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Integrity needs Honesty

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There can be honesty without integrity, but no integrity without honesty. Although integrity needs honesty, it does not mean you always have to be absolutely honest to others. It just means you have to be absolutely honest to your self. Being honest to others is many times just giving a personal opinion. And that opinion […]

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Energy in Matter, and Concepts from Information

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In this post I want to rename some of the concepts I used so far on this blog. The reason is that some of the words were not abstract enough to cover the whole phenomenon. In the core model I used the words ‘psyche’ and ‘language’ because they were originally used by Jean Carteret. But in […]

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Inner Drive or Navigation from Outside

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In this post I want to see how the conclusions from the previous post fit the model I use on this blog. There are many ways to look at it, but for now I want to focus on the main point of that post: the need for approval. As children we are sensitive to authority. […]

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Creativity in the Whole of Life

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After I wrote my previous post, I read the chapter ‘Creativity in the whole of life’ for the second time. The chapter from a book called ‘Science, Order and Creativity’. And this time I was even more convinced that it reflects my thoughts on many things that I want to write about on this blog. […]

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Describing Personal Development

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For some time now, I am trying to describe my view on human development. But so far I could not get it done in a way that made much sense. I really had a hard time finding the right words to say what I meant to say. I kept trying but until now, most of […]

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Beneath the World of Logic

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In my previous post, The meaning of values, I differentiated between 3 types of values and I wanted to see how they relate to the basic model that I use on this blog. But because I already was trying to make my point about the relation between the meaning of life and the meaning of […]

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The Difference between Integrity and Honesty

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Recently on a forum someone asked for opinons about the difference between integrity and honesty. I thought that was a really interesting question. I indeed view them different but never thought about why exactly. Like many other words, those two represent a whole world of meaning. They are used all the time and most of […]

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Three Subconscious Levels

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In Three Levels of the Mind I used three signs, to symbolise the primordial, individual and universal mind. In that context, all three together represent the conscious mind. In my previous post, Subconscious or Psyche, three other signs represent the subconscious mind. That part of all knowledge that is not consciously known, but largely influences […]

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Consciousness Discussions

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These last days I have been discussing consciousness. I really like to discuss that. What is consciousness, how is it created, are animals conscious? Just one of my favorite subjects to discuss. But also one of the most difficult ones. Because in order to discuss something we need consciousness itself. We need some level of […]

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Individuation Process 2

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My previous post was unfinished because I pushed the publish button to soon. And therefore I was not even finished  laying down the basic concepts as I wanted to use them in the post. Those basic concepts are essential because there is no other way for me to get the words and concepts clear to […]

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Basic Concepts

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With my latest model of combining Integral theory and the Zodiac, the model is turned. Now it is the same as in Integral theory (LL is indeed lower left) and now the Zodiac is upside down. I use the words ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ instead of ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’. And instead of ‘impersonal’ I now use […]

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What versus How

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Until now I have mainly been writing about my other blogs for the aboutpage. And re-posting some posts from those blogs to get things started on this blog. The reason is not that I don’t know what I want to write about. The reason is that I don’t know HOW to write it. Do I […]

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Human Development

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Okay, so the words that I want to use in the context of this blog are clear now, defined on the page Basics. The next step is to describe my understanding of development. Development as a growth in complexity that can be seen everywhere around us and which is perfectly reflected in the cycle of […]

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