When things that humans are doing or had hoped to do show signs of flying apart or coming to a halt, the first impulse of the dolphin mind is anything but heroic. Almost certainly, it’s not what most folks probably would expect. In such “London Bridge is falling”-type circumstances, the first urge of the dolphinthinker [...]
here is much that takes getting used to when you start thinking like a dolphin.
You’ll quickly discover, if you haven’t already, that swimming in dolphin “brain waters” produces patterns of thinking that tend to become identifying, status-alert signatures for you. Suddenly, something within your awareness clues you to the reality that more is going [...]
Perhaps when it comes to helping us understanding how our custard-like brain works, how mind and brain relate, what an odd phenomenon consciousness is and so forth, the brain is just being shrewd . . . crazy like a fox . . . intuitively sensing just how bizarre this whole subject actually is. To my [...]
I’ve been known to speak of the dolphinthinker’s iron fin.
This is sometime confused with the dolphinthinker’s “iron fist,” but they are not the same. That iron fist is the dolphinthinker’s unmistakable resolve and demand to be noticed and be heeded without further ado (e.g., in life-threatening moments). The iron fin is the dolphinthinker’s audacious, [...]
In my dolphinthinker-themed writings, I’ve sought to place a premium on taking care of the needs of our bodies, minds and spirits. Of taking care of our close-in communities and being good stewards of our shared world overall.
It’s a pretty tall order. That’s why the principles of dolphinthinking are intended to help equip those [...]
With the discovery of fire—dated by the late Isaac Asimov in Asimov’s Chronology of Science & Discovery at about 500,000 B.C.—we humans had our first fledgling clues, if only unconsciously, to the geometry of abundance.
Fire empties the darkness. Pushes the shadows back. And expands the space where We, the People, can move about. Where we [...]
Here’s how the webzine’s article begins:
“The waters of our business practices are as bloody as ever. And bloody waters make for muddy waters, contributing to costly blunders, wasted motion, nonproductive expenditures and other dispiriting outcomes. How best to change this? Think like a dolphin, not a shark.”
You can read the entire commentary by LEAP!psych’s editor [...]
Not many commentators, and certainly not the author of LEAP!, would argue that actor Harrison Ford’s revered “Indiana Jones” character is a great role model for dolphin-thinking traits.
But who could forget that landmark scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Marion has been captured by the Nazis and Indy is rushing to save [...]
Entropy is easy. One just has to sit idle on the sidelines for entropy to prevail. But syntropy (the famed “negative entropy” essential for living systems) takes intelligence and work.
But work at what?
I’ve just spent a couple of hours thinking about good mental habits for people who want to be the most effective [...]
As science fiction writer Greg Bear has described it, chaos is a force so roiled that it doesn’t respond to feedback.
Eventually, every wave of human activity—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is going to reach what many experts and commentators (including Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine; George Land, the author of Grow or Die; James Gleick in [...]