(D) Put them together into one personality and the dominate four widgets talk and share.
Without conscious control our thoughts can be jumbled, a free association or flight of ideas much like our dreams. The four stages of the brain, sensing, feeling, thinking, and actions can be wild, weird, and at times a nightmare. Our consciousness stops this bazaar process and shapes our stages into seeing the world closer to reality, having appropriate feelings, thoughts, and actions. Our consciousness monitors our brain processes for the here and now. It helps our widgets, stages of the brain, coordinate to better match the environment. Our senses connect with the physical world, our feelings alert us to pleasant and unpleasant things and events, our thinking checks out past, present, and future possibilities, and our actions play them out. If the widgets are not talking to each other it can be a real mess. All stages are dependent on the senses to orient, on the emotions to put value on things, events, or people, on thoughts to research and advice, and on skills, talents, and habits to know what is possible. The four stages are talking back and forth, with the help of consciousness, to put to gather possible scenarios that may work.
(II) Improve Widgets Communication Between Themselves
(A) UPPER NATURE
(1) Ant and Bee: Improve the Senses
(a) Starting with The Senses
Everything starts with the senses, even if it is only a memory of what has been sensed. If we check out the environment constantly for what is there, what is different, what is similar, and what are the patterns of change we know what we are working with rather than what we think we are working with.
(b) Consulting with the Senses
We need to check back with the senses to see if they match our feelings of fear or love so we are not getting all worked up about a fantom. We need to check back with our senses as we think about things, do we have the facts right, or are we again living in a fantasy. When we change things with our actions are they matching with what we seen and where we want to go. Or are we building irrelevant things, or changing things to no avail.
(c) Priming the Senses
Feeling tell the senses what to look for, listen to, etc. Fear puts us on alert for danger, love for pleasure, thinking for our style, and actions for change. Consciousness tries to control the priming for success and to avoid to much nonsense consequences that get us no where.
(2) Macho and Cuddles: Control Fears and Love
(a) Fears Alert You But Love Takes Down Your Guard
Fear alerts us to possible danger by its memory of bad things and warnings. This is necessary but when fear is too strong it can freeze us in place, make us take flight, or fight. Consciousness may need to tame down our fears with pleasant loving thoughts about places, events, or others. Our nervous systems find it hare to love and be afraid or angry with someone at the same time. Loving thoughts and feelings can tame that allowing us to risk a bit more.
(b) Love Is a Guide
Love is a guide to how to treat others. If we have empathy we can observe what we are doing wrong and change our perceptions, feelings, thoughts, and actions. Without love, what to do next is a guessing game.
(c) Thoughts guide Love
Love can get out of control. Our belief systems can guard us against loving the wrong things. If people, at the first sign of addiction coming were to thwart their inklings, that can get them into addictions or unwanted love relationships, and get themselves out of impending bad situations, they and the world would be a much better place. People who will quote fantasy movies to illustrate a point, fear quoting a religions belief thinking it is illogical. Yet we have tons of illogical myths about true love and they have been the downfall of many.
(3) Geru: Learn to Learn Again and Again
A, the act someone does, does not cause C, the consequence of your emotions and actions, but B, your beliefs, decides what you look for, how you process your emotions and thoughts, and how to proceed. We need to confront our assumptions more and learn to better observe and better process. When we look for differences, similarities, and patterns among all the contributing factors we then want to see what kind of story the patterns play out. What are the themes and possible outcomes? Then we can test our hypotheses by changing something to see what happens differently then we imagined. We again can now look for new factors, similarities, differences, patterns, and allegories or story lines.
Children play because that is how the brain works to learn and enjoy learning. Make things playful and fun. Your motivation will be better.
(c) Backward Learning
Backward learning happens when something overwhelms us, such as an argument with another person. We are not sure what lead up to it. So we think back as far as we can, which may not be very far, lets say three events or thoughts. The next time a similar argument happens we recognize those three things and stop a little sooner, and then we think what happened before those three things came to mind. Now perhaps we can remember three more previous events or thought. The third time it happens we go back another three events or thoughts. Eventually we can begin to see the first event or thought that started the cascade of previous thoughts and emotions. Now we can stop arguments similar by confronting our assumptions that lead to the consequence, ABC, and choose better observation, emotions, thoughts, and actions. Then we are more in charge of the situation
(4) Turtle: Stop, Look, Listen, Think
Patience, patience, patience, give yourself time to stop, look, listen, and think. This is a conscious act that should become a habit unless there is really, truly, a dangerous situation that you have to act quickly.
(5) Rabbit: Acting On It
(a) Practice: The brain has to make connections to make habits. Practice makes those connection and keeps them vital. Make practice a habit.
(b) Risk: Once you observe better, judge better about danger and value, think and learn better, you can then risk with more success. Do not risk beyond sense and sensibility if it can be damaging to you and others. We never have a right to risk others safety.
(B) LOWER NATURE
Let Mr/Ms Do Control Dragon into Battle. What I mean by that is our Lower Nature comes in handy in dangerous situations but Dragon and gang can go amok without the Upper Nature's input. We have better results if we consciously can remember things to look for, remember better more positive reactions, think more clearly, and act in workable ways. The best battles are when Mr/Ms Do and crew rides Dragon and gang into battle. Dragon and gang is a small primitive part of the brain without too much thinking and no positive memories.
(1) Spiedie: Being Honest most of the time
Monitoring Self and others is important to be able to predict what others may do. Lies and deception to self and others makes it really hard to work in reality and find solutions that will work. Strive to tell as much truth as you can. If others do not want to hear it you can be silent or put things in a softer more loving way so they can look at it.
(2) Raccoon: Caring for Others
It is perfectly fine to be selfish and be by ourselves if it does not cause others more pain then we are feeling to be with them. When we make decisions we need to be fair and take others into consideration. That does not mean we must suffer to no end for others. It only means we share our time as needed. There are times we all need to go hide our heads in the sand and just rest and recoup.
(3) Crow: Crow Soup
Let face it, we cannot always be right and so we all have to eat crow. If we blame others we are again living in an unreal world unless someone really did do it. But even then they may have done what they thought was best for the time and moment and were ignorant about what really works. So again, we have to eat crow as we too can be ignorant as what to do next.
(4) Coyote: Being Assertive
Rather than be aggressive we should be assertive. We can set boundaries but be fair to others and they usually will negotiate. If they do not we have to find other solutions. Only when we are trapped and in danger is fighting a needed solution.