The two stress states are basically all about the survival of
the individual. Nature has provided the LogosEros and Eros states
for the preservation and protection of the species/dynasty/genes:
procreation and nurture/care, and with the cultural superstructure,
the cohesion of the group and community. The
anti-stress system is the active system in the two
The LogosEros state is a state with logos reasoning, positive
feelings, and a relaxed body. Your feelings can be so weak that
you do not notice them unless you give attention to them, or
they can also be strong, but not as strong as in the eros state.
It is a state of well-being.
Only you know your exact blue green state, where first one thing
and then something else can appear. When you think about your
childhood, situations will come to mind where you were absorbed
in play, where you really felt good and were caught up in the
That is what this state is typically like, but it is a state
that is very encompassing and diverse.
Below are some general characteristics. It is a state with quality
You are doing what you are doing out of interest and because
it is meaningful to you. You are curious and want to expand your
horizons. You have some goals for what you are doing and feel
it is exciting to work towards them. You are active and seek
out what you need, and you also have the desire and the energy
to help others to feel good.
You have a positive interaction with your environment. Your contact
with others is characterised by empathy, friendship and love.
Empathy is sympathetic insight into another person's world of
experience. It involves both a cognitive and an emotional aspect.
You put yourself in the other person’s position and feel
with them. Empathy can be developed and used in all social contexts,
for example in the area of care, patient-doctor relationships,
and in leadership contexts.
Altruism is unselfish consideration for others, often involving
setting aside your own interests.
In the LogosEros state, in a conflict situation you do not choose
the “fight or flight” reaction, but a “tend-and-befriend” reaction,
in other words, you try to “care about the other person
and create an emotional bond”.
The LogosEros state is characterised by attraction, i.e. being
drawn towards something you like, and a reaction pattern based
on liking each other and feeling attracted to each other. The
strongest attraction exists between the two sexes, and in the
Stress factors/stressors provoke dislike, while positive situations
and surroundings, called eros factors here, are pleasurable.
They involve something you want, something you desire, something
significant and meaningful.
If you are young, to become more conscious of what you want from
life you can ask yourself what your eros factors are and how
they are progressing: my positive surroundings, my expectations
regarding a partner, what course I want to study, what area I
would really like to work in, where I would like to live, and
what my general long-term goals are. Such questions and scenarios
can be answered/constructed at various levels: What are my dreams,
and what is realistic? You can also try to develop some forms
of behaviour that promote growth in healthy
The LogosEros state is a state with creative cognition, positive
emotion and a positive body state.
In the blue green state there is cognitive control, as the
emotions are not so strong that they prevent objectivity and
assessments. In contrast to the LogosStress state, where
the critical reasoning is dominantly focused on systematic problem
solving, logos here is primarily about creativity.
Creative thinking is an innovative activity involving four components:
1. An ease in arriving at new ideas.
2. Freedom of movement.
4. Constructive reworking.
You have the opportunity to discard conventional images of reality
and actively try out other perspectives/alternatives.
This way of thinking is also called divergent (moving in different
directions) in contrast to convergent (which does not permit
new ways of perceiving).
Creativity is about having a good imagination. You can imagine
something which does not directly or in all details correspond
to something which really exists.
Children love to dream and to make up stories, and you might
like to too if you gave yourself the chance. It’s something
you can practice. It’s something you can use to work out
problems, such as dead ends in your life.
It is not only artists who can develop their imagination, you
can also use it in your daily life. It is about opening the way
for your own inner creativity signals.
For example, it can be done using the technique called brainstorming.
This method involves you, alone, or together with others, raising
as many ideas and associations as possible, without inhibition
and logical barriers.
You can read more about creative methods at Creativity
Ideas can also arise through intuition, that is, direct perception
of something, without understanding how you have arrived at it.
It can sometimes be a good idea to consult you intuition when
you have to make an important decision.
In the LogosEros state, logos is also characterised by a comprehensive
view. This involves looking at meaningful wholes, and not going
blind staring at the details.
This comprehensive view is also called holism, expressing the
fact that the properties of parts that make up a whole cannot
explain the properties of the whole. On the contrary, the design
and function of the parts are influenced by the properties of
the whole (consider, for example, the human body). This perspective
can be used practically, for example, to evaluate one’s
life situation and state of health.
In the LogosEros state, all feelings are positive and healthy
to have. Eros covers contentment, joy, love, life energy,
and all other positive feelings.
Life energy is also called life force or libido (Latin: desire,
yearning). It is a general energy source which has procreation
as a goal, but which also expresses all the things that are
characteristic for the positive aspects of our psyche and
Every positive feeling of a certain intensity will encourage
a particular reaction and action towards something we desire
to seek. These positive, open emotions are also part of cognition
in this state, in which openness and creativity are dominant.
Love/affection is a composite feeling of tenderness, sympathy,
caring, passion, yearning and desire. It also involves consideration
and participation linked to generosity, trust, openness and
intimacy. However, close contact with another person is not
love, but also about inner peace, security and calm within
ourselves and in the other person.
The numerous positive emotions can be divided into Three
basic positive emotions:
1. Contentment (satisfaction, pleasure, comfort).
2. Cheerfulness (joy, happiness).
3. Enchantment (delight, fascination, enthusiasm).
A basic contentment and acceptance of yourself and your environment
releases energy, in contrast to a negative and inhibiting dissatisfaction.
Contentment is developed by having some positive attitudes. You
can choose to work on your level of contentment, for example
by describing your state when you are satisfied: What are your
desires, what are your thoughts and feelings?
A concept called flow is linked to enchantment and mental absorption.
It is used to refer to a special type of energy with a high level
of consciousness, concentration, and a sense of being goal-focused,
and is characteristically followed by happiness, euphoria. It
is believed to have significant healing effects on the body.
Flow is characteristically induced by several oriental relaxation
and meditation techniques, but can arise in all tasks one is
Your body is free of tension and other symptoms of stress,
and free of pain. You might not be able to feel your body if
do not do so consciously. If you direct your attention to it,
you can feel you are well, refreshed and energetic. You can
also feel that you are relaxed, with steady breathing and either
lightness in your body, or a comfortable, relaxed, heaviness