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LogosEros state

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 body’s anti-stress system is the active system in the two eros states.

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 moment.
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 of life.
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 parent-child relationship.

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 mental abilities.
The LogosEros state is a state with creative cognition, positive emotion and a positive body state.

Cognition

In the blue green state there is cognitive control, as the emotions are not so strong that they prevent objectivity and reality 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.
3. Originality.
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 Tools.

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.

Emotion

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 culture.
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 just about 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 absorbed in.

Body state

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 you 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 a lightness in your body, or a comfortable, relaxed, heaviness and warmth.



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