Triad “– activities – reflections – dreams –“ is the minimally sufficient system of creation.
The ideal “state of creation” (in my opinion) is when the subject of creation (an author) is at three equally important positions (guises) at the same time:
- activities – implementation of ideas into substance, acts;
- reflections – analysis, mentality;
- dreams – creation of images (including “future images”), projects.
Achieving this trial state in reality is quiet difficult even for one person, not to mention group systems. That’s why in practical terms we speak about “focus of attention”, that shifts from first state into the second and the third ones, and forms a unique creative essence through the movement in time.
While focusing on one of the states of the triad, it’s very important not to lose track of other two.
Consequently in the practical aspect the triad “– activities – reflections – dreams –“ is a creative cycle – consequential changing of a state in time, where the transition into a next state happens after achieving a goal.
Based on the assumption that reputation is a manifestation of subject’s mindset during his interaction with external world (more detailed description can be found in the chapter “Reputation – basic description”), we understand that development of a mindset is the act of creation. “Creation” we understand as developing, designing a world – world’s creation (more detailed description can be found in the chapter “World’s creation”) and forming its main entry – a mindset.
In my opinion, to design systems like that one needs the baseline minimum of these functions (states):
- forming images of a future creation (in a context of triune time) – dreams;
- transformation of dreams (images) into matter and energy (objects and actions) – activities;
- multipositional view of an activity and its comparison to a reference image (dream), correction of activities and dreams– reflections.
Hence the formula: Creation is a dream, created by action…
To illustrate this we can use a very simplified analogy of a creation triad: an abstractionist artist uses a two dimensional canvas to implements a moment in life of a new reality, created by him… Author lives in the image of this new reality and materializes its fragment, projection of this image into the “real world”, making it partially comprehensible for other viewers. In other words, author correlates a “matter” with a “dream”, while he’s in a state we can call “out of time” (did you notice that a person in a creative state loses any trace of astronomical time?).
Not to go too deep into metaphysics and theosophy, we can say that, when applied, this triad is much more effective compared to the traditional approach: goal = action-analysis-action-analysis-action…
However we understand that to reach an equal instantaneous presence in all three states is very difficult, often even impossible.
Thus in the “real world” there’s a very effective method of so-called “attention focus”: focusing on one of the states with the following transition into the second and the third state…
It looks like this.
First you are dreaming about something – imagining a perfect world (in its past and present unity).
These dreams are becoming a base for a certain “architectural project” – a dimensional description of your own personal world in real world’s criteria.
This description becomes a base for much-loved action-plan – a system of actions for its implementation.
Then on a certain stage of implementation you go into the dream state again, then transitioning into the state of reflection and back to actions…
Or in some other cases: from actions you transfer into the state of dreaming and form an imaginative and dimensional perception of action’s implemented goal. Then you transition into the state of reflection: you compare a dream image that you saw with a previously described goal of an action, and then correct your project and action-plan.
Lyrical digression – till recent time in many of the “serious social systems” (for example, in business) it was considered inappropriate to dream. In public rankings professional dreamers (sci-fi writers, utopians etc.) were considered local idiots: harmless, but useless; entertaining weirdoes, that seems strange to “business people”.
These days “business people” experienced the “crisis of dreaming” – dreams become implemented too fast, and take to long to be produced. Also the lack of “big and small dreams” significantly reduces the value of creation, and, as a result, the profit.
However, isolated dreams also stay real only in the perception of an author, and usually die unimplemented together with their author without becoming a part of our common reality. Again (while) “dreamers” and “doers” live separately… That is why nowadays the triad of creation is quiet difficult to reduce to practice because “dreamers” are passive and “doers” lack the culture of dreaming. Apart from that, it’s important to understand that “dreaming” is as much of a job, as other types of human activities (more detailed description can be found in the chapter “World’s creation”).
During the creation of social personalities (brands, social systems, political powers etc.) its viable (in addition to the instruments of action and analysis) to use instruments and methodic for creation of a “dreamy space” – a creative reality, where dreams of a perfect world order for one or another system (for example, a brand or a political party) can be born. However its important to understand that dreams on their own can be existing only in creative space, where they exist without the system of “good/evil”, but get this marks in a moment of embodiment in real world in the context of moral and ethical norms.