Even the smallest thing is made out of smaller things.
Again, another question.
Can we oversimplify life?
The four pillars of MBT (Mind Body Time) are made out of principles. Principles are like the cement, the stone and the steel that hold the pillars together.
To explain these principles more clear I will take the pillar of Time as an example. This pillar is constructed out of various principles.
You have the Past, the Present and the Future principles. These are the three principles of Time. But it does not stop there. Even the principles can be dissected. For example, the Past has two layers.
You have the Subconscious Past and the Unconscious Past. They are your past that you can remember and the past that you can’t remember. And even the unconscious mind has deeper paths since the unconscious mind consists of memories that simply vanished in time and space and then you have memories which you try to forget or block out consciously. Those memories do not disappear in time and space; you have just put those away because it was needed.
And even the unconscious mind has deeper paths since the unconscious mind consists of memories that simply vanished in time and space and then you have memories which you try to forget or block out consciously. Those memories do not disappear in time and space; you have just put those away because it was needed.
See this image below that shows you the overview of the principle of Past and it’s layers described above.
Why dig so deep?
The power of MBT is shown above. Dig deeper and deeper and everything in your life can be labeled. By digging you try to come to the core of what your life is. Once you’ve labeled your life, you can spend time thinking about your life in a framed manner. Life becomes something that can be tackled and analyzed to improve.
Everything can be made sense of.
Fear not that you over complicate, by deconstructing and getting to the core of every principle, you’ll find peace and happiness. When you know, you can act.
I have mapped out my principles. In fact, by mapping out the principles for every pillar, I map out my life. I use visual tools like Coggle to do this.
Seeing my life in the perspective of pillars, principles and deeper layers have opened my eyes. By doing so I am able to analyze, I am able to see where I could not. Memories returned, old desires arose. It gave me perspective. I saw complexity where it should not be and I saw simplicity where simplicity does not fit.
Once you map out your life you are able to build a strong future for yourself.
Below is an example of one of the first versions of my MBT life map.
Do it for yourself and feel the power of visualizing your life.
More on why this is useful later..
Let me know if this does sound like simplification to you or does it feel like a complication of your life.