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Episode 42 – How Memory Traps You in a Mental Model

In this episode, Rob shares how much modeling plays a part in our construction of the world.

We’re modeling all the time, and almost all modeling is happening unconsciously. Models are a 3 dimensional way to show how thoughts impact our reality.

Models come from “frozen” thoughts. It’s important to understand how this process can impact us.

We’re deeply putting meaning on everything. Modeling is a way to recognize this. Even “self” is a model.

I hope you enjoy this crucial conversation. It will help you better understand memory, models, and meaning making.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Understanding what modeling is
  • Exploring the subtle vocabulary around meaning
  • The thinking brain and models of reality
  • Unconscious modeling that is happening all the time
  • If we can’t see our own relationship to modeling we’ll be stuck
  • How models get reinforced
  • The self fulfilling prophecy of our thinking
  • Understanding thinking and heuristics
  • The overlap of modeling and behavior
  • Why most of modeling happens unconsciously
  • Thought vs thinking
  • Memory and the motivation behind it
  • How thoughts become lenses
  • The function of “remembering”
  • Why memories aren’t exactly accurate
  • How unconscious modeling impacts everything
  • Our “self” is actually a model
  • How society can improve by better modeling
  • Why mistaken modeling causes confusion
  • A persistent model is “the story of you”
  • Self needs time to exist
  • Leaving “ego-ic” self and models can give you mental freedom
  • Agency to get free from models that trap us
  • Examining stuck emotions
  • Relationship between feelings and modeling
  • What can happen with poor modeling

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Episode 41 – The Power of Shifting Your Lenses

This episode of the Rob Scott Show is all about “lenses.”

Our beliefs come from oversimplifying a meaning in a single moment. The more we attach to an assuredness of meaning, the more unconscious our beliefs can become.

Creating beliefs are a lot like lenses… built to alter what we see and to made to be invisible.

An unbreakable attachment is actually an error. It can create a delusional reality.

We need to master meaning making, as it’s essential to being human.

Creating a looser attachment to the meaning we make in a single moment gives a wiser perspective.

Remember, you can always leave the attachment and judgement of the meaning to be in the “is-ness” of the moment. This allows you to re-examine if your meaning is useful or needs to shift.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • How modeling works
  • Understanding unconscious thought process
  • Predictions, assumptions, and imagination
  • Why thoughts are foundational to life
  • Managing mental health by mastering meaning
  • Relevance realization and consciousness
  • Belief defined
  • Examining attachment to belief
  • Expanding wisdom about truth
  • How attachment is your “level of belief”
  • Why beliefs are an oversimplification
  • Judging good and bad
  • Exploring the analogy of lenses
  • The two functions of lenses
  • Thinking is like lenses psychologically
  • How to use a lens effectively
  • Context and focus around lenses
  • The energy of “now”
  • Examining the evolutionary structure of thought
  • Judgment on what is true or “right”
  • Limiting beliefs about money
  • Don’t be a victim to what you think “reality” is
  • How to stop being reactionary
  • The awareness that transforms society
  • A powerful way to shit the collective
  • How to leave attachment meaningfully
  • The skill of seeing what’s invisible

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Episode 40 – The Secret to Stop Suffering

The “being” part of life is actually just as important as the “doing.” The most important paradox to master if you want to optimize your “being,” is duality vs. non duality.

Duality is the judgement of “good” and “bad.” It lives in our meaning making and thinking. Non-Duality is accessing the “is-ness” and breaking your attachment to judgement completely.

Nesting duality is a common spiritual mistake. Both sides of the paradox are important to master.

Wisdom comes from having the capability to transcend and include. It’s what leaves you full of wonder, curiosity, and gratitude.

It starts with experiencing a Fundamental Shift. Growing the ability to move attention between these two parts of being.

Enjoy the 40th episode of The Rob Scott Show. I hope you find this deep dive on “being” helpful to your life.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • “Being” vs Doing
  • What we’re really looking for
  • Defining duality
  • Stepping into non-duality
  • Where free will and choice lives
  • Understanding the significance of “now”
  • The judgement muscle
  • Are beliefs usefulness to you
  • Detaching from absolute truths
  • Lenses and meaning making
  • Looking at desire
  • The concept of nested duality
  • Describing the experience of “is-ness”
  • Laughing at our attachments
  • Mapping tradition to meaning making
  • Why attachments keep us trapped
  • Measuring the degrees of suffering
  • The power of “transcend and include”
  • Re-defining wisdom
  • Being able to see more shades of gray
  • Leaving the loop of “I’m not there yet…”
  • The function of beliefs
  • Why attention can be useful
  • Leaving the attachment to judgement
  • The power of the Fundamental Shift
  • What’s possible for society
  • Tools to help the optimize universal consciousness

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Episode 39 – Gain the Ability to Adapt and Thrive

In this episode of The Rob Scott Show, you get a deep dive on thinking, thought creation, and meaning making.

Learn why “thinking” is at the root of consciousness. Gain the skill to evolve your consciousness by mastering how you manage thought. If you can control when and what you’re thinking, you will instantly have more agency over your own life. As well as added control over your feelings and behavior.

Optimizing your meaning transforms your reality and allows you to adapt and thrive through any situation. This is a foundational part of The Fundamental Shift and the skill necessary to handle the complexities of life.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Thinking and the Fundamental Shift
  • The ripple effect of a single thought
  • Mistakes in our thinking
  • Knowledge vs wisdom vs thinking
  • Thoughts creation and language
  • Why thinking is more important than you think
  • Most people can’t stop thinking…
  • Gaining agency over your thinking
  • Thinking and meaning making
  • Your thinking is basic to what your consciousness is
  • Heuristics and meaning
  • Why words are so influential
  • Examining semantics of language
  • Dropping thought and entering “is-ness”
  • How thoughts create beliefs
  • Unconscious meaning making
  • Stop the mental drama in your mind
  • Witness function allows you to detach
  • Honing the skill of useful meaning making
  • Finding pleasure in managing your thinking
  • Meanings, heuristics, and thinking
  • Non-material thinking “space”
  • Your thoughts change your experience of you
  • The skill of evolution
  • Optimize you meaning moment by moment
  • Why it’s important to level up your consciousness
  • How the Fundamental Shift can help the world
  • Tools to help evolve consciousness

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Episode 38 – The Wisest Way to Navigate “Self”

This episode of The Rob Scott Show answers the question, “what is self?” Listen to it and discover the secret move you can do to navigate a better “self.”

If you can drop the idea you are a single “self,” you’ll see there are many different versions of self available. Navigating which “self” you are in any moment is the beginning of wisdom.

You can also choose to transcend self completely. This foundational skill is not the end of a spiritual journey. It’s the mechanism that allows you to create meaningful change.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Defining What “Self” Is
  • The Relationship between Identity and Outcomes
  • Why Self Isn’t Permanent
  • How the “Self” Persists
  • The Self Evolves Over Time
  • Oversimplification of “Self”
  • Creating a Self That Can Receive
  • Optimizing Your Personal Model of Self
  • Why You’re Not What You Think
  • Breakup with the Assumption of “Self”
  • The “Self” as Another Model
  • How to Handle a Self That Resists
  • Become Aware that Self is a Construct
  • The Key to Transcending Self
  • The Fundamental Shift and Self
  • Creating Powerful Models
  • Knowing How to Access Outside of Self
  • How to Leave “Self”
  • Is-ness and Ought-ness
  • Using Wisdom to Navigate Self
  • The Meaning Crisis

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Episode 37 – The Meta Skill to Evolve Your Consciousness

How can you expect to achieve the outcomes you want in life, if you can’t manage your own attention and focus?

The meta skill of noticing, controlling, and moving attention is powerful. Mastering your attention gives you more agency over your own self and the outcomes you want.

Attention is the foundational concept behind everything we want. It’s what allows us to focus and appreciate what we want out of life, and directly relates to thought management.

If we can learn to have more awareness and mastery over our attention we’re on the right track to gain powerful wisdom.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Understanding the Importance of Awareness
  • Having a Relationship With Conscious Awareness
  • Levels of Consciousness
  • The Only Two Categories of Attention
  • Thought Simulations
  • Modeling that Takes Us Away from Reality
  • Thought, Experience, Imagination
  • Having more Agency Over How We Experience Life
  • Improving Our Meaning Making
  • Holding Attention, Improving Focus
  • Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Attentional Awareness
  • How to Apply Wisdom to Your Attention
  • Identity Shifting
  • The Relationship of Attention and Thinking
  • Learning to Create Better Experiences
  • Foundational Concepts to Having a Fundamental Shift
  • The “Paradox” of the Fundamental Shift
  • The Error of Focusing on the Loudest Problem
  • How to Get What We Really Want
  • Self Mastery, Self Actualization, Self Transcendence
  • Simplifying Your Overwhelm
  • The Capability and Agency to Make Decisions
  • Simple but Powerful Self Mastery
  • Mediation and Mindfulness
  • Demonstrating Wise Thinking
  • The Origin of Suffering
  • Back to Breath Meditation Challenge
  • The Skill of Applying this Meta Skill
  • Impulse Management

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Episode 36 – Experience The Fundamental Shift

In this episode of The Rob Scott Show, Rob and Sarah are putting the entire structure of “belief” under a microscope and exploring a different angle of meaning making than you might have heard before.

They give a solid definition of The Fundamental Shift and teach what “self” really is. They also show how we’re not always in control of what we’re “modeling,” and can have more agency over what truth and perspectives we’re taking on.

The Fundamental Shift is a singular move, that keeps us from being lost in whatever version of “self” and “truth” we’re being swept up in. It’s both deeply profound and deeply simple. It’s available to all types of people and can have massive benefits to individuals and society at large.

A meaningful connection to the Fundamental Shift actually means you’re transcending self, which allows you to permanently shift “self” in powerful ways. This can have a great impact on societal change and collective cooperation.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The 3 Levels of Shifting
  • Fundamental Shift vs Identity Shifting
  • Exploring the Concept of “Time”
  • Bringing our Attention to Now or Presence
  • The Human Condition
  • Subjective Experiences
  • Exploring Modeling in Our World Today
  • What Consciousness is Created From
  • Why Do We Make the Meaning We Make
  • Shifting In and Out of Perspective
  • Learning How to Notice Intentional Truths
  • Examining the Whole Structure of Beliefs
  • “Forces” of Life that Impact Our Behavior
  • Gaining a Sense of Self in a Powerful Way
  • The Mechanism of of Meaning
  • How to Have an Infinite Capacity for Beliefs
  • Changing Self from Within Self
  • What Self Transcendence Looks Like
  • Resetting Assumptions and Beliefs
  • The Next Level of Human Consciousness
  • Surviving and Thriving
  • Who Benefits from the Skill of Profound Change
  • Suffering as Motivation for Transformation
  • We Need to Adapt to Complexity
  • The Uncertainty of Beliefs
  • Learning How to Be Capable
  • The Origin of Meaning
  • Stop Being Stuck in Modeling
  • Detach from What Makes You Suffer in Life
  • Dropping Thought and Entering Experience
  • Exposing Our Attachments and How it Causes Suffering

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Episode 35 – The “Wake Up” That’s Possible…

In this brand new episode of The Rob Scott Show, we dig into the Fundamental Shift in ways we never have before.

We examine how this single mechanism can fundamentally alter your perception of what reality is and give you massive degrees of mental freedom.

Knowing about the Fundamental Shift is, and experiencing it first hand, will give you a whole new relationship with truth as well as the power to break up with limiting perspectives and gain the ability to be more wise.

Wisdom is more than just knowing. It’s the ability to have proper judgement.

In a complex world, where we are navigating a lot, this skill is essential. Not only do we want to survive, but we also want to thrive and evolve, so that we can be the best versions of “self” and have a positive impact on the collective society.

Other Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Fundamental Shift and Psychology – Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
  • Updates About Our New Business Model
  • The Fundamental Shift Training
  • How The Fundamental Shift Can Change Society
  • Navigating Meaning Making During a Pandemic
  • Why We Get Attached to a Way of Being
  • The Meaning Making Process and The Human Condition
  • Understanding What the Fundamental Shift Is
  • Gaining Degrees of Mental Freedom
  • The Benefit of Having a Fundamental Shift
  • Escaping from the Limiting Perspectives
  • Why Most People are Delusional
  • How Reality is Created
  • Understanding the Heuristics and Meaning
  • The Origin of Unconscious Behaviors
  • One Important Move of Attention That Changes Everything
  • Why The Fundamental Shift is a Permanent Fix
  • Wisdom is Having Proper Judgement
  • How Invasive Language is to Our Construction of Meaning
  • Avoid the Manipulation of Marketing
  • Honoring Your Highest Values
  • Gaining the Skills of Relating Better
  • Creating New Habits in Our Unconscious
  • Changing “Self” at the Level of “Being”
  • How to Evolve Human Consciousness

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The Sonya Looney Show

Check out the interview with myself and Sonya Looney.

She asked me to be on her podcast and we had a great interview. She opened the conversation asking why your comfort zone isn’t actually “comfortable.” Often you get set on autopilot because of your own lenses, both unconscious and conscious. Your default “way of being” isn’t always one that allows you to adapt and thrive.

Antifragility is defined as a property of systems that increase in capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It’s more then just resilience, it’s the skill to adapt and thrive, and it’s what leads to self mastery.

Sonya is a World Champion Professional Cyclist. As an athlete and competitor, Sonya had great questions about performance bias, achievement, imposter syndrome, etc… Which lead to a useful discussion about why it’s important to gain self worth outside of your achievements.

If you can separate self worth from what your accomplishments are, you’ll be able to become more confident and less self concerned. Having that crucial skill allows you to enjoy what you’re doing instead of always striving to get to the “next thing.”

Here are some of the other topics we talked about:

  • Why your comfort zone isn’t comfortable
  • Lenses to overcome self-limited beliefs
  • Challenging your bias
  • Questions to ask yourself about identity
  • Why affirmations don’t work
  • Cause/effect of self-fulfilling prophecies work
  • Imposter syndrome, self-worth, and procrastination

If you enjoyed this episode, please check out other episodes of The Sonya Looney Show.

Personal Development Mastery with Agi Keramidas

The great myth that many people fall for, is that we have to be victims to the realities of life.

But good news – We have much more control over our experience than we realize.Our thoughts and beliefs are often the driving factors for how we perceive reality and the events that happen in our lives.

Unfortunately, what we want and what we believe to be true are often at odds.

If you can gain awareness over when your thoughts are altering your meaning, you’ve discovered what might be the most valuable skill there is. It’s a major step towards regaining control in your life.

It can be difficult to discover this. The reason is, our beliefs, what we know to be absolute “truths,” are living outside our conscious mind.

I was asked recently to be a guest on the Personal Development Mastery Podcast.

Agi Keramidas, the host, asked me some really powerful questions and we had a revealing conversation… about how our minds create meaning, why our biggest limits are sometimes invisible, and the steps to shift your meaning making in a profound way.

It was a great conversation and I’m really grateful I got to be on the show. I love what Agi’s mission is. If you’re looking for insight on exactly how to manage your thinking the meanings you’re creating for yourself, please check this out.

Part 1 went live on Tuesday, and Part 2 was just released today.

If you find this podcast valuable, please support Agi by liking and subscribing to future episodes. He’s got a ton of interesting guests and puts out really relevant conversations.