Year: 2019

BluePrint Autonomy Orange Belt – The Armour That Shields You Also Blinds You

Welcome to what I call autonomy Orange Belt. If, you are new to the program please follow this link back to the introduction. Today we are going to take a very deep dive into the way your brain works and how your personality adapts to it. For some of you this may be relatively sensible but for quite a few of you some very foreign ideas are about to come your way. I have spent a lot of time on this introductory paragraph for those of you who struggle sit on the first analogy (about the coat of Armour), reflect on your self for a few days, or weeks, meditate & it will start to make more and more sense as you peel away the distractions. I want you to carry this analogy forward into this post. Context is key from now on. You are a human: that wasn’t so […]

BluePrint Autonomy Yellow Belt – Clouded Perception

AUTONOMY BLUEPRINT YELLOW BELT

The next step along our pathway to autonomy brings us to the topic of connection. Immediately you may be thinking of an emotional connection between two people but that is just the tip of the iceberg of what we are going to uncover here. THIS POST IS PART 3 OF A LONG SERIES OF POSTS – TO START AT THE BEGINNING CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE INTRODUCTION The start off today I want to discuss the separated means by which a child lives; by separated I mean the way in which they act exclusively on their own emotions and their immediate perception of the world around them. It is almost as if they live in their own little cocoon and everything else that is not them is supposed to serve them. A lot of people will put this down to them being  spoilt or selfish but I think that […]

Tournament species vs Pair Bonding Humans: Social Hierarchy series

Tournament species vs pair bonded humans

Congratulations for making it here. Quite a few of you have taken quite a few different pathways. My journey to understand a marriage breakdown led me here. I was trying to understand the social hierarchy I live in. In this post I share a recent revelation that the social hierarchy I live in (which is probably identical to yours if you live in a western culture too) is dominated by the battle of two cultures. Tournament species vs Pair Bonding humans is also a battle of freedom vs captivity depending on which side of the “fence of common sense” you reside on. First up I think we need to spend a few minutes to enforce just why this conversation is needed. I am on a mission to understand the human condition so I can gain my autonomy over it. Like it or not one of the most dominantly factors or […]

70th Birthday Gifts for Men: Celebrate, imagine & share.

70th birthday gifts for men

70th birthday gifts for men can be kind of hard to choose and kind of easy to get wrong. Most men who are at the 70 mark don’t have a thriving academic career or structured fitness regime to follow. In fact what you will more likely find is a lot of relaxing, reminiscing and hopefully some story telling. More than likely about the old days in an attempt to pass on 70 years of gained wisdom. I remember when my grandfather reached 70 was around about the time he stopped riding his bicycle around the neighborhood and really ramped up his efforts to engage with the grand kids (or anyone who would listen). We learnt more history lessons through his war stories than school could ever attempt to. Perhaps some characters and a few of the actions were not quite as true as grand-dad would like us to believe but […]

Great Awakening Definition: For Alex

great awakening definition faces

Remember when you are a young child and you were uninhibited enough ponder the big questions in life such as Who am I? What am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? What is life? What is existence? Remember also when you got to that age where you were bold enough to actually start asking people as well. What happened? What did that innocent, curious and wisdom seeking little kid go? In this article, which is ultimately going to lead to a great awakening definition; we are going to take a quick journey back to that feeling of existential yearning and then circle back on ourselves today in order to contemplate the journey between. First up we need to explore all the many contexts in which you may be familiar with the word Awakening. I will try to be quick so that we can get back to the […]

40th Birthday Gifts for Men – Help him transition into the second half

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY GIFT

The topic “40th birthday gifts for men” seems innocuous on face value but if you have never been a man or never straddled that 40-year-old hurdle you won’t fathom the importance. Let me enlighten you. To really understand the importance of the fortieth we may have to get a bit philosophical but don’t be scared. For a start (whether it be conscious or unconscious) the 40-year-old mark signifies to a man the end of his uphill journey in life and the start of the downhill stretch. Don’t underestimate just how important this revelation is to a person’s mind frame. Women have a very well publicised and fretted over period of menopause to signify this occasion. Men don’t. Whilst some doctors do advocate a male equivalent (the Andropause) I would have to say the jury is still out. I do believe that men go through a transformation around the age of […]