The Behavioral attitude component, and the Affective attitude component of Humans, are two sides of the same coin. And just as inextricably linked.
This author has mentioned that the Affective Attitude component of Humans has changed little over the course of recorded History.
Because of it’s unsupervised relationship to the Affective component of attitude, our behavioral component has likewise changed little over the course of this observable period. For a number of reasons.
These reasons Include . . .
The cause of this lack of supervision of our behavioral attitude component can be found primarily in the indistinct mental landscape that constitutes an individual’s undeveloped thinking process.
In this foggy state, we are way more aware of our feelings and moods, than the cognitive abilities we possess, that allow us to take charge of, and Master, these same moods and feelings, offered by our massive Cerebrum.
Our Cerebrum is host facility to our Cognitive Attitude Component, wherein reside Intellectual Abilities, that when recognized, acknowledged, and we familiarize ourselves with, enable us to take charge of our Thoughts, hence Mind, hence Life.
The emphasis here, is on undeveloped Thinking.
Competent Thinking, in common with all skills, mental and physical, is
dependent on the practitioner, and can can only be enhanced with an
individual's total involvement. Accordingly, this author's abiding exhortation
to do your own Reasoning. To do so, one must become a seeker, and discerner, of Truth, Morality, and Knowledge.
Under the circumstances of lack of influential involvement of our Cognitive element, Rational Reflection plays little part in the transition of Thought into action.
This critical to success - in any endeavor - process of Rational Thinking is relegated, by default, almost entirely to the Emotions, with little or no reference to, or input from, the Cognitive attitude component.
An age old perennial drawback is we allow our Emotions and Desires to overwhelm our Cognition, or in other words, our learning and reasoning capability.
History, and your current wider environment, wherever in the World you may be, is testimony to Humanities struggle to comprehend and harness the awesome latent power inherent in the Cognitive attitude component of every Human Being.
When we utilize Rational Thought, grounded in our values and principles, in conjunction with directing our Emotions to positive ends to drive Good action, we make satisfying, harmonious, progress.
When we allow our Emotions to dominate our Thoughts, with little or no Cognitive input, our actions tend to generate chaos.
Conscious self awareness is that state of Mind where one sees him or herself as a separate identity. Closely related to Mindfulness, this state provides real-time feedback on your thoughts, mood, and feelings. Real-time feedback allows you to maintain a positive attitude founded in a positive state of mind. A positive state of mind allows you to moderate your Emotions in order to arrive at the most appropriate decisions for any set of given circumstances.
Conscious self awareness is an essential element of taking charge of your Thoughts. It is also an essential element in the intelligent execution of the ultimate secret of the Human Mind.
Thought powers your Mind.
The one and only way to attain conscious self awareness is to practice focusing on every Thought you allow yourself to think.
See, a word of caution below . . .
Insufficient Knowledge is a key driver of allowing our Emotions to destabilize and rule our lives. Under these circumstances it is perfectly normal to act on our feelings and moods. We know no better. Our feelings and moods drive our perceptions, and vice versa, in a perpetual cycle of self justifying confusion.
Behaving in this manner, instead of resolving our predicament, we merely compound the above mentioned indistinct mental landscape, caused by foggy Thinking
Insufficient knowledge should not be seen in a derogatory context. Lack of knowledge in this sphere is the same as lack of knowledge in any other discipline. Until one decides to learn about a given thing, that thing may as well not exist. Once that decision to learn is made, one can go about garnering the appropriate information. Studying the content on this Website is an excellent starting point to learn about your latent potential.
Lack Of Comprehension, in common with insufficient knowledge, is a clear indication that more effort is required. There is no way to avoid this conclusion. If there is not enough fuel in the tank, a vehicle will stop short of it’s destination.
Hot on the heels of this insight should be the realization that comprehending knowledge is the fuel, that is, catalyst, that allows one to change his or her circumstances, and comprehending that knowledge can only be attained by individual effort.
Every person on the Planet holds Inner Beliefs. Ideally, our beliefs should align closely with our values and principles. If our beliefs are limiting our thinking, our thinking will limit our ability to achieve.
Beliefs can have an inordinate impact on our behavioral attitude.
Conscious Awareness should be on full alert when forming one’s beliefs. A qualifying question for every belief we may entertain, should be . . . Is It True?
Following through and answering this intellectual request, each and every time, will inevitably lead to consistently reliable Knowledge, adequate Comprehension of that knowledge, and finally, Wisdom.
Every person on the Planet is endowed with fundamental values and principles. No matter the Culture, these values and principles are strikingly – and comfortingly - similar.
The more we develop our values and principles, assigning their place of residence in our Conscious Awareness, the more harmonious we become, leading to tolerance and acceptance of others, who, on first sight, appear different.
In developing this approach as Habit we are effortlessly contributing to a Good World.
Our behavioral attitude is responding favorably to our cognitive input. We are taking charge of our thoughts and directing our mind on purpose.
A Bad, wrong, or intentionally abhorrent behavioral attitude is an admission by the holder that he or she has neglected to develop their innate thinking skills - via their Cognitive attitude component - that enables one to conduct a wholesome, harmonious, and satisfying life.
When used for Good, this phenomenon can produce prosperity and equality for all. When neglected, for whatever reason, or intentionally misused for evil, chaos ensues.
You and I do not need to refer to history for proof or evidence of the chaotic and detrimental consequences of ignorant use of this phenomenon. We can observe it playing out in real time, right before our eyes.
Behavior is the consequence of what we allow ourselves to think and believe.
It is Conscious Self Awareness, and prudent use of one's Cognitive Attitude Component to supervise our Behavioral Attitude, that allows us to moderate our intrinsically volatile Emotions.
Then, via Intelligent Thought, useing our Mind as a force for Good, direct – as opposed to
Control - those Emotions, to productive, beneficial, and equitable ends.
Moderation encompasses the complete gamut of intelligent Human behavior. Ranging from biting our tongue
instead of a sharp reaction when another is less than civil, on an individual basis, to
preventing war between Nations on a collective basis.
And every other disturbance in between these two extremes.
By it’s precise nature, a negative attitude diminishes the holder’s ability to engage with the Cognitive component of Conscious Self Awareness. A negative attitude encourages lower plane thinking to remain dominant, and run rampant.
Conversely, Conscious Self Awareness is an essential and invaluable element for the construction and maintenance of a Positive State Of Mind.
Attaining a working state of conscious self awareness is no mean feat. Protecting this investment of effort and time is paramount.
Protection is achieved by maintaining your heightened awareness in conjunction with developing a Positive Attitude and Positive State of Mind. While awareness is an element of your positive state of mind, it is vulnerable to complacency.
It is easy to be complacent.
Humility is paramount to counter the ever present threats to mind expansion that a Complacent Attitude attract.
Physical skills, such as driving a motor vehicle or playing a musical instrument, once learned, can confidently be left on auto-pilot. Unless one is actively practicing enhancements.
Mental skills, such as maintaining a positive state of mind are not set and forget. Conscious Self Awareness means that you are vitally aware of every thought you think. Making Conscious Self Awareness a potent habit, and a potent Tool. An integrated element that precedes and guides your every action, including verbal intercourse.
Conscious Self Awareness is not limited to behavioral response. With dedicated practice you can expand this potent tool’s depth and reach to any field of activity you have the innate potential for, and possess the desire to undertake.
Applying this potent Tool whilst problem solving allows you to filter out the majority of possible mistakes, via your imagination, before committing resources to any endeavor. You gain a vastly superior image of the goal you intend to achieve.
Potent it may be, yet conscious self awareness it is also fragile. Leaving our behavioral attitude on auto-pilot, confident in the same manner one executes any learned physical skill, invites progressive deterioration of this potent habit.
While there are substantial allies available to strengthen and enhance our positive state of mind, Conscious Self Awareness is the only line of defense between positive and negative.
In other words, between Good and evil.
When breached, beginning with intolerant disagreement, chaos descends, and we find ourselves in an awry environment of psychological or physical warfare of some degree.
The toll chaos exacts should be
cause for reflection. We make the same mistake over and over again. To alleviate the burden the common tendency to repeat this universal mistake imposes, comprehending Attitude Components is everything.
We allow our Affective attitude component to reign supreme. Then cower amidst the mayhem created by our Behavioral attitude component attempting to force it's will on each other.
All the time Wondering why our World is in such a mess.
Ignoring the lesson History tirelessly repeats, that - domination is a fool’s game - we prefer to believe if we had bigger guns we could prevail and win. Reflection informs us that this uneducated belief is misleading, whether between two or more Individuals, or between Nations.
Whatever we may believe . . .
We Are Our Behavioral Attitude
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