Stephen Wolinsky

Stephen Wolinsky was introduced to me by a good friend, at that point an external coach. Not in person of course, just one of his books was what I got, back in 2001

The Beginners Guide to Quantum Psychology was a very difficult book to read. It didn't make any sense to me. At all. A False Core, and a False Self, are the underlying thoughts. Powerful thoughts, mixed with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, the greatest inspiration for Stephen himself, who said things such as "You are not who you think you are. You are not who others think you are" and "In order to find out who you are, you must first find out who you are not"

There. Makes sense already? On top of that, Stephen distinguishes more than 7 dimensions, among which an external one, a thinking dimension, an emotional one, etcetera, ending with the Beyond - stating that there is no Beyond

What I found interesting was his False Core - False Self construct. The False Core is not visible to anyone, but the False Self is. The False Self is how we appear to be, and it's driven by the False Core. It's actually over-compensating the False Core. The False Core is a collection of misconceptions about yourself, bred into your genes and system since birth, by others and yourself

There are a dozen or so main types of False Cores, among others:
  • I am imperfect
  • I am worthless
  • I can not do
  • I am inadequate
  • I do not exist
  • I am alone
  • I am incomplete
  • I am powerless
  • I am loveless
How does this work? You falsely get an idea in your head telling you e.g. I am not loved. You don't like that idea but believe it anyway (it settles in your False Core), and try to prove it wrong by overcompensating it. That's where the False Self kicks in: you'll e.g. "help" people around you, collect evidence of being loved (Contacts, "Friends", Twitter followers, you name it), dream of being famous and worshipped, and so on
All to no avail
As the initial idea is wrong, you can never get a "right" answer or feeling. What evidence will it take to prove a crime didn't take place? None of this earth, it's all in your head. You can spend lifetimes trying your False Self to please your False Core, and not get anywhere

I believe we have more than a few False Cores, one bigger than the other, and a main or biggest one. I blew my False Core in 2007, speaking in Stephen's words. For half a day I felt alien to this world, and I was shocked by the huge, complicated and convoluted system of beliefs and misconceptions I had collected and created. It took me weeks even to oversee its magnitude

I haven't taken Wolinsky further yet. After Wolinsky, I ran into the Gospel of Thomas. And once again, it was a mind-blowing experience

2 reacties:

Pierre de Grenoble said...

HI Martijn, many thanks for this so clear and so relevant presentation for false core and false self concepts. I "met" Stephen Wolinksy through his book "the inner child" and it was a really nice and powerful gift. Sorry for my English, I am a French guy. Cheers from France.

PS: I can see that ICT pros are often involved in psychology and spiritual things. "Me too" would say agent Smith. I also work in ICT and I always take care of any appliance thinking of the D day when we will have to negotiate with machines for a real balanced world mixing technology and spirituality

Martijn Linssen said...

Thank you Pierre! Glad you liked it. Your English is quite perfect of course, like most everyone's who apologises for it ;-)

Mixing technology and spirituality - now that is interesting. Although I sometimes think we're not more than a huge collection of small machines ourselves (we call those cells) so maybe, when the machines get there, they'll be as spiritual as we are. As long as they're not religious! Gawd forbid ;-)

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