How to Solve Big Problem

Posted by lemur47 on 5 November 2023


We tend to focus extremely on one side. When thought leaders talk about negative capability, some judge positive capability to be bad. If you're a consultant, you might want to have both to be more aware of something, to make assumptions, to think hypothetically or to solve problems. To activate your capabilities, a simple solution is to remove the fixed belief about space-time from your mindset and mental models.

Key Points

  • Stop ignoring hidden data by using a positive-negative measure
  • Your mindset and mental models can be used without the linear space-time
  • Use dynamically and flexibly both positive and negative capabilities
    title Use both capabilities as a whole system
    x-axis Somewhat negative --> Extremely negative
    y-axis Somewhat positive --> Extremely positive
    quadrant-1 High-res = order?
    quadrant-2 Need to be calm
    quadrant-3 Low-res = chaos?
    quadrant-4 Need to be balanced
    Positive junkie: [0.11, 0.88]
    Super decisive: [0.22, 0.77]
    Consultant: [0.44, 0.66]
    Natural/Normal: [0.55, 0.55]
    Giftedness: [0.77, 0.77]
    Ascension!?: [0.88, 0.88]
    Self-talk machine: [0.55, 0.33]
    Overanxiety: [0.77, 0.22]
    Negative creep: [0.88, 0.11]
    Subconscious: [0.22, 0.33]
    Genetic/Collective: [0.22, 0.22]
    Unconscious: [0.33, 0.11]

Simple Strategy

  • Mentally free yourself from the limitations of space and time

A Secret Portal of Alchemy

Interestingly, mentally freeing yourself from the fixed belief about space-time loosens your consciousness from the so-called astral restrictions. Alchemists have focused on the astral realm and the philosopher's stone, which is closely related to the human soul or astral body, but your true stone is your consciousness beyond space-time.

Mentally Free Yourself From the Limitations of Space and Time

Key: One of the biggest obstacles to solving problems is our fixed belief about space-time.

You may be wondering what the limitations of space and time have to do with solving a big problem. A simple answer is: The fixed belief about space-time acts as one of our mind cages to confine us to a very narrow field, and the field is like a physical metaverse, which is this planet.

In my opinion, the concept of space-time is just one aspect of a multi-dimensional measure of movement and distance. It's just one aspect of a multifaceted reality, so we'll be able to discover more if we remove the measurement from our mental models.

In fact, the languages we use, the analytical frameworks we develop, the tasks and workflows we always undertake are based on the concept of space-time. We use unnatural calendars that deviate slightly different from the cosmic rhythm to book a meeting and set some milestones.

This trend is being accelerated by digital technology. As we move our ecosystem from the tangible to the intangible on digital platforms, our collective perception is being aggressively separated from the galactic world through isolation techniques. But this intangible reality is not the same as the galactic civilisation where we still feel intangible.

In short, our rhythm is now so out of tune.

This detuned reality has created so many dysfunctions in our civilisation. And these dysfunctions have been deliberately designed and developed through the use of core models and an investment platform. In other words, the core models have been strategically augmented by the investment platform and the feedback loops.

Whether centralised or decentralised, the banking system is a powerful leverage point of the structure and flow of information. This heart centre of the surface of our civilisation literally plays a vital role in controlling our energy and perception. It's like a collective heart pumping monetary blood through the international veins.

And the dysfunctional systems are regulated by another leverage point, which is the length of delays, relative to the rate of system change. The length of delays is based on the linear space-time.

This means that our problematic civilisation is firmly built on the fixed belief about space-time.

So you don't solve problems by going with the flow, or going with the positive feedback loops for blitz scaling and unlimited economic growth. The strong negative feedback loops always tell us to stop and think differently. But we have been running around too much in space-time and have almost forgotten how to stop and think before jumping to a solution.

In systems theory, both positive and negative feedback loops help you identify the symptoms or superficial problems in movement and system dynamics. But the root causes of the problems are not in the loops. This fundamental truth has confused people because we have been pushed to solve problems very quickly, without stopping.

In this context, positive capability alone can't help you solve anything from the core. To solve a big problem from the root cause, you might want to activate your negative capability to stop and think differently. With this capability, you'll be able to reframe the problem before breaking it down into small chunks to jump to a quick conclusion.

Ideally, you free yourself from both positive and negative beliefs as part of a dichotomous system, such as past, present and future. To detach the positive-negative belief from your mindset and mental models, removing the fixed belief about space-time is an easy way to go, compared to detecting and removing each dichotomous belief.

You can approach problem solving a little more effortlessly.

In conclusion, to solve a big problem at its root cause, you can look at the following points.

  • Stop doing things and leave the feedback loops
  • Take some time to see things from a broader perspective
  • Dive into the ocean of unfathomable data by detaching the belief about space-time
  • Become aware that you're letting go of dichotomous beliefs as a whole
  • To do all this, use negative capability with positive capability

Door: To solve a big problem by using both positive and negative capabilities at the same time, it's better to throw away what we currently have in mind. It's easy to get gigantic amounts of data all at once by removing the fixed belief about the linear space-time.

References: What Are Positive and Negative Capabilities?

​ summarises these 2 capabilities as follows.

  • Positive capability: Positive capability generally refers to the capacity or competence to take decisive action, make informed decisions, and achieve desired outcomes. It is associated with qualities such as confidence, competence, and the ability to effectively navigate challenges or problems. Positive capability is often seen as a valuable trait in leadership and decision-making processes.
  • Negative capability: Negative capability, on the other hand, is a concept that originated from the poet John Keats. It refers to the ability to embrace uncertainty, ambiguity, and doubt without seeking immediate resolution or definitive answers. Negative capability involves being comfortable with intellectual confusion and being open to multiple perspectives and possibilities. It is often associated with creativity, imagination, and the willingness to explore new ideas.

To summarize, positive capability emphasizes the ability to take decisive action and achieve desired outcomes, while negative capability focuses on embracing uncertainty and being open to ambiguity and multiple perspectives.

The summary above is generated from the following websites.

Why Developing Negative Capability is Critical in Leadership

In contrast, tolerating fear and staying in uncertainty allows for the emergence of new thoughts, perceptions, and solutions. Negative capability helps to function effectively in new environments where our mental models are non-existent or less developed.

5 Ways To Develop Negative Capability

Negative Capability is not about tolerating mediocrity or procrastinating for days together. Nor is it about just trying to forget about the decision to be made and hoping that it would disappear.