PRINCIPLES

Principles that define and support the method of Nexus Science and are fundamental to its successful actualization.

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CONNECTION IS THE KEY

We are globally connected and we need to feel that connection in order to be in harmony. The world is built on the principle of connection but we, humanity are in opposition to that principle. Unity is more than just a word or a concept; it is and should always remain our constant goal, one in which we strive for and work towards in all of our efforts and as means towards resolving all our conflicts. How we view our relationship with others determines the health of our societies.

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FREEDOM TO FAIL

Nexus Science deems failure as an essential component to learning. We look upon on “failure” as success and we even encourage it as fuel for growth. Worry, fear, anxiety and self- consciousness are common in life and when these feelings are shared amongst us they cease to be shameful. Freedom to Fail, as a principal, is essential for creating a safe and supportive environment where failure is not only an option but also a welcome opportunity to learn and evidence of our efforts to try.

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INCREMENTAL PROGRESS

Small, consistent efforts amount to a great reward. Results will show in time but they must be built on the back of faith in the method, trust in the process and continual exertions. This principle is true of any achievable goal. A diamond is born as a result of billions of years of extreme pressure. A person cannot benefit from a new health regime if he or she doesn’t surrender completely to the process. Results don’t happen overnight but with each additional of effort one makes, the resulting transformation becomes greater and more rewarding.

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INVESTMENT IN THE GROUP

Whether it’s a family, team, crew, club, company, band, cast, squad or society; whatever the name or dynamic, no one feels connected to any group that they themselves have not invested in. Groups should foster an environment where its members can become personally engaged and invested. A person becomes invested in a group by contributing something of themselves. Labor, care, ideas, finances, attention and concern all amount to investment. Once a person invests in a group, they have a level of loyalty for the group and a secure environment is formed because each member has a stake in the group’s health and success.

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PREPARATION, INTENTION, GOAL

Every action must be made with the proper preparation, intention and goal. There can be no action without intention and there can be no successful action without first a preparation. By acutely tuning our every intention and action towards a goal of unity, and correctly preparing ourselves in advance, we are assured conducive results.

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SAFETY FIRST

Only a safe and secure environment can promote growth. Here, safety and security can best be defined as compassion, understanding and care within a group. An individual who feels they are understood and cared for and not judged is much more capable of development than a person who is defensive due to fear or anxiety. “Safety first” is an integral component of the method as it ensures that all work is done in a protective and nurturing atmosphere free of judgment, coercion and prejudice.

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SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

Every one must take equal and shared responsibility for every other. This mutual concern for others is the greatest good we can do because it ensures that the system we are in does not fail to reassure others. In other words, we are all egoists who are self-centered and self-serving but if each of us were to shift from thinking of ourselves to thinking of others, then we would all find ourselves in an interdependent system that guarantees the welfare and well being of every member of that system.

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THOUGHTS COME FROM DESIRES

A person is where his or her thoughts are. This is a principle of most psychological and philosophical theories. Remaining in a single thought is nearly impossible because we are in a constant flux of desire. The success of meditational practices are a testament to the need people have to understand their own minds and how thoughts operate us. Nexus Science stipulates that all thoughts are the result of desires and their fulfillment. By understanding how desire works we understand how and what activates us.

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“YES, AND”

“Yes, And” is a practice created in the realm of improvisational theatre training where players are trained to “yes, and” each other or to agree and accept as a principle in order to move a performance forward. Nexus Science takes this principle (and others from improv training) and applies it to training in the development of agreeing and accepting other’s thoughts and opinions, etc.

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