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Meta-lessons : NEMEs

I’ve only scratched the surface of what it is I’m Mulling, but it seems like this:

Meta-cognition is an inquisitive state of monitoring one’s unstoppable learning process, or evolution. It observes patterns in the mind and environment, which when Noticed can either be Engaged, or not. If Engaged, an experience emerges that relates to the pattern. If we mindfully Mull the patterns we’ve Noticed and Engaged, it triggers awareness of a meta-lesson, a sort of meaningful ‘aha’.

The meta-lesson is what ultimately repatterns the field of consciousness, augmenting our behaviors/beliefs. As we Exchange these lessons, there is a resonant empathetic response in our interconnected relational field. The meta-lesson replicates and adapts as those connected to us mimic the cognition which triggered the uplifting effect(s).

Meta-lessons can be articulated in a number of imaginative ways: as models, methods, or a series of memes that are shown to facilitate the particular mindfulness associated with one’s personal meta-learning. This is a constant recoding involving feedback Exchanges within intentional learning environments.

Personally I think of these meta-lessons as NEMEs: Notice, Engage, Mull, Exchange. They are woven into the Tubes of our evolutionary journey, as well as the Spheres of our ascension. NEMEs may well be a guiding flow of pre-sentience into our meta-selfhood.

Better to say it wildly, than simply put it mildly.

A Letter about Complexity

Dear Dibyendu,

Thank you for sharing the challenges of Complexity you’ve encountered in your work. I greatly appreciate your observations. To further my independent studies in Systems Thinking I’ve picked up a tool called Pattern Dynamics. The pattern language contains an eloquent set of symbols which are multifaceted, and overlapping in ways that reveal the interconnected dynamics of systems. It also places a strong emphasis on sustainability.

What you said about our need for a balanced view of complexity that includes both humanities and science made me think of Pattern Dynamics. Tim Winton, the founder of PD, suggests it’s important we notice how culture shapes our understandings, beliefs, and values because they’re ultimately what create meaning in our social systems. So when you speak of humanities and science both playing an equal role in Complexity, I believe you are correct.  Especially because both will be needed if we are to adapt to environmental shifts.

I thought it would be prudent to begin applying Pattern Dynamics to a post you shared on Complexity. You made it clear that Complexity is not a single body of knowledge like Physics or Economics or Philosophy, yet it often slants to the ‘scientific’ approach through the stringent application of Mathematics. As you’ve pointed out, these rigorous scientific experiments tend to select variables, or parameters which only behave as expected under specified conditions.