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What are our natural resources?

Along with physical and emotional needs, nature gave us guidance systems to help us meet them. We call these our 'resources'.

The resources nature gave us to help us meet our needs include:

  • The ability to develop complex long term memory, which enables us to add to our innate knowledge and learn.

  • The ability to build rapport, empathise and connect with others.

  • Imagination, which enables us to focus our attention away from our emotions, use language and problem solve more creatively and objectively.

  • Emotions and instincts.

  • A conscious, rational mind that can check out our emotions, question, analyse and plan.

  • The ability to 'know', that is, understand the world unconsciously through metaphorical pattern matching.

  • An observing self -┬áthat part of us that can step back, be more objective and be aware of itself as a unique centre of awareness, apart from intellect, emotion and conditioning.

  • A dreaming brain that preserves the integrity of our genetic inheritance every night by metaphorically defusing expectations help in the autonomic arousal system because they were not acted out the previous day.

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