- Stren 1: The Strength Stren
- Stren 2: The Most Important Self Endorsement Wisdom
- Stren 16: Self Endorsement
- Stren 17: The Tape Redording
- Stren 18: Act As If
- Stren 19: The BookShelf
- Stren 20: Secondary Endorsement
- Stren 21: The Importance Of Patience
- Stren 22: The Secret Of Acquiring Patience
- Stren 23: Reasonable Best Part 1
- Stren 24: Reasonable Best Part 2
- Stren 25: Challenging Automatic Thinking
- Stren 26: An Attitude of Gratitude
- Stren 27: Why We Are Pessimistic
- Stren 29: The Minimum Daily Requirement of Approval
[Note: always subject to updating]This stren consists of terms used throughout the Educational Community content – including the 100+ collection of strens, two books, letters, the Mini-course, the Peace Quiz, and everything available on our forever free web site. The Glossary explains words and concepts to make your learning easier, faster, and more satisfying. Some of the terms will be new to you; others are familiar words used in new and unexpected ways. Stren #101 provides a more comprehensive overview of the important ANWOT concepts, and will enable you to create a unified picture of our mission as human becomings. A newer way of thinking (ANWOT): Einstein's proposed solution to prevent human catastrophe and promote world peace – the process of learning to apply common sense wisdom to solve today's problems using current knowledge. Animal brain: the six segments of the brain that automatically regulate our behavior, i.e. our thinking, feelings, and actions. These segments include what we call the medulla, pituitary, pons, pineal body, cerebellum, and thalamus. The seventh segment, the cerebral cortex, that distinguishes us as from animals is discussed below. Because the segments are so interconnected, there are alternative classifications of the segments that comprise our older brain. ANWOT building blocks to attain self-mastery:
- the ingredients: faith (Yes, I can...), work, patience, direction, risk taking
- the language of ANWOT: the seven mind-freeing, life-changing, world-saving word-switches
- the mental freedom control panel (MFCP): the eight choices available to our will to take or modify our actions
- strens: the collection of wisdoms that adds strength to manage life's...
- How do some individuals lacking life's benefits create a joyous, purposeful life; while others with material wealth, fame, good looks, super intelligence, connections, and other prized goodies excel in unhappiness, depression, and even suicide?
- Why is there so much destructive confrontation and war when peace makes so much sense?
Can we identify the skills that elevate us to the humane species which we are capable of becoming, and make them standard in our education?
The process of creative thought; what it is, how it comes about, and how it can be used to best advantage.Welcome to stren #96, The Creative Process, the means we may determine our destiny. What is creativity? We can begin with some dictionary definitions:
create: .To cause to exist; bring into being; originate. .To give rise to; bring about; produce.
creation: an original act of human invention or imagination.
Creation (capital C): God's primal act of bringing the world into existence
procreate: To beget (offspring); reproduce.
procreative: capable of reproducing; procreative instinct: directed to procreation.The creative force that has caused you and me to exist, which people label with such names as nature, fate, and God, has determined that procreation, i.e. reproducing and nourishing our progeny to reproductive maturity, is the most important behavior in life. Pleasure and aggression centers located in the animal brain and the animal portion of our human brain compel us to engage in sexual intercourse, even at the peril of our life. Orgasm is our most intensive natural pleasure. However, only our kind can rebel from nature's commands and determine our own goals. We have been gifted with a freedom organ, our cerebral cortex, with sufficient intelligence to discover our creator's universal rules of cause-and-effect. Knowledge allows us to self-program our behavior. We bring physical, mental, and spiritual reality into being,...
Welcome to stren #95, Behavior that is rewarded is repeated. Understanding what motivates us is practical knowledge to help make our life joyous and meaningful. This stren explains the special opportunity to assume responsibility for our life's experience that other species lack. With this knowledge, we position ourselves to make our wishes and prayers a reality. We become our own genie.
Scientists have shown that behaviors can be predicted and controlled by managing the rewards and punishments available in the subject's environment. The more accurate our conscious awareness of the relationship of cause and effect, the greater our power to effect control. I am in awe when I see a chicken trained to play ping pong, basketball, or golf by manipulating the conditions that lead to reward or disappointment. I am appalled that fellow humans can be readily influenced to violate nature's most powerful instinct by becoming a kamikaze pilot or a suicide bomber. Laboratory observations of animals and humans help us understand the way fate and circumstance influence behavior. Our growing knowledge of cause and effect empowers us to influence the behavior of others as well as our self – and resist the self-defeating behaviors that get us into trouble. Most everyone prefers to be master of their own behavior rather than controlled by other masters.
In animals and humans alike, behavior that is rewarded is repeated, and behavior that is punished is avoided. When we make mistakes we experience unpleasant consequences. When mistakes are not fatal, we learn to avoid that mistake in the future, and that leads to a repertoire of effective behaviors. With repetition the adaptive...
Welcome to stren #93, the process of making decisions right. How much better could we make our lives if we removed the stress of making decisions? Today's stren offers a way to do just that, along with additional important benefits. Think how many choices we are confronted with every day. Are you among the majority of persons who waste time and energy obsessing over making the right decision? Here is the simple solution:
Make your decision right instead of demanding that you make the right decision.
We have no difficulty deciding between a favorite food and garbage. Choices are easy when the benefits of one side clearly exceed the benefits of the alternative, but we hesitate when we have done our due diligence investigation and the benefits and risks of alternative choices are still equally balanced. This dilemma can lead to the common sense conclusion that there is no "right" and "wrong" alternative. We have the freedom to wisely deal with such uncertainty by focusing our energy to make our choice work. The more energy we can apply to the task, the greater the likelihood that we will make our choice successful. Instead, we are prone to procrastinate, glorify the benefits of the alternate choice, and waste our energy fantasizing that "the grass was greener on the other side." We chastise ourselves and deflate our spirits, "Stupid me, I should have ...." The more energy we waste dwelling on the alternative and "what iffing" the less energy remains to make our choice successful. Even though working to make our choice right makes sense, we still tend to inappropriately obsess. ...
"If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it." ... Abraham LincolnEinstein told us what we must do to prevent human catastrophe and create world peace – "a new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels." The intent of this stren, #92, is to create sufficient awareness to unleash the pent up global passion for peace that will be unstoppable. It explains how we can proceed to succeed. Based on over 200 interviews I have conducted, it is apparent that we must first get over the helpless/hopeless response that keeps most people from uniting in action. Most people's thinking is "normal;" it lacks the "sanity" to prevent the use of weapons of ultimate destruction that our most informed scientists tell us to expect before the end of 2013 or more certainly within the lifetime of our children. These experts tell us there is still time to redirect the course of history if we unite to take urgent action. To begin, we require an understanding of how we can proceed and who can make a difference. Normal is passively obeying the demands of nature and our nurturers. These behaviors include prejudgments (prejudice) that teach "Our way, the only way." It is normal to favor our local priorities – family, country, religion, teams, gender, ethnicity, geographic region, on-and-on. Our priority is that I or my side corners the world's material...