Introducing the Open Humanity Framework

Learning to code yourself

The Problem

Almost everyone has lost touch with natural, inherent wholeness, and therefore with the naturally available experience of fulfillment, empowerment, and creative contribution. A lifetime of conditioning on all levels has blinded nearly everyone to their naturally fulfilled range of consciousness and experience.

The Symptoms

Essentially, every human malady, individually and collectively, has unnaturally truncated human psychology at its source.

Simply put: we’re never going to solve the world’s problems, or our own individual problems, until we solve the essential cause of those problems: truncated human psychology.

A Solution

The Open Humanity framework — an open, extensible approach for optimizing general human experience, subjective, objective and interactive.

The Open Humanity framework is designed to serve as a “standard model” for the complete range of general human experience.

Just as with the standard model of physics, a standard model for human experience can help everyone see more clearly how all the relative pieces fit, and how they interact — and, thus — to see what can be built with them.

Remember: there is a direct line between the standard model of physics, the rise and growth of electronics technology, and the fact that you’re reading this post on the global internet (models can be both powerful and useful).

The Open Humanity framework can potentially fulfill a similar role in providing the basis for the development of processes and technologies which can facilitate the ongoing experience of fulfillment, empowerment and creative contribution, for anyone.

What is the Open Humanity framework?

The Open Humanity framework is an open source Creative Commons licensed, process-centric framework for fulfillment, empowerment and creative contribution based on the naturally complete range of general human experience: subjective, objective and interactive.

Anyone can utilize the components outlined in the framework, below, in order to develop methods, technologies, strategies, and tactics, in order to experience for themselves, and to offer to others ongoing fulfillment, empowerment and creative contribution.

Why does it matter?

The Open Humanity framework matters because we’ve been lacking a “standard model” for the full general range of human experience. Without such a model, there’s a lot of confusion regarding what’s natural, what’s not, and how various tool-sets fit with one another (if they do), and how they affect various components of consciousness and experience.

There’s a lot of great work being done, and a lot of excellent information on things like meditation, mindfulness, flow states, peak performance, and so on. However, we have been lacking an overarching framework with which to make sense of all of it, and to see how all these various facets fit with one another, and relate to one another.

The initial framework as shown below is simply a first, initial pass. It’s not without foundation, however. It’s based on 25+ person-years of deep research and development via personal practices (meditation, mindfulness, the various techniques described on the Living Unbound website, retreats, mentoring relationships, and so on) — by the founders of Living Unbound, and so, as a first pass, it is intended to be useful and usable from the outset.

The Open Humanity Framework Components

Open Humanity Framework CC-BY-SA 4.0

The stack above is shown as an inverted pyramid, to indicate the hierarchical relationship between the components — Presence determines Perspective, which, in turn, determines available Parameters, and, therefore Processes — which all culminate in real-world Performance — behavior in any given moment.

It is important to note that the stack is cyclical — the “front-end” of Performance sometimes warrants more focus, just as the foundational back-end of Presence does, at other times — and the components inform each other, both bidirectionally, and cyclically — much as the components of the standard model can be both particle and wave, and interact in multiple ways.

In the next post, we’ll take a look at the attributes of each component, along with guardrails for each, which can help clarify the experience of overuse or under-use, and how to fine tune the experience of each component — for the benefit of the entire stack / cycle of experience.

As with all framework introductions — much of the underlying power of the Open Humanity framework may not yet be clear — but as you get more detail and become familiar with it, you’ll see exactly how to utilize it to experience ongoing fulfillment, empowerment and creative contribution.

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