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Scope of Mind

Get to know conscious innervation, part 2

Laust Lauridsen, MD
4 min readJul 28, 2020

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The mind is a self-organizing emergent process of energy and information flow within and between us. The scope of mind refers to what we are aware of and have access to mentally at any given moment. It is important, because what we focus on will direct our energy, be cultivated, and eventually become our life.

Different sizes

The scope of mind can be classified according to size — from XS to XL — each scope has its flow, issues, focus, and default setting.

XS — the habitual scope of mind

The flow of energy and information is physical and chemical, oriented around bodily sensations. The main issue is the survival of the physical body, and the focus is on stability, predictability and safety. With a habitual or XS scope of mind, the default setting is more of the same.

S — the individual scope of mind

The flow of energy and information is psychological, with ongoing inner dialogue. The main issue is the success of the individual, and the focus is on opportunity, achievement, and fulfillment. With an individual or S scope of mind, the default setting is more to me.

M — the tribal scope of mind

The flow of energy and information is social; it is about me and you, us and our shared reality. The main issues are the protection and expansion of the tribal structure and culture. The focus is on stability, reliability, and flexibility. With a tribal or M scope of mind, the default setting is more of us.

L — the global scope of mind

The flow of energy and information is conceptual, technical and virtual. The main issues are balance, distribution, and integration. The focus is on interchange, sustainability, and co-existence. With a global or L scope of mind, the default setting is less is more.

XL — the universal scope of mind

The flow of energy and information is existential and spiritual. The main issues are peace, freedom, and unity. The focus is on presence, awakening, and enlightenment. With a universal or XL scope of mind…

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Laust Lauridsen, MD

Help leaders and teams go beyond to transform and perform. Writer, speaker and facilitator.