The path toward a safe island


No-one can stop the flow of life, because the human behavior is partly driven by the basic animal instincts coming from the evolutionary need of surviving and reproducing.

We suddenly appear in this world as “thinking beings” and the only choice we have, at the beginning, is to be part of this flow.

This flow is so strong that, even when living conditions have drastically improved and people have access to resources and advanced scholarship, it continues in virtual forms. To give few simple examples, within the modern societies, fight for survival and real warfare have evolved into the ones played with video-games or watched in the movies; crave for reproduction has evolved into the giant offer of any kind of pornography; search for status has led to the need of buying any kind of items and services simply to feel powerful, to be entertained or to try to feel a constant sense of excitement and happiness.

The flow is so strong that many people do not realize to be part of it. The only moment when people have the perception that there is something wrong in this process, is when they feel completely exhausted of needing more and more. This realisation begins with a sort of awareness that, if you need more, you are a “needy” person in the end, because you have lost your basic freedom of deciding what to do in the next minute of your life, as you depend on something external to you.

And sometimes, in the modern world, the only visible way-out from this situation is to become something “even more”: more beautiful, more fit, more thin, more active, more efficient, more productive, more performing, more intelligent, more happy, more and more.

In the western society, in many circumstances, the predominant life model has become a sort of continuous riding on top of the wave, where everything is organised to squeeze, up to the extreme, the emotions generated by the basic human attitudes of motivation (for example, the search for strong burst of happiness or maximum excitement) and attack/defence (for example, the sense of power and dominance driven by anger).

We are realistic, this is life, enjoy the ride (and be aware of any related risks).

However, there may be a moment when someone feels completely exhausted of doing continuous loops on these waves and asks to get out from the storm. In that moment he/she will look around to see if there is an alternative place to go.

The Centered Life Model provides the tools to understand what “riding on top of the waves of life” means and gives the compass to find a new direction toward a safe island.

As soon as you become able to see your life from a different perspective, through a real stop, you will realize that the flow of life is like the wind of the storm: it is so strong that you did not have any choices other than to follow its direction. Then you will realize that, with the right sail, you are able to choose different paths and to positively convey all your energy to something that is meaningful for your core self.

With the seven steps of the Centered Life Model,  you will walk along the path to manage the flow of life:

  • Step 1 – Understand And Train Your Mind
  • Step 2 – Discover Who You Are
  • Step 3 – Live In The Present Moment
  • Step 4 – Decide Where To Go
  • Step 5 – Take Action
  • Step 6 – Continuous Development Toward Finding Your Way In Life
  • Step 7 – Bring Value In Your Relationship With Others

the path toward a safe island.


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One thought on “The path toward a safe island

  1. The comment about losing the “basic freedom of deciding what to do in the next minute of your life” had quite an impact on me. Feels so true. This model is starting to mean more and more to me.

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