In addition to educating about the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Universe Principles of Sustainability (the core value interests and directionality of the evolutionary universe,) certain additional essential or related skills must be developed by every individual and organization to fully align one’s life or organization to the universe’s proven core success patterns. This skill base then will then more effectively forward the creation of sustainable prosperity, a just civilization and and a thriving and meaningful future for all, which also aligns with and forwards the progressive evolution of life in the universe.
Also, if you are of a spiritual nature, having an ethical and personalized form of Evolution Spirituality implies that certain essential personal spiritual skills must be developed by every individual.
We call these essential Universe Evolutionary Worldview based (and if you are spiritual in nature, Evolution Spirituality based,) practical skills --- life's essential art-of-living skills. These skills are truly indispensable to successful, sustainable living and meaningful happiness and well being in the 21st century and beyond. These skills are also essential to being a part of the restructuring and re-aligning of humanity's global economic, political and social systems to meet our current global challenges. These are also the practical skills that all authentic practicing universe citizens, universe evolutionaries and Universe community members need to eventually acquire to fulfill both their potentials and their responsibilities.
Today too many of our schools from elementary level to our universities focus far too much on teaching the technical skills and technical knowledge needed to earn a living in some specific field. Consequently, most of the following essential art-of-living skills go mostly unattended to society's great loss.
In addition to teaching about the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and about Evolution Spirituality (for those of a spiritual nature, the Universe College has as an essential part of its current and future integral curriculum goals to eventually provide all of what we hold to be the following essential art-of-living skills.
Those essential art-of-living life skills necessary to being a successful human being and effective and responsible universe citizen, universe evolutionary and universe community member at this critical transition period in human history are:
- Sustainability training, (this is how to save and steward the planet's resources and biosphere. This is currently Job One for Humanity as well as the Universe College sustainability courses.)
- Emergency preparedness training. (Escalating climate destabilization caused by global warming is getting worse in what could be an exponential curve. We will need to have well prepared families, groups, communities and nations. See Job One for Humanity for more information on this.)
- Understanding how to release your fullest human potentials, (the best of current research on full adult developmental potentials.)
- Creativity training, (The universe is the most constantly creative thing in existence. We all need creativity training too!)
- Present tense awareness training including attention focusing training for maintaining a discriminate observation of the ongoing feedback in the present moment, (This awareness initially starts with sensing awareness of one’s immediate physical universe then it normally expands to increasing self-awareness then expands to increasing awareness of “other” as selves, which then expands to increasing awareness of the greater physical Universe and eventually if you are spiritually inclined, toward awareness of Ultimate Reality. There are many different forms of present moment meditation training to help do this.)
- Acknowledgment and acceptance of the “isnesses” of life training. This is the practice of being consciously aware and in nonresistance to the ever-changing unfolding “isnesses” of life. This is also being aware and practicing that because the ever-unfolding universe “just is” --- there are NO intrinsic deficiencies in whatever emeerges.
- Thought and emotion dis-embedding training (until a person recognizes that they are not their thoughts or emotions and that they have thoughts and emotions and, that they can observe and manage their thoughts and emotions as they manage any other exterior object they will be less able to manage their lives optimally. Dialectical thinking training for those over 26 is just one of the ways to train these skills.)
- Self-organization training,
- Self-discipline training, (this also includes stress management training.)
- Personal responsibility training,
- Personal Productivity and time management training,
- Fair exchange determination and training skills,
- Adaptability training,
- Communication skills training,
- Relationship training, (mate, family, friends, associates.)
- Personal and group conflict resolution, mediation, arbitration and negotiation skills,
- The new financial management skills for creating a sustainable and appropriate lifestyle, (See the book "Your Money or Your Life" for more details on this new style of money management.)
- Efficient Task or Event Cycle Completion training: learning how to recognize that when something is done let go of it and then, recycled whatever could be recycled and move on!
- Rational/analytical thinking.
- Training on the new dialectical thinking for managing interacting and interpenetrating complex living and non living transforming systems. The new meta-systemic dialectical thinking creates better future prediction and future modeling, which then creates more optimally informed and wise decision making training than is possible with only the traditional rational/analytical thinking,
- Personal Centering skills for managing life's increasing complexity and finding an internal stabilizing simplicity for countering today’s constantly increasing speed of change in almost all areas of life. This includes voluntary simplicity lifestyle training.
- Celebration and rewards training: Creating both personal and group deep satisfaction, pleasure and reward acceptance for successful evolutionary living. And where necessary in relation to learning relevant sustainability factors,
- Technical learning, knowledge and skills training to help a person find fair, meaningful and sustainable “Right Livelihood” for sustainable fair exchanges with the community and world,
Universe Community building and maintaining skills,
- Cooperation training, (Learning how to create the right dynamic balance between individual rights and freedom and the proper group responsibility and contribution towards the communities one is embedded within.)
- How to Create sustainable group order, harmony and transparency,
- How to create and maintain universe-interest aligned group education, management and governance,
- How to create robustness, redundancies and reserves in individual parts and unions to insure against rare, very large-impact catastrophic negative consequences from future uncertainties and black swans, (Black swans are unpredictable events with consequences of huge or exponential impacts.) and,
- Emergency crisis and collapse recovery training, If climate destabilization continues from catastrophic levels toward irreversible levels and we do not cross that tipping point, individuals, communities and nations all over the planet will have to know what strategies can be used to best expedite and strengthen the recovery to an new and better place.
In addition to the above more physical or mental art-of-living skills there are vital perspective and attitudinal art-of-living skills also based on the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview. The perspective and attitudinal art-of-living skills for Universe Evolutionaries, Universe Citizens and Universe community members are:
- Being in the oneness of the universe and in ultimate union with all within it. (This naturally also includes interdependence, interconnection and sharing in our relationship training.
- Finding hope, encouragement and peace in the truth of knowing that known evolutionary progress is the best it's ever been!”
- Being delighted by the adventure that everything is constantly embraced in ongoing evolutionary process.
- Being delighted that everything evolving for the good of the universe as a whole.
- Enjoying existing in a universe that is filled with energy and matter sharing abundance of every kind. Living in this abundance and sharing it. (Gracefulness, un-attachment, appropriate self-confidence, politeness, acknowledgements and respect and, even patience are just a few of the many different and legitimate forms of abundance sharing.)
- Being secure in knowing that life's truly unpredictable surprises and spontaneities are the necessary uncertainties that will somehow be used by future universe evolution and are in essence the source of hope in the universe.
- Living as a co-creational partner with the universe by consciously evolving oneself, ones groups and the universe in alignment with the universe’s proven life-sustaining success patterns found within these Universe principles of Sustainability.
- Embracing the fact that you are living in a learning universe where ... your life will be as successful, safe and sustainable in direct proportion to how well you have learned to align your (and your groups,) actions to the proven life-sustaining success patterns of the universe’s progressive evolution.
The above art-of-living skills are well integrated into the three classical and most needed knowledge types for a successful life. Click here to see those three most needed classical knowledge types. (The three classical and most needed knowledge types are also incorporated into the Universe College curriculum.)
Unfortunately, the above complete list of essential art-of-living skills are never learned by most people. Most times our current learning institutions believe that the individual's parents or religious group or, prior school or, other outside learning institution has already taught these things to the student in front of them so they do not teach it and even if they did teach these skills, they would still be teaching these skills from the vastly smaller and less useful perspectives of the pre Universe Evolutionary Worldview era.
At the Universe College we seek to incorporate and teach all of the above art-of-living skills. Currently we are in the process of finding and gleaning the best solutions to these areas currently existing within society and then upgrading and aligning them with the new perspectives of the Universe Principles of Sustainability and the Universe Evolutionary Worldview. This is vitally important because the above art-of-living skills will empower realistic hope based upon new, more effective tools and lifestyle and livelihood models based upon the Universe Evolutionary Worldview for creating a more stainable prosperity, a just civilization and and a thriving and meaningful future for all, which also forwards the forward evolution of life in the universe.
Help us Expand the Universe College Art-of-Living Courses
It is going to take a lot of new online classes and teachers
College and in the Universe Community to realize our
full art-of living educational goals. If you think you can help
us create or improve any of the above projected or existing
courses, please email us at email@example.com
and give us all of the details regarding your ideas or proposals.
If you know someone who has developed a course in any of these
art-of-living skills areas where we don't already have course or,
you feel that someone else's course material would be a
significant enhancement from what we have already done in some
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and let us know what the course is and how we can make contact
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