Thinking is ESCAPE. Thinking is SEARCH.

For thousands of years much has been written about thinking. Every culture has its explanations, philosophies, methods and myths. In recent decades, the development of the digital world and the discoveries of cognitive science have provided us with even more powerful insights.

In this lesson we present you with a simple theory of thinking that you can understand immediately and begin to put into practise.: ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK …

The Theory of Thinking is e + s = t

ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK

Thinking, in any situation, is escaping from your current view of the situation (cvs), and searching for a much better view of the situation (bvs).

E+S=T

(PIC: Michael teaching E+S=T to a business group in Shanghai in May 2008)

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The Current View of the Situation (cvs)
can never be equal to
the Better View of the Situation (bvs)

(cvs≠bvs)

Escape from your cvs
and search for a bvs!

(cvs2bvs)

You can search for a bvs that is
ten times better than your cvs.

(cvs X10 = bvs)

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ESCAPE

If we can escape from our current viewpoints, thinking patterns, righteousness and established ways of doing things–our CVS–we can then take a quantum leap ahead of our own experience and jump to ‘a much better way’–a BVS.

Kangaroo Thinking
Sometimes I call this Kangaroo Thinking because we can experiment and we can innovate in leaps and bounds.

cvs2bvs, the Universal Brain Software, frees the brainuser to hop across parallel universes with tenpower.

Leaping

cvs2bvs also allows the brainuser to switch from one parallel universe to another.

SEARCH

Search! Search! Search! Seek and find. Look beyond your cvs. Ask! Ask! Ask!

Search for alternatives, options and possibilities because there is ALWAYS a BVS!

There are always many, many different ways of looking at any particular situation. Whatever it is that we are currently doing, someone else, somewhere, is already doing it a “much better way”. Once we escape from the CVS–the current way–we can search for the BVS–the much better way.

alternatives
Because human perception is unstable
we can always change the way we look at things.
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THINK

Thinking is a skill. To become proficient in escaping from your CVS and searching for a BVS (the much better way) always involves practice and repetition–at least ten times–if we are to build new cognitive patterns and acquire skill and virtuosity.

Repetition

4 thoughts on “What is thinking?

  1. Can I see the matter differently? Can I give myself to understand where the other fellow is coming from? How far will I let the doors of my mind open to the things that do not match on the other side of the door? (PTV) I understand this does require practice.

  2. Its sad when a child who is daydreaming (escape ) is told to stop – Its sadder when he asks a question ( search ) and is told to forget it or don’t be stupid and even sadder when he gets confused and makes mistake and is then told to THINK before you do that and stuff it up! No wonder we need to School of Thinking – the school of hard knocks for children doesn’t help anyone!

  3. The e+s=t is a correct formula for “creative thinking.” Unfortunately, not all thinking leading to action is creative. Many “thinkers” (it is often ethnically conditioned) insist on not escaping the “current” situation (which may be centuries old) and if they search for anything, it may be the search for new excuses and methods for taking a revenge. The creative factor in this latter model of thinking actually focuses on destruction.

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