Presentation Experiment

I’ve long been a fan of the RSA Animate style of creating presentations. They combine graphics and voice to create engaging presentations.

This past winter, I reread chapter 9, Personal Mastery, from “The Fifth Discipline” by Peter Senge. I spent time really studying the chapter so that I could create a talk that captured the essence of its content. I adapted a graphic that I found in the chapter and used it as the basis for my talk.

Then I bought an iPad Pro and decided to create a video of my talk. I used Apple Pencil with Procreate. With these tools I could capture the drawing process. With iMovie, I increased the speed of the video so that it matched the voice-over I recorded. I learned about my tools and developed a process. The video has some errors, but I want to move on to other topics before I return to remake this talk. I expect to learn more tricks as I develop new presentations.

Here is the result of my experiment:

Since creating this, I’ve read Robert Fritz’s book “The Path of Least Resistance.” Robert’s book provides me with even more depth to the topic of personal mastery. In the future, I would likely create a totally new presentation that incorporates my deeper understanding.

Shaping Vibrations

The principles of vibration explain why I cannot learn optimism by being upset with myself when I recognize that I am being pessimistic. By becoming upset, I am practicing the vibration of upset.

I want to practice the vibration of optimism. I want to look at the bright side. I know that good things happen to those who are happy, or at least optimistic. How do I learn this new perspective; this new vibration?

Behavior shaping has long been a technique in the animal training community. When shaping behavior, the trainer looks for, and rewards, movement toward the desired behavior. Traing in this way focuses on incremental shifts and celbrates them. It is a fun journey for both the trainee and the trainer.

I have applied the concepts of shaping behavior to shaping my thoughts with good results. The big reason that shaping works is that it aligns with the principles of vibration. By tuning in to the slightest inclination to be more optimistic and acknowledging that shift, I can start the process of receiving optimistic thoughts.

It’s a gentle process. The moment that I make the process hard, or become impatient, I’ve tuned to a station other than optimism. Then I need to start my shaping process over.

The Vibrational View

I find it interesting to read all the ways that people have of making sense of what happens in their lives and the lives of others. Why did this sports team win and the other lose? Many words are spent analyzing and explaining why something occurred.

Lately, I’ve started looking at life with a vibrational perspective. What does it mean to view life from a vibrational perspective? And how it does that make sense?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the physics experiments meant to prove that light is a wave or that light is a particle. When the experimenter tried to prove that light is a wave, the experiment demonstrated wave behavior. When the experimenter decided to prove that light was a particle, the light did behave as though it were a particle.

Mainly, we look at people as a bunch of particles bumping into each other and interacting. I asked how would my interpretation of people’s behaviors change when I see them as vibrations, a collection of waves?

First, it helps to understand how vibrations interact. The principles of radio waves provide a good first step in how to interpret life vibrationally. When we want to listen to a particular radio channel we use our radio receiver to tune into that channel. What happens when we tune the radio is the radio emits a frequency that matches the carrier frequency of the channel it wants to extract from the environment.

Once the radio receiver is emitting that carrier frequency it can decode the audio signals that ride on that carrier frequency and present the audio signals to the speakers so that our ears can hear the broadcast.

Consider that we humans also are transmitting and receiving frequencies all the time. The frequencies we are transmitting are the ones that we can decode to gain more information. We are continually modulating and demodulating frequencies. The most familiar senses that are involved in interpreting frequencies are our eyes and ears. In subsequent posts I will write about how I interpret my experience from an assumption that I am transmitting and receiving frequencies, and that I change my experience by learning to tune to channels of my choosing.

Exploring the vibrational view