When a scientist wants to understand something about the world he builds a model. In engineering or architecture the practitioner builds a physical model that behaves in ways similar to the ‘real’ or full size example. In physics, the physicist builds a mathematical model combining the laws of nature discovered via the scientific method. The model of reality is then poked and prodded, subjected to tests and experiments, broken apart and added to. Depending on the type of model, the poking and prodding can be done via physical stresses as in the case of engineering or architecture, or mathematical and theoretical manipulations as in the case for physics.
The MindOS model put together by Dr Paul drawing on various strands of psychology is similar. It is a representation of the reality of the human mind – your and my psychology. A miniature copy. It can be broken down into its component parts relatively simply and used to understand ourselves and, the hope is, to ‘improve’ ourselves or to engage in what is termed ‘psychological growth’.
Psychological growth is adding to your spirit. If your spirit is everything that you are, then psychological growth is a maturing of your spirit, greater Life. The opposite, psychological decline, is regression and Death, immaturity, stagnation.
Psychological growth is greater intellect and more creativity, higher well-being and strength of identity, greater conscience and more intuition, setting goals and working towards them, more education and more experience. Greater confidence growing psychologically. Self control and ‘acting on purpose’ is psychological growth.
A mature and highly attuned sense of self awareness is essential if one is to engage in any psychological growth. This is discussed in the next section titled Observing Ego.
Each element of our character described above fits into the MindOS model in a simple, beautiful way that becomes elegant to the observer to the extent that it all seems perfectly obvious once understood and seen in clear diagrams. Elegance, simplicity and beauty are the hallmarks of amazing models. Relativity, and Einsteins Mass/Energy equivalence : E=mc², are examples in the world of physics.
MindOS describes each individual element of our psychology, our character, everything that we are and then combines all the parts into a coherent whole, a simple and elegant model that we each can use, everyday, to help with our psychological growth and making our way in the world as we go about our lives making decisions, learning, experiencing, feeling, sensing, associating and interacting with each other and the world itself.
In conclusion, MindOS teaches how to grow and develop psychological ‘resources’ – Confidence, Well-Being, Intuition, Conscience, Logic & Creativity, how to build personal strength and to clarify ones preferences and develop and strengthen ones identity. As a corollary to this, negative and destructive aspects to ones character and identity are slowly removed as a consequence. Such things include depression, aggression, sadness, worry, complaining, anxiety, naivety, confusion or obsessiveness and amorality, personal weakness, indecisiveness & a shaky identity.
I am not currently aware of any sites from which a copy of the original MindOS publication can be legitimately purchased, I paid around £50 for my copy from Dr Paul some years back. I have recently seen it available for download on at least one site and I know that if Dr Paul were active online he would likely be attempting to have it removed as he would actively be protecting his work. I cannot in good conscience provide you with a link.
For completeness the model consists of 4 components plus the overarching skill in using ones Observing Ego.
The 4 components are:
Mastering combinations of these 4 fundamental components leads to self-mastery and durable fulfillment – a worthy and noble goal for us all.
And so, all the discussion above about qualities, psychology and growth etc. comes down to those four components plus Observing Ego. In the following pages each of them will be discussed, broken down and explained. Once they are then combined, together acting as a coherent whole it becomes possible to influence your own fundamental character for the benefit of yourself, those around you and ultimately the environment and world we live in.
Go to the next page -> Observing Ego