Unicist reflection is an approach to complex human adaptive systems to understand their nature, define the possibilities to influence them, apprehend the algorithms that allow exerting influence and generate added value.
Unicist reflection has no relationship with other introspective approaches like religious introspection, transcendent meditation, yoga or other technologies that have been developed for different purposes. Unicist Reflection has been developed to deal with complex human adaptive systems, such as businesses, to develop scenarios, diagnoses and strategies to achieve possible results.
Reflection covers five stages before reaching the environment adaptation and the influence upon it.
Business Problem Solving
0 – Focus on the solution
1 – Dealing with projections
– Beta brainwaves suffice
– Destructive pilot tests
2 – Dealing with Introjections
– Alpha brainwaves are needed
– Non-destructive – Destructive pilot tests
Universal Problem Solving
3 – Dealing with integration
-Theta brainwaves are needed
– Non-destructive pilot tests
4 – Dealing with communion
– Gamma brainwaves are needed
– Results validation
5 – Dealing with the unified field
Stages 1), 2) and 3) include pilot tests. Stages 4) and 5) imply real action.
1) For this to occur there must be a serious condition of “hunger” to change something either in oneself or in the environment, without implying an aggression to the environment or to oneself.
2) On the other hand, there must be an absolute sense of responsibility as regards feeling both able to do it and responsible for it.
3) There must be a strong will which enables the individual to dodge the obstacles placed by the environment and his own prejudices.
Reflection is a natural way when one feels the need to influence a reality and aims at doing it in an adapted way.
It reflects outside
Projecting upon reality the prejudices we may have
The “reflecting outside” stage deals with the projection of our own preconceptions and implies comparing them with the reality facts or with other people’s preconceptions.
The process of “reflecting outside” is simpler and faster when the individual compares his own preconceptions with other people’s preconceptions. Differences become evident and the aim of this stage is that each person finds the foundation of his peers form a functional point of view (without producing any value judgment). Since our preconceptions are essential to our safety structure it becomes necessary to come to a “violent discussion” during this stage. Paradoxically, avoiding discussion means making the reflection process more difficult.
This is basically a subjective discussion and covers the following stages:
- Stating each person’s point of view.
- Disqualifying the other’s point of view due to its being subjective and without any foundation.
- Discussing each person’s foundations in a subjective way.
- Reflecting over the other’s foundation and our own.
- Making everyone’s foundations relative.
- Developing the hypothesis of the causative relationships which one seeks to influence.
- Contrasting already discovered concepts.
- Carrying out pilot tests in the real world.
Every time the pilot test fails, there is a recycling of the process of the “reflecting outside” stage. Generally speaking, it requires developing this process more than once.
It reflects inside
Introjecting the reality elements
we try to influence upon
Reality is introjected to be able to influence the environment. The aim is to develop a strategy which allows influencing while being influenced. It implies a very big empathy effort since it is necessary to develop the capacity to act in the environment having introjected such reality and being able to influence it.
Introjecting means finding the external element within ourselves. Introjecting another person implies finding that person, his way of thinking, feeling and operating within ourselves. To reach this, it is required to know the other deeply so as to be able to “vibrate” like he does. Reflecting inside is making this process occur.
Introjecting may occur only under these circumstances:
- It is necessary to have empathic capacity.
- It is necessary to have a deep interest in the element or subject trying to introject.
- It is necessary to have a great sympathetic capacity.
- It is necessary to have a high level of energy.
It is necessary to have emphatic capacity.
The emphatic capacity implies having such a clear identity and vocation that the introjection of another element or person does not threaten our own self-esteem. An individual can only introject that reality which does not represent a threat or does not overcome him.
It is necessary to have a deep interest in the element or subject trying to introject.
Introjecting an object means placing it inside oneself. We can only introject what we are really interested in. Such interest is related to how broad the “we” circle of each individual is. Something which is outside the “we” circle cannot be introjected.
It is necessary to have a high sympathetic capacity
Sympathy is the capacity of “vibrating” in tune with the reality trying to be influenced. If we are not able to vibrate in tune we can neither introject that reality nor influence it. This vibration occurs when we find the external character within ourselves, being it an object, a subject or a verb. Introjection is an exercise which opens the mind and develops personal broadness. But we can only introject where we have that personal broadness. When we introject, there are no ruling automatism or preconceptions. Self esteem is the driving force.
It is necessary to have a high level of energy
The introjection process implies an inner search which should naturally occur. If it is forced, it naturally leads to rationalism and to the projection of our own beliefs. This is an energy consuming task. This is why the required available energy level should be in concordance with the level of energy necessary to influence the reality we try to introject.
When we believe to have clearly understood what is happening in the reality that has been introjected, we need a pilot test on the discovery. To consider this stage valid, a forecast on reality as regards an action and its occurrence is enough. If this pilot test fails, it is necessary to return to the first step of the reflection process.
The outside vanishes
Focusing on the reality trying to be influenced
Once we are in peace with the environment we start to focus on the influence we try to exert. As it has been said at the beginning, each higher stage has fewer methodologies to be developed.
The focusing may be done according to two approaches:
-Place yourself in many years’ time and describe what would have happened if we had not influenced the environment.
Your own isolation, becoming a witness of reality, will enable you to develop a more objective vision. It is a great effort since it implies leaving the ego completely aside. If the ego participates, you will see reality as you want to or as you are afraid of seeing it. Reality always exists, and it is independent from your existence. It means seeing reality as if you did not live any longer. This vision will provide you with the focus on where to act.
-Place yourself in many years’ time and describe what would have happened if you had influenced on the environment.
It is the same isolation exercise but supposing an influencing action is developed. Again, we have to start from the supposition that he who makes the description is a witness, not a protagonist, to avoid the ego influence on the description. In this stage, the risk lies in being carried away by the illusions and the omnipotence. This description will validate the approach developed in the previous stage.
The pilot test of this stage is based on measuring the effect on the links between the environment and the action being developed.
The inside vanishes
Making the specific reality universal
When we have developed a diagnosis, it has a universal implicit character. This means that it responds to universal elements. This allows transferring the knowledge to other homologous fields and originates the conceptual “benchmarking”.
The conceptual “benchmarking” is the transference of concepts between homologous elements which obviously belong to the same universe. Each individual reaches different levels of universality. The development of the consciousness level enables us to apprehend the universality of the concepts.
All is one
When this level is reached, we will comprehend the universality of concepts.