The most important Life-System

Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. (Henry David Thoreau)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Self-Actualization can be seen in many ways.”

“What’s one of your favorites?”

“Self-Actualization as systems creation and optimization.”

“What’s the most important system of your life?”

“Beautiful question.

I’d say, the Mind/Body.

The Mind/Body is a meta-system, which impacts ALL other systems of your life.

“I was half-expecting you to only say your Mind.”

“That’s what Dani-who-I-was would have said. I now see the Mind and the Body as one inseparable unit. I’d go so far as to rewrite Henry David Thoreau’s quote.

Every man is the builder of a temple called his Mind/Body.”

“Why Mind/Body and not Body/Mind?”

“I actually use both, depending on what I want to emphasize. This is another instance and application of concept-stacking [<link; short].

The model is fundamentally practical. Those who focus only on the Mind are doing themselves a disservice. They’re out of balance.

On another level, as you know, I’m in pursuit of peak performance. One of my Soul Quests is to become a World-class Thinker [<link; medium]. While exploring the how of it, I’ve reached a surprising realization:

To become a World-class Thinker I must become a World-class Athlete.

I’m doing just that.”


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About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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