New thinking that changes everything. Today medical and social science is telling us that human beings are both individually, and collectively, interconnected ecosystems.
Neuroscience thinking, identifies the coupling between the electrochemical discharges exchanged between neurons and synapses, and links these images from our brain to our mind and behaviour. Our mind is not in our heads! Neuroscience proves that our negatively or positively charged receptors and transmitters in the brain creates a electromagnetic field. Each individual human is a mass of billions of interacting cells that together creates a living ecosystem. Therefore, when we meet others, we are literally connecting into their mind – their electromagnetic field.
These external (ecological) and internal (biological) environments form a current that we call ‘mind’. We need to realise that our thinking and behaviour is neither independent nor separate from our natural, social and psychological surroundings.
Human beings are connected beings!
Babies don’t just share the mother’s food, drink, blood and oxygen, at around 16 weeks the baby also shares the mother’s neural activity, knowledge, body movements, language, emotion and health.
Once born, although physically separated from the mother, the child is neither separate nor independent. The non-verbal, energetic bonds with the mother, and wider family, provide close physical contact. A safe atmosphere and a positive environment connect powerfully to wellbeing. In this climate of love and care, the child’s development has every chance to flourish.
Bringing children into the world and helping them mature into adulthood is nothing new – its ancient. What is now see as ancient wisdom was then, the science of the day.
Human beings are creative beings!
Looking back at artefacts from past civilisations, its clear to see we have always been symbolic interactionists. images speak louder than words. We learn by interacting with creative and innovative symbols – spoken language, written words, numbers, architecture, art, design, dance and body language. No matter what culture we are born into, each has its unique social way to interact with ideas through symbols.
In ancient thinking, humans did not see themselves as energetically separate from the environment or each other. More recently, medical and social scientific thinking is now finding evidence to support what we have intuitively always known – we are the environment!
Thinking is a “thin king”. If we are not careful thinking can become self limiting, unconnected and biased. Thinking that ignores the reality of our choices, or the consequences of our behaviour and actions is unsustainable.
If we are serious about achieving sustainable personal, collective and social goals, and meeting our true potential, we must consider the social and environmental fields that we are trying to develop ourselves in. Its time to get out of our heads and connect to what is influencing our actions.
Genuine growth and development involves creating our own meaningful lives and connecting future generations to sustainable behaviours. This responsible and accountable approach to learning is the basis of reality check consultancy’s services.