7+2 formula = Happiness, Love and Peace
Donald Pet, M.D Director ; The Education Community
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7+2 = Happiness, Love, and Peace
Donald Pet, M.D., Director; The Educational Community
In today’s nuclear world where multiple tribes possess weapons with ultimate destructive power, we have created a race between nirvana and Armageddon. The puzzle of achieving personal happiness is the same as the answer to the BIGGEST puzzle facing us today:
Why is it that we fill our world with fear, hate, scarcity, and war when we want (and need) happiness, unconditional love, abundance, and peace?
If you are concerned about the state of the world, popularizing just seven Mind-freeing, Life-changing, World-saving word-switches and the two still secret essential love-creation skills is the easiest, quickest, most effective and enjoyable solution to both puzzles. The 7+2 formula will popularize Einstein’s solution to prevent human catastrophe and create sustainable world peace: “We shall require a newer way of thinking.” (ANWOT)
There are many additional benefits. You will:
- assume responsibility for your own happiness and love needs so that you will welcome love from others rather than depending on it.
- become your own lifelong friend and traveling companion 24/7.
- free your energy from blaming to use your best to do your best.
- become an each one, reach many teacher of love-creation.
- answer the universal questions: Who am I? and What is my purpose?
Here’s the deal. Learn the seven critical word-switches that free the wish-granting genie within each of us, and the two powerful, secret happiness and love creation skills. When you experience the power of a newer way of thinking (ANWOT) you will want to pay the 7+2 formula forward to your loved ones and contacts ... as your gift!
You will become one of the one million each one, reach many love-creation teachers needed to create the domino effect that will circle the world. Together, we will make our world the safe, happy, sustainable home we all want.
What is a word-switch? Word-switches replace common problem-causing words and symbols that dominate our established tribal way of thinking with puzzle-solving symbols.
Word-switch 1: Substitute I can for I can’t, Why bother, What’s the use, To hell with it, F**k it, and other “give up” words that shut down our energy factory.
Word-switch 2: Substitute I allow for they (he, she, it, God) make me …
Word-switch 3: Substitute I could for I should, have to, must.
Word-switch 4: Substitute both … and for either/or that divides the world into two categories
Word-switch 5: Substitute the universal puzzle-solving sentence: What will make things better for me and you (us and them) for now and the future for the problem-causing sentence: My way is the only right way.
Word-switch 6: Substitute energy for anger, fear, and anxiety.
Word-switch 7: Substitute urgent for emergency and classify each issue as high, medium, or low.
In sequence, here’s what word-switches do:
1 - Turns on energy that has been shut down
2 - Redirects blaming energy to assume personal responsibility
3 - Stimulates problem-solving imagination using common sense instead of mindless obedience
4 - Redirects the focus of thinking to our similarities and shared benefits instead of our differences
5 - Calls forth our highest intentions, reciprocity and The Golden Rule
6-7 Prevents the mindless unleashing of the innate fight or flight, survival of the fittest instinct that has suddenly become dangerous
These seven word-switches awaken us to the universal Truth of Reciprocity, which is commonly expressed as The Golden Rule. They inspire us to educate ourselves in the mental skills that transcend tribal love to create unconditional global love. Word-switches add our discoveries of conceptual moral-spiritual Truth to our growing knowledge of material-physical Truth. They elevate the intentions of our machine-like animal brain to the intelligent puzzle-solving portion of our human brain. They selectively upgrade the hardwired habitual thinking of instinct and tradition that has become ineffective or dangerous. Word-switches free the wish-granting genie within each of us to create the newer, wiser solutions required for today’s issues.
Our animal brain focuses on superficial differences and what is near and now (physically and in time) to protect local systems. It functions like sorting machines that divide things into separate categories: big from small, safe from dangerous, our tribe from their tribe. Our human brain creates symbols that imagine what is deep and wide; near and far; past, present and future. Imagination is our tool to add conceptual nonphysical mental-spiritual reality, viz. The Golden Rule, to our animal brain’s excellence in managing physical reciprocity among organs. Imagination provides our human brain a newer way of thinking (ANWOT) that emphasizes similarities above differences, and pieces knowledge together to solve puzzles.
The application of the scientific method offers a new solution to two sought after puzzles: Who are we? and What is our purpose? It updates beliefs that are supported primarily by great leaps of faith and physical might. The new story is verifiable by everyone, everywhere, every time using common sense. It tells us we are the growing edge of the creative impulse that introduced a single cell 3 ½ billion years ago and has increased through multiple levels of complexity and function to 50 trillion cells. We are changing from high-level animals to dynamic humane becomings.We are more than static human beings magically created with all life on earth in one day 6000 years ago by a masculine “either/or” God who favors one tribe over others, periodically intervenes to protect His favored tribe, punishes His children when they disobey with eternal hell and rewards those obedient to His commandments with eternal afterlife in a wonderful place.
ANWOT reveals that the essential principal that elevates life to higher levels of sophistication is reciprocity. When single units cooperate, evolution progresses; extinction is the outcome when units take but give nothing to the system. Reciprocity is expressed through various iterations of The Golden Rule. A modern version is “Love our self unconditionally with the abundance that overflows to enrich the world.”
Which brings us to the 2 in the 7+2 formula – the two secret universal love-creation skills:
- Emotional self-endorsement
- The Reasonable Best Measure of Self-worth
Love is the direction of energy for the benefit of someone (including our self) or something. Every life form contains an energy-producing factory. For us to survive and elevate ourselves to higher spiritual levels we must teach ourselves to love unconditionally with the abundance that overflows to enrich the world.
Until we learn to provide our own minimum daily requirement (MDR) of happiness and love, we remain addicted to someone or something, viz. instinct and tradition, to sustain our well-being. The self-affirmation skills we require to assume personal responsibility for happiness and unconditional love are discouraged by contemporary society. Let’s make the secret love-creation skills common knowledge!
Secret Love-Creation Skill #1: Emotional Self-endorsement
Few people know how to emotionally endorse themselves. Can you imagine being able to create good feelings with the same ease that you “naturally” feel angry, guilty, ashamed or depressed? You can! ... if you learn how to endorse yourself emotionally and practice doing so. Self-endorsement is the secret of love-creation.
During our tender, malleable years, we lack the equipment to emotionally endorse ourselves. Survival requires “others” to provide the nurturance and love we need. Our educational system not only fails to teach us to direct love energy to ourselves, it tells us we are self-centered, egotistical, and wrong to do so. Approval, recognition, love, and support from others are worth working for. But when we learn to take responsibility for our own emotional MDRs, what we get from others becomes a bonus, rather than a necessity. When you’re less needy, it is easier to be a lover than a love “junkie.”
Good feelings stir us to continued action. Immediate satisfaction is critical to sustain the work, patience, and practice required to attain the rewards of virtually every important skill. Knowing we are doing something worthwhile is intellectual endorsement; its satisfaction is weaker than emotional joy. Emotional endorsement is the immediate satisfaction that allows us to enjoy the work we do now in order to sustain greater satisfaction later.
Here’s wonderful news. We are already well practiced in emotionally directing love energy. We stomp our feet and yell with abandon at sports events, applaud and cheer a musical performance, know how to get that baby to smile and the dog to shake its behind and wag its tail. We even express our enthusiastic approval to food: “Wow!” to that chocolate ice cream sundae. The skill is there! We simply need to direct emotional endorsement to our self.
Caroline’s story shows us how this can work. Caroline is an intelligent attractive young woman well informed about physical fitness and nutrition. She obtained at least the minimum daily requirement (MDR) of her physical needs, such as vitamins and exercise, but was starving from lack of emotional MDRs. When she experienced a putdown, she would dwell on her shortcomings, beat on her self and get depressed – in short, she would trap herself in a cycle of misery.
When people praised her or otherwise showed their approval, she felt good about herself and remained in a cheerful frame of mind. She seemed unable to cope with critical comments, however, whether or not the criticisms were valid. She reacted to criticism by blaming others and herself, leading to a depression that was often incapacitating, causing her to stay in bed with a headache, queasiness, insomnia, lack of energy, on and on.
Caroline sought help to break this cycle. She learned that our mind has a minimal daily requirement (MDR) for emotional needs just as our body requires physical nutrition. She was skeptical at first when told it was her responsibility to provide her own MDR of emotional well-being, that she could stop her depressions and feel good every day. However, she made a list of her positive qualities and all that she could be grateful for. As she was advised, she began substituting positive statements for the negative ones … what she had attained, had now, and might yet attain instead of what she had lost, didn’t have now, or might never attain. When she looked in the mirror, she told herself “I’m lovable. I’m a hot sketch” and laughed, instead of the putdowns you can imagine she had been telling herself.
One day she counted the approvals she got from others: “Two. If I depended on others for my self-worth, I’d be depressed most of the time!” Caroline mentally added up the pullups she gave herself each day and just ignored the putdowns. She began with10 that soon grew with practice to 20-30. Within a month the endorsements became automatic and effortless. She consistently had good day after good day. She began to sing in the shower, walk proud, and remind herself she was somebody. She let go of the blaming, self-pity, and “what if” worrying. She used the energy from her newer way of thinking to develop an attitude of gratitude.
This is Caroline’s favorite pick-me-up fantasy: “I picture myself marching down Main Street, the VIP in a parade. A brass band playing The Most Beautiful Girl in the World marches behind me. Two young women dressed in colorful costumes walk in front carrying a banner that stretches across the street. The banner reads, ‘Hurrah for Caroline!’ and I wave to say, ‘Yep, that’s me.’” With this visualization, Caroline quickly returns to reality with her energy restored, ready to take on the world.
Just as we don’t know the exact number of vitamins, minerals, exercise, and other requirements we need to enjoy optimum physical health, we don’t know the exact number of MDRs we need to satisfy our emotional well-being. As we increasingly create our emotional MDRs, however, we’ll sustain our well-being more confidently. You’ll discover the number of MDRs you need to give you “fuel” to carry you through the day. Start with ten pullups and increase the amount up to twenty, thirty, or more. You’ll know that you have created sufficient MDRs when you’re able to maintain your well-being on a consistent basis, and face life’s challenges both energetically and enthusiastically.
Take time each day to provide for both your physical and your emotional well-being. After you exercise, or while you’re eating breakfast, take a few moments to consider your emotional MDRs. You can give yourself MDRs anytime and anyplace, but if you become accustomed to doing so at certain times, you will form the habit quickly. Make a short, positive statement to yourself; “Atta girl!/Atta boy!” Or use detailed imagery to create a self-endorsement fantasy, like Caroline’s brass band.
Would you like to turbo-charge learning emotional self-endorsement skills? It’s simple. Apply “secondary endorsement.” Secondary endorsement is endorsing yourself each time you engage in the very worthy act of emotionally endorsing yourself!
Like forging through a jungle, unless it’s regularly maintained, the path will soon be overgrown until not even a trace remains. Neglecting your emotional needs causes self-putdowns to re-appear and soon overpower the new habits. Secondary endorsement is the maintenance that keeps the path of self-endorsement clear.
Behavior that is rewarded is repeated! With practice, secondary endorsement will become automatic and effortless. Give yourself credit each time you endorse yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover that secondary endorsement will rapidly build mental muscles that you will be proud to own.
“Hurrah! Congratulations to me for endorsing myself. That’s worthy of a special bonus. I deserve to endorse myself for endorsing myself.”
“Pull-ups,” i.e. self-endorsements, serve you better than putdowns. When you endorse yourself for endorsing yourself, you pull yourself up and keep yourself up. As you recognize that you’re endorsing yourself, enthusiastically call forth images such as blinking lights, musical accolades, and cheers as your signal to automatically trigger the secondary endorsement you deserve for endorsing yourself.
As you begin to feel consistently good about yourself, you’ll notice that people will enjoy being with you and seek out your company. The friends and popularity everyone desires are far more likely to develop when you no longer need others to reassure you. And you can add your new, upbeat attitude to your list of emotional MDRs.
Here is a special bonus. As you create the MDR of loving-my-self pullups, you will attain the hightest expression of unconditional love: forgiveness. Forgiveness = for + giving. The hardest form of love is forgiving one who has or is perceived to have done harm to us. Remember the most powerful words ever spoken: “Forgive them; they know not what they do.” Begin with self-forgiveness.
Secret Love-Creation Skill #2: The “Reasonable Best (RB) Test” of Self-worth
Most people evaluate their self-worth by the “outcome” of what they do. The RB test is an “input” measure. It emphasizes your efforts, not the results of your efforts.
This skill would be simple if we were not so strongly indoctrinated to not practice it. In any situation, simply recognize when you’re doing your reasonable best and apply skill #1 for doing so. You will create and maintain positive feelings about yourself no matter what you are trying to achieve. Realize you only control your input into a situation. The outcome is usually influenced by many factors that you can do little or nothing about, so it’s unrealistic to expect that you can control it. Yet most people have been taught since childhood to regulate their feelings about themselves by focusing on the outcome.
Do you still depend on the outcome of your efforts as the primary measure of your self-worth? Consider these outcome measures that sustain our dependency.
I’m OK if:
He/she loves me
My efforts worked out
They accept me
I got an “A”
My salary is increased
The audience applauds
They think I’m attractive
I own a ______
The kids do well
I didn’t make a mistake
You’re utilizing healthy, realistic criteria to create positive feelings about yourself whenever you answer, “Yes,” to the question, “Am I doing my reasonable best?” even if you don’t attain the outcome you desire!
But isn’t it natural to feel bad when things don’t work out?
Of course! It’s normal to experience hurt when things don’t work out the way you would have liked, or when you’ve been treated unfairly. But applying the RB test balances your pain or disappointment. By creating a sustained level of positive feelings about your self, you can manage your discomfort while working to resolve it.
How do I know what my reasonable best is?
Your reasonable best is the best you can do in a situation considering your resources. Your intelligence is less than perfect. You have time restrictions and commitments to many obligations. If you’re in doubt about what your reasonable best is, work with someone else to help set realistic goals.
Suppose I’m not doing my reasonable best? Don’t I deserve to feel bad?
Certainly not! Improvement requires practice and patience; setbacks are to be expected along the way. Each time you recognize you aren’t doing your reasonable best, you create an opportunity to improve until you reach the level of your reasonable best. Your appropriate response is to say:
“I didn’t do my reasonable best, but I’m recognizing the fact that I could be doing better. Only by recognizing an imperfection can I take the positive step of calling forth more effort and teaching myself to do better. I deserve to feel good for facing this shortcoming.”
Most people beat on themselves when they discover they aren’t the way they “should” be. Such “shoulding” on our self leads to avoiding facing faults. Becoming aware of shortcomings, imperfections, or mistakes is your reasonable best! The RB test prepares you to apply puzzle-solving and learn from your mistakes.
Putting our self down because we are less than perfect, less than we want to be, is a negative response that wastes our valuable energy without correcting the situation. The mistakes we make or our occasional poor judgment will probably lead to unpleasant consequences. Why pay twice by attacking our self-worth? Would you pay for your groceries and then get back in line to pay again?
Make the RB test a habit by asking frequently throughout the day, “Am I doing what I reasonably can?” If the answer is “yes,” immediate, enthusiastic self-endorsement is in order. If the answer is “no,” congratulate yourself for finding an opportunity to improve your efforts. Whether the answer is “yes” or “no,” you will have created a win-win situation for growth and self-worth.
Putting it together: We are a work-in-progress!
We are more than static human beings. We are dynamic humane becomings on a mission to fill our world with happiness, unconditional global love, abundance, and peace. The root cause of war is the way we think. It can be stated in one sentence: “My way is the only right way.” The cause of peace can be summarized in one word: “Reciprocity,” more familiarly stated as The Golden Rule.
ANWOT transforms us from dependent, self-centered “takers” into creators of our own destiny. We increasingly make ourselves such powerful creators and destroyers that we have assumed responsibility for the future of our loved ones and mother earth. Language provides us the creativity of imagination to reach our highest intention, making our world the home our loved ones want and need. ANWOT recognizes that we all come from a single source, our connection to one another, and the benefits of cooperation for mutual gain above confrontation to assert dominance.
Our work-in-progress is acquiring sufficient wisdom to consistently direct our new godlike power to constructive outcomes. Our survival requires ANWOT that combines our collective energy to elevate the way we think, feel, and act through successive generations.
You are needed. Please join the 7+2 movement to educate our population in ANWOT.
Donald Pet, M.D., is director and founder of The Educational Community (EC), a privately funded nonprofit corporation whose mission is to popularize Einstein’s solution to prevent human catastrophe and create sustainable peace. The EC offers the first and most comprehensive, scientifically verified, self-taught curriculum that explains ANWOT. Our services are forever FREE to everyone, everywhere, every time. Dr. Pet acknowledges the influence of Jerome Frank, M.D., Ph.D. (deceased), world authority on the causes of war and peace, his favorite mentor while training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and thereafter. “My passion is to inspire an ANWOT movement that will allow my seven grandchildren and other loved ones to enjoy the opportunities I have experienced; surely I am not alone.”
The EC web sites are forever FREE:
www.einsteinssolution.org : Two love-creation skills; a good introduction to ANWOT
www.lovingmenow.org : The skills to become a Love-creation teacher
www.anwot.org : A comprehensive curriculum to Einstein’s solution = A Newer Way of Thinking.