Consciousness, perception, and attention in daily life ÷ it seems, they are in everybody“s understanding.
Are they limited? How are they limited? What are they limited by?
Can we manage them? What can we do about ours limitations?
These questions are the practical ones; the awareness training is the practice, experiments and experience.
What is the perception anyway? Are we always able to perceive something? When, in what case we perceive something?
For instance, we can recognize and name the person only if we are acquainted with one. Perception - it is always recognition.
We can not see what we have no idea about.
There are no perception organs to engage with something which has no place in our world“s description, and we have no chance to perceive out of frame. So, I am seeing that have knowledge about.
And my knowledge is not hanged in the air also. It is based on some specific postulates. In other words, there must be some axioms, some things that I take for granted, assigning them the status of existence. This is something without doubt, certain and unquestionable. That's what I believe in. And I believe unconditionally what I“m seeing.
So there is completion of the circle at this point. I see/perceive what I know, I know what I believe in and I believe in what I see.
The ancients say - there is no an object without a subject.
Of course, there is no and indeed can not be, because if there is no the object in my subjective description of the world, so there is no it in my perception as well.
The Average Man Has Grown and Schooled Limited
While the child grows, while child is brought up, one has been told what is possible, what is not, what is good, what is bad. This builds the judgmental thinking, which is the positive or the negative perception of any events or objects of the world. Then more complex concepts are formed: the image of a friend, an enemy, a good man, bad man, etc.
The field of education engaged in this busyness. That creates a certain system of images, which is our perception base. This system is quite complicated, because it is necessary to shape a human being to adapt one into society. A person must be able to communicate with other people, know the law: legal codes, traffic regulations as well as how to behave oneself with others politely. It is necessary to give person some professional education, to build one“s ”needy buttons" and make sure they work. The person has to be the manageable one, socially adapted and not being dangerous for others.
This process, though it lasts long enough, takes certain time. If a child leaved ten years with wolves, one will be well adapted to the wolf pack not to the human society.
Average adult person is
well adapted to life in the Western civilization and doesn“t hear what's going
on in the neighbor“s house one block away. He does not see squirrel“s eye 100
feet away and can be tricked by professional poker player. Although it is known
that man is capable of it. Paganini heard people are talking nearly at the
other end of
But we can not. We do know we are limited, we are not geniuses like Paganini was, and we did not grow up in the Siberian taiga or among the professional liars.
However, it appears that most of the limitations imposed in the process of socialization are more or less conditional, and there are many methods which allow removing these restrictions and transforming them.
Crutches to Step (actually ÷ Look) over the Limitations
There are many different kinds of psycho-techniques for this purpose. In fact, any Psycho-technique is a crutch for the consciousness with taboo, for consciousness which can not be off somewhere.
The simple examples are pendulum or frame, when somebody works with frame or pendulum, or with writing by the ponder motive.
A person is offered a tool. One is told: ”You, of course, do not have any special skills, but there is such a wonderful thing, and if it is properly handled, you can ask the questions, and it is possible to get answers from this thing." It means it is possible to obtain information, which actually is not in your experiential field, which comes from "out where", from some "place" or ”space‘. The ”places‘ could be various depending on what kind of description of the universe this system of beliefs suggests. A person may appeal to the representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations from Orion or Saturn or great teachers that exist somewhere in the depths of space, or some other subtle energy flow and start to receive information.
In one“s description of the world may appear something that allows "to go out" somewhere to connect with something to get new information or to meet a new opportunity.
Nowadays there are many systems operate under the myth of bio-energy, various methods of interaction with the energy flows and fields. So once you bring into your description of the universe some new concepts, some new notations then after some time with aid of certain exercises you begin to see the aura, feel the flow of energy and diagnose the condition of various objects. This can be a work with some sounds, vibrations, when a person perceives the sound of one or the other object. It is possible to see different colors or use tactile sensations to obtain accordingly some information. You can smell. It could be any sensory space.
Pathogenic Believe System
There are two ways to use these crutches, and I would like to make a distinction between them clearly.
There is a conscious version and an unconscious version. In each of them it“s explained how something looks "in reality." There is a risk that any of these systems may become pathogenic.
Clearly the system becomes pathogenic when a person moves from a situation of working with some tools of the system into a situation where one begins to live in this system and perceive the world in other way. One“s perception is changing. One starts, for example, to see some influences and, accordingly, to protect one self or otherwise interact with them. Another life begins in the new belief system. The life in the new reality. This is the mechanism of any closed system called a sect. As you know, there are many miracles happened in sects, which are not seen by the uninitiated people.
How much one is aware of illusionary nature of one“s perception, one“s abilities to control own perception by changing world description one to another ÷ all that settle on one“s psycho-cultural level.
Conscious Way to Step over the Limitations
A person can enter into belief system and make out one need to fill a form with the content which is needed to accomplish one“s tasks, to work it out within this system, and after that get out of it.
Principally any psychological object could be indicated by any other psychological object. It may be a sense or color, or sound, it may be any labeled energy, generally it may be any shape. It depends what you do better. As it“s told it could be any sensory space. So, either you get the information by entering a system of symbols in a form appropriate to your system, or you are looking for this frame of reference, observing yourself and other people. What are the specific features of conscious methods which are the crutches of our consciousness as well as the methods of our unconscious?
They are notable only by what the person not only understands the images which he receives on the perception channels, but also clearly aware of their conventional, illusory nature.
There is a shape only passed on and received; this is the specifics of perception. In order to get information we need to fill in a form with content, and if this form is rigidly connected with certain content for us. Moment of awareness leaves, awareness becomes a redundant and unneeded for work and the system is gradually turning into pathogen. If there is no such connection between form and content then other options to work with the form may arise.
It is important to note that when it comes to effects, huge preliminary work must be done, associated with the ethics of impact and, of course, with the ethics of working with information. Also barking dog seldom bite.
Training of perception or awareness training aims to improve the human skills in the area of control own instrument of perception.
There are simple principals formed the bases of the training as follows.
The first principle is ideological and declares that every person contains all the information about the entire universe.
If you accept it then the whole problem of information is reduced to the problem of getting this information on the channels of sensations.
The second principle is technological. For any problem we can formulate can be created the sensory space in which the solution of this problem is available directly on the channels of sensation.
Here it is referred to a way of working when person can create a particular sensory space depending on the task, set up a system of symbols, so one consciously designs the language to speak with reality to get the required information.
The third principle of sensitivity training, methodological, is nonattachment to the result of the action. One should not be interested in the result in any way.
We could create the space differently as something else entirely. We could have a different agreement. Actually the tool for work with sensory spaces itself is non-specific thing. So it is studied in non-specific way. Most of the training exercises have no practical use, for example, works with the matches and many others. They are intended for the development certain non-specific abilities that could be used later in a particular field of activity.
Awareness training increases the flexibility of consciousness and stability in various modes of perception. The training develops the one“s ability to reset oneself and quickly shift from one system to another. Man gets skill to manage these transitions, the skill to manage one“s view of the world. One of the main goals of awareness training is to make people more aware, less externally addicted, and programmed, more liberated of automatisms.
Know the mechanism and properties of informational processes which takes place in our minds gives us possibility to discern identity and the role of the unconscious conductor to stop being the part of a mechanism.
When you create a crutch to perceive and exercise, use it as a tool to drive attention, you receive a new experience. We open access to information, which is beyond our experience. The pendulum, or just tense-relaxed muscles in the Applied Kinesiology, lets you know the answer to "yes-no" question just about anything. And of course, this "anything" is still in the area of "know."
Perception“s experience does not analyze, does not contemplate - it just is. Unknown become known. The man gained experience of a new way of recognition. This means that the perception“s wall, just one of them, is no longer protected by an involuntary fear. The occurrence of fear when we approach the border of the world decrypted picture is expected. We gain the ability obtained the opportunity to consciously work to extend the field of ”know." It means that now, after you went through awareness training your words ”I am open‘ maybe represent point of view ”I know that I am limited and I am open to work and experiment on them and on my boundaries of my consciousness‘.ŗ