Soul-Chaplain Institute - Regenerating the Noosphere
For no light matter is at stake; the question concerns the very manner in which human lfe is to be lived.
Plato
 
It is the business of little minds to shrink
Tom Paine
 
Cognitive locks are imposed upon us - and it is the business of 'professionals' to impose them. To break these locks, be unreasonable - question everything - especially your questions. Live your life as a series of questions and let the answers arise as your life moves into them.
Paul Nicholas
 
Cognitive Locks and Limits to Thinking 
Cognitive Lock-in, Lock-down and Lock-out
 
Co-creating meaning since 2001
 
One cannot be be a successful scientist without realizing that...a good number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid
James D Watson
 
Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-semitism of the businessman
Arthur M Schlesinger Jr.
 
 
Cognitive Lock-in
Thinking, creativity and problem solving become trapped by accepted modes, models and paradigms - we are unable to accept new ways of thinking because we are blinded by old ways of thinking. People are unable to return to first principles or re-examine what is established, traditional or accepted.
 
Cognitive Lock-down
Thinking, creativity and problem solving are wilfully arrested because we choose to follow easy options and do as we have always done. People, even though they have the capacity, do not want to think or discover for themselves, they want and wait to be told.
 
 
Cognitive Lock-out
Opportunities for new thinking, creativity and problem solving are shut out or excluded because we are not prepared to consider, engage with or examine new ways of thinking.
 
Breaking the locks
New and alternative ways of thinking are perceived as threatening - thinkers have always been feared and seen as dangerous. If you wish to break these locks you must be prepared to raise your head above the parapet and be shot at.
 
Cognitive locks are imposed upon us and it is the business of 'professionals' to impose them. To break these locks be unreasonable and question everything - especially your questions. Live your life as a series of questions and let the answers arise as your life moves forward. You are your thoughts, your actions and your feelings - let this triad of self emerge as you live into your questions.
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