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The Square

Stability and reliability. Use of the Square shape in Neurographica®

In the minds of the vast majority of people, the square represents reliability, confidence, stability, and constancy. These characteristics can be found in some form or another in almost every aspect of one's life. For example, the reliability of their personal growth and development, the confidence of their relationships, the stable income growth, self-confidence. The square is used in Neurographica® when a situation needs to be anchored and given credibility.


Symbolism of the Square element

The square, like the triangle, is a pointy shape. It does not, however, cut as deeply into the plane as the triangle. Rather than that, the square imparts a sense of security, of being firmly planted, of being firmly grounded. Of all the shapes that are basic, the square was the last one to be used by humans. People had already learned how to work with stone and build homes out of it at the time.


The Square=reliability, confidence

Ancient people discovered something new in nature every day and built a new relationship with it every day. Wild animal attacks, the birth of children, and the need to protect their lives have all prompted people to consider how to protect themselves. Man began to construct stone barricades to protect himself from wild animals. As time went on, he also learned how to build whole houses.

You always feel safer and more certain of your position when you're behind a stone wall. Do you remember the story of the three piglets who were constructing their own homes? The youngest and most lazy built a straw house. The middle one made it out of twigs. They both paid the price: They were almost eaten by a wolf, which scattered their homes with one sniff.

The older pig, on the other hand, constructed a stone house with a fireplace. Just imagine how much disappointment the wolf felt after not only failing to blow the house away with his tail, but also having his tail charred by the fire as he attempted to climb up the chimney.

Every fairy tale is only half-true. This is how people learned to adapt in the wilderness, so they could live and make their lives better.

A square gives the impression of a safe corner. It's no surprise that people build square houses rather than triangular or round ones.

Stone tools made ancient people feel safe and secure in their role as "king of the wild animals," or "king of nature." During the hunt, it is no longer necessary to approach the beast barehanded. Here, you have confidence in your triumph.


The Square=Stability

What does it feel like for a person to be on their feet in life, to be confident, and to have energy bursting out of them? He wants to occupy as much space as possible, so he spreads his legs wide and spreads his arms to different sides. Not to draw them up, but to position them to the side. This is how a confident and successful person is typically portrayed. He is the master of the situation as well as the master of nature. It is difficult to persuade getting out of his seat because he has a stable position in life. Likewise, he has the appearance of a square. A square, like a triangle, has a broad base, but unlike a triangle, it takes up more space and thus provides a greater sense of stability.


The Square=Stability and consistency

The world we live in today is very fast-paced, and people are more attracted to things that show that they are stable and long-lasting, things that do not change over time. And it's usually a house, flat, cottage, or one's own office. That is, a "four-walled" structure.

Some people who are housebound and have little going on in their lives refer to themselves as "stuck inside the four walls." That is to say, it is a manifestation of a well-established way of life.

Otherwise, why would a square symbolise stability and permanence? Perhaps because it has four equal-sized corners and four equal-length sides. These are fixed values. It is critical for people to understand that their income is stable. No one wants to find themselves in a financial bind tomorrow. Thus, some people are constantly developing their skills, while others are gradually becoming stronger in a job that they already know how to do very well.


The Square = person

The shape of the human body is nearly rectangular. Whatever you do with this fact, it is a square, not a triangle or a circle. Take a look at some cave drawings made by ancient people. They almost always depict a man in a rectangular shape. The image of the five elements, the five forces of nature, suggests that the square is the stone, the earth. Man emerged from the earth, from the earth's dust.


How and where is the square used in Neurographica®

When drawing squares is a good idea

When you want to anchor a situation and feel more confident in it, use the square in Neurographica®.

For example, you want to exercise every day but lack motivation, and you frequently miss one or several days at a time. In this case, it is worthwhile to draw many squares of the same size. As many squares as you want to devote to exercise per week.

Assume your income has been steadily increasing, and you have a feeling that things are about to change. Or maybe you just want to keep that number the same. Draw a square to show that a place you are in now is safe for you in terms of stability.

Do you want to keep the relationship at its current level? Draw a square around it.


How to draw a square

The square, like the triangle, is drawn with confidence, rigidity, and vigour. It's a declaration to the universe that you're serious about what you're doing.

Suppose you want to build a house, and you are drawing a crooked little square with your hand faintly stroking the paper. What kind of house will you end up with? For God's sake, please don't make it a portable shed.

Are you looking for a good, solid, and dependable place to live? Make your declaration to the world with a confident, solid square.

In the neurographic drawing, the size of the square is more significant. Its location on the sheet is also important. Is your self-assurance tucked away on the outskirts, or does it take up the entire space?

In the neurographic drawing, we can see everything that is going on inside us. It has the potential to be diagnostic. Is the self-confidence you've drawn on the sidelines crooked and unattractive? If so, then simply resize and reposition the square on the sheet to fit your needs. There are several techniques for doing this, including contrast-nuance, metrical and rhythmic series, dissolution, and magnification.


A hands-on exercise

Determine a theme in which you require stability and reliability. Write it down. Place a sheet of paper in front of you and feel where and how big you want the square to be.

Analyse it. Is the square and its location in line with your deepest desire? On the same sheet of paper, draw a square that meets all of your requirements.

It should be neurographed so that it becomes part of your brain's wiring. Connect it to the background, which represents our surroundings.

Listen to yourself: is one square sufficient for the desired stability, or do you require one more, or even two more?

Listen to yourself at each stage of drawing and complete the drawing using a basic algorithm.



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