The Map is NOT The Territory

“Our Map of the World, is only a limited view of the whole Territory, which is full of opportunities, possibilities and learning, that we choose not to see and experience.

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As a NPL coach and practitioner, I am most inclined towards the 12 Pre – Suppositions of NLP, which lays the foundation upon which all the learning, wisdom and transformation of the mind happens.

The first one is perhaps the most valuable which states that “The Map is not the Territory”. In a nutshell, as we go through life from childhood to Adulthood, we navigate a path for ourselves which is comfortable, familiar and pleasurable to our senses, while we tend to reject all that which does not fit in with our beliefs, values, conditioning and memories.  We, unconsciously condition our minds to a pattern of thoughts and behaviours which become our Map of the World, by which we express ourselves in our World. Our Map of the World, is only a limited view of the whole Territory, which is full of opportunities, possibilities and learning, that we choose not to see and experience.

This NLP Pre – Suppositions teaches us about acceptance, tolerance and understanding for the way people think and express themselves both in their verbal and body language. Most people are unaware of their patterns and the way they express themselves through language and behavior. It makes us rethink the last conflict we had with someone due to a different point of view or a futile argument to prove a point of view, as there is no right and wrong, as each one’s point of view is unique, based on their filters within their mind.

This also gives us a direction to understand the reason for conflict in most relationships at work or personal life. All we need to do is be open and inclusive, to try a new path, a new possibility a new opportunity and a new way of thinking and perceiving life. It is easy to shift beliefs, stretch thinking, realign values and overcome blocks once we are aware of them.

If you are ready to take your first step towards your journey on the path less travelled. If you are ready for more information, learning and knowing, you are at the right place and time in your life. Use the opportunity to transform and break free to reach fulfilment and success in every area of life.

If you would like to be coached by Neita Turner, a certified NLP Coach & Practitioner, please email us at nlp.uturnyourlife@gmail.com

Be it coaching, mindfulness or all rounded well-being, we at U-Turn are committed to empowering individuals as well as organisations to achieve life changing results using Neuro-Linguistic Programming. We shape the leaders of tomorrow, budding entrepreneurs, already empowered homemakers and anyone willing to commit to being the best version of themselves. Our aim is to help everyone reach their peak potentials.

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