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Environmental Noise Filter

Our environmental noise filter is our “external stimuli filtering layer” just before data “enters” our conscious level of awareness, which can also be termed as the awareness level of pre-consciousness and initiator of paying attention. Our environmental noise filter - sourcing from our unconscious mindThe seat of our GPS which is a symbiotic combination of our existing belief system managed by our current life scripts and sabotage programs. - is essential for our protection, to ensure our survival and personal wellbeing.

Our environmental noise filter serve as the first digestion layer of external information entering our mind-set and manage or direct to what we are currently paying attention to.

The purpose of our environmental noise filter is to constantly monitor and scan our environment - even when we are asleep - and filter environmental “noise” (i.e. all the stimuli collected by our senses) to identify and determine possible threats to our wellbeing. Thus, our environmental noise filter quickly process and prioritize information and “decide” - using the basic fight or flight mechanism, integrated with our umwelt - as cues to “select” the most efficient way to deal with the “noise”…

  1. When environmental noise” signifies “danger (regardless whether real or perceived) and demands immediate action as referenced from a life script - or our believe system, or a sabotage program - the appropriate action model is evoked and initiated to swiftly “deal with the looming threat”.
  2. If the noise” isn't life threatening, but require our immediate attention, the information is then “passed” on, or channeled to our conscious mind for further action, handling and processing.
  3. When the noise” isn't threatening nor important enough to warrant our immediate attention, it is “noted” and “kept” on “radar” to continue monitoring the situation for possible contextual changes.

Although a much more complex and dynamic system, our environmental noise filter functions similar to air traffic controlling and radar systems at airports. This metaphor gives us some idea of how our environmental noise filter operates to maintain a productive and harmonious environmental fit, identify and deal with possible threatening dangers. Apart from substituting airplanes with “environmental noise”, the other major difference - between our environmental noise filter and an airport's radar system - is that our environmental noise filter's identification, comparison, evaluation and decision reaction time is unbelievably fast and huge amounts of data can easily be process, digested and responded to in a nanosecond.

Our environmental noise filter is our greatest asset… providing that our psyche (i.e. our inner worldI.e. our self-determination status and level of emotional maturity. ) is in a healthy balance and equilibrium. However, when this is not the case, our environmental noise filter becomes our greatest adversary (i.e. we become our own worst enemy) that - especially when triggered by dramatization which evoke the domino effect - frequently surface in our attitudes, daily actions and behaviours as “traps of Life”, actively maintained by “psyche barriers” and consistently derailing us into following a Wild Horse instead of pursuing an Oryx path in life.

Environmental data and information are collected by our senses, channeled via our environmental noise filter, which - based on our combined beliefs, experiences and knowledge - then “decide” on initiating an appropriate line of action. Once, the decision is taken and acted upon, the filtered information - generally the source of our change blindness - is then passed on to our conscious mind-set for further attention, processing, digestion, choices and ultimately successful decision making. Thus, our environmental noise filter actually directs and channel our attention and subsequent actions, which - depending on context - can be our greatest ally or worts enemy depending primarily how mindful we are about what we are paying attention to.

This above might seem to be quite confusing. However, recent research conducted in neuroscience, shed some light on the function and purpose of our brain's attention system (i.e. environmental noise filter). The following TED-talk, delivered by Amishi Jha, provide interesting ideas, views and information about the function and purpose of our environmental noise filter (i.e. brain attention system)…

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