Kokology

"Kokology", according to its authors, offers a unique approach to self-discovery -- a window into your soul. Or maybe it's just a fun game to play at parties. This blog was written and created by me from the book as a way to connect and learn more about my friends and family as well as help them learn more about themselves. I recommend anyone to buy the book for themselves as it has so much for us to discover about ourselves in it. The book was written by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Blue Bird

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One day a blue bird suddenly flies through a window into your room and is trapped. Something about this lost bird attracts you, and you decide to keep it. But to your surprise, the next day the bird has changed color from blue to yellow! This very special bird color again everynight - on the morning of the third day it is bright red, and on the fourth it turns completely black. What color is the bird when you wake up on the fifth day?

1. The bird doesn't change color : it stays black.
2. The bird turns back to its original blue.
3. The bird turns white.
4. The bird turns golden colored.


KEY TO THE BLUE BIRD

The bird that flew into your room seemed like a symbol of good fortune, but suddenly it changed color, making you worry that happiness would not last. Your reaction to this situation shows how you respond to difficulties and uncertainty in real life.
1. Those who said the bird stays black have a pessimistic outlook.
Do you tend to believe that once a situation goes bad, it never really returns to normal? Maybe you need to try thinking, If this is as bad as it gets, it can't get any worse.Remember, there's no rain that doesn't end and no night so dark that there's no dawn the next day.
2. Those who said the bird turns blue again are practical optimists.
You believe that life is a mix of good and bad and that it doesn't pay to fight against that reality. You accept diversity calmly and let things run their course without undue stress or worry. This outlook lets you ride out the waves of adversity without being swept away.
3. Those who said the bird turns white are coold and decisive under pressure.
You don't waste time on fretting and indecision, even when a crisis develops. If a situation gets too bad, you feel it's better to cut your losses and look for another route to your goal rather than getting bogged down in needless grief. This proactive approach means that things seems to just naturally go your way.
4. Those who said the bird tunred golden can be described as fearless.
You don't know the meaning of pressure. To you, every crisis is an opportunity. You might be compared with Napoleon, who said "...impossible: the word is not french." But be careful not to let your boundless confidence get the best of you. It's a very fine line between fearless and foolhardy.

Monday, June 13, 2005

A DESERT JOURNEY

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Your desktop is spilling over with unfinished paperwork; the rest of the office has already gone home for the night. You look up at the clock and it laughs back. You wonder, with a sinking feeling inside, if this job will ever be done.
The professor drones on and on through a three-hour double lecture on the world's most boring subject. There's no space left for doodles in your notebook, and you're only thirty minutes into the class. You begin to think you've somehow been frozen in time.
Waiting can be a special form of torture, worse than any momentary pain. The combination of frustration and boredom can send even the bravest heart into a state of panic. Our first journey will bring us face-to-face with the infinite. Take a moment to prepare yourself, and enter the eternal desert....

1. You are riding a camel across the vast and empty expanse of a seemingly endless desert. You have ridden until you are near exhaustion. What words would you say to the camel that has carried you all the way?

2. Just at the point when you thought you'd die of thirst a beautiful oasis appears. But someone has arrived before you. Who is this other traveler? (Use the name of a person you know.)

3. Time passes slowly in the desert, and it feelslike an eternity before the lights in the town appear on the horizon. You have finally reached your destination. What are your feelings as you come to your journey's end?

4. The time has come to part with the camel you have ridden for so long. Just as you dismount, a new rider climbs into the saddle to take your place. Who is the new rider? (Name another person in your life.)



KEY TO A DESERT JOURNEY

The desert and camel theme symbolizes the journey toward personal independence. Specifically, this scenario reveals your feelings about parting with a lover. Your answers show how you might react when the time comes to go your separate ways.

1. The words you spoketo the camel reveal what you might say to yourself when you realize love has been lost. Did you try words of encouragement like "We'll make it through somehow!" or "Don't worry, this can't go on forever?" Or was there a hint of despair- "We're lost...thie is hopeless...I think we're going to die out here"?

2. In psychological terms, the oasis symbolizes the key to solving one's problems. The person you encountered here could be someone who has helped or comforted you in the past or one you might turn to in times of need.

3. The town at journey's end stands for the order restored to your emotions once you've recovered from your broken heart. Your feelings upon reaching the town are your true feelings about finally getting over a lost love.