This is the formal perspective of the corporation, entity, or organization that one belongs to or interacts with. There might be several layers within this, most often broken up into a team perspective, departmental perspective, and top level organizational perspective.
The corporate perspective is generally contained within the company’s formal documents, and are for all practical purposes, a lower order than the legal perspective of the country in which the corporation operates.
This should be differentiated from the informal perspectives of individuals within the corporation.
Integral Math (proposed): C-p
Some claim that brain activity leads to mental experiences. And there appears to be tons of evidence describing this. This reflects the standard materialist, matter over mind perspective.
Others claim that mental experiences lead to brain activity. And there appears to be tons of evidence describing this. This reflects the standard relativistic, mind over matter perspective.
However, if one examines closely, they’ll actually find they both occur simultaneously. In other words, mind and brain are synchronistically correlated.
This puts the entire domains of psychology and neurosience in a quandry.
Not only that, it puts the very assumption that a cause induces an effect into a quandry. If these two events (physiological change and mental experiences) occur simultaneously, then what’s causing what?
This is the central methodology by which we process the world around us. It is usually a reduced core set of principles or guidelines extracted from other larger perspectives.
Synonyms include modus-operandi and core movement (as discussed earlier).
Examples of these often take the form of ‘mantras’ or ‘questions’ we repeat over and over to ourselves, including “love my neighbor as myself”, “how do I make money from this situation”, “don’t be evil”, and “am I aware of my sensations?”.
This is the process by which one party appeals to the desires or wishes of another party, to prevent a feared repurcussion. This process often backfires when the appeased party catches on, and manipulates the framework to extort demands from the appeasing party.
This should not be confused with compassion. The distinction is that compassion is done without an ulterior motive and is a natural outflowing, while appeasement is motivated by fear.
This is the sum total set of ALL perspectives, direct and abstract, both subjective, intersubjective, and projected (ie. objective).
Many mix up the ‘objective’ perspective with the ‘omni’ perspective. However, our conventional use of the word ‘objective’ refers to a perspective derived from a certain methodology (such as the scientific method or mathematical patterns) rather than actually representing Totality.
Integral Math notation (proposed): omni-P
(I won’t use the infinity symbol, because most people wouldn’t be able to type it)
This is a perspective of ethics or moral principles, that we might feel is imperative to follow for explicit reasons (such as social cohesion) or implicit reasons (such as preventing inner turmoil).
Examples are speaking the truth, not betraying another person, allowing others to express themselves, and ensuring the well-being of fellow human beings.
This isn’t the same as legal, cultural, or religious perspectives, although they often overlap.For example, it might not be legal to steal food, but it is generally accepted to be ethical if it came down to saving the life of a starving baby. Or it may not be part of our religious perspective to worship other deities, but it might be our ethical imperative to ensure others have the opportunity to do so.
Integral Math notation (proposed): E-p
This is the perspective of laws. There are generally four levels of governing bodies (international, national, state, and local), the primacy of which is contextual and sometimes arbitrary. We’ll discuss these distinctions in more detail later.
The authority of these laws is determined by the cohesion of the governing body, and the relative strength of the forces involved.
In some cases, this perspective is directly tied to religious, cultural, or ethical perspectives, but often it is abstracted and distinct from them.
Integral Math notation (proposed): L-p
This is the perspective of a particular religion that’s I, you, us, or whoever we’re referring to belongs to or has faith in.
This could be Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, or others.This is different from philosophical or spiritual perspective, which we’ll address later.
It is formally considered or talked about as the ‘highest’ perspective, though most (if not all) followers fall short, either consciously or unconsciously. This falling short is often thought of as ‘ignorance’ if non-conscious, and ‘hypocrisy’ if done conscious.
Integral Math Notation (proposed): R-p
Over the next several years, our interactions with the world and others will be experienced more and more as one continuous flow, rather than discrete isolated events. This will allow a greater sense of nonduality, or nonseparation, with others and the world around us.
The technologies that enable nonduality are more seemless input systems, higher resolution brain scanning, brain computer interfaces, more relevant Internet searches, realtime Web content creation, higher technology bandwidth, broader range of human knowledge, more sophisticated learning tools, and precise wisdom of our underlying psychological and communication processes.
This transition will enable the transcending of our separate sense of “I”.
This is the experience where we try to capture an epiphany state (whether individual or social) and try to replicate it. Almost always, this effort is to no avail. These experiences of heightened awareness, functioning, or performance are ultimately temporary attainments that can never be replicated, or at least never be replicated in the same way.
This impossibility to repeat or sustain experiences corresponds to the Buddhist universal principle of anitta, or impermanence.
The process by which a party asks questions to another party to induce a response that matches what the asker preemptively desired to evoke.
This unethical practice is often used by politicians, lawyers, and salespersons to get the customer, recepient, witness, or opponent to respond according to the asker’s intentions. The result is the person who answers gets shortchanged and what the picture they might naturally have expressed never gets expressed.
A more ethical approach to this is to ask open ended questions, which, as much as possible, allows the other party to respond freely and spontaneously, with the only boundary being that the answer is topically relevant to the question at hand.
This is the process by which we loosen our relationship obligations between ourselves and another party. This can be done when the relationship has met its purpose or doesn’t currently serves benefit for either party.
A lot of the time, a relationship has outgrown its current value, but one or both parties still hold on out of fear, habit, or comfort.
Healthier forms of cutting loose involves making some initial distance, and then allowing the relationship to once again return to a natural balance.
Unhealthier forms involve actively inhibiting further dialogue and understanding from ever taking place. This involves refusal to have dialogue, or to exchange disrespectful or accusatory words or actions with another.
This perspective is your perspective of someone else.
English: It could translate to “Your opinion of him”. However, this doesn’t differentiate whether this opinion is of the exterior (physical characteristics) the interior (experience). We’ll deal with this later.
Integral Math: 2px3p
This perspective is your perspective of yourself.
English: It would translate to “Your opinion of you”. However, this doesn’t differentiate whether this opinion is of the exterior (physical characteristics) the interior (experience). We’ll get to that later.
Integral Math: 2px2p
Our ‘core movement’ is the inner impulse in us that epitomizes confidence, clarity, and direction. It is more solid than any fixed ideal, concept, value, goal, or measure, yet there is no way to externally validate it.
Some people might call this ‘intuition’, but ‘core movement’ is differentiated from intuition by being tangibly and viscerally felt in no uncertain manner.