18.02.2015 - Human 2.0: the Conscious Person
By Greta Kaupmees, Weekly newspaper "Eesti Ekspress", February 18, 2015
Ingvar Villido, one of Estonia's most interesting educators has taught thousands of people to know their inner world and to change it. The people who have taken Ingvar Villido's courses acquire a capacity that to a bystander seems supernatural - a reliable capacity to accomplish anything in their lives. This reliable capacity is awareness.
Each one of us has patterns of behavior that don't support our desired outcomes. You want one thing, but it turns out quite different. You read some self-help books, you even realize what needs to be different in your life, but after a short while, you find yourself repeating the same erroneous patterns. But what to do so it wouldn't be like this?
The most prevalent and disturbing of the "day-to-day problems" are issues with relationships, health problems, unsuccessful struggles with the power of ingrained habits, money worries, inefficiency at work and too long days with too small results. Some may be successful in business but have problems with family. When both of these areas are fine, health issues may crop up. While the body is fine, the relationships with parents are not...
Knowledge and collaboration
Lilleoru educational center, also known as an eco-community, is located in Aruvalla near Tallinn. It's the place for Ingvar Villido's students to regularly meet, to acquire knowledge and to put this knowledge into practice in active collaboration.
Ingvar Villido's teaching is based on the consistent use of awareness - wisdom, insight, differentiation, intuition, inspiration - in all everyday activities. These people have completed the various stages of The Art of Conscious Change course series. The possibilities gained based on knowledge is precisely what links these otherwise very diverse people.
Fashion designer Reet Aus Ph.D. assures that the effect of Ingvar Villido's courses is multifaceted - the increasing awareness spreads to your body as well, making it much easier to take care of your health. "You notice more and are therefore able to prevent illness. This makes you more peaceful and happy, because you can be more in charge of your own wellbeing."
Most of the time, the effect of Ingvar Villido's courses is felt with a slight delay. The length of this delay depends on how actively you apply the simple and effective techniques acquired in the courses to your everyday life. Application to everyday life is precisely what they are made for - in order to use them, you don't need anything except ... awareness, of course.
Which one of us hasn't heard that your energy flows where your attention goes. Attention is awareness. Take a look at yourself - even while reading this text, your attention jumps like a drunken monkey to a sound that starts somewhere, to the odor wafting in from the room next door or to thoughts that pop into your head. Your energy is overexploited from this constant uncontrolled use and you wonder why you lack the strength to accomplish what you actually need to get done. It's because you waste your strength on these "spontaneously occurring" jumps of attention.
Thinking and emotions
The Chairman of the Board of Estonian Development Fund, entrepreneur Ville Jehe compares awareness to a miracle medicine: "Imagine there is a miraculous medicine that cures all our ills - the ones we know, as well as the ones we're not yet even aware of. Even more - imagine that this medicine has many side-effects, all of them positive: better concentration, increased insightfulness and wisdom, better contact with the world around you. This medicine is totally natural, and after acquiring the recipe, you can produce it yourself, for free, in unlimited amounts. Would you like to have this medicine? This medicine exists. It is called an ability to be conscious. Everybody has access to it. But, how do you learn to use it consciously and steadily?"
Contemporary society values thinking and emoting. Think a lot and you are smart. Feel a lot and you are good. How much has thinking as a process helped you solve your issues, in order to accomplish lasting changes? Nothing changes if you just think about it, with your pre-existing knowledge. The uncontrolled feeling of all emotions that "come up" seems to be of value. However, how good has this constant change of states made your life? Do you choose your thoughts and feelings, or do they choose you, and you just think or feel along with them? But what is the alternative? Certainly not dull insensitivity and forgetting of knowledge, like some might fear.
Ingvar Villido states that we value emotions and thoughts just because we've forgotten the real capacities of the human being. These capacities that are not anything unusual but a natural part of what belongs to every person, to every being that walks on planet Earth. It's just that most of us don't use them consciously. Based on an original method created in Estonia, Ingvar Villido teaches the discovery and skilled use of these capacities in Estonia and elsewhere in the world.
This teaching answers the demands of the new era - the time is not far when every employer is looking for team members who have started to consciously use awareness and the capacities to better understand, analyze, decide, solve and to create. This applies to both work and personal life. "When you put into practical use what you learn at these courses in overcoming the obstacles and taking care of the needs that come up or tackling the new challenges, you achieve a whole new level. I call this Human 2.0", says Ingvar Villido.