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Doing what needs to be done



Exploring Personal Growth, Human Potential, and issues of Importance in Life Coaching


 Q. I have often heard you say in your classes that all one needs to do to be happy is what needs to be done. Please explain this.

A. Part of how you will grow as an individual is through understanding. When I speak of understanding, I am speaking of something very specific, not the way that the word “understanding” is often used. I am speaking of having  a complete integration of what “Is.”

Within my own spiritual wisdom practice, I have found certain forms of understanding to be core to the process of spiritual inquiry in the post-digital age.  Most of the Understandings are primarily sensory in nature and though an individual may be inclined towards one form of understanding over another, each form needs to be fully explored in relation to one’s daily Wisdom Practice. Doing what needs to be done in the way we have discussed the teaching “Chop Wood, Carry Water” requires that one understand what needs to be “Understood.”



With few exceptions, each of the “Understandings” relates to how we think. All of these Understandings involve various unique approaches to thought, and some Understandings have very weak connections to each other while others have very strong correlations.  These various connections form patterns. For example, a practitioner who is comfortable and skilled in creating friendly environments in social situations may not necessarily be more compassionate or empathetic than one who is shy and uncommunicative.  In the same way, the practitioner who takes time to master a skill like sweeping a floor may learn to solve a complex problem through a different way of thinking. Thus, an individual with a clear, profound and fully developed Understanding in one area may appear to be slow in other forms of Understanding. The essential forms of Understanding for an individual on the Wisdom Path include: the logical-mathematical, music and sound (auditory), linguistic, space, bodily, kinesthetic, the laws of nature, interpersonal as well as intrapersonal relationships, and ethical, moral, existential and pragmatic thought. A wise person will have the ability to leverage these understandings as needed just as they did with the nineteen core resources discussed in earlier talks. A visionary thinker in this concept of patterns is Christopher Alexander, an architect and urban planner who has written extensively on this “pattern language.”




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I also write about different types of knowledge in my book “Harrison’s Applied Game Theory: How to Solve Any Problem Effortlessly”.





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Lewis Harrison is an independent scholar on personal growth and human potential. He Coaches private clients in peak performance, transformation, and success coach.

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