MODULE ONE FREE BASIC VERSION

EXERCISE ONE

The Kernesthetics fitness program is based on our anthropological origins and the future of fitness, rather than out dated 20th century thinking. Using the Kernethetics program, weight loss, toning, muscle development and overall wellbeing, comes from changing the behavioural profile of the individual towards a hunter (lean physic with a high burning metabolism) rather than a cave dweller (slow burning and fat storing), thus dealing with the cause of health and weight issues rather than the symptoms.

For over 90% of people, the majority of their days are spent in a passive state of very low intensity movement, which over time allows the metabolism to slow and store fat. The 20th century solution is to work out two to three times a week and watch what you eat, neither of which address the problem… A slower burning metabolism.

Our body’s mechanisms were optimised over 4 million years of evolution to respond to certain behavioural triggers. So with this in mind, by spreading exercise across the day we can reprogram the metabolism to burn effectively once again. This does not mean getting hot and sweaty or lifting weights, this is simply requires a series of movements that can be easily incorporated into one’s daily routine of behaviour.

In this program, we use visualisation skills to work ‘antagonistic’ (opposing) muscle groups against each other, for no more than a minute at intervals across the day to increase the daily flex rate and profile we maintain. We use short bursts of intensity to burn more calories and reprogram the metabolism naturally, which takes out the need for cardio workouts or even getting changed.

EXERCISE ONE: PRACTICE IMAGINING A WEIGHT IN YOUR HAND AND LIFTING YOUR ARM IN A CURLING MOTION. SET THE WEIGHT AT 10kg THEN DOUBLE IT, THEN TRIPLE IT. CALIBRATE YOUR RESISTANCE.

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EXERCISE TWO

WHO WHAT WHY WHERE WHEN HOW are taught to journalists at degree level as the key questions to elicit a story, however, these are also fundamental questions to ask about the story of our own lives.

We are brought up with inspiring, heart warming stories as children, so we have an inherent desire to replicate these fairy tales in our adult lives. However, fairy tales ended with ‘they lived happily ever after’, not with the potential of divorce, disease, and decay.

To have meaning in our lives, and thus create the process and the progress for our potential to grow, we need to ask ourselves each of these simple but incredibly powerful questions, to define our purpose and where on the journey of life we find ourselves at any one time. As life is a process that involves a constantly changing perspective – in line with the situational and environmental dynamics we find ourselves within, the answers to these questions change with time. Using these questions to elicit more meaning during our interactions with others, is vitally important to building healthy social dynamics; an essential part of our wellbeing and sense of purpose.

EXERCISE: OPEN A CONVERSATION USING THESE QUESTIONS, BUT ASK YOURSELF FOR YOUR OWN ANSWERS FIRST.

EXERCISE THREE

This may at first sight seem a simple concept, but in the world of change it is a fundamental principle behind freeing people to develop their potential. When we move our viewpoint from position 1 to 2, we see the world in a completely different way, thus we can find opportunity and engagement that was always there, but not in our line of sight. With this perspective shift comes a life changing experience that impacts on our beliefs and our values, allowing new more progressive behavioural patterns to form.

However, there is also a corresponding shift in the way the world views the individual, so when we move to look out of a window, whilst we see a different view, the world also looks back with a different perspective at us – thus creating a new dynamic.

Changes of behaviour and new perspectives free the individual so they can develop their potential. However, their social dynamics can resist the change, and the people closest to the individual may see the new self identification as a threat to their own secure world view. As we know, people create islands of certainty in the sea of eternity, through their relationships, careers and associations, so any rejection of an island of understanding can have powerful consequences we should be aware of and take steps to manage.

EXERCISE THREE: ASK ANOTHER PERSON HOW THEY VIEW A SUBJECT. IF THEIR PERSPECTIVE IS DIFFERENT TO YOURS, STEP INTO THEIR SHOES FOR A MOMENT, THEN ASK THEM TO STEP INTO YOURS AND TELL YOU HOW THEY FEEL.

EXERCISE FOUR

The situational dynamics of life require us to subconsciously adopt a state of victim, passenger, or driver. For example, when we are at work we may very well regard ourselves as a driver, yet in our relationship we may have settled and become a passanger, whilst with our parents we play the role of a victim. Our language patterns and behaviour, change within each situational and environmental dynamic, so once we have identified /noticed our own or another’s behaviour – we can seek to manage or change it.

To become a ‘driver’, we must first recognise the ‘mindset’ and the corresponding social skills nesssary to adopt this role. Self identification and the identification of others is of course subjective to the perspective of the individual, and the social context, however the actions taken and the results gained are the base from which we can begin to map our reality and the the path towards our potential.

The five perceptions of life in Module Two, are key to identifying and unifying our lives to be congruent with our purpose and destiny. The self identification pyramid is just one map to assist us in our navigation of life – and improve our life skills.

EXERCISE: ISOLATE WHERE IN YOUR LIFE YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A VICTIM, PASSENGER OR DRIVER- YOUR RELATIONSHIP, WORK, PARENTS ETC.

ASK YOURSELF WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL OR SITUATIONAL DYNAMICS EXIST FOR EACH TO BE THE CASE, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO CHANGE THIS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

EXERCISE FIVE

Each person has a core focus that is governed by situation, environment and need. Here we have the pyramid of focus that represents the generalised division of people within society towards Mind, Body or Spirit.

Taking the body first, those people who are addicted to the needs of the body are abundant, generally focusing on either exercise, eating, or both – in the quest to create a good physiological life experience. Moving up the pyramid, we have people whose main focus lends towards thinking, generally with a view to expanding knowledge or opinion as well as mental entertainment. Finally, we reach those who are more engaged with the larger questions of life and meaning.

Our focus changes in line with what we believe and value at any one time; governed by the particular dynamics of our lives. For example, if we enter into a relationship with someone who enjoys exercise, we are inclined to be influenced by their wants and needs to create a feeling of commonality, often bending, suppressing or replacing our own core needs as a result. Alternatively we may seek to dominate the other person by bending their behaviour towards our own, thus suppressing their needs.

We all have a flavour of mind, body and spirit within us, it’s just where our mindset is focused for the majority of the time that is important – as well as asking why? Here we can learn to look at another person’s focus and adjust our language patterns to gain a deeper rapport with them- by speaking in physical, mental or spiritual terms. Just as when we hear people emphasise what they see, or hear, or feel, and thus match their dynamic by mirroring language patterns – selecting the verb of seeing, feeling or hearing.

By listening to what people say – but more what they don’t say, as well as observing what people select to do, we can increase our capability of understanding why we think the way we do, as much as why they may think differently to us, thus increasing our ability to influence, and experience more success in our own lives.

EXERCISE : BE AWARE OF YOUR OWN FOCUS AND HOW YOU USE LANGUAGE TO SUPPORT THAT FOCUS. NOW LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO YOU KNOW TO FOCUS ON EACH OF THE THREE LEVELS, AND NOTE HOW FAR THEIR LANGUAGE AND THEIR ACTIONS BENDS TOWARDS THIS FOCUS.

EXERCISE SIX

Personal conditioning creates our unique view of the world and is developed through the influence of many individuals, events and social dictates.

The most destructive conditioning begins with formative experiences that are held deep within the subconscious, but play out in patterns of behaviour throughout our adult lives. A child’s mind has a unique way of looking at life, and whilst in many ways they are very simplistic, in others – very involved. Interpretations of events may result in protective subconscious patterns, that are formulated within the child’s eye view of the world, yet are suffered by the adult for many years without noticing or knowing why the behaviour exists.

Educational and parental conditioning are both powerful influences on a young mind; which can in some cases lead to conformity to other people’s impoverished values and beliefs, taking them into adult life – whilst knowing deep down something is wrong, thus causing internal conflict. Negative Conditioning is very detrimental to to a person’s sense of wellbeing and confidence, severely hampering their levels of progress through life; in their careers and their relationships.

Governmental and media conditioning is carried out on mass, and has the capacity to influence public opinion towards very destructive and detrimental outcomes. Countries like Germany through the reign of Hitler or Russia in the communist era are obvious examples, however the subversive and subtle influence of political, corporate, and social structures towards compliance, are equally strong today in all countries.

Conditioning from an idealistic, religious and political viewpoint for the masses, is supported by education, media, government and laws to become the fabric of general belief. On top of this we have cultural, religious, national, and racial conditioning, all of which create a person’s interpretation of life, and what is deemed as normal and acceptable behaviour – conformity.

EXERCISE: WRITE DOWN A COLUMN OF YOUR BELIEFS AND THEN YOUR VALUES. I.E. YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AND YOU VALUE TRUTH, OR YOU BELIEVE IN A CERTAIN RELIGION OR FAITH AND YOU VALUE SECURITY.

ORDER THEM INTO A PRIORITY LIST AND THEN ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU HAVE THEM, WHY YOU PLACE THEM IN THAT PARTICUlAR ORDER, AND DO THEY WORK IN HARMONY TOGETHER I.E YOU LOVE ADVENTURE BECAUSE YOUR MOTHER ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT IT WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD, YET YOU VALUE FEELING SECURE AS YOU FATHER ALWAYS LOCKED DOORS. ADVENTURE AND SECURITY ARE NOT KEEN BEDFELLOWS, THUS THERE IS INTERNAL CONFLICT.

LOOK FOR THE BELIEFS AND VALUES THAT YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU GAINED THEM FROM… NOTE THEM DOWN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

EXERCISE SEVEN

The dynamics of life are at the very core of understanding of our existence, and without a map to chart our own particular personal universe we can feel lost and adrift in life.

In the centre of this diagram is a representation of the inner world, a place where the depths of the psyche have no limits, for it is the doorway through to the creative subconscious, the higher consciousness, and the unified consciousness. Ultimately this is where the pure energy source we all came from is channelled to us, providing the unlimited creative energy we can access in our dreams, but not in our daily lives – unless we train the mind not to think – at will.

Our connectivity to our creativity, is limited by the focus of the mind into the everyday, and the problems of our personal dynamics are the first layer we encounter. This is where our formative conditioning, beliefs, values and interpretations of reality lie, and each of us have our own personal cocktail to discover.

Beyond this is the social dynamics of our relationships, family, friends, work mates and acquaintances. Yet further still, is the universal dynamics of life we may access – where all our undiscovered future happiness and wealth resides; within over seven billion people we do not know – but we are all unconsciously linked to. The key to success, is knowing how to effectively manage our relationships within each dynamic, by firstly discovering the patterns of our own thinking – why we think the way we do. Secondly, we must seek to develop our communication skills to ensure we ‘gain the most’ from and ‘give the best we can’ to those closest to us. Finally, we must look beyond the horizon of our comfort zones, out of the restrictions of our personal, environmental and situational dynamics, to reach into the universal dynamics of life and find our true destiny as well as discover our limitless potential.

Thus, through reaching out beyond ourselves, the circle of eternal wisdom is created, as this leads us deeper into knowing ourselves; for only when we notice what limits us – can we truly find what drives us, and what binds us together as a race.

EXERCISE ; LISTEN TO PEOPLE’S CONVERSATIONS AND NOTICE WHERE THEIR FOCUS LIES. ARE THEY TALKING MAINLY ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL PROBLEMS (PERSONAL DYNAMICS), ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE (SOCIAL DYNAMICS) OR THEIR HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS (UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS).

ASK YOURSELF WHERE YOU FOCUS YOUR MIND, AND ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SITUATIONAL DYNAMICS. GIVE YOURSELF A SCORE OUT OF TEN FOR EACH AND THEN THINK ABOUT WHET YOU NEED TO DO TO IMPROVE THE DYNAMICS OF YOUR LIEF AND MASTER YOUR POTENTIAL.

EXERCISE EIGHT

Here we see a depiction of the behavioural filter that creates the reality we perceive, and thus reinforces the beliefs and values we align ourselves to – rightly or wrongly. Though the mode of language – we distort, generalise, and delete information to bring it into alignment with how we see our situational and environmental dynamics. Our personal view of the world is thus transmitted to others to gain support and belief.

For example, generalisations allow language to flow easily, but they also allow people to express radical beliefs, and influence others who are open to suggestion. Deletions are a survival program to remove painful experiences from memory as well as the daily overload we experience; but they also allow people to remove information from their recollections of events to support their view. Distortions in a similar way, allow us to look at reality in our own unique way, and foster views of the world that can be harmful to ourselves and to others.

When we listen to people’s discourse, we can notice these three patterns working within language, and then question on a deeper level to discover the catalyst behind the beliefs they harbour or gains they support. Knowledge of language patterns is particularly useful in forming arguments and influencing others. This skill requires the development of a strategic understanding of language with a keen ear to note the use of these three patterns, and thus use our awareness in an effective way.

The reality filter is the reason why two people can view an event in a very different way, as well as see very different things. For many people the reality filter is impoverished due to subconscious conditioning they are unaware of – causing substantial problems in many aspects of their lives.

EXERCISE : LISTEN TO THE WORDS PEOPLE USE TO JUSTIFY THEIR BELIEFS, VALUES OR MOTIVES. NOTICE THE GENERALISATIONS THAT ALLOW POINTS TO BE MADE EASILY. ASK SOMEONE TO CLARIFY WHAT THEY MEAN WHEN YOU HEAR A GENERALISATION – NOTE THE RESPONSE, CHALLENGE IT. LISTEN TO YOUR OWN WORDS AND NOTICE YOUR PATTERNS.

FINISH - WELL DONE - THAT'S THE FIRST STEP DONE.

Well done on completing the tasks and the module. For your information, only 5% of people will be able to accomplish the exercises at this level. This is not because of IQ, this is simply down to their level of awareness and personal need to develop.

As you may have noted in Maslow’s schematic from module three, the higher you go up the list of human needs the smaller the pyramid bock representing numbers of people. Self awareness, unfortunately never occurs to the majority of people; they are to all intents and purposes in a state of unconscious living, where their daily lives are governed from the subconscious up to 90% of the time. They accomplish mundane tasks, rarely reflecting on the meaning or purpose behind their existence. Also for many intellectuals, the popular thought of ‘life’ – is one of no meaning, which brings us to the ultimate question of why live a life with any purpose at all? Why not descend into chaos or simply let evolution take its course?

The problem we all face is one of faith. Faith in an unseen hand that created a mechanism of learning for us all to benefit from; one we can all access regardless of who we think we are, how we identify ourselves by what we think we know, or think we believe in. Once we undo the destructive conditioning we all suffer and finally come together with a common purpose as a united race, only then will our potential, purpose and destiny as a race be revealed. In other words, we will all have aspired to climb to the top of the pyramid of wisdom, and helped our fellow man and woman ( funnily enough women seem to be leading the way) up in the process with what we’ve learned. Unfortunately, we have not evolved as a race for thousands of years, albeit we now delegate our brain function to a hand held device rather than work on our natural connectivity and creative mental connections. Possibly, it’s time to take the initiative.

However, this is where choice resides. In module three you will see a diagram representing the present and future of Ai. There will be difficult times ahead, but right now we have a window of opportunity to develop our awareness and our consciousness together and take hold of the future, rather than sit back and hope that those with the money and the power will take care of us all – rather than look out for themselves. But a look into the past and a glance round the present, is all that it needs to know the future.

There are no guarantees, but if you feel after taking this short look into yourself and those around you, you would like to master what life has to offer, then just like all those who have joined the MindGYM you will be eager to discover exactly who you are and how far you can really go – given the opportunity, the support and the process.

Within this course we will look at life from angles of psychology, physics, metaphysics, history, biology, neuroscience, as well as philosophy, in order to develop your potential far beyond what you think it is or can be right now. The schematics on this site will give you a small glimpse into what you need to know about the subject of success and potential.

This basic course is just the start of exercising your mind, challenging your beliefs and questioning your values, all with a view to bringing you to a point of true identity, meaning, purpose and destiny.

From this point – if the prospect of all this appeals, you can elect to be an ‘all in’ player working with other like-minded individuals to create an environment where health, wealth and wisdom can flourish in your life, with the possible benefit of social change for everyone. Or you can simply take a small step further with the on line course and see how you go.

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