My research : How to get out of the box
The following story describes the framework:
One day an eagle laid an egg in a chicken coop. The egg hatched and the newborn eagle learned from his peers how to live like a chicken. Life was OK – except for a yearning that made him seek. But none of what he found truly satisfied his yearning.
Would it help if someone told him that he is not a chicken, but an eagle?
No, this would not help. The eagle has learned to “be” a chicken; he carries a “chicken program” that tells him how to behave under which circumstances. He feels safe and comfortable “being” a chicken – except for the yearning.
Would it help if the eagle attended an eagle seminar in order to learn to be an eagle?
No, this would not help either. Learning to be an eagle would install an eagle program that would overlay the chicken program. Then he would be an eagle who believes he is a chicken who has learned some eagle behavior, which would be even more confusing than continuing to live as a chicken.
The only way for the eagle to be what he truly is, is to free himself from the chicken program.
Why did the eagle’s mother lay her egg in a chicken coop in the first place?
Because she also lives in the chicken coop and believes that she is a chicken. In fact, ALL birds in the chicken coop are eagles who believe that they are chickens. And this has been so for 200 thousand years.
I call this The OTHER Story of the Eagle in the Chicken Coop.
This story is a metaphor for us humans. We follow a “human chicken program”, which brings forth most of our behaviors and thoughts. This program is a prison for our mind. It is the box we are in. I call it the human box.
I reflect on this in my blog post “Who Chose My Breakfast This Morning?”
For more than nine years, I explore the human box and how to get out of it. For this, I lived for 3.5 years with no social interaction and no media consumption.
I documented part of my findings in my books “Consciousness: Its Nature, Purpose, and How to Use It” and “Curiosity: The Mental Hunger of Humans.”
I show you how to get out of the box and offer coaching on this path.
Coaching is personal or via Skype.
About Bernhard Kutzler
I am a researcher, author, speaker, and coach with a doctorate in mathematics and trainings in subjects ranging from psychology to nutrition to Ayurveda. I was a successful scientist, teacher, and business leader for over twenty years before I left this career to research human behavior. For the past decade I have been exploring the programs that control us (the “human box”) and how to free ourselves from them (how to get out of the human box). For part of the experiential exploration of these topics I lived for 3.5 years with no social interaction and media consumption.
I documented parts of my findings in the books “Consciousness: Its Nature, Purpose, and How to Use It” and “Curiosity: The Mental Hunger of Humans.”
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