Probability Thinking

When we weigh between two alternatives, say between job A and job B, we weigh between their respective priorities. Each job has a certain probability of realization, which can change during the weighing, whereupon the probability of the other job immediately adjusts. That is, if we prefer job B, job A becomes less probable, but remains available in the background for a while. With job B we choose an individual probability hierarchy as such to our reality.

What about the other candidates? They and their choices are also part of our probability hierarchy. They are aspects of our individual Awareness, which as a whole decides for a new individual reality, for a new probability hierarchy. This means in reverse: The other candidates have their own awareness and choose their own probability hierarchies. We all meet in the respective awareness, but we do not merge.

If we decide for job B through and through, the others consequently decide for job A or C in our reality. More or less consciously. The same is true for the others in their realities. There is no contradiction, because in each individual reality, from each perspective, it is a common choice. Even if I get job B, I can be aware of my alternative realities in job A or C, so that the individual realities intertwine, interact. Therefore, it may not be easy to come to terms with oneself thoroughly. But once this is achieved, the corresponding reality inevitably follows.

There is also no perspective in which everyone chooses job B through and through, because in the application situation the individual preliminary decisions of all applicants (and many others) for certain working conditions already converge: Only one can have the job, not all for an hour or all at the same time. And so a situation in which everyone wants the job B through and through would contain an internal contradiction that demands a solution from the outset: by different decisions of the applicants. Preferably "in time", but also shortly before signing the contract. Please observe yourself in your application situations: I'll bet you basically know in advance whether you'll get the job - and actually agree (deep down; mostly). As notorious doubters, we just like to "play hardball" and get confirmed by the hiring manager. Nevertheless: The final decision of all parties involved can, if they wish, be made at the last moment.

Oversimplified because it is more vivid, we can perceive all individuals as "cones" of their probable changes: We are all moving together like spirits (or ghosts) at a certain distance from each other under a single fabric of probabilities that adapts to our shapes and movements. The web shows the "visible" interweaving of our options and choices, and hints at even more potential that lies beneath it. We need to coordinate our choices to move one way or the other, at least roughly, with those of all the other spirits, so that we don't distort the fabric too much or get entangled in it. The priorities and thus the probability shapes adapt to each other until they are predominantly in harmony.

The probability of developments as a fifth dimension besides space and time lets us see not only in black and white, but lets us recognize the manifold alternatives in the background that surround us like waves. This in turn leads to a more conscious cooperation with others and an expanded awareness of our possibilities.

The next images show Berta's "elective relationships":

Figure 3As Berta changes her mind from Job A to Job B, which is a better fit for her, her perceived alternatives are rearranged in the probability hierarchy.

Figure 4Berta's awareness is in a joint decision-making and attunement process with that of her rival Alf. If she prefers job B, he has to choose job A. Both are aware of their alternative existences in the respective other job and also of their alternative rival. They form their own as well as a collective probability hierarchy, which together, from the conscious to the subconscious, decide on a priority new overall structure - for example, the one in which Berta has Job B and Alf has Job A. The alternative overall structure falls just like Berta's "single" alternatives in Figure 3.