Order from Chaos
As previously stated we live daily life in the now,
we do however have in place a system which allows
to look forward and view the possibilities.
In this article we’ll be looking to understand how
we receive the information provided by our outside
How we process, interpret and colour that information internally.
How the results of that process, will be
reflected in the way we manage our states and
relationships in daily life. All experience is captured
through our five senses, the way we interpret and
encode it will work, on the following principles.
Anything that happens to us which is outside of
our being is considered to be a life event.
It is the raw experience, without any element of meaning.
As the event is processed, we begin to add meaning and interpretation.
These meanings and interpretations will be matched
against the catalogue of our past experience.
New experience compared to old experience,
which when matched, becomes an updated version
of the old experience.
As the process of assimilation takes place, we add
labels to the experience in identify and categorise it.
Moving further emotion is added to the experience,
this further reinforces the the identification of our
associations with the experience. These are the way
we feel about the event.
In adding emotions to the mix, there will a reaction to
those emotions. These can be mental or physical
conditions generated in response to the emotions felt.
In the aftermath of the emotional reaction, the event has
been fully processed and understood.
The outcome or result produced will be the way in which
we choose to react to it.
Lets use a practical example to clarify this further.
The life event is lets say a compliment received for a
service you have provided, or something you have done
well. The sequence runs as follows.
Received compliment: The label or meaning applied could
be one of satisfaction and elevated self esteem at having
the quality recognised and appreciated by others.
The Emotions, generated by this could be feelings of
happiness and increased self worth.
The Reaction, may be a more positive outlook towards
those who issued the compliment.
The Outcomes, could manifest themselves in greater
effort and motivation to do things in a more focused
The example may seem a little trivial or small,
but it simply shows, that a life event is literally
anything that happens in our external world.
We process the events in this manner.
In the next section of this article we’ll be looking at how
we use our minds to process the raw data we receive
from our senses.
Hope you enjoyed this article
All the best