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or Form of Existence
|Core Stabilizer||Personal Commitment||Psychosocial Emphasis||Sustaining Processes|
life's spiritual dimension.
|Faith||To open oneself to union with humanity and the Cosmos.||Experiencing ultimate values.||Being guided & in harmony with the flow of events.|
||To contribute purposefully.||Participation||To worthwhile projects for a group.||Carrying responsibility.||Organisation &
|L'5||Relational||To cultivate meaningful relationships.||Attunement||To recognize the needs and deeper qualities of others.||Gratifying each other's wishes.||Mutuality &
||To maintain self-esteem.||Respect||To finding and realizing a «true self».||Achievements and self acceptance.||Self-assertion &
|L'3||Emotional||To have recognizable feelings.||Attachment||To value others in terms of exchanges of feelings.||Care-giving, warmth and meeting needs.||Containment, modification &
relocation of feelings
|L'2||Vital||To keep fit.||Concentration||To physical strength, suppleness and bodily health.||Feeling invigorated and exhilarated.||Genuine exertion
via postures and movement.
|L'1||Sensory||To keep regular contact with others.||Stimulation||To membership of social circles and networks.||Instigating unequivocally positive interactions.||Attentiveness &
: A person embeds themselves in a socio-physical milieu with a need for regular and frequent positive stimulation (like congratulations, welcoming cheers, approval, encouragement). Associated sensory pleasures in company are especially satisfying. A person presents as a receptive being dependent on activity to ensure the essential flows of contact and sensory gratification.
: A person identifies strongly with their body and seeks to keep fit and healthy. Existence is embedded in body structures, especially musculo-skeletal and visceral functioning. These demand regular controlled stimulation and activity for a sense of vitality. A person presents as a biological being possessed by instinctual functions and drives.
: A person seeks attachments and embeds themselves in flows of feelings. Satisfaction comes from valuing others who play emotional roles that permit the containment of feelings, good and bad. A person presents with a sensitivity that is simultaneously mental and physiological.
A person seeks autonomy while feeling embedded in a world of autonomous others. There is a preoccupation with self-esteem and a need for respect. Satisfaction comes from acceptance by others. A person presents with an authenticity based on an evolving self-concept and relevant self-images.
: A person embeds themselves in varied meaningful relationships based on constant attunement. Mutual recognition then allows for willing gratification of wishes. Inter-personal bonds are relatively strong and enduring. A person presents as a complete being whose individuality is manifested within and through relationships.
: A person feels embedded in a particular society at a point in historical time. There is a drive to participate in appropriate groups by sharing values, pursuing purposes responsibly and heeding political sensitivities. A person presents the self as a holder of assigned and adopted roles, which are confirmed by relevant groups and wider society.
: A person is preoccupied with spirituality and uses faith to feel embedded in the cosmos. Satisfaction comes from overcoming ego-based drives and self-based illusions so as ultimately to reach a state of union (non-duality). Awareness and moving with the universal flow is regarded as enlightenment. A person therefore presents the self as enlightened and/or as a soul seeking union with the Cosmos/God/void.
Are these so discrete? Are they all stabilizing? Do they always stabilize?
Check your understanding here.
See the reformulated L'1-Sensory method.
See brief comments on other methods: .
Review the two dualities: oscillating and unfolding.
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Originally posted: 10-Oct-2014. Last Updated: 11-Dec-2014