It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s the holiday week, it’s not just the time for shopping or relaxing, but also the time to recharging and making New Year's Resolution. It is not just the time to gain a few pounds but also doing more PONDERING. In other words, happy holidays with mind crafting. Although you can’t control every event of your life journey, but via the power of digital mind-crafting, you can adapt to the change and keep your mind flow. Indeed, mind-set is far more important than talent. Talent can always be developed by those with an open and right mind-set. In chapter II of Digital Master, we introduce the 15 decoded ultramodern digital mind-sets, here we do a sum up for the holiday mind rebooting:
“Thinking Habit”: Do you Have One? As humans, we can not “Not Thinking!” Our mind is always operating either in the foreground, or the background, at conscious, subconscious or superconscious mode. Since we don't always "feel pain," then thinking, in general, is not necessarily painful. However, we need to distinguish amongst the different types of thinking in order to evaluate the thought processes, also improve thinking qualities such as criticality, profundity, creativity, intelligence, etc. So how do you ingrain the thinking habits during this holiday season and upcoming New Year?
What is Real Thinking? Thinking is all of it, the process of being individual and human - it's the inquiry that all of us are engaged in - who am I, what am I doing here, what is life? Many say thought to the mind is like music to pianos. Thoughts come into our minds all the time; sometimes from higher consciousness and other times from the ego. However, we can stop ourselves from getting hooked on and thinking about the thoughts seriously. So what is real thinking? Is it about flow or about value? About imagination or about meaning? About decision making or about problem-solving?
Thinking Out-of-Box, What is your Box Though? Every mind has a certain box, some smaller, some bigger; the box starts set-up at a very early age, by your surroundings, the education you received, the people you interacted with and the standards by which you lived. The "boxes" are the walls in your mind. Walls in your mind are constructed by society's conditioning (rules imposed by parents, teachers, leaders, media, books, etc). When you allow information into being accepted as absolute "truth" without first using Critical Thinking, it inhibits your ability to also think creatively. So in order to think "out of the box," you have to clarify what's inside your box, though?
How to Learn & Teach Critical Thinking More Effectively: Critical Thinking has been described as "reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do." It has also been described as "thinking about thinking." It has been described in more detail as "the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.” Only small percentage of the population is the critical thinker, so how to learn and teach critical thinking more effectively?
The Brain, the Mind, and the Gut: Human needs to be humbled. Not only do we only know a tip of an iceberg about what’s going on in our environment, but also we know so little about ourselves: Who are you? Are you more than just body and brain? If so, what's behind the wheel? is it your brain that's doing the thinking, or is it you? The brain, the mind or the gut, where does your intelligence come from?
The spirit of holidays is the state of mind: being thoughtful, peaceful, playful, colorful; grateful; delightful, graceful, fruitful, and it’s the time to refresh your mind and recharge your energy.
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