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Accompanying any human gift, talent or strength, there is always an associated weakness, the other side of the coin... so to speak. Without the "bad", there would be no "good". Without "difficult", there would be no "easy". Without "darkness", there would be no "light".

Too much sunshine, creates a desert and without the occasional thunderstorm... the majority vegetation will not survive. Everything on this planets (including the human species) lives, survive and prosper in energy cycles. Plants and - to a lesser extend - animals, are "governed" by the seasonal cycles of spring, summer, autumn and winter. As humans we are "govern" by our biorhythms and inner energy cycles that follow a similar "seasonal" pattern, when compared with the outside world seasonal cycle's.

Thus, balance implies opposites working together in harmony and synchronicity to "produce" energy cycles that can establish and maintain equilibrium in our lives. Placing us squarely in the "driver seat" of our lives once again.

WOW! What a mouthful... but in everyday human terms, it merely implies that we have the tendency to emphasize and value our strengths and curse, ignore suppress or even deny our weaknesses. However, to grow as a person and get what we really desire from life, we must not only capitalize on our strengths, but also face, confront and manage our weaknesses in order to manage our "personality" effectively and productively.

Something to Ponder REMEMBER... one man's freedom fighter, is another man's terrorist. Primarily depending on the context of the situation and perspective maintained by those involved.

Key Thus, it isn't our strengths nor weaknesses in itself that either determine success or failures in our life's... but how well we are able to ESTABLISH, MANAGE and SUSTAIN a healthy BALANCE between the extremes of our strengths and weaknesses, that is appropriate for the context in which we find ourselves at that particular moment.

When our strengths and weaknesses are managed well and serve us in a balanced manner, our self-determination increase, we acquire more confidence and we are able to respond to stimuli from the external world which is an important characteristic of the Oryx-attitude.

However, the opposite is equally as valid. When our strengths and weaknesses aren't in balance. We become anxious, frustrated, experience helplessness and our confidence is "drained away" by many fears. We then merely react to stimuli from the external world in an "ignorant" manner and live our life's as a vulnerable wild horse.
One of the most important aspects of human interactions and relationships is our the ability to share information, ideas and feelings in a clear and effective manner. Learning to communicate and interact effectively is an essential ingredient for any healthy relationship, whether with family, friends or business associates.

In modern times to "communicate" isn't much of a challenge, because there are plenty of devices (i.e. technology) to speed-up and enhance modern day communications... from cell phones right through to newspapers, the TV, MixIT and the internet. Information is made available, are easily obtainable and - in general - people are much better informed (compared to individuals of about 20/30 years ago). Therefore, most communication and interactions should run like clockwork, BUT despite available research results, scientific knowledge and improved "communication" channels; human interaction a appalling and remains to be a major problem and obstacle in many relationship. It almost can be regarded as a modern day fact... that when there is a strain on a relationship (regardless the nature of such a relationship) 9 out of 10 times, inefficient communication and interactions lies at the root of the problem.

Despite our noblest of intentions to the contrary, one of the major interaction stumbling blocks are when we attempt to or even force interactions in circumstances unlikely to be successful. FOR EXAMPLE When we want to communicate proper rescuing procedures (as a manner of speaking) while the ship is already sinking. In the process we get all extremely uptight (i.e. stressed out), because the other person or persons do not listen and constantly interfere by trying to draw our attention to the fact that the ship is already sinking. This often results in an outcome that both sides are convinced that the other is missing the point by a mile and should missing the common strata happen on a frequent basis... any fruitful future discussion is hereby effectively ended due to a firmly set and well establish "trail" of misunderstandings, assumptions and conflict residue.

Another aspect that often materialize is because we fail to contextualize our interaction, FOR EXAMPLE... When I have disciplined my 3 year old child unfairly and I buy him/her an ice-cream, most wrong doings are likely to be forgiven (providing it doesn't happen that often). Unfortunately, the seed of destruction is contained in success and when I apply the same "interaction technique" - although using a car instead of ice-cream - to get forgiveness from a 18 year old, it is highly unlikely that it will be equally as effective. WHY? Because the "unfair experiences" of a 3 year old is much... much... different from the "unfair experiences" of a 18 year old.

The circumstances and context of interactions are two main areas that could initially make or brake most interactions. It is also responsible for the fact that - apart from some basic principles - productive interactions cannot take place on a predefined and proven method. Healthy interaction depends on...
  1. interaction circumstances and
  2. the interaction context.
Thus, this material DO NOT AIM at dealing with all possible circumstances and contexts in which interaction may or may not take place successfully. This material should rather be treated as an attempt to identify, enhance understanding and increase an awareness of basic interaction principles nourishing for healthy communications. This also holds true for the opposite, because toxic interactions are frequently the outcome when basic interaction principles are absent from the situation. How well we can carry on a fruitful discussion or conversation depends on how well we are aware of and understand the dynamics of human interactions.

FOR EXAMPLE When we or the other person is being unkind, not completely open or is dishonest; it is highly unlikely that interactions will be successful... and it may even be downright harmful. In order to promote and encourage healthy interactions the following three basic interaction principles are highly recommended...
  1. Be KIND... implies to be generously responsive; showing consideration and anticipation of needs; tolerant and forgiving under provocation; agreeable; characterized by mercy and compassion; having or showing a tender, considerate and helpful nature; expressing sympathy.
  2. Be HONEST... implies to act free from making use of tricks to deceive someone; not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; marked by truth; without pretensions; not deceiving.
  3. Have constructive INTENT... implies a WILL and aim to construct, improve or promote development; anticipated outcomes that is intended or that guides planned actions; directed with intense concentration. Thus, purposefully promote the intended meaning of healthy interactions... cooperation and co-creation.

All three principles - not just one or two - are essential for healthy and productive interactions. To be kind without also being straightforward and honest, would be of little value and rather borders on being deceitful. To be honest without being kind, is just being a bully, cruel and brutal. Likewise, when our intentions are not constructive (e.g. steered by some hidden agenda to manipulate or control) and merely appears to be kind and honest, healthy interactions will also not be encouraged, mainly because of... saying (and frequently promising) one thing and actually do another.

These basic interaction principles are simple and obvious, but can be quite difficult to implement and sustain, especially during stressful times. When we apply these principles, a communicative bridge of trust is built between us and another person... providing s/he is also adhering to the same basic interaction principles. When there is mutual kindness, honesty and constructive intent, a safe, nourishing, fertile and trusting interaction climate is established and sustained where problems, crises, issues and all kinds of complications can be resolved and closeness kindled.

When we "live" by basic interaction principles, many heated arguments and destructive conflicts become a thing of the past as we learn to accept differences in opinions, respect other ideas and learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Mist misunderstandings and assumptions tends not to degenerate into destructive arguments, because conversations are politely postponed when one or more of the basic interaction principles are continually violated. As we and others (e.g. spouse, child, friend, colleague, manager, ...etc.) agree to and apply the basic interaction principles, we are taking giant steps toward building a strong and trusting relationship.

Sometimes - however - we might agree in principle, but find it difficult to follow through in practice. When only one person is applying the basic interaction principles, s/he may be falsely accused of either refusing to communicate or of attempting to control and dominate the relationship. Under these circumstances - or context for that matter - it is strongly suggested that both parties re-affirm to apply basic interaction principles, because in failing to mutually uphold these principles will result in destructive arguments and hurtful conflicts (i.e. disagree and being disagreeable) and a constructive-beneficial exchange of opinions and ideas becomes impossible (i.e. disagree without being disagreeable).

DANGEROUS Unfortunately, in the absence of basic interaction principles, we have the tendency to transform the golden rule of life (do unto others as you would like them to do unto you) into a power rule of brutality which states... "he who has the gold, makes the rules".

When we implement and apply basic interaction principles, the result often exceed our wildest expectations.
The “Basic Literacy Indicator” describe the minimum literacy skill's level of individuals that completed the assessment battery which contain the following test/assessment modules...
  • English Proficiency
  • Short-term Memory
  • Numerical Ability
  • Long-term Memory
  • Verbal Reasoning
Sourcing from the 3R's (Reading, wRiting & aRithmetic), basic literacy is the minimum standards or requirement any person at least should obtain to survive, function, learn, work and operate in our modern day and technological driven society. The different skills assessed can briefly be indicated as follows...
  • A basic familiarity with and understanding of the English language (English Proficiency).
  • A skill to collect, retain and recall learning material, immediately (Short-term Memory) and after some time has elapsed (Long-term Memory).
  • Understanding basic calculation operators (+; -; ×; ÷) and the ability to maintain a logic line of thought (Numerical Ability ).
  • Skills to make decutions, identify a pattern of reasoning, grouping ideas, identify sets of data, identify similarities and recognise differences (Verbal Reasoning).
The basic literacy indicator's report (applying the principles of the normal distribution curve) use the following levels to reflect an individual's basic literacy level...
  • Level B: Excellent
  • Level C: Above Average
  • Level D: Average ======> Minimum required literacy standard for modern society.
  • Level E: Below Average
  • Level F: Poor
The Behavioural Barometer is an assessment guiding tool which is used in conjunction with specific kinesiology techniques to determine an individual's level of emotional maturity.

Assessing a person's level of emotional maturity is difficult and nearly impossible, when we don't have some kind of reliable "measurement tool" which we can use to somehow monitor levels of emotional maturity. There are plenty of questionnaires available, but the results isn't always as reliable as one would like it to be. The main reason being that a questionnaire mainly assess emotions in a cognitive interpreted manner, which provide a mere indication of how a person prefers to "see" his/her own level of emotional maturity. The questionnaire results merely provide us with some vague indicators, which isn't specific enough to use for supportive strategies, because we would like to know the impact and influence of the individual's level of maturity on his/her Energy System-Spiral.

The behavioural barometer on the other hand is a "tool" that provide us with a nourishing and toxic comparable emotions scale, grouped together as both emotions and feelings of the...
  • conscious mind,
  • sub-conscious mind and
  • unconscious mind.
This allows for devising a healing strategy to address problems (especially dualities experience in the form of cognitive dissonance that frequently manifest as the Newton's cradle trap) that correlate with the individuals present mindset, in which the existing level of maturity seems to mostly instigate derailment (i.e. identified priorities to deal with).

The behavioural barometer - see attach file - make use of a correlative and comparable scale of nourishing feelings and nourishing emotions (i.e. I am...) as "corrective options" to toxic feelings and toxic emotions (i.e. I feel...) experience by the person. The behavioural barometer is used as a guideline to...
  • identify and prioritize (i.e. diagnose) toxic emotions and feelings and
  • to initiate the corrective activities which could transform identified toxic feelings and emotions into nourishing feelings and emotions.
Thus, allowing an individual to purposefully transform a victim dominated inner landscape of "I feel..." into an inner landscape, which is dominated by a survivor attitude and characterized by "I am..."

The ultimate aim when determining levels of emotional maturity, is to implement a self-healing behavioural cycle, that will gradually initiate - individual and context depended - the following "transformations" of existing action models to enhance life scripts and limit the impact of sabotage programs...
  • ANTAGONISM - reacting as if attacked, especially when questioned, should transform into ACCEPTANCE - responses of accepting the moment for what it is and depart from the present moment (i.e. avoid assumptions, jumping to conclusions and one sided perceptions, also trying to keep matters within context).
  • ANGER - become incensed when other people isn't receptive enough to your liking, should transform into WILLING - which is a willingness to become receptive (i.e. to set and example, rather than to aggressively force own ideas, views and morality on to other people from an inflexible and rigid point of view).
  • RESENTMENT - being hurt by the lack of interest portrayed by others and then withdraw into isolation or a voluntary "exile" from life, should transform into INTEREST - a fascination by life despite it's many up's and down's (i.e. respect and accepting the diversity, uniqueness and rich kaleidoscope of human expressions, a realisation that people thinks differently about the same thing, as well as the many marvels of creation).
  • HOSTILITY - when experiencing stress, feel trapped and avoids direct confrontations by acting out the behaviours expected - in the vain hope - to relieve psyche pressures, should transform into ENTHUSIASM - taking control of the situation and deal with the issue at hand in a spontaneous, amused and humorous manner (i.e. not pushing things in unwise directions, but also not to avoid the problem until it escalates into a crisis or hidden behind mind defences).
  • FEAR of LOSS - when under stress feelings of being let down develop and a constant need for reassurance is surfacing, should transform into ASSURANCE - feeling and acts motivated, assured and in control of the environment (i.e. a healthy balance between external and internal locus of control).
  • GRIEF and GUILT - when under pressure and when things fall apart, become discourage and self-punishing, should transform into EQUALITY - becoming involved and reliable to let things hum right along (i.e. accept the reality for what it is and deal with things in a holistic and systemic manner).
  • INDIFFERENCE - which is being extremely pessimistic when out of tune or synch with the self, others and become immobilized, should transform into ATTUNEMENT - implying to vibrate in synchronisation with the actions, activities and people involved (i.e. realize the value of the power of now and an ability to follow the squid technique to merge and not to hide or flee from a challenge).
  • SEPARATION - a all or nothing position in life which leads to separation and a belief of being uncared for, lovelessness and being unlovable, should transform into ONENESS - focusing on interactions and relationship and establish feelings of a quiet peacefulness and content bliss (i.e characterised by a unity, cooperation and co-creative spirit).
  • NO-CHOICE - being a victim of circumstances and there is nothing one can do about it, should transform into CHOICE - and creating opportunities through choices where none seem to exist right now (i.e. to amplify the Oryx within all of us, which in the end will gradually "over-power" a wild horse dominated psyche).
Key Through emotional maturity as supported by certain "behaviours" we reclaim control of our own self-empowerment and psyche management activities.

Beingness implies or reflects a state of being alive and present within a specific environment, a state or fact of existing. Beingness also indicate a special uniqueness as linked to past experiences, present roles, future expectations, personal history and a unique umwelt. Therefore, beingness is evidence of...
  • a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.
  • the way a living organism is in respect to its main attributes.
  • being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence which isn't illusory.
  • presently existing in fact and not merely potential or a possibility.
  • the state of actually existing objectively, as observable by our senses.
Key Beingness reflects or indicate existence with meaning and purpose... something that we all have, but which got "lost" in the rat race of modern times.

Realising the truth about yourself, will set you FREE to become the awesome person you really are!

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