What is the Inside Out Understanding?
“In every systemic inquiry (methodos) where there are first principles, or causes, or elements, knowledge and science result from acquiring knowledge of these… It is clear then that in the science of nature as elsewhere, we should try first to determine questions about the first principles.”
At the heart of transformative coaching is an understanding of the principles behind the human experience. A principle, as I am using the word here, is something that’s fundamental – true for all people at all times, with no exceptions.
When it comes to human beings, our experience of life can be understood via three simple “facts of life” – we are alive, we are aware, and we think.
When we look at where our experience of life comes from, we begin to see that the system only works one way – from the formless energy of thought to the infinite forms of experience. Nothing outside us can create any particular experience on the inside, or to put it more colloquially:
We think we’re experiencing reality,
but in reality we’re experiencing our thinking.
As a kind of shorthand, we talk about this one-way system as working “inside-0ut”.
Through a combination of short essays and live videos, this mini-course will serve as both an introduction to the inside-out understanding and an in-depth look at the principles underpinning it.
One piece of advice before you begin:
As best you can, go through the course as an explorer, not a researcher. While researchers take notes and gather data for later analysis and better map-making, explorers throw themselves into the territory.
If you let it, this will be the beginning of a life-long exploration, the purpose of which, in the words of T.S. Eliot, is “to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
Have fun, learn heaps, and happy exploring!
What is the Inside Out Understanding?
When it comes to human beings, the basic operating principle is this:
100% of your experience of life is created from inside the system.
The Principles Behind the Human Experience
When it comes to the human experience, we can understand the foundational elements in the form of three universal principles: Mind, Consciousness and Thought.
Bringing Your Genius to Life
After 25 years of coaching individuals and groups from nearly every walk of life, I can say with confidence that the people who do really well over time all have one thing in common…
An Inside Out View of Performance and Results Part 1
The more time we spend being “on our game”, the more effective we will be,
the higher our level of performance will be, and the better results we will produce.
An Inside Out View of Performance and Results Part 2
When we eliminate interference, we perform closer to our full capacity. But in order to eliminate interference, we first have to understand what it is and where it comes from.
Two Pieces of Advice
When it comes to deepening your understanding of how life works, practices and rituals seem to get in the way of simply getting quiet and looking inside for a deeper, more universal truth.
In fact, there are only two things I’ve found to be universally helpful:
A Preview of Coming Attractions
Having been on this journey for many years and shared the inside-out understanding with thousands of people, here are what I’ve come to see as the three levels of understanding that inevitably come with a deeper exploration of the principles behind the human experience:
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What are the Three Principles? (19min)
Michael takes us on an exploration and experience of the Three Principles.
The Principles are always at work (3min)
Elsie Spittle- Shares about working with the staff at a juvenile detention center and how the Principles are always at work, you just don’t realize it.
Redefining Happiness (31min)
Michael discusses your understanding and exploration, the Three Principles, happiness, and sharing this understanding via five pieces of advice from Syd Banks.
The Three Principles: What’s True About Life (35min)
Michael Discusses living, sharing, and exploring what already is.
What are the Three Principles? (Radio Show- 53min)
Michael’s Radio Show on Hay House Radio: He discusses and shares specifically about the Three Principles and then answers questions live.
The Three Languages of the Three Principles
Syd Banks, the man whose enlightenment experience led to the insights now commonly referred to as “the Three Principles”, said that each principle –Thought, Consciousness, and Mind – could only really be understood in its own language.