4/28/2015 0 Comments
unedited without a filter- with many typos without second reading!!!!!!! O(i)estros-Flow and Peak Experiences
this is something I've been thinking about for almost a year- and something I've been doing in a different format for more than a decade- thoughts come to me in words, visions, pictures, emotions - non linear, with clarity and abstraction (at least to me). Such thoughts are often lost in translation or ...lost in space (guess- might be where they come from)
writing without thinking- often leads to expressions, realizations that are hard to be captured in structured- well thought and reflected sentences or statements.
soooo what? This this unedited with typos session- I will try to stay committed for at least ...no commitment or structure- let it flow....
scope? just expression- wherever it goes
ok ..maybe p[ut all these pieces together and reorganize them in a meaningful way
why- calling to my muses (open call - highspeed wifi preferred)
keep it small- 30 minutes? like running- step at a time (get a life)_ no sport in this context...ok!
small chunks of thinking- step at a time...
ok theme? warming up with no theme is not a bad idea- and as you go through this just listen to what it comes. sooo
Oistros- oistros (look it up on greek fat wedding fact finding) is a greek word and is related with fertility, creativity and ecstatic expressions (emotional, social, cognitive, spiritual....daahhh...physical) * see what happens if you get toooooo engaged with concepts and academic jargon?
k why oistros- just got back from boston (loved it) ...(to the point?) yes- woke up one night 4-5 am and was soooo happy and excited that I finally found a greeeeekkk worrddd that capture an english term and definition (the other way round ..no greek fat wedding here) sooo oistros is a word that can more accuretely capture the meaning of "peak experiences" (Malsow) , flow and optimal moments (ok with maslow now,,,get thiiiis right:-)...Csicksentmihiyali)- both concepts with significant theoretical foundations and implications in positivist and humanistic psychology (used by Lyras SFTD) really?...) as the main platforms and pathways of peacebuilding, engagement- community building, conflict transformation and - personal, social, communal transendnece (no orgies please)
Malsow defined that peak experiences naturally high moments (no drugs, substances allowed) where the mankind feels totally connected with self- *getting too academic warning***** ok I'll stop...
nope-go back to it... so peak experiences are emotional, phyisical and cognitive ecstatic moments (sometimes in low - sometimes high in intensity- frequency and ...outcome. Soooo what?
Foundation 1 (getting linear?) nope---- so peak experiences are the sensors and the pathway of personal (social- societal etc...dont get tooo far) transcendence. (also see conditions and stages of transcendence)
Foundation 2 Transcendence (got it right this time) is the pathway of human growth and evolution (personal, bla bla bla spiritual etc) ok might be important to define it to see if it makes sense...emotional, cognitive, physcical, personal, spiritual, intra- and inter-personal, intra and intergroup (growth and transcendence)- (...ok it makes sense- if we apply this in a peacebuulding and conflict transformation context)..(key words for reorganizing - memory recollection later on: Stern WIsdom theory= AMC-Lyras_Aristoteles virtues/ethics/happiness/eudemonia...and of course- there you gooooooo;-)
sooooo while greeks are lost (or myself in my ignorance)...in centuries- ignoring the context of anapsihis and oistrou (personal and societal)- Oistros- has origins of happiness (eudaimonia) kai anapsihis (trancendence) - used by humanistic psychologists to conceptualize, explain and describe foundations for human development - and more importantly- utlize this context (mechanism, goals, structures and systems) for the advancement of Innovation (person-culture-society) see Stern-Csick System's approacH)....so what?
Understanding oistros and the linkages between the meaning of this powerful word (Kosti thans for the word by the way:-),,,with modern literature and body of knowledge (social psychology and humanistic psyc) can potentially guide us (I am sure- I used potentially since I was puullllled by my academic "hat") foundations that can improve human conditions (happiness close to personal psychic and aligned with cosmic) systemic and systematic educational and societal reform that can embrace innovation, creativity and problem solving (expressed in investment in knowledge economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, renaissance, problem solving - which is the foundation of conflict transformation (if committed to this) (note: use this paragraph to elaborate on the implications bw theory building theory testing- Plato Vs Aristotle- ideas Vs actions- metaphysics Vs Epistimologia)
tooo long (connect this with AMC, Finding your element- Plato's perfect society- titles-power Aristotle's perfect friendship) - educational setting and implications...
ok I should stop- like marathon run practicing- stay short- and keep coming back...ok I got another one...(cant resist)
oistros (peak experiences and flow) is connected with fertility (ideas, humans etc) feminine (need more of this and less of the obsessed girls/women only gendddderrrrr stuties movement) balanced with male (macho one--- its okkke with respect)...to generate ideas. Secondly- Oistros, as a concept ...forgot what I wanted to say...ok - muses might have a reason for going away- ...Makes more sense why global peace require the- essential (I guess) presence of more women that ARE feminine that are capable to deal with male (energy wise) and vise versa...so no more gender- girl only - and mislead feminine movements) ouch- did I say something politically incorrect ? (itss oke-) let's learn to balance yin-yang, male and feminine, positive with negative, conflict and its transformation ( I am sure this is not new knowledge- hermes (et al) talked about this thousands of years ago (there yiouuuu gooo) #greekfatweeddingfactfinding
post it...will get back to it tomorrow- goal- synthesize all pieces in 2-3 months from now- try to reorganize and publish
Disclaimer: if it does not make sense to you..its oke - will make more sense after we complete this project (next steps reminder_ AMC- flaws and threats of social innovation, peace and development frameworks- systemic approach- neuroscience and peak experience addiction for a purpose)
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