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Ken Ward's Mind Mastery Course

Your owner's manual for your brain - that you never received or never read.

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Interior and Exterior

These are two very important concepts - grasping their meaning significantly helps your ability to benefit from this course.

The difference between an interior and an exterior viewpoint is largely kinesthetic - that is, from an exterior viewpoint you cannot feel the body movements and sensations that you would sense if you were interanlised.

Interior and Exterior Minds

You can sense things in the interior mind and the exterior mind both from the perspective of the self and from the perspective of another sensing the scene from the outside.

When internalised in a physical or mental body, you react as if things were happening to you.

You react differently to sensing a rock being thrown at you (internalised viewpont) from how you react to a rock being thrown at someone else (exteriorised viewpoint).

Actor and Observor

. We use the word actor to refer to experiencing something from an interior viewpoint and the word observor to refer to experiencing something from an exterior viewpoint.

Sensing Mental Images

When you are viewing mental images, you can sense the action from an internalised biewpoint or form an exteriorised viewpoint.

When you sense the action from an interiorised viewpoint, it is as if you were actually in the scene and experiencing what is happening in the scene, as if it were happening to you. When you sense the action from an exteriorised viewpoint, then you experience the action as if it was happening to someone else.

In conscious life, when you view another person you can see them and hear them. If you are close enough, then you can touch them. However, you cannot feel what is happening inside them. If the other person pricks themselves with a pin, you can see them jump and hear them cry out, but you cannot feel their pain. This is an exteriorised viewpoint.

When you experience something in conscious life, you actually feel what happens inside you. If you prick yourself with a pin, you hear yourself cry out and you actually feel the pain. You also experience any body movements from the inside. This is an interiorised viewpoint.

Interiorisation in Everyday Life

Normally, you are interiorised in your present body. However, you can, in conscious life, be interiorised into other people, to some degree. So when you watch another prick themselves with a pin, you might jump and even cry out because you are internalised into that person. This is also called sympathy.

Comparison of Internalised and Exteriorised

  Interiorised Exteriorised
Vision You can see your hands, etc, but not your face. You can see the other person as a whole.
Hearing You can hear sounds through your own ears. For example, your voice heard normally sounds differently from a recording of your voice. You hear sounds from the perspective of the viewpoint and not from the perspective of the actor in the scene. A recording of the other person's voice sounds the same as if they were actually speaking.
Kinesthetic You can feel what the actor feels and sense the body position and the movements. You cannot sense what the other person feels or their body movements

You are not the object of exteriorisation!

When you are interiorised into something then you are the actor with respect to the other thing - whatever you are interiorised into! And when you are exteriorised from something, then you are the observor with respect to the other thing.

If you observe another person suffering some minor problem, such as sitting on a pin and jumping up and crying out, you may view this as an observor, but you might sympathise with the other person and interiorise into them and feel the pain and also cry out. In this case, you are an actor with respect to the other person and an observor with respect to yourself. You feel the feelings of the other person and are not paying attention to what is happening in your own body!

How to interiorise into another person or thing

By moving in the same way as the other person, and adopting the body position of the other person, you begin to sense what that other person senses.

To experience more of what they experience, then you can model the thinking processes of the other person and use them yourself.

A straight body position with shoulders back, etc is more likely to produce an exterior perspective than a body position with rounded shoulders and head dropped forward.

When a group of people watch a movie and something challenging appears, then the audience often change position to break their internalisation in the film and avoid suffering as the people actually experiencing the action, the actors, feel.