Lecture 10

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Published on 18 Jul 2011
School
UTSG
Department
Psychology
Course
PSY336H1
Professor
PSY336 Positive Psychology
Lecture #10
March 30, 2011
Flow providing structure to consciousness/order
oNeed to have construction
Meditation structuring of consciousness
oPractice ; not a theory
oregular practice most favourable
o only = always just and =
oGetting to know yourself (cognitive congruence)
Cognitive thinking
oPractice:
Label thoughts: this is my anxious thought, this is my angry thought
Therefore, better acquainted with cognitive landscape
Detached perspectives generically as thinking
oCuts out a lot of cognitive elaboration
oThe root of suffering
oEmptiness
oEverything boils down to just thinking
Start with an intensification of awareness. Whats actually going on vs. how you see
it.
oDiscrimination between thoughts and reality
Meditation = calming, moving toward stillness
Posture of calm and dignity zen position (Self-supportive) + bring a certain sense of orientation
Meditation independent structure
oFundamentally just calming self
Flow external reality gives us structure
oSomething that can stabilize self
oFinding a structure thats already within you
we always try to fix stuff:
otrying to calm/silence mind = stir up shizz
otrying to make muddy water clean
oletting the jar sit there (mind = drunken monkeys)
oanchor (breath) mind and body (emotional state) become very attuned with yourself (subtle)
oalways letting go and consistent failure
trying to let go
begin to see intimacy of two things
letting go AND returning (re-engagement) opposites
release and active behaviour
canoeing:
ostressful because it keeps tripping
oagitation between choppy waves
o5AM: you canoe + hear everything including single droplets of water
oChoppy water 5AM water
oTransition between choppy still
oStill mind happens at the same time as the choppy mind!
oInternal power source:
The ability to affect something
Alter the structure of something
Causal source
Relationship between insecurity and power
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Flow  providing structure to consciousness/order, need to have construction, meditation structuring of consciousness. ; not a theory: practice, regular practice most favourable,  only = always just  and  = , getting to know yourself (cognitive congruence) Label thoughts: this is my anxious thought, this is my angry thought.  detached perspectives generically as thinking : cuts out a lot of cognitive elaboration, the root of suffering, emptiness, everything boils down to just thinking.  causal source: relationship between insecurity and power www. notesolution. com.  they"re grounded (rocks of stability: child = manipulative influence of power on power.  child"s system affects parents" system feed the tendency.  emotional system of parent = affected, shut kid down, but still feel power of child.  parent who has ocean stability  child"s temper doesn"t affect him, no influence on love, outside of power structure.  desire for manipulative power gets exhausted; no effect.