About The Author
Welcome to the Smart Home and Life (SHAL) website. Hello, I’m Lee Hayden, the owner, creator, and web manager for the SHAL website and the Hayden Center For Educational Excellence.
You may be asking, “Who are those handsome fellows in the picture?” Good question! I have the same question. . . . . . Actually, I’m being facetious. They are both of me, Lee Hayden. The first photo was taken in 2008 and the second in 2014. Hopefully, they will provide an additional sense of reality as you consider the ideas presented on this website.
A large number of authors, with many different professional persuasions, have already written excellent books which illuminate unique guiding principles or perspectives intended to enrich major aspects of each individual’s life. This mixture of authors representing such diversity of professional perspectives has served us well. Having a body of knowledge developed by psychologists, psychiatrists, various mental health experts, ministers, priests, other professionals, and non-professional in some cases, has established a broad range of knowledge and great trust in that knowledge. Scientists are under-represented in the mix of professionals and that deficiency needs to be diminished. As a physicist, I expect this SHAL website will also contribute great value to your life and expand the range of knowledge so that we can all live our lives more abundantly.
What do I believe? I believe strongly in the idea that every person, irregardless of their age, disrespect for themselves, or financial situation, can build a successful, self-actualized, and enriched lifestyle. The desire for such a lifestyle is deeply embedded in each person but is expanded (nourished) or diminished (malnourished) by the experiences of living. Research has shown that success is not best measured by I.Q. but bettered by cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and moral intelligence.
Methodologies exist for inventing a substantially more successful, joyful, and meaningful lifestyle.
First, after overcoming powerful starting resistances, a person decides to overcome limits of their personal belief system and experience life at a higher level of consciousness. Higher levels of consciousness can be achieved by repetitive application of the “being, doing, and becoming” personal growth process. “Being” is a learning period characterized by only identifying and thinking about selected limiting beliefs. Although some mental anquish occurs from expanding thinking beyond the limit, the anquish is tolerable because it is only thinking anquish and not an action. “Doing” is an action period of time characterized by application of the scientific method to test hypothesized actions related to the limiting belief. Undertaken actions are planned and safely occur in controlled environments. “Becoming” is an habituation period of time characterized by disolving of a limiting belief and comfort zone expansion.
Secondly: A person decides to create and pursue a passion for excellence in everything they do and say and in all aspects of that person’s life. Thus, a person develops a documentable personal philosophy of living a life of authenticity, passion, and purpose. This philosophy is directed to ultimate fulfillment. Such a philosophy requires a deep understanding of the human condition and the hierarchy of human needs that must be resolved to become a truly authentic person. An authentic person, often called a self-actualized person, has resolved self-esteem needs and loving/caring needs. Generally, most people must re-invent their lives to be authentic or self-actualized. Living an authentic life is a noble achievement, but it does not quite complete the higher ideal of living life abundantly
Living life abundantly signifies that a person has chosen to become their personal true-self. After experiencing the true-self, that person may seek an even higher state of being and become their community true-self.
Thirdly, A person decides to place high value on continuous education, be open to new ideas, and the incorporation of new ideas into their lifestyle. In particular, this means that the person acquires a deep knowledge and understanding of the nature of reality as defined by physics and the other great disciplines. The purpose of the universe seems to be production of increasing complex organizing of matter with an associated higher order of functioning. The most complex known organizing of matter in the universe is Man.
Taken in sequence, the great disciplnes present the evolution of the universe and Man in the universe. For present purpose, the terminology “self-organizng universe” is used instead of the “evolutionary universe.” Contrary to popular opinion, most students acquire an increasing sense of spirituality as their knowledge and wonderment of the universe grows. Knowledge is the royal road to an enlightened self.
A person must acquire good critical thinking skills to recognize truth and wisdom. For example, most of the TV media grossly spin the news for the twin purposes of entertaining their viewers and satisfying stockholders.
Fourthly: A person decides to develop and conduct their life according to their personal visions. Visions must recognize reality. Each major aspect of a person’s life has an associated personal vision but is more practical to have a single representative vision that can be referenced every few days. Unfortunately:
And, also unfortunately, a malaise of undetermined length may be upon us.
A malthusian monster seams to have raised its head out of the murk, looked far and wide across the land, and was pleased with it’s observations. The usual suspects were prevalent: 1) rapid technological change and society’s reluctance or inability to adapt to a new environment, 2) the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, 3) educational systems unable to satisfy employer needs and societal needs.
Fortunately, not everyone living is infected with gloom creep. , While 1) observing world, national, and local events through their favorite news media lens,2) having good jobs, big screem TV’s, beautiful homes, 3) and living the American dream, people experience a full spectrum of feelings and attitudes regarding events in American and the world. People packing sports stadiums still come to full attention when hearing the first few bars of the national anthem. Most people respect law enforcement personnel and have educated themselves to know that all body motion must cease when stopped by a low enforecement official. Most people understand the psycological process in which envy becomes jealousy, jealousy becomes resentment, resentment becomes anger, and anger becomes violence. Most people honor themselves by practicing respect for all other
The U.S. political compaign during the year 2016 confirmed a deep distrust and sense of betrayal by our government. Instead of intellectual discourse, political debates degenerated into a series of character assassinations and even eruptions of anger.
Many U.S.citizens are disgusted with elected politician’s failure to agree on a compromised plan for reduction gun violence in this country.
According to numerous public opinion polls, Americans believe that 1) our country is in a state of moral decline, 2) racial bigotry continues to thrive, 3) the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer because of selfish politicians and ineffective govenmental policies, and 4) the country is drifting to socialism. Many people have these specific pessimistic beliefs plus many other beliefs leading to various forms of human misery and suffering.
The idea of a Populist Party comback has been bandied about. Originally, members of the Populist Party were people of the working poor and farmers who wanted economic justice. Historians now view these people, who were indeed hurting economically, as people who could not adapt to a rapidly changing world.
What do I believe? I believe solving complex problems associated with people of great political diversity borders on being an impossible task. Nevertheless, because human misery and suffering are involved, we must strive for a workable solution based on universal truths. We must state our assumptions explicitly. A workable solution, thought not perfect, must be such that all people are in a higher state of being than previously. Despite the multitude of risks associated with resolving so-called implossible tasks the risks must be taken because 1) impossible task, after well into them, are frequently not as risky as orginingally anticipated, 2) not undertaking them is an easy way of avoidance of painful discussion, 3) making mistakes plays a significant role in discovering truth, 4) complex problems may worsen as we stand still,
Obviously, a semingly complex task can be made more tractable by reducting the political diversity of the participants. Higher education levels of all participants will probably reduce diversity and, consequently, higher education is a key factor on the critical path leading to a solution. Other factors, such as an economy that provides employment opportunities for an educated public, must also be on the critical path. In a democracy, all participants means all people
Fifthly: A person decides to re-invent their life consistent with the self-organizing universe paradigm as described by the great disciplines.
Man represents the most known complex organization of matter produced by the universe to date. Many objects now existing in the universe, such as cell phones, computers, and the internet
Although originally associated only with the physics discipline, the modern theory of a self-organizing universe incorporateds aspects of the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and sociology. Aspects of each discipline contribute to our understanding of emergent reality. (In biology, self-organizing theory is more popularly known as the theory of evolution.)
The purpose of the universe seems to be the production of increasing complex organization of quarks. Thus, our brain, skin, heart, all body organs are complex organizations of quarks.
Reality changes as the universe produces increasingly complex organizations of matter. Actuality is what we phsyically see and touch with our various senses. Actuality changes as reality changes.
The modern world is changing at an unprecidented rate. Many jobs will disappear just as horse and buggy jobs disappeared at the beginning of the 20th century. American leadership must anticipate that many highly technical new jobs will emerge and many older jobs will rapidly disappear. Thus, the U.S. educational system must anticipate categories of new job opportunities and prepare students with the necessary skills.
Generalizing at a very high level, the essays promote multiple ideas on how to become your true-self. Sometimes the true-self is termed the free mind. Experiencing life directed from the true-self means that the level of consciousness has been raised and the individual has discovered purpose, meaning, and joy in their life. Also, for many individuals, a deep sense of spirituality emerges. These ideas derive from the theory of a self-organizing universe and Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy.
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