Gradually they Adopt a new Perspective and learn to Optimize the 4 dimensions that determine their life (Aspirations, Emotions, Thoughts, Sensations). As they pursue the Zenith of their own best Self, they Experience that Expressions of compassion and solidarity are valuable, for themselves and others.
The default circuit within the App Umbrella covers:
Mind – Teaching (= Discovery of the multidimensional interplay of micro, meso, macro, meta dynamics)
Body – Simulation (= Experience of tools in a safe virtual space where compassion and solidarity win).
Heart – Coaching (= Real-time feedback during the process of aligning aspirations and actions).
Soul – Self-discovery (= Personal inquiry along the questions of personal purpose).
The App guides participants from a bystander perspective in life, to personal change to a proactive role as agents of social transformation.
Everything is connected. Nothing happens in a vacuum. COVID-19 illustrates that our individual and collective well-being depend on each other.
Like our personal aspirations, emotions thoughts and experiences influence each other, so do individuals, communities, countries and Planet Earth.
Exposure to COVID is equal for all of us, not its impact. From workers to celebrities over housewives to politicians, COVID does not discriminate. Whether we survive and thrive despite it though depends not only on what we do and who we are, but what we have.
The systemic social paradox that our life has become began before this crisis.
Few have much and many have little.
The World we knew is gone, it left behind this paradox to carry on.
Unless we choice to counter it, consciously.
The question is not do more of the same, but to change how the game is played.
We can choose the C-Core to counter the COVID conundrum:
We can follow our need for inner Completion, finding Compassion with ourselves and others, to release our Creativity, and nurture Cooperation.
The core question is not if a vaccine is found – but
The aspiration for meaning – the quest of a WHY – is the core of humanity. It led humankind to invent and explore the unknown. Personal purpose is the driver that makes individuals move and stand up to face the tide.
Every single individual represents a unique combination of characteristics, skills, resources, and connections. These personal tools give an individual, the ability to accomplish their purpose in an idiosyncratic way. Individuals who have identified and started to pursue their own purpose, activate the power that is inherent to their humanity.
WHY we are in this life influences WHO we become as a person over the course of our existence.
In turn WHO we are as an individual and as a member of society influences how we experience the environment in which we evolve. This impacts how we express ourselves in this environment.
The resulting attitude to and behavior in situations influences WHERE we end up in life.
Our experiences and expressions result in memories which the mind draws from in the future to assess situations; based on these assessments we re-act.
It is a vicious of virtuous cycle that can be influenced systematically. Such influence involves 4 steps:
Awareness to the interplay of our aspirations, emotions, thoughts and behavior is the first step.
The second step is to influence this interplay systematically.
The third step is to use this influence to gradually optimize the interplay, to nurture inner peace, and deriving from it, harmonious relationships with others.
Identifying and pursuing a purpose, mission in our life, is the fourth and first step on our journey of becoming and sharing our own best self.
The perception that we have of our purpose, the WHY of our existence, influences WHO we are as a person, which influences WHERE we end up in life, which impacts WHAT we do as an individual and as part of a community.
Change is nurtured from the outside in
The experiences that results from the interaction with others influences our image; internally and externally. Internally our experiences either nurture a positive vision of ourselves and of the environment or they hamper it. Externally our experiences influence whether others perceive us positively or negatively. This mixed image impact, either helps or hinders us in the pursuit of our purpose; the answer to our WHY.
The outside-in change dynamic works in smaller and larger ways
Body posture impacts our physical, mental, and emotional status. It influences our mood, memory, behavior, and stress levels. It not only eases the symptoms of depression but lessens self-focus. Physiologically speaking, a physical pose that reflects an attitude of power – upright, square shoulders, and head up, sends a signal to the brain; a neural impulse which turns into an actual, physiological response that boosts brainpower. Furthermore, posture affects hormone levels—decreasing cortisol and increasing testosterone, the latter being associated with self-confidence. On the other hand, our actions impact our experiences and memories which eventually reshapes our mindset; both metaphorically and practically speaking.
Action can precede attitude. Priming new habits can begin with actions that are performed consciously, even if the underlying motivation is not intuitive. Gradually, the resulting experiences will result in new habit patterns in the mind. Especially in times of transition and uncertainty, thinking, and introspection may follow physical experimentation – not only vice versa. As these unaccustomed behaviors are performed repeatedly, they induce changes in the physical brain circuitry thanks to neuroplasticity (Doidge, 2007), this makes them ever more permanent until they feel ‘normal’. The best way to become part of social change is to be proactive, plunging into new projects and activities, interacting with very different kinds of people, and experimenting with unfamiliar ways of getting things done.
The mind triggers our re-actions in any new situation based on old experiences. It is an evolutionary set-up to re-act quickly by establishing shortcuts (heuristics) which are prone to errors (bias). Understanding the sub-conscious connection between our mental storage from the past, and our urges in a present-day situation enables us to be vigilant.
Once we are aware of our tendency to re-act (too) quickly, we can: 1) choose to put inner space between the external trigger and our re-action to it: 2) use this buffer-zone to consciously choose our action based on our best knowledge at the time, in line with our overall aspirations; rather than re-acting blindly to an external trigger.
The journey of Life is about becoming our own best self, and to share this self with others. Once the four dimensions of our individual being are synchronized, the connection between us (individual) and others ensues gradually, naturally. Such internal and external connection is conducive to both individual and collective harmony and wellbeing. Individuals who behave in line with the values that they believe in nurture a positive self-image. The latter is central to finding harmony inside, and such internal harmonization conditions social synchronization.
Social norms are the unwritten rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in a group or society. They result from the interplay between beliefs and behavior, between individuals and larger communities. In the same way that poverty and violence are condoned in some parts of the world today, preventing and palliating these issues can become a new social norm tomorrow.
POZE seeks social change through individual transformation.
The word has 7 different meanings:
An objective – Happiness
Purpose – Find your mission
Om – Work with your emotions
Zoom – Train your thoughts
Experience – Learn from Life
A life prospect – Evolution
Perspective – Adopt a holistic view of yourself and others
Optimization –– Utilize interactions among aspirations, emotions, thoughts, and actions.
Zenith – Move towards your highest self
Exposure – Take risks to grow
A paradigm – Shift
Potential through Connection
Opportunity through Change
Zestfulness through Continuum
Excellence through Complementarity
An exercise for calmness and re-energizing– Break
Pause – Stop doing
Observe – Take in our surroundings
Zoom in – Go inside
Experience – Just be
A philosophy – Becoming
Purpose Orientation, Zenith Expression
A word – Peace
Inner peace in Haitian Creole
People On Zenith Exploration
Join a galactic personal journey. Travelling from the soul to the heart, from the mind to the body you will experience another perspective on yourself and on others.
Join an organically evolving group of likeminded thinkers and doers. Sharing your own thoughts and feelings, aspirations and experiences you will discover similarities and differences. This is a space to establish the link between dream and delivery, between online and offline.
If you believe that change is needed, be that in your own life or in your community, than this may be for You