Checking the Ecology of a Pattern

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Now the phrase checking ecology means going above and beyond the current experience and asking about it. So did a few questions when ask yourself, does this state this is belief, this idea or etc serve you well? Does it enhance your life or limit you in any way, or make you more or less effective? Does this way of being impervious in the long run, these are the kind of questions you want to ask yourself when you’re checking for ecology, because you want to make sure that when you’re creating a change, that that change has good effects, not only in the short term, but also in the long term as well, you want to make sure that this change doesn’t interfere with other things that are already working, and ends up creating more problems and the ones that have solved for so checking the college is definitely a very important thing to do, when it comes to like doing change word. Now also is important to understand that the human consciousness operates as a mind body system of interactive parts. And all of these component pieces interact with one another. So whenever we influence one part of the system, other parts are going to get affected as well. So essentially checking for a cause to make sure that whatever change that we tried to do, was going to operate cohesively with all the outcomes and values that we already have. Now, there’s a couple of policy checks that you want to make. The first college check you want to make is for in congruence, you want to make sure that when it comes to you thinking about this change, that you’re actually your body responding congruently. Next, you want to forecast possible problems, you want to see if there’s any problems that can arise from the proposed change that you’re making. And what could you possibly lose by getting this behavior does actions belief or what have you. Next is deletion, you want to check to make sure that you considered all the internal responses, the processes, any external behaviors of all relevant people, or respect to the proposed change. Now, something I’ve heard once from a mentor of mine that always stuck with me is that our actions affect other people. So when it comes to making changes, especially very big and sweeping changes, chances are other people may be affected by it. So you want to make sure that you’re taking you’re paying attention to that, and you’re not creating something that harms other people in the process. So the first step for checking the ecology is that you want to invite the person to set take a step back or up. Or if this is you, and you’re doing this on yourself, then you just want to invite yourself to take a step back. So after you identify the thought, the representation, the belief, value, experience, or whatever, you want to step back, and you want to think about that experience. So as you think about that thought or you think about that representation or that belief, you want to start forming judgments and evaluations. Which brings us to step two, you want to ask yourself if this expands or limits you in any way, and what is the effect that it’s having. And this is also something really handy to say when you’re working with someone. And you can notice if it serves you well or not, if every part of yourself finds it useful, and nine. And now in the event like there are parts within you that don’t find it useful, there is a pattern that we can do to resolve that which we’ll be talking about later. But for now, we’re just checking to see if there’s any unsorted discrepancies that’s happening on the inside and needs to be addressed. So guys, I hope you got a lot of value out of this. Um, the next technique we’re going to be going over is number five flexibility or responses. That’s going to be a lot of fun.