One's Attitude and Behavior tend to reflect each other. Notwithstanding the fact that a particular attitude can be momentarily over-ridden by deception, charm, cunning etc, as long as a person’s intentions remain intact, the underlying attitude that supports those intentions also remains intact.
Underlying attitudes can be invisible to the holder, yet are glaringly obvious to Intelligent eyes and ears.
adequate study and understanding of Human Nature, those intelligent
eyes and ears can be readily honed to the condition where you
will find yourself echoing that Eastern Sage, Confucius, and his insightful dictum – How can a man be concealed!
Whether overt, or covert, when acted upon, our intentions are executed via our Affective Attitude Component.
Being so inextricably entwined with our Emotions, so as to be indistinguishable, the affective component of one’s attitude is the most influential and powerful element of the Human Mind.
Without consistent supervision from the Cognitive Component,
one’s attitude and behavior is subject to our undirected moods and
One's affective attitude is the Chief Executive Officer of our decisions. It matters not whether those decisions are Good, evil, rational, erratic, significant or trivial.
Supervised, or unsupervised, this is our action mechanism.
All that is required to set this sensitive mechanism rolling, on the path of either Creation or destruction, is a deep desire that manifests as a dominating Thought.
This is the Mind mechanism that when guided by the Cognitive Attitude Component to act in a Moral and Just manner, is responsible for every Material and Spiritual advancement Humankind has experienced.
Good being employed.
Conversely, it is also responsible for all our unethical, improper, and immoral, behavior.
This is evil being employed.
The choice between Good and evil is decided via the Cognitive attitude component, and executed via the Affective attitude component.
attitude, and hence behavior, is a simple matter of choice.
That simple – meaning between right and wrong - choice however, is heavily dependent on a given Human’s stock of Knowledge and apprehension of that knowledge.
Evil does not necessarily need to be intentional. Left undirected, our affective attitude, like Electricity, invariably follows the path of least resistance.
That path will rarely coincide with the right thing to do. Without
Cognitive involvement, any action will almost always be the strongest
desire on an individual’s mind. Our affective attitude takes on the
persona of an impostor.
Hence the absolute necessity of taking charge of one’s Thoughts.
Once we have taken charge of our Thoughts we relieve this impostor, who would control our lives, in a whimsical fashion, of all influence. Effectively rendering him redundant.
We are liberated to accomplish any goals that we have the innate ability and desire to attain, in our own – equitable - way. Whatever those goals may be.
Open minded Tolerance is a major Tool of one who has developed the Cognitive component of his or her Attitude. When one is momentarily biased or prejudiced in a negative manner, a well developed Cognitive attitude component comes to the rescue, and paves the way for a balanced rational decision to be made.
When we allow our Emotions to override our Thoughts, our attitude-behavior relationship is reflected in our words and actions in a depreciative manner. We are exposing our wavering beliefs, principles, and values – together with a sense of confused helplessness - to any other Mind we come in contact with.
To the developing mind this sense of helplessness in another is an indication a fellow Human is struggling to comprehend Life, and to be on standby to assist.
A developing mind comprehends that one can only help another effectively with the willing participation of that other.
Expressing Willing Participation is a fundamental requirement if Sound Relationship Harmony is to be maintained, and progress made.
To the undeveloped mind our sense of helplessness presents an opportunity to be victimized and swindled by lesser minds. These disparate States Of Being between Humans are, respectively, expressions of positive and negative mindsets.
Lacking the knowledge, and appropriate comprehension of that knowledge, to take charge of one’s Thoughts, permits Emotion to override the Cognitive Attitude Component of our mind.
Without Cognitive input, Basic Desires take precedence over Rational Thought. For the vast majority of folk on this Planet, one’s Emotional Response to Reality determines our approach to, and hence the direction we follow, in Life.
When we are not in charge of the Cognitive component of our attitude, our mind is left wide open to whatever influence takes our fancy. Or that appeals to our bias and prejudice. Good or evil. Capriciously entrusting our future to the whims of chance, our lives are the subject of our moods.
Comprehension of in depth attitude and behavior knowledge is essential if one is to influence one’s Affective Attitude Component, hence conduct, in a positive and productive manner.
A proficient grounding in that knowledge can be acquired by analyzing and relating Elements throughout the contents of pdThinker.com.
Deficient conscious self awareness is almost entirely culpable for the lack of supervision of a wayward affective attitude component.
Self awareness deficiency is evident in that individual who demonstrates a temperamental approach to his or her own attitude and behavior.
He or she exemplifies insufficient knowledge and
lack of comprehension of the pivotal nature of attitude in general. And a distinct lack of understanding of their own values, principles and
encumbering beliefs, in particular.
Compounding this insufficiency of self understanding is the subsequent inability to relate consequences to actions.
The temperamental attitude of a person displaying inadequate Conscious Self Awareness can be a disturbingly predictable cycle. Aka Habit. To take charge of one’s Thoughts, auto cycles, such as this, must be interrupted and eliminated by replacement with appropriate knowledge and understanding.
The first step in breaking this automatic cycle is recognizing it. Once recognized, it can be interrupted. Then, with the willing cooperation and total involvement of the holder, whether one is working alone or with selected outside help, gradually eliminated, via attitude change.
The elimination, and replacement, of self defeating Thinking, can be more than satisfactorily achieved by a determined individual working alone. A practice this author has followed all his life.
An ideal Tool, to utilize when experimenting with Conscious Self Awareness development, is the ancient Eastern practice of Mindfulness.
The rewards of practicing mindfulness are substantial. In addition to contributing to taking charge of one’s Thoughts and enabling attitude change, one can expect to develop a relaxed, happy, and confident, demeanor.
Amongst the many other benefits of a highly developed sense of self awareness, is the ease with which one can induce flow when concentrating on a given project alone.
Flow is of immense value generally, but of particular value when venturing into the realms of the unknown whilst you are utilizing your Intuition to seek new information.
Flow, in the Intellectual sense, opens the door to Spiritual Intelligence and new knowledge. This is most readily accomplished when attitude and behavior are under the direct guidance of one’s Cognitive Attitude Component.
To attain this Elevated Mind Status, Nature demands healthy genuine effort. Taking charge of our attitude and behavior plays a key role. Once achieved, and put into practice, the rewards for taking charge of our Thoughts are generous and abundant.
Mind expansion delivers vibrant meaning to Life. Offering a bountiful future for the price of learning Natures Ways.
While the same exposure of our inner self is true when we take charge of our Emotions, via our Thoughts, the outcome is entirely different.
When we are in charge of our Thoughts, one exhibits proactive and can do attitude nuances, demonstrates Tolerance in all his or her dealings, and confidently goes about to not merely seek solutions, but resolve all manner of problems, in a progressive and equitable fashion.
Solving all manner of problems in an equatable, equanimous process is the ultimate measure of being in charge of our Affective Attitude Component.
We gain this elevated condition by utilizing our Cognitive Attitude Component expressed via a Positive Attitude that resides in a Positive State Of Mind.
A Positive State Of Mind Rocks
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