Paradigm Shifts

What are Paradigms? And why should we be concerned about how they affect our daily lives? Well, paradigms are a multitude of habits. In most cases, these habits are not even created by you and yet, they guide your every move you make. To replace an old paradigm that doesn't serve you, you have to create a new one but this takes a lot of work.

The term "paradigm shift" was introduced by Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The idea is that "almost any significant advance in the field of scientific research represents, above all, a break with old traditions, with previous ways of thinking."

Through paradigm shift many of today's interpretations of the world, science or politics have emerged. In the same way, 'revolutions' can also occur in our lives, which will change our thinking, behaviour, attitudes and relationships.

A paradigm shift is a transition to a new game, or a new set of rules. And when the rules change, your whole world can change. Remember, there will be no permanent change in your life until the paradigm has been changed.

To begin with, choose two or three ideas that limit you, that are part of your paradigm, and replace them with ideas that represent freedom for you. Consciously hold these ideas in your mind and act as if these thoughts are already part of the foundation of your life. Each of us is guided by a certain map, a certain pattern, and Buckminster Fuller said it well, that in order to change something in your life you have to change the pattern by which you operate, i.e. get a different map. In order to be able to shape the future, you have to be prepared, on the one hand, and on the other hand you have to be capable, i.e. you have to have the necessary information, to figure out where everything is coming from and how you can control it.

When you transmit a direction to your subconscious, an image imposes a certain vibration on you in the desired direction. After that, whatever is in line with your vibration will be drawn to you. No need to say that all this has been scientifically proven for a while.

In order to be able to go deeper into this subject I will give a practical example in everyday life. When they are little, girls are told that when they grow up boys will give them flowers as a token of appreciation. When they are little, boys are told that when they grow up they will give flowers to girls as a token of appreciation. When you grow up and go out on your first date as a boy, what do you do? You buy some flowers. But as a girl? You get flowers. But does the one who gives the flowers do it because it's his gesture or because he's been programmed to do it? I don't want to combat the beauty of this gesture, I just want to point out that some things are taken for granted.

Another example of the paradigm shift can be linked to Relativity, The work of Isaac Newton upheld the entire structure of physics until Albert Einstein arrived on the scene. As it would happen, 1905 proved to be a bold new year in the history of science, as Einstein’s paper on special relativity began to resolve paradoxes implicit in Newtonian physics. Just a decade later, Einstein contributed another scientific theory—general relativity—that led to another major scientific change in our understanding of the physical universe.

School teaches us many things, but nowhere are we taught how to change our paradigms. We are not taught to question. The phrase "I believe" is almost completely missing from school curricula.

Look carefully at all aspects of your life, aspects influenced by your own paradigm: Perception, Time Creativity, Efficiency, Productivity, Management, and LOGIC. Find out what you think about all this, and try to visualise how all this would change, if you changed your perception of it. The changes could be major and permanent!

When you transmit a direction to your subconscious, an image, that image imposes a certain vibration on you in the desired direction. After that, whatever is in line with your vibration will be drawn to you. No need to say that all this has been scientifically proven for a while.

A common misinterpretation of paradigms is the belief that the discovery of paradigm shifts and the dynamic nature of science are a case for relativism, the view that all kinds of belief systems are equal. Kuhn vehemently denies this interpretation and states that when a scientific paradigm is replaced by a new one, albeit through a complex social process, the new one is always better, not just different.

But why paradigm shifts really works?

Because a paradigm shift will implicitly bring with it changes in behaviour and attitudes, which we may often try to change but fail to do so. When we feel the need to see things differently, we don't need to change things, we need to change ourselves. And in order to change ourselves, we have to work on our character. To make conscious efforts and take planned actions to be different from who we are, in the way we want to be. Because what we see is closely linked to who we are.

Bob Proctor said that changing the paradigms in our minds, our beliefs about the world, about who we are, is absolutely necessary because most of them have been imposed on us, induced, passed on to us, they don't really represent our views. If we are not happy with our current state, then we need to change those beliefs that make us say "but it's hard to get more", "I'm not that lucky", "I'd rather make do with what I have". Better to change them than to believe that they are reality. All people have the same amount of time. And yet some do so much while others do so little!

The world is constantly changing around us, sometimes at a stunning speed, however, there are a few basic principles that if we follow with great commitment and discipline we will be able to shift our paradigm and thus achieve a fulfilled and fulfilling life. Until next time, take care and subscribe to our channels if you like our content.

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