A Shift in Paradigm Paradox

It’s funny isn’t it, how we’ve been so quick to accept the status quo even though we know it’s not working, and yet so reticent to champion change even if more reasonable. This puzzling phenomena of defaulting to the lowest common denominator and adamant opposition to anything else (even though we might choose differently if we really thought it through) has a commonality that points to the cause, doesn’t it. Thought, or rather the lack of comprehensive thought.

Disconnected fragmented logic produces an odd resistance, for example we go to great lengths to handle passive aggressive vagrants and petty criminals with kid gloves (permitting possession of stolen property, trespassing, disturbance of the peace), and yet we’ve been loathe to extend respect to peaceful demonstrators with a higher aim in life. Even if it’s meant sacrificing our own democratic rights and freedoms, and sometimes to the point of tolerating police brutality. Could this be why as a society we’ve paradoxically defended environmental pollution, treated our own bodies as toxic dumps, criticized those who regard the truth as constructive and praised the harbingers of lies and deception?

Acting on engrained beliefs short circuits the cycle of a complete thought, and therefore takes very little effort. It’s already wired in, usually since early childhood, and perpetuated by movies and media to keep us all thinking the same way, yes a culture of bots (thanks to Steve Jobs Pixar Disney at least isn’t a fake  and what a noble heart John Carter Disney’s latest movie has). Even Twitter has become inundated with poseurs and phoney followers in recent weeks, notice that.) The synapses have fired so many times those neural pathways have become fully automated, and usually, most unfortunately unconscious. So it’s accepted as the norm without question.

It takes will power, spirit, to ‘think different’. Fulfillment of the true potential of our pre-established perfect pattern depends on the freedom to do so, it is innate to the well being of humankind. Fear of slipping to bottom of the heap has tended to replace honesty with nicety, and we’ve largely ignored the reconciling of cognitive dissonance, a shift in paradigm. The result of a shift is more enjoyable albeit much more difficult to achieve. It’s on that pain/ pleasure interface where brain and body literally have to develop new connections to accommodate innovative ideas that match pre-established whole cycles of reality rather than narrow mental constructs. And that takes internal work on one’s preconceptions doesn’t it.

There’s certainly a growing body of scientific evidence to support this:

How can we start to think different? It isn’t merely mental cleverness. A small internal shift can have a big external influence, and I’ve found a good place to start is making sure it’s a body fit, like pHx is. It builds the neural pathways for dealing with our illusions, especially in this day and age of conflicting information, so that mind can harmonize thought processes with emotional understanding rooted in the heart.


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Steve Jobs Humanized Technology

Just as Mr. Kakehashi democratized music with digital interface Midi technology, and Meta Living Design is democratizing health fitness with body fit pHx* movement technology, Steve Jobs achieved the possibility of the democratization of communications with human compatible Apple computer technology. How did he do it? Accessibility, do-ability, and enjoyability are the keystones to serving the needs of the majority, that’s how Steve Jobs put Apple computers into our hands, literally.

I have to admit that I pre-judged Apple as representative of the effects technological speed has for increasing the sheer stress of obscurity, difficulty, and alienation from the very means that instead can allow us to survive and thrive as a human race. Rather than succumbing to the ego constructs of oppression/ enslavement, manipulation/ fragmentation, and depravity/ scarcity, or those elements that deconstruct society/ individuals as a fully functioning cohesive unit(y), during Steve Jobs astutely creative life, he accomplished the magical with computers that fulfill the needs of our body and psyche so precisely they’re now aesthetically pleasing, simple to use, with the possibility of being more private and secure.

Steve Jobs life’s work has given us the ability to keep abreast of technological change without enforcing mechanical machine-like behavior. Humanization of technology has made computers a thing of beauty to interact with, so enjoyable even children fall in love with them, and with the advent of iCloud we now have the possibility of completely securing our privacy, and protecting ourselves from every manner of marauding spy. Steve Jobs’ life has showed us what it means to be fully human.


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Measurement Reduces Assumptions

Whether it’s Return On Investment (ROI) or Body Mass Index (BMI), measurement provides a comparison of the components of success for business to fitness. It’s what allows us to understand the relationship between our actions and our results. Of course graphs, charts and yardsticks aren’t everything, that”s why we also have observation and practical experience.

Being reasonable and informed helps us take care of business with a clarity, confidence, and creativity that syncs with reality. The point is, reducing assumptions that can otherwise accompany the ‘need to be right’, gives us the common ground for interacting on the basis of simple agreement rather than costly conflict.

Harvard School of Business associate Rita McGrath talks about the process of  acquiring the necessary knowledge as a willingness to suspend belief, risk failure, and try different things fast, cheap. and often – till gold emerges out of muddy waters. It gives us permission to listen to intuition and open the door when we hear opportunity knocking. “Plan to learn not plan to be right” McGrath points out in her interview.

However actions speak louder than words, and business knows how confidence without guts doesn’t necessarily add up to Will to Do. Harvard showed their true colours when they publicly admonished Steve Jobs’ strength of character based on biography recently, much to the chagrin of biography author, Walter Isaacson who said Jobs was nothing  like they perceived through the Harvard lens. As Seth Godin put it, Harvard grads may have confidence, but they don’t have what it takes to follow through on risk. They may do the research but they’re not willing to gain the experience by putting themselves on the line.

You can’t ignore will power as the primary root of business. Sometimes, there’s no established way, no other means, no resources; inner will is the only way. That’s where Meta Living Design comes in, What makes Metawork different? It’s a company that provides measureable tools to develop the guts, heart, and brain power for business (not as usual). This takes a logical method with the speed to match the realities of technological pace for sustainable success, to sustain reason, to Ignite Passion consistently. When compared to other methods the difference is that Metawork is explainable and understandable, not just experiential; but it’s that too…


Currently Body’Fit pH Fitness™ (short form… pHx™) isn’t available to the general public, please contact Meta Living Design for details.