The “Chaos” Of NeuroPositivity

Knowing what you want can be a difficult proposition.  It can get more difficult the more money you have.  People who have enough money to get most of whatever they want have a more difficult time of naming what they want. It is also true that our desire and wanting trick us, except in one important circumstance.  That circumstance is a high level of psychological capital.

If you are accustomed to a state of flow in your life, pay great attention to the research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Life is about as interesting as the amount of chaos and differentiation we allow into our world. It is probably obvious that the use of the word “chaos” is not intended within its usual context. Chaos here doesn’t necessarily mean chaotic in the sense of everything out of order and gone awry.

Here it means the ability to allow and tolerate in our lives wider and wider, larger and larger spaces of things and ideas that are different, and which on the surface don’t seem to make sense, but actually do.

Chaos “theory” refers to how random a system can be and how full it can be of different ideas, notions, facets, and particularly of novelty. Chaos here is the potential to allow novelty, newness ordifferentness. It is the capacity to tolerate and allow “otherness” and diversity in our lives.

Too little chaos or differentiation in a system means that things get boring because the same old, same old keeps showing up. Here’s the main theme: the higher your VibeCore, the greater the “flow” in life, and the greater the “flow,” the greater the novelty and differentiation.

The experience of the brain on flow is an increase in “psychological capital.”  What that means is that you are reducing the amount of psychic energy used to do a task and adding to the scope of the connectedness of your neurons.  Things are knitting together in new ways in your brain.  When they continue to knit together in new ways (interneuronal association), intelligence increases.  You are increasing the positive reserves of the brain on every level when you experience flow.

Put differently, when you know what you want, believe you’re going to get it, and are open to all the ways it can happen, or at least on the way to this, you’re beginning to experience “flow” in life. This is what we call your “VibeCore.”  You begin to be cool or easy with a way of life that is one with the music –things seem to be more of a whole. When that happens over time you are going to find that there is more chaos, in terms of novelty and diversity in your life.

You will also experience or try to experience greater differentiation. However, allowing chaos (novelty) and differentiation in your life is not always an easy thing.

The better you are at your VibeCore, the easier it will be. The more accustomed to a high VibeCore you become, the more you will be capable of increasing novelty and differentiation. The more difficult this is for you, the “tighter” and narrower you are.

Flow is the opposite of wet-blanket thinking.  In fact, it lifts the blanket and new possibilities begin to more freely emerge. How do you get someone in touch with what they want?  Get them to experience and build flow into their lives.

Flow is expansive and, by its nature, broadens the brain and life.  Flow creates higher and higher levels of intelligence.  It gets the neurons in the brain talking to each other.  It creates inter-connectivity of neuropathways and affects the very structures of reasoning in the brain that are the neural templates for what is possible.

About the author

Dr. William K. Larkin

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