumption. Views of narrow social boundaries are inhibiting the development of social networks. Such symptoms and communicative isolation in their most extreme forms, are characteristics of autism, a distinctly defined illness since the 1940s. The good news is: People lacking more global information processing can be instructed to improve. Humanity is not ill, but it definitively requires instructions on how to develop higher levels of awareness to connect sincerely with others. Humans can change their thinking, which in itself even changes the structure and functioning of the brain. Science found that the brain is much more plastic and developable than ever assumed. If we are self-aware, we have to admit that we probably did never give a hundred percent. There always goes a bit more.

It is not genetics that is limiting us. Most of us don’t explore all the options we have, don’t go to the top of their possible peak performance, and many do not think as hard and systematic as they probably could. There is no excuse for not learning how to become more awareness-intelligent.

We wish to be intelligent to perform tasks such as reading, calculating, solving technical problems, create music, understand nature, be a good employee or entrepreneur, and so forth. These may all be important to fulfill social roles. And, social comparison is a strong happiness factor. People tend to be content if they do well compare to others. Because there are always others who do let us appear compare unfavorably, the choice of a limited circle of easy-to-compare others might be a comforting self-protection strategy. However, such avoiding behavior also prevents from connecting to broader and more diverse walks of life. The measurements of traditional intelligence quotients have only amplified competition unnecessarily. It’s not necessary to compare to others and derive satisfaction from relative high scores in intelligence tests in areas we even don’t feel drawn to naturally as these, in fact, are not of most fundamental relevance to a soul-inspired human life.

It is unnecessary to feel judged as a human being by predominantly commercially defined concepts of intelligence.

Social comparisons are causing a lot of discrimination, feelings of unworthiness, and related suffering.

What makes people really joyful is their capacity for self-determination.To be awareness intelligent means to be in the driver seat, to function mentally well, and enjoy psychological well-being.

Once you will have experienced the power of Awareness Intelligence, a return to ordinary pseudo-knowing won’t be possible as your life got changed. And again, as Charles Duhigg states, willpower too “is a learnable skill, something that can be taught the same way kids learn to do math and say “thank you.”

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Coming next:

Chapter 15 – The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Ignorance is not bliss

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

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“Ignorance is bliss” is an often-seen quote with a seemingly appealing message. But let’s think again. If chosen as an attitude, ignorance for bliss would be like having given up happily the aspiration to be of help. Negative collective consequences would be one type of issue, the missed individual opportunity for true joy through service another.

Popular demeanors like ‘ignorance for bliss’ evidence that the quest for happiness has driven us into emptiness and carelessness.

In contrast, if we learned to be more awareness-intelligent, we’d have the chance to herald the start of the post-shallow-happiness era that will be about comprehension and meaning instead of ignorance.

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Although today’s education systems provide information and knowledge, they do not ensure to understand in empathy, for which advanced qualities of the mind would be required. This awareness would also include the knowing about the lasting joy whose profound quality is way beyond some short passing showers of bliss. It’s comprehension and meaning that make our soul feel alive.

Bliss, happiness, and joy may sometimes be used interchangeably. However, joy might involve more virtue seeking and meaning, as compared to the more pleasure-based notion of happiness. One of the major enablers of happiness respectively joy, is personal control. Being aware and understanding means mastery. The spectrum of one’s perceived control through ability increases the more Awareness Intelligence is present.

Becoming aware is like lightening up mental space and making previously dark and hidden parts of life accessible to be included in controllable reasoning and decision-making.

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Children intuitively seek joy by exploring the world and learning. The desire to learn is in all of us, which is a tremendous gift that is telling us “come, I show you the full joy of life.” Simple-mindedness, according to popular opinion, seems to cope well with life. Sure, diminished awareness may well be sufficient for functioning in a relatively tightly defined underrun — however, simple mind- over-simple life. A pronounced local focus of mind is doomed to become linked to difficulties in broadening one’s horizon when needed and is hindering the cultivation of diverse social interactions in any case. Over sooner or longer, every soul is revolting against too narrowly fenced personal development. People never regret what they have learned; they regret what they have missed.            

Is ignorance really the cause for all evil? At least, being educated does not necessarily prevent ignorance and foolishness. Pieces of uncombined knowledge that is not put into context point to low levels of awareness. For example, an oppressive manager in an organization may be a loving father of a family. A nation’s tyrant leader may be favorable for many organization’s success. A brutal xenophobic may care a lot for the wealth of the natives of his country. What appears right on one level, can be quite the opposite on another level. There is a serious issue with how people come to restrict their awareness about their social scope of care. It’s not a bad gene that causes these troubles. But why get the dots not connected, even by otherwise intelligent people who can comprehend most complex systems of many types? It’s the unawareness of one’s lack of awareness. It’s the absence of awareness-driven motivation to be fully human. Without a mental connector to establish compassion towards all levels of social organization, there is no desire to fill the gaps.

Only when envisioning the ‘why’ one can speak about complex empathy. Complex empathy includes meaning and is a main source of joy.

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Next time when asking a friend “how are you?” surprise her or him with following up with “why?”. For many, it will be difficult to answer; however, this is an excellent occasion to connect on a deeper level and have a meaningful conversation about how to navigate life. Why do I feel well? How do I see life? What is the bigger picture? Wouldn’t it be strange if living a better life wouldn’t include a deeper apprehension and socio-temporal navigation of life? It’s time wisely spent to learn to understand all that better.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Coming next:

Chapter 14 – Awareness Intelligence is learnable

Mental coordinate system

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

A new kind of mental map is required to explore and navigate effectively mental territory. Before the map-making process can start though, orientation must be enabled. As for physical maps, coordinate systems typically serve that purpose. These are grids formed from a vertical and a horizontal reference line respectively the north-south and the east-west axis. It’s possible to use the same technique to build a mental map.

The mental map of awareness uses human relations (the social dimensions) on the vertical reference line, and time (the temporal dimensions) on the horizontal axis. These are the inherently relevant aspects of human awareness.

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Plotted as a mental reference system, they will help to establish the socio-temporal structure that is required to focus what is relevant for the human soul. Once the mental coordinate system is established, the landscape of the psyche can be more easily navigated. With socio-temporal awareness as your mental navigation system, you won’t get lost anymore. You will feel traveling safe, and you’ll be able to connect to your most liked joyful spots again.

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Mental map that shows the directions of socio-temporal expansion to increase awareness intelligence (explained in next chapters in more detail)

The indefinite power of the human soul and mind can be unlocked as human beings evolve from doing ‘sightseeing’ to ‘thoughtthinking.’ This will intensify the understanding and appreciation of the mental world and propel the development of Awareness Intelligence. No field of science or any advanced forms of artificial intelligence have been able to solve the disconnect between the people that causes all the issues of inner and outer conflict.

It’s the power of awareness that has the potential to link separateness together and to unify.

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It’s time to become more aware of our absence of awareness, the only way to solve the remaining problems of humanity, which are all due to shallow lives lost in thoughtless wandering.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Coming next:

Chapter 13 – Ignorance is not bliss

Individual revolution, human evolution (overcoming psychic blindness)

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Today, humans do not evolve through physical challenges anymore, but rather through mental adaptiveness.

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Carelessness and conflicts due to increased stress and anxiety levels cause the pharmaceutical markets to surge. Instead of pills, however, we need a different quality of the mind that is not resulting in mental dysfunction, suffering, and aggression. Awareness Intelligence can serve as a natural human enabler whose potential is revolutionary on the individual and evolutionary on the human level. I believe in rationality and our ability to transform our way of thinking, although there is seemingly not a good enough market for such a mindset yet. However, as Jacque Fresco, the American futurist said, “we must put our mind on this as we do put a man on the moon.” What an exciting opportunity for us to strive for accessing life force that makes the whole of the universe. Metacognitive strategies, the thinking about the thinking, are vital for any endeavor of human learning and behavior.

Awareness Intelligence is the mastery of meta-conscious strategies that empower for living a holy, wholly and wholesome human life.

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The ‘body image concern’ condition lets people suffer from concerns about their body because they are dramatizing considered physical flaws due to an over-emphasis on specific local visual processing. If they had a better functioning global visual processing of the whole body, a more proportionate picture of the entire physical self would be perceived. The same phenomenon can be detected not only for the physical but also for the mental perception of oneself. A distorted perception due to impaired awareness of the global nature of life might cause one to limit the mental self-image adversely. And indeed, far too many are the people who think without objective reason that they would be not intelligent, not talented, not creative, not attractive, and not worthy spiritual beings. Such preoccupations are negatively affecting self-esteem, well-being, and vitality. Eating disorders and plastic surgery, for example, become the life-threatening and self-mutilating means to get rid of the image concerns.

It is important to acknowledge the existence of the disabling psychic blindness that the shortage of whole-person awareness represents and to develop Awareness Intelligence to put things back into a wholesome overall context.

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Rather than technological solutions in the first place, it is the apprehension of the human mind that bears the secret to breakthrough progress for the development of human beings and their well-being. As the saying goes “the eyes are useless when the mind is blind.” There is certainly no shortage of optical aids considering the interesting possibilities coming from technologies such as telescopes, microscopes, magnifiers, and zoom lenses. Of course, technological progress can be enormously useful for the enhancement of our limited five senses, the recovery of the physical health of some, and it can bring a good portion of excitement and thrill. But technologies are not speaking to the mind and soul directly. Any external stimulation first always goes through a layer of receptiveness and awareness that is more or less filtering and transforming signals into emotions and thoughts. It’s this, and only this, layer of the aware mind that determines how we experience the world. These mental capacities though are neglected as being untouchable, and so ‘mind tools’ remain relatively vague. Many people have heard – not as many who are using an iPhone though – that mindfulness, for example, is something good and vital for everyday and professional thriving. But it’s admittedly a struggle to understand what exactly the mind should be full of. Although we can observe and think about life, psychic blindness seems to be a common issue. Compared to the massive investments put into the marketing of consumer goods, investments into understanding and developing the human mind to increase well-being and health, stay comparatively modest.

It would not only make sense, but it is our responsibility to promote the empowerment of the human mind, to teach how to use the most powerful tool there is, human awareness, as a matter of priority in all societies.

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So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

Coming next:

Chapter 12 – Mental coordinate system

Expanding the here and now

Chapter 10 – Expanding the here and now

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What if you lived your conscious life confined to an inner shrinkage of the like of a so-called Matryoshka, a ‘Russian Doll,’ not realizing that you could be the whole doll and therefore missing even the prospect of ever seeing the world’s bright shining as it can only be experienced from the outermost layer?

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It’s up to you on which level your awareness resides. However, only through completely opening up you can see the light, the ultimate source of life.

The breakthrough discovery of the nature of Awareness Intelligence lies in the combination of one axis of relational reach with the other axis of time.

  • The y-axis represents the scale of human scope ranging from an individual to the human race overall. Imagine the arrow to be infinite, opening to an all-encompassing extent of humankind.
  • The second axis, the x-axis represents the timeline with the infinite past on the one and the endless future on the other end. For most Western cultures this might be learned to occur from left to right.
mathias sager Awareness Intelligence socio-temporal matrix
mathias sager Awareness Intelligence socio-temporal matrix

The observation of the environment helps to see the light as all material objects reflect light. Light is everywhere, including in all of us, and time does not let it fade. That’s how reflections become perennial.

There is still the reflection of our ancestors in the light, the same light that will transport our visual and energetic appearance forever. That’s how, whether present, future, or past, consequently, everything exists in light in parallel. Besides such a notion of cosmic time, I agree that in everyday life the concept of a timeline is practical. However, such a linear conceptualization of time represents a serious impediment.

Maximal temporal awareness bends the imaginary timeline into a circle in which the past and the future, both infinitely stretching into eternity, meet.

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If you can stretch your linear image of your lifetime between birth and death into this cyclical form beyond our physical existence, you have achieved a similar quantum leap to the one we’ve accomplished when accepting that the physical world is round rather than a finite plate with dubiously ending edges. Don’t fear thinking into the seemingly impossible and become of the infinite, spherical, and parallel nature of time. Don’t stressfully define your mind, stretch it. The farther apart you can stretch, the broader your arms of awareness. That’s how we can embrace the whole universe.

Social and institutional thinking is centered around organizational interests. Until the nineteenth century, the church defended a system in which the earth formed the center around which the sun and other planets span. It was only from the pressure of counter-proof that it got accepted that all the sky’s objects are in motion and the earth is spinning around the sun. Now it’s time to understand that time is not circling around our subjective perception of it. The past and the future don’t meet in our present, although this is a convenient view to support our self-importance. Our subjective presence is no absolute truth in all humantime. Much more, all the past and all the future meet on the parallel side of the circle of time where all time is not only available to us now, but to any life at any time.

Parallel time is always available to anybody, but it takes our effort to mentally stretch into the past and future and flex into the endless expanse of time on the other side of our illusionary timeline.

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The concept of going through this and other-lifetime physical existences and being judged for them in a way that is deciding one’s earthly fate in this and future lives is contradictory to having an infinite and immutable soul. Building karma over time is building on the culturally shaped notion of sequentially acquiring time over time. Who we really are and will always be, we were already in the past. Believing in bad karma from past bad deeds is believing in punishment through future suffering. However,

The belief in any form of shameful guilt is hostile to life and therefore awareness-unintelligent.

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Life itself would never be against itself. Why should it be necessary to have to circle through multiple incarnations to reach the freedom of Nirvana? If you don’t hold on to specific beliefs,

It’s right now possible to escape the cycle of death and rebirth by once for all dying to social attachments and freeing the soul to transcend awareness to the ever-present full temporal expansion of life.

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So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Coming next:

Chapter 11 – Individual revolution, human evolution

Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

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There are innumerous great books about personal development, inspiration, and spirituality. There is plenty of literature, examples, and enlightening role models. Much of this shared wisdom is relatively widely accessible, read, and discussed by a variety of interested people. However, readers often even struggle to extract from teachings what they already actively understand. And yet it is possible to also awaken the hidden knowledge that is dormant in us and complement it with new insights.

  • How to be spoken to when new wisdom is speaking to us?

Awareness includes meta-consciousness. In other words, it can ‘think about consciousness.’ Awareness, with the support of consciousness and mental presence that allows the generation of thought, both of which are sufficiently available at all times in us, is what creates the link between our hidden faculties and knowing. While consciousness offers the full scope and optimal quality of awareness to our mind, the thinking mind still needs to support consciousness too to make it explicit, specific, and applicable as awareness. Imagine developed awareness as a target. Without the mind having erected such a target based on the nature of the conscious soul, any arrow of information would come to nothing.

Without awareness, information cannot be caught and integrated as knowledge.

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Awareness can be understood as an internal structural characterization of a person. Not in the sense of an ego-filled vessel, but as an attracting and yet non-abiding catcher; a catcher of knowledge. Imagine a spiderweb. The more expansive the web, the more can be caught. Our mind then, spider-like, digests the captured good and keeps the net free and ready to be receptive for new input. The structure of one’s cognitive arrangement determines what can be received. Awareness Intelligence, if you will, is what the spiderweb of awareness is meant to catch.

If awareness spans the breadth and depth of all that consciousness is, if it embraces all that life is, and all that human life can be, then awareness is cardinally intelligent.

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The discovery of the lawful perspectives that govern our mental cosmos is a grand adventure. With Awareness Intelligence you can get to unimagined corners of your conception, always being given a mental reference system for orientation, effective learning, and you can recreate the life you come from and that you desire to become again. By learning to think awareness-intelligently, you acquire the ability for easing the strain of thinking while elevating it to all new levels.

We cannot stop the thinking process, but it’s possible to generate the thoughts we want, and which are good for us.

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Don’t waste any thought-capacity. Instead, work towards the cultivation of useful thoughts and harvest the full power of the mind.

Trying to shut down one’s thoughts comes with the risk of becoming passive. Also, undifferentiated awareness leads to ego-inflation. To tame one’s ego through broadening awareness and related non-linear thinking that is appreciative of diversity and inclusiveness doesn’t have to mean that we forget about the individual units of which humanity is composed of, including our own individuality. However, to realize full agency, one needs to position intelligently in the socio-temporal grid of life. Instead of diminishing oneself, the focus should be on increasing the awareness and systems thinking about the energetic interplay between everything and everyone there is, including and especially all thought, which is the all-mighty force of human creation.

It’s time to demystify spiritualism. To become a deep-grounding, alert, and compassionate human being, you don’t need to have a history of specific events or pre-conditions. You don’t have to be an extraordinary psychic either. You just need to use your mental capacities to increase the receptivity of the canvas on which consciousness, experiences, and thoughts are projected.

There is no privilege of awakening and there is no such thing as accidental enlightenment. You are already all it takes to learn to understand and practice the full Awareness Intelligence of human relations and time within you.

Being spiritual means to be fully human by accessing the soul that is in all of us. As you think about that, you are already entering spirituality.

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Trying to change awareness through a blurring of perceptions, whether caused by self-absorption or intoxication, are inhibiting rather than luminous experiences of spiritual growth. Sober awareness that is enabled by intuition and thinking is what allows us to enter our world within.

To enjoy your truly enlightened spirit, stay clear, be aware, and think awareness-intelligently!

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So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

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Missing systematics and links in science

Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

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mathias sager Awareness Intelligence

In most of today’s scientific research, I find it still difficult to see how the link between the universe and human psychology is made. It seems like current awareness is not up to seeing the study of the human mind being first and uttermost linked to overarching factors such as

The human soul that is connected to the universal consciousness and cosmic time.

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As French Henri Poincare described so well “Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.” In the context of understanding life and its signification for human existence overall, some dots undoubtedly remain unconnected. Henri Poincare who died in 1912, is considered the ‘The Last Universalist’ in mathematics since he mastered all the disciplines at once. If today’s specialized scientific fields work in silos and are hindering inter-disciplinary cooperation, it might indeed be the case that

A lot of knowledge is not brought into a more meaningful context and does not result into a house of wisdom that benefits and protects all humanity in a broader sense.

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Project and productivity management skills to organize business processes are taught everywhere and on all levels of the education system. Surprisingly, the same diligence is not applied to the mental world.

  • How can we think about our thinking and improve it for our own and others’ well-being?
  • How can we critically check our awareness to make sure we don’t miss any essential aspects?

The answers to these questions determine how we care for the world, and yet they are not discussed systematically enough in school. To quote the Buddha, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” I think it is overdue to build wholesome human attitudes, which is to

Think more and in different ways about how we develop and use awareness.

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So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

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Chapter 9 – Spiritual consumerism and mystification of spiritualism

Distraction of the mass

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

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mathias sager Awareness Intelligence – distraction of the mass

One may find a lot of examples supporting the thesis that things got more, better, safer, and healthier. However, not being aware of globally increasing wealth inequality, existing heightening levels of hunger, and record numbers of refugees in some areas of the world, as well as peaking prescriptions of antidepressants in many societies, signifies that local perceptions might lack accurate information and understanding. What is affordable within reach, is unavailable at another place. What is acceptable for some, is intolerable for others. And what means poverty in this place, passes for luxury elsewhere. While becoming more environmentally conscious here, more pollution happens there. The growing world population and economy continue to exploit the planet’s resources faster than these can be renewed. Nature gets polluted with garbage whose decomposition takes centuries and irreparably contaminates with spurious poison the earthly and universal flow of energy for the generations to come. 

We today see the first generations in developed countries who are, in terms of longevity, facing decreasing life durations. The life expectancy of a fifty-year-old in a low-income country, which is the majority of the world population, remained the same as it was thirty years ago. In the last forty-five years, suicide rates have increased by sixty percent worldwide, which indicates a desperate mental climate even in countries of relative wealth. The desire to die usually comes from unfulfilled desires for life. Most individuals would decide to live if the necessary psychological support factors such as meaningfulness, purposefulness, and spiritual growth through awareness-intelligent living would seem achievable.

Despite global communication technology, people are still kept uninformed, just by different means. While in prior days information was just not available, today its sheer volume and tendentially one-sided curation are leading to distraction.

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Herbert A. Simon, an influential American social scientist, stated in 1982 so aptly that “A wealth of information, creates a poverty of attention.” This is indeed utterly dangerous because by devouring our attention, distractive practices are hindering the flow of consciousness to our awareness; as a result, we get deprived of inspiration.

It is critical not to confuse emotion with inspiration. Inspiration comes through awareness, which, besides consciousness, is brought to life by thinking. We need to become aware to avoid emotional bias.

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Often, advertisement, media, and politics are attempting to shortcut our reasoning awareness by directly addressing emotions. The generation of emotions within you, however, you hopefully cherish as your own business, don’t you?! It is utterly important to retain alertness not to let emotions dictate our thoughts, but instead of creating them out of aware thinking. That’s where we can hold the remote control to feel the way we want.

In a constant fight for people’s attention, monopolist digital platforms channel information and keep us through addictive mechanisms engaged with very narrowly and non-transparently preselected views of personalized subsets of society and the media landscape. Western civilization blows its own horn regarding offering individuals the freedom of choice. However, this is farther away from reality than we would ever accept; if we were aware! When being offered options, the list of available alternatives, be it in a financial plan, in an assortment of products, in educational pathways, or career options, we are always only given a pre-selected set of choices that are elaborated by the respective business to optimize their profit.

Any possible choice is, of course, always designed in the main interest of the offering side. Many people wonder why the rich get richer, why the ones with great networks get even better connected, and why the seemingly lucky get luckier, while they themselves always come off second best.

Awareness Intelligence will help us in inquiring what choices we are not offered, which options are just for distraction purposes, what possibilities are untold, and what benefits are scoped out or not inclusive of our and humanities broader rights.

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Artificial intelligence is, as we are made believe, deemed to have potential that is even superior to human intelligence. This can, however, only be the case from a mechanistic information processing point of view. Algorithms in the form of cryptic programs are determining a significant and increasing portion of our computing and electronic communication activities. People can’t know or don’t have the time to evaluate the trustfulness of the logic and information packed into closed systems. The information age is trying to explain the universe in mathematical, respectively data analytical terms out of black boxes. The human mental universe, however, is fundamentally different from the physical world of bits and bytes.

Consciousness is not about information, it is about inspiration.

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Consciousness doesn’t come from a form; it comes from the life-animating spirit. And, awareness is not about a uniformly ticking computer clock. Instead it is about how humans make sense of their relations and time.

Today, the ones who have the gold, make the rules. Money is spent where there is the highest likelihood for maximized return on investments. Not surprisingly, wealth concentration is increasing, all at the cost of more equitability and participation among the population. Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital,” for example, is providing impressive evidence for that increasing concern. Privileges are protected through the formation of elite dynasties, academia, and business circles that do little tolerate outsiders. These elites have all the means required to pull the strings not only in economy but also in politics and public affairs. Opening up power structures and empowering the mass to claim their fair share would be a shot in the own foot, they think. It is, therefore, not surprising that awareness-based self-efficacy is not a broader educational priority. Keeping people’s awareness poor means less bothersome discourse and need for fair information.

Reduced awareness takes care of itself. People mistakenly believe to be knowledgeable and in control, which leads them even to justify and support the very systems that disadvantage them most.

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To have a birds-eye view on the wholeness of the world can be intimidating; too much is it a threat to poles of powers everywhere. Shame is imposed on those who full of awareness don’t belong, and confidence strengthened as thanks to those who ignorantly take a side.

Awareness of and about humanity as a whole is taken intentionally out of educational and journalistic scope. Instead, local scare stories, celebrity cult, group thinking, and stereotyping are promoted. Herd-thinking is confining the cubicles in the stables of the thought-farms owned by the one percent who own ninety-nine percent of global resources. In these closed mindset farms, people’s ignorance gets exploited. The domesticated herd of human livestock is fed and paid well enough to not revolt. Everything gets automated, and the thought-farming industry leaders stay mostly out of sight. Almost all of the financial means of this world are invested in businesses that help the money multiply itself. So, the breeding goes on and ever more extensive and efficient platforms are created for the keeping of human farm animals.

I currently hear a lot that there would be a global awakening to the better and everything will be fine, but I can only observe the same in places. Reassuring people in their comfort and not ruining their appetite is not only essential to keep the economy rolling, but it is another awareness-limiting and critical-thinking blocking tactic. The message is also that the global elite would take care of it for you, so you don’t need to do anything on our own anyway. Lowering people’s expectation of the necessity to act and play down their ability to have a possible future impact whatsoever is a proven strategy to discourage from engagement, so people will mostly settle to savor the present. Fostering such carelessness is favorable to propel current consumption in place of investments into everybody’s future.

A whole-person and holistically cooperative humanitarian view that would be broadly discussed publicly as a matter of social priority is missing. Rather mass education continues to teach perspectives confined to organizational boundaries and at best extended to further stakeholders as relevant for profit and required for compliance reasons. Education’s general scope is to train managers who can successfully compete against others, and the goal to encourage leaders to stand up for all humanity has, in many cases, degenerated to an inconsequential after-thought.            

Widespread fragmented awareness seems to be an accepted human mental constraint; along the lines of when something is out of sight, it also gets out of mind. To close one or even both eyes, however, is not all-natural human though; it is un-naturally awareness-unintelligent. Nothing goes ever completely out of consciousness. Then, when consciousness is suppressed to not surface into the process of thinking, the soul is restricted from being free. Limited awareness is a mental self-handicap with disastrous repercussions. Our energy suffers the more the flow of consciousness and the development of awareness is hindered. Human potential, care, and wellbeing get impaired.

If one grows more aware, the radius of care grows with it. As the reach of care widens, so does the feeling of being not alone, of being connected to the collective soul in full awareness, alive, and fully human.

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So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

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Chapter 8 – Missing systematics and links in science

Increasing the attention span

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

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mathias sager Awareness Intelligence

The second dimension of Awareness Intelligence, besides the social scope, is time. Relations are growing in time, from as small as oneself in the past, to relationships in the present, and the all-comprising scope of future generations. In that sense, social relations can be systematically mapped to temporal perspectives. Promoting to live in the present moment, to not let the past determine us, and not to worry about the future seems to be a sensible approach. For living a truly awareness-intelligent life, however, this is incomplete. If meditation is understood as stop thinking, it might be a relaxing practice, indeed, but it would also risk accommodating for self-absorbing, and possibly even selfish passiveness rather than being an active agent for all our and, importantly, our all future needs. We can only consume in the current moment; right from an economic point of view. However, from the angle of apprehension of life itself, our attention should span the contemplation of the entirety of a lifecycle embracing the flow from the past to the future and back, which even includes parallel time.

We become what we meditate on. Non-thinking and not embracing actively the past and the future might not be what makes the best use of our mental muscles.

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Attention is one of our uttermost critical faculties in which lies the power to become aware of the nature of time. To do mental work, the working memory needs to be able to allocate sufficient capacity to attend.

  • If we are not able to hold attention to picture life as a lifespan, how can we situate anything between the coming and going of life conceptually and as applied to ourselves and the lifetimes of others?
  • Do we think and act in full temporal awareness, which means to be aware that time is an illusion, or are we just following the row of events, one after the other, without questioning the more prominent arch of a life?
  • Do we just follow cultural customs and social rules of temporal sequences or do we have an own understanding of the right timing of developments in our life along different possible milestones such as the time we go to school, work, marry, and retire?

By following everybody else’s planned schedule, there is the peril of missing one’s making of an own plan. The ability to oversee the whole is critical.

To do always the seemingly momentary correct thing that is, however, not validated against an integral perspective risks to end up in unfulfillment and deep regret.            

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It is not enough to dwell a couple of minutes per day in practicing awareness. We become what we always think.

If we cannot be consistently aware of the full social scope, which is all humanity, and if we cannot envision simultaneously the complete range of time, spanning from the even farthest away past to the most distant future, we haven’t learned to be genuinely awareness-intelligent.

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Human beings cannot think multiple thoughts at the same time, but it is possible to develop compact bundles of coherent thoughts respectively a systematic approach to harness the power of Awareness Intelligence.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Coming next:

Chapter 7 – Distraction of the mass

Broadening the social scope

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach.

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The term ‘glocal’ is formed through the combination of global and local, describing a way of thinking globally while acting locally. As a general trend, ‘glocalism’ is misleading though because the exact opposite can be observed as well. People travel, consume, trade, and communicate globally, but their mind’s compassion remains largely local. Either way, normally we would consider systematic inconsistencies between thinking and acting as a deficit in integrity if not even schizophrenic. Indeed, humanity so far did not keep mentally up with the speed of globalization. It has not developed a responding mindset that embraces an equally global world view from a humanistic perspective. Our physical tools have outgrown our minds’ grasp. For a medieval farmer, except for his tax contributions to the king, it was enough to care for his family and neighbors. All private and vocational affairs were local, and the direct influence on it obvious. Today we are the consumers of global supply chains, communication networks, and logistics, and yet remain, most of the time, unaware of related end-to-end consequences. Our lifestyle went global, while our awareness stayed local. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications.

In contrast to the spread of globalization, continuing urbanization creates centralizing and concentrating forces. The world has not become one big shared village; it has become a network of competing cities. Seemingly paradoxically, within ever denser populations, people have become more solitary.

Instead of having learned to connect over wider geographical distances, it seems that modern society has learned to maintain and even increase mental distances in ever more crowded spaces.

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We feel it in our gut that there is something wrong with many societies’ value system. Economic profitability often is justified over health benefits. Convenience condones waste and environmental damage. Capitalist rather than humanist approaches determine most people’s lives around the globe. Too few human minds are open to see that we all come from the same place of intelligent energy rather than from a financial investment. So, what do we refer to as guidance for our lives if it is not the all-loving source of life? The problem is that to quantify is to put conditions on infinity and eternity. As even life itself has fallen prey to the obsession of calibrating beyondness down into tradable measures of fixed units, many people feel not to measure up anymore with today’s expectations.

In Mike Judge’s 2006 satirist movie ‘Idiocracy,’ crops in the US were watered with a sports drink named ‘Brawndo’ instead of water. Now crops didn’t grow anymore as the soil had become infertile due to the electrolytes having built up too much salt over the decades. As the story goes, Brawndo the thirst mutilator had come to replace water virtually everywhere. Water, the basic component of all life had been deemed a threat to Brawndo’s profit margin. The solution came during the budget crisis of 2330, when the Brawndo corporation simply bought the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, enabling them to say, do, and sell anything they wanted. Time traveler Joe didn’t know any of this, but he did see a problem that he might actually be able to solve. His proposal, in brief, was to put water on the crops; a suggestion that was met with complete misunderstanding from the Idiocracy representatives. Plants would crave electrolytes, and anyway, nobody has ever seen plants growing out of the toilets’ water, they argued. After a long back and forth, Joe finally gave up on logic and reason and told them that he could talk to plants and that they wanted water. That way he made believers out of everyone.

Even today, what if we lived a similar delusion? What if we tried to grow ourselves through the wrong values? What if we believed that the crucial ingredient and measure for everything is an economic, monetary value? The acre of our soul would become dusty too, like non-watered soil, and as too high consumption of electrolytes provokes gastric cancer and kidney stones, today’s over-consumption actually leads to hearts of stone.

Of course, one cannot live on air and love alone. However, research consistently finds that day-to-day emotional well-being only increases up to the level of where the bare necessities of life are met, while other factors have been found to contribute more to happiness.

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If we don’t want to mutilate our soul’s thirst for true love, but instead want to really satisfy it, we need to remember to water our soil of awareness from which the plants of thoughts grow with all and eternally loving consciousness. On the basis of Awareness Intelligence lush grass-fields and forests of diverse fauna and flora will be able to flourish. Thanks to its threefold and complete richness, soil would recover to be naturally fertile and the straggle of monocultures of weed could be prevented. 

Looking only a couple of generations back, most US citizens’ relative ancestors, for example, lived in Europe and around the world. The same awareness should dawn on every one of the around seven and a half billion people who come from only one billion foremothers and forefathers not more than two hundred years ago. We are all coming and going back to the same force of life. You and I are not us; we are all. Nevertheless, everyone is trying to fight their own battle, to be free from their past, to live in the present, and create a meaningful future for themselves. What is not realized though is the role of being and acting in awareness of whole humankind. Humanity seems to harm itself. As an American Indian proverb that Wayne Dyer, one of my favorite spiritual teachers and authors used to use, goes “No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves.” Indeed, a tree’s stem, its bark, branches, and leaves are all parts of one organism. In the same vein, all human beings make one humanity.

Like water flows through all plants’ vessels, so does consciousness flow in all human souls.

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People always fall back into fighting other branches of the tree of the human species. Occasionally, in moments of feeling safe, they are able to care for the tree as a whole. These are all too rare moments of feats of awareness. We intuitively know that life is the same for all, that we all dislike pain, and that nobody wants to be threatened and fought. So, why can we be so ruthless anyway? It’s the result of panic that comes from being lost in a labyrinth without a map. Head down and running, anybody getting in the way is pushed away. Force causes counter-force, and resistance becomes the default response to all challenge. A truly vicious circle. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. We contain astonishing intelligences in ourselves, which have allowed us over time to tolerate ambiguous situations and solve ever more complex puzzles. What we come to develop now is an appropriate framework that enables us to think our way through to more joyful humanness that convinces us to be free of interpretation and practical enough in the sense of not being another dogma, religion, or unrealistic ideology. Awareness Intelligence is not opinion, but logic, fact based, and generic; and it is not simplistic, but simple enough.

There is an expression in Chinese for how limited we tend to see the world: ‘jing di zhi wa,’ meaning “frog in the bottom of a well.” It is the fable about a frog who has lived its entire life down in a small well. The frog assumes that its tiny world is all there is. It is only when a passing turtle tells the frog of the vast ocean to the east that the frog realizes there is much more to the world than it had known. Many of us are like that frog. We grow up as members of a culture and learn, through direct and indirect teaching, to see the world from the perspective that has become familiar to us.

What is familiar to us makes us feels safe, and therefore it feels good and right; often this is even assumed to be the truth. Because the people around us usually share that same perspective, we seldom have cause to question it.

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Like the frog, we rarely suspect how big and diverse our human species is. So, don’t be a frog in the bottom of a well and become free like you have never experienced life before.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Coming next:

Chapter 6 – Increasing the attention span

Awareness as the hinge between consciousness and thought

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

Without consciousness, we cannot think any thought. Without awareness, we cannot create meaning from our thoughts. Non-aware thinking is random, often problematically emotion-driven, and potentially confusing. Awareness Intelligence is about the intelligence of creating meaning in one’s mentalizing and about the intelligence of self-generating useful thinking through awareness. To become more awareness-intelligent is to shift one’s locus of awareness

  • from socio-cultural identification to life’s essential nature,
  • from transactional relationships to unconditional love, and
  • from forcing one’s success to empowering others and next generations to become healthily thriving human beings too.

Consciousness is like the fire of our soul, and awareness is its fuel. Fire as the fundamental element of consciousness is the nature of life itself; it exists everywhere and in all of us. It just has to be inflamed. The body does not produce consciousness. Awareness, however, is bound to our existence here on earth. Kindled by universal consciousness, thought-energizing awareness makes hour human experience. Awareness-produced thoughts are the heat and light of the soulfire’s flames. Smoking flames of toxic thought come from the impure fuel of unawareness. We can’t stop the kindling nature of our consciousness, nor is it desirable. What matters though is what fuel is burnt, whether it is aware or unaware.

Consequently,

The quantity and quality of thought are determined by the level of awareness it arises from. Increase your awareness, and you lighten up your thinking. Purify your awareness, and you clear up your thinking.

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Awareness, in that sense, is directly influencing our cognitive abilities and, whenever we think, our state of mind.

Only when fired up by consciousness can we experience our self and become who we are. Animals and other forms of life are conscious too and able to interact with and inform each other. Plants exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide with us, a necessary process for both of our planetary existences. A shortage or pollution of the substances in circulation informs how organisms react. Like this network of communicating structures, energy is flowing through everything as the ultimate intelligent circulatory system of all life.  Such is the fundamental character of consciousness that is the life energy itself. Consciousness is not an end, but rather the energy we need for increasing and sustaining Awareness Intelligence consistently.

Swami Sarvapriyananda, the Hindu Philosopher, Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Vedanta Society of New York used a helpful analogy. Picture any electrical apparatus, like a TV or so. An electrical device does not contain or produce electricity by itself, and a device can exist in idle standby mode. Only when the device is plugged into the network of electrical energy and current is fueled from this outside source, the device will be able to perform its functions. In such a way our brain is fueled by consciousness. I’d like to develop this picture a bit further. Once the device is on, what determines when the device is used for what? The activation of the instrument’s available functionalities beyond the standby modus requires another level of intelligence: a control device. This controller, if used in the best sense of the device and its impact it has on the environment, I call Awareness Intelligence.

A fully functioning and powered device without the control unit would become incapable of performing its intended services. In the same manner would a human being, albeit energized by consciousness, be unable to choose its self-realization without awareness.

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Life ensues where there is life. Life in the sense of consciousness is infinite and all-loving source intelligence. Loving consciousness is everywhere the same. European, African, American, and Asian love is all around the world of the same consciousness. And yet there is a shortage of love. Even in the presence of organically living bodies, a lack of love and affection often cannot provide the ground for further life to flourish. Studies from the Austrian-American psychoanalyst René Spitz suggested already in the 1940s that social interactions are essential for child survival. As the mental capacities to become aware of the existence of love still have to develop, the pathway to experience love, for a child, goes through bodily touch. If not given sufficient love and affection, a young child wouldn’t survive even if otherwise fed well. Besides deadly consequences from hormonal and immune system closedowns, mental illnesses, physiological problems, and suffering can be the effects of deprivation of love. Later in life, as love and affection can be experienced through awareness, a solitary life per se doesn’t have to negatively impact one’s psyche nor physical conditions as, for example, many biographies of hermits show. The need for experiencing love, however, remains.

Awareness is a two-sided grid of the reception of inspiration and intuition on the one side, and the emanation of imagination and intention on the other side.

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Fully developed, even physically and temporally distanced life can be sensed.

An aware human being can connect to love regardless of the momentary external context.

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A lack of such Awareness Intelligence leads, like bodily malnutrition, to spiritual malawareness. Symptoms of malawareness are mental suffering and inwardly or outwardly turned aggressive behavior demanding the food of love the soul needs so desperately. As Eckhart Tolle says, “Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence.”

Brain activities as studied by neurology are an after-the-fact effect of consciousness; the brain is not the soul. The question then is how we can use the soul’s conscious energy to develop awareness as required for steering our mind. The goal of developing Awareness Intelligence is to enable you and humanity to think without limits and take responsible control of the life you really want, that actually everybody wants, in our world today.

When we plunge into water, we need to adjust to the laws governing the mechanics of swimming. We are still human and not water ourselves, so we have to manage a harmonious interplay. The same is true for the energy of life we are that fell into organic form. Because our organic corps is different from the constant source energy, a sense of separateness of the body emerges. Awareness is needed to realign the structures that hold us prisoners of organic existence with the non-structural wholeness of unbound consciousness. We need awareness for living a wholly human life that is inspired by divine consciousness and lived through the practical use of our biological organism. The mind is the intellectual capability that builds on the undifferentiated consciousness that can be understood as a general receptivity triggering potential thought.

Awareness is like the hinge between consciousness and thought; it has both the qualities of the divine consciousness and the thoughts it generates.

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Therefore, human awareness is both the holy spirit of the soul and the self-generated thoughts of the mind that includes ‘thinking about thinking.’ The degree of knowledge about and the way of applying this foundation of human agency is what makes Awareness Intelligence. It is the ability to be aware of and about one’s awareness.

Humans are social beings equipped with the mental capacity of social intelligence whose ultimate enabler is awareness. What is the scope of the definition of Social Intelligence? Does being socially intelligent deploy intelligence to all social forms and levels of humanity? Social Intelligence as applied to individual, organizational, national, and racial purposes, usually ends at some of such outer social perimeters that societies, depending on culture, have created and therefore may never really comprise all humanity. There may be endeavors considering humanitarian aspects, but one can be called socially intelligent without being truly inclusive of the full possible social scope. If we indeed risk not to develop a more comprehensive view of the human species, this might have dramatic outcomes. For whom? For everyone. That’s why Awareness Intelligence is so essential. It comprises the awareness about the awareness of social scope and inclusion as well as the understanding of how to use it to create the attitude required for our and everybody else’s well-being today and in the future.

Concepts of intelligence can and have been used to categorize people and legitimize exclusion. Traditional intelligence concepts tend to represent institutional interests. For example, they measure the so-called logical thinking abilities as required in natural sciences and as demanded by the education systems who’s aim is to ensure the supply of new corporate workers. Awareness Intelligence is not a concept in that sense as it does not halt at any institutional boundaries and does not impose related restricted rationalities; such a macro-awareness consists of the full reality of human life by pointing towards the all-inclusive and infinite, and therefore, always goes beyond mere organizational interests.

General intelligence is considered to be significantly influenced by genetic disposition. There is agreement though, that intelligence types of the like of Social Intelligence are mostly acquired. In other words, tact, sensibleness, and people smartness typically develop in dependency to experiencing rewards and punishments in specific social settings over time. We never meet whole humanity though and so we assume to have seen all that is relevant for us. Our friends, families, relatives, work organizations, friends, religious institutions, nations, and ethnic groups define our social world view. However, if one wants to be genuinely human with all that humankind has to offer, seeing beyond these more or less narrow organizing social concepts seems to be necessary. Only if we care for all humanity, our happiness will be unlimited.

Awareness Intelligence includes the ability to switch with agility between different possible social layers and to see the commonality of all the fights that are fought on any level.

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Intelligence, in a sense it is used here, goes deeper than a skill set for motivated behavior in a specific situation. Intelligence is a permanently maintained and applied deep attitude that continually re-defines one’s personality. If a foreign soldier kills a mother or a father, we find it, correctly, of course, terrible. But what about parental gatekeeping and alienation that leave children growing up without parents too? It takes Awareness Intelligence to see the analogy of the same tragedies just happening on different levels of social identity. In both cases, the reason (a defense mechanism and revenge) and sad consequence (a child growing up without a parent) are the same, but the judgment can change depending on the social scope of awareness. It requires sobriety to recognize any aggression, violence, and war on any level as intolerable and to apply humantime critically to any situation, be it on family, firm, communal, national, or any other level.            

If your awareness at times lets you feel constrained, barred, and controlled, it’s your human soul that demands to be freed. Your soul wants to be free from delusional changes of forms and see its true nature of all-encompassing and eternal life. Rationally and especially intuitively informed, our mind notices the possibility of employing a broader scope of social intelligence respectively awareness and, as a result, the opportunity to widen the receptivity for more diverse and more profound human experiences. Being awareness-intelligent is to see that everyone and everything exists in the context of all humanity, while ‘seeing’ can arise both from soul-inspired intuition and mind-generated thought.

So far:

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Coming next:

Chapter 5 – Broadening the social scope

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I’m reading from Awareness Intelligence.

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Like Relativity theory is essential to Physics, Awareness Intelligence guides a new understanding of the mental world. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, and inequality do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the break-through decoding of a socio-temporal structure of the human soul. The tripartite socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, love, and compassion that is teachable to anybody for increased well-being, organization thriving, and the common good alike.

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

We all can become aware of life’s compelling arguments, and the structure of persuasion is decipherable through human Awareness Intelligence. Life encourages us to not only dream about a utopia, but to create a realistic awaria, a possible world of holy, whole, and wholesome awareness to meet and exceed the expectations of the next generations of liberated human souls.

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

As a virtue, Awareness Intelligence is a reward in itself, and life is proving us constantly that peace is possible to the extent human awareness is embracing it. Awarian life is possible thanks to the systematic and continuous practice of Awareness Intelligence, the chief liberating and humanitarian enabler of a new age.

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

To be awareness-intelligent is to be aware of one’s awareness. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balance becomes harmonious, humantime has begun. Think yourself aware.

Your life that is humantime

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

To be awareness-intelligent is to be aware of one’s awareness. Awareness Intelligence is critical thinking about the nature, scope, and quality of awareness as the central ability for leading a fully human life. The joy that comes from it can be learned by everyone. The relevant dimensions of intra-, inter-, and extra-personal human relations, as well as the temporal modes of the past, present, and future, when brought into a socio-temporal matrix, represent the fabric of human knowing to generate awareness-intelligent self-generated thought. Expanding awareness is expanding life, the intelligence of our soul. The essence and benefits of Awareness Intelligence lie in the rational apprehension of how unconditional love, timeless kindness, and purposeful service can be coherently used for the benefit of any individual and the collective alike.

The development of Awareness Intelligence enables the becoming of a more supportive and supported creative power of universal consciousness. Socio-temporal awareness is multi-layered from which wholesome thought and action ensue. Having witnessed times of building war forces in spacetime, the time for exploring love in humantime has come. It’s not our circumstances that determine our lives; it’s our circumthoughts. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. You are welcome to join the mental travel adventure to your and everyone’s deeper experience and more significant impact for all.

When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balance becomes harmonious, humantime has begun. Think yourself aware.

Coming next:

Chapter 4 – Consciousness, awareness, and social intelligence

The awarenessland of Awaria

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

As a virtue, Awareness Intelligence is a reward in itself. No awareness-intelligent person would ever envision to exchange again meaning, love, compassion, related safety, satisfaction, and purposeful service for the pursuit of unnecessary material accumulations, the fear of losing these, and missing opportunities in being authentically who they really want to be. It would be impossible for them to merely have momentary awareness-intelligent glimpses and enjoy them like during spare time, vacations, or after retirement. Instead, an entirely new understanding of being one with life at all times would prevail. Joy is to experience more life, and increased awareness is serving exactly this purpose. Such a quantum leap in human evolution can happen when radically different, unfragmented thought systematics unlock the power of the creative energies of life during a whole human lifespan. Instead of closed and linear dualistic conceptualizations, it will be understood that the world works in open and cyclical threefold structures. Human awareness will shift from conflict-triggered, reactive and fragile ‘either-or’ decisions that are, at best, balancing acts of competitive situations to a willful harmonization into sustainable healings and boundaryless cooperation.

Life is proving us constantly that peace is possible to the extent human awareness is embracing it. Consequently, if all the world is scoped-in for ambitions of peace, a peaceful world indeed becomes attainable. An awaria can come through the dissolution of the illusion of separated and separating personal and societal identities that are not bounded together by life across times. It will be a future world in which all human beings are aware of their shared awareness of life. Thanks to intelligent awareness, the relational and temporal modes of life will be better understood, accepted as an essential truth, and consequently being acted upon for individual well-being, collective thriving, and the common good. Awarian life is possible thanks to the systematic and continuous practice of Awareness Intelligence, the chief liberating and humanitarian enabler of a new age.

Coming next:

Chapter 3 – Your life that is humantime

Life’s introduction to Awareness Intelligence

Chapter 1 – Life’s introduction of Awareness Intelligence

We all can become aware of life’s compelling arguments, and the structure of persuasion is decipherable through human Awareness Intelligence. Let’s welcome life to introduce itself to us.

“Hello, here’s life speaking. Some call me also consciousness or life intelligence. I’m the all-animating source energy that has inbreathed life into more than a hundred billion people only until today, let alone the trillions of other forms I’ve brought to life and the even more births to come in the future. All my creatures do value me, life, as the highest good of all, which speaks for the uttermost importance of continuing to become aware of me in all its aspects and manifestations, but especially as the infinite and eternal energy I am. There were some misunderstandings, complaints, and returns in the past, but the possibilities of the joys of life haven’t even yet been realized fully. The latest focus to improve the user experience is called ‘Awareness Intelligence.’ I know that humans have been waiting for it. It’s a feature of human existence that is now pre-installed in all current models. So, please remove possible defective externally downloaded software and instead allow the activation of life’s update of the original operating system, so to speak in modern terms. I’m thrilled to present herewith the manual on how to switch on and use this fantastic capability to not only dream about a utopia, but to create a realistic awaria, a possible world of holy, whole, and wholesome awareness to meet and exceed the expectations of the next generations of liberated human souls.” – Your life

Coming next:

Chapter 2 – The awarenessland of Awaria

What would you understand by the term ‘Awareness Intelligence?’

It’s a new concept and term; So, what would you understand by the name ‘Awareness Intelligence?’

I will post a series of quotes from the manuscript ‘Awareness Intelligence: Holy, Wholly, and Wholesomely Human’ over the next time. I hope you enjoy it.


Awareness Intelligence (A brief introduction)

The next step in human evolution

            For the same reason as to why Relativity theory is important to Physics, Awareness Intelligence is necessary for a new understanding of the mental world in Psycho-spirituality. Awareness Intelligence is the lawfully tripartite awareness about awareness. If we move on from relative perceptions in fragmented spacetime to absolute connections in holy, whole, and wholesome humantime, the next quantum leap in human evolution can be taken, for individual well-being, organizational thriving, and the common good alike. Finally, concepts of enlightenment can be demystified by the socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence. It’s time for the spiritually rational Homo conscientia, the aware human to evolve in a post-shallow-happiness era that is all about meaning.

The socio-temporal matrix

            The dimensions of intra-, inter-, and extra-personal human relations and the past, present, and future modes of time plotted into a socio-temporal matrix can be used to explain the fabric of the human soul. This mental coordinate system reveals three ultimately intelligent fields, the three tenets of Awareness Intelligence. First, the ‘intra-past’ as the combination of the intra-personal with the past, which is the source of intuition that enables authentic minding. Second, the ‘inter-present,’ which derives from the inter-personal dimension crossed with present time and that leads to awareness as the precondition for self-generated thought free from stressful transactionalities. And third the ‘extra-future,’ which is the intersection of the extra-personal with the future that completes Awareness Intelligence in allowing it to be whole-human scope thinking both from a relational and temporal point of view.

Socio-temporal matrix

A life aligned to humantime

            Modern societies’ lifestyle went global, while awareness stayed, for the most part, local. This leads all too often to sympathy without empathy. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, inequality, and poverty do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. But now the logic of Awareness Intelligence has been deciphered and it can be learned as a meta-cognitive strategy. Besides the ability to socially scope in all humanity, the notion of a linear life timeline has to be stretched into a two-sided continuum of time that bends into circular eternity. Like the world is not a finite plate with angst-inducing ending edges, our energetic life is not confined between birth and death. There are three entry points to liberating cosmic humantime: The self-accepting mind-travel to before birth, the immersion into parallel time trough unconditional love, and the compassionate mental expansion towards after death. Awareness-intelligent people can disrupt conditioned misbelieves and unlearn unhealthy habits. How? By tracing back their story to where it started, all back to their intra-past; by expressing their language of reverence by letting others become who they really are too; and by finding their purposeful servicing based on timeless kindness. We can enjoy social interactions together in the inter-present, but the past belongs to us, and the future ultimately belongs to all to come.

Practicing Awareness Intelligence

            Think about a tripod and how its three legs need to interact simultaneously to provide a stable stand. Only by such a well-established awareness, the coherent arcs of sharper thought can be captured. Awareness Intelligence offers solutions that are never in a hurry, but all about importance. Awareness is not everything, but without awareness there is nothing. The reader will learn how to cultivate circumthinking to see the chances, how to think thrice before choosing how to make oneself and others feel, and how it is possible to change thinking from the layer from where thought arises: one’s awareness. When consciousness becomes aware, when awakening becomes intelligent, and when balancing dualism becomes a harmonious trinity of awareness, humantime has begun. Begin to apply a ‘watch-listen-walk’ attitude as your new invaluable mental guard: watch the intra-past, listen to the inter-present, and walk the extra-future. Become an attentive and agile dancer who can control the body, cooperate with the mind, and coordinate the congeniality of human souls to fully enjoy the deepest experiences of the socio-temporal dance of life.

© 2019 Mathias Sager