One can ask, is there a balance between what we think and do in life?
You might not know what your past has taught you explicitly as many things we are as a human being comes from events that shaped our life and in RBIm we call those contextual meanings and we use the SSG format to map the contexts that makes up those events for us.
Let say someone wants to find their life purpose or such which is difficult at best I recommend to start with,
what are you interested in?
Your interest will be some generic stuff like, traveling, meeting people, painting etc..you will have a few things your really interested in.
Mine are, analyzing complex systems, research and inventing to create simpler applications.
One you start elicit such what your interested in your life you most likely will say things like, its not possible to happen due to time, money, beliefs or cultural or parents or whatever else.
You then go back to step one if you become stuck in the loop, so go back to what your interested in and then start to map the contexts involved.
You find that this might be going on then:
Context: Belief of money
Context: Beliefs of time and constraints
Context: Beliefs of what one can do.
Each such is mapped into contexts as once you start doing that you will clarify the events that are shaping your life as it is today and how it influence your life for the future.
If you get stuck mapping go back to step one about what your interested in.
Then keep mapping.
At some point you find out what’s going on and what the reference context/s are.
In my example here it might be about yourself and what you want to experience and about your family and the activity you want to do.
If you don’t really understand the system your likely missing something and start over again to step one.
Always go back to step one what your interested in and then run the mapping again to clarify as each time one does that allows you to not be stuck in the process elicitation itself.
And at some point you want to identify what your wishful thinking is that is going on as that’s what’s you believe will happen in the current situation with current system in place. You then run a comparison with the evidence which is the actual behavior your doing in your life so now you have 2 set of criteria we apply to the result of the mapping what you expect to happen [Belief] vs what’s actually does happen [Behavior] with the mapped contexts as a source for this comparison.
Once your able to do that you find you be able to choose.
One might need to map the final elicited mapping contexts into a SSG format to establish a clean definition of the old SSG contexts.
Formulating a new future can be done in several ways in some cases by knowing what your interested in and clarifying what’s going on by mapping the system you can make better choices in your daily life due to you now have a way to understand what’s important for you.
A balance between what life have in store for us and what we are doing with it.
Purpose with an ecology of mind along with it.