- Producer09/11/2017How I Cаrе Fоr a Dеаf and Blіnd Unсlе Whо Hаѕ Bіроlаr Disorder Mу unсlе іѕ blіnd, deaf and dumb, but there is nоthіng wrоng wіth hіm. Aѕ a small сhіld, hе ассіdеntаllу witnessed thе murdеr of his fаthеr by hіѕ ѕtерfаthеr. Hіѕ mоthеr аnd ѕtерfаthеr told hіm tо fоrgеt everything he hаd ѕееn аnd heard, аnd to...
- Producer06/11/2017Beginner's Mind Thoughts on Mindfulness vs MeditationMindfulness and Meditation have Subtle and Nuanced Differences Strictly from my own personal perspective, I'd like to talk through how I experience the similarities, overlaps, and distinctions of Mindfulness versus Meditation. Right up...
Comments10/11/2017 #20 Randall BurnsGreat article @Deb 🐝 Helfrich informative and helpful. if I may offer a perspective in that "Mindfulness" is the discipline of focusing one's attention while "Meditation" is the pursuit of "No-mind", (inner silence, no internal dialogue).
Both are important aspects for a fulfilling life.07/11/2017 #19 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#17 You know, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, we tend to think of sound as only entertainment, but there is a lot of research on just how healing it is. I would definitely think of what you found as medicine for Preston and would suggest you check out a variety of approaches on yourself. I did a buzz on Sound Healing back in July that you can start with. But, like any medicine, it is based on the individual, and their unique condition. With just a little research, you will be able to find music and/or meditations that can really help you manage your state.
Do take a listen to what Shawn has produced on our sampler page and let me know if you want to try out the entire series, it can easily be arranged.07/11/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI have to hand it to you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you have continued on a path of finding yourself and focusing on your attributes. I think mindfulness is a great tool to offer Organizations and/or Companies to enhance the employee experience as well. My therapist uses Meditation at the end of our sessions to bring me back to a state of homeostasis and it helps because some of our sessions can be quite intense. You wrote, "But feelings not felt, lodge in our subconscious and in our bodies and they've run my life for decades." I never knew this to be true about myself personally, until I began therapy. I wonder how many others have feelings or experiences lodged deep within their subconscious they aren't aware of? I'm sure there are multitudes of people.
As a side note: I found an article today about sound waves and differing tones that help to calm dogs. So I pulled up a video on youtube, turned it on in my den... my dog jumped next to me and began to relax. I left my PC in the den and walked back in 5 minutes later to find him sound asleep in his dog bed. I then found a video for myself with music and the sounds of nature in the background, I must say- I felt a lot of stress leave me at the moment.07/11/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 Why thank you so much, @Lisa Vanderburg. I hope you are settling in and perhaps in a place to put on some headphones and try out a few. In your case, definitely try out the 3 minute videos at the bottom to get a taste and we when we have a chance to talk,we can get you acclimated to a way to gain just 15 minutes of tranquility to recharge you for your day.07/11/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#11 I wholeheartedly agree, @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. In many ways, gaining control of our own mind is a catch-22 situation. Those that can do, and those that can't wonder what they are doing wrong and therefore cannot control their mind.
I hope to share a way I found that truly helped me when my own mind was full of overwhelm and the practices that had seemed natural to me, become unreachable ideals. From this experience, I really see a place to teach beginners via a series of videos that entrain their subconscious in ways that make self-control a much more natural state.07/11/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#10 I so appreciate your supportive comment, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. And such a good point. Layoffs are exceedingly difficult transitions, all around, and that would be a good place for us to focus some of our outreach efforts. Thanks for a great suggestion.07/11/2017 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#9 I think that growing new humans, full of the right knowledge is paramount, @Cyndi wilkins. And a lot of the reason we don't grow great kids is that the parents are downtrodden at work, and their kids suffer in all sorts of ways. The mindfulness intervention needs to come at this from a number of angles, but given my years as a software consultant, making the world of work more present is a good place to focus my energy.07/11/2017 #12 Lisa VanderburgWAY TO GO, my dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - I suspect you have found the perfect place to lay down stakes and help us ALL out! When I grow up, I want to learn about mindfulness and meditation, as I'm pants at both! Your explanation will be my go-to.
Both @Cyndi wilkins and @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador rightly want to see this as part of school curriculum, and I agree wholeheartedly. It's never too early to learn self-respect and coping mechanisms that parenting alone doesn't guarantee. I'd kill for a bit of peace and quiet and control there-of in my life :)07/11/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisFor me both of these practices are two sides of the same coin. Mindfulness is all about meditation, while doing other stuff. Meditation is all about being mindful of thoughts and other mental processes, while doing nothing else. It's hard to do either one of them right, if you don't do the other one too, to some extent.07/11/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt was a pleasure reading your post on this area @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I feel mindfulness and meditation should be taught in schools because young minds are absorbent and this would teach them the benefits of a healthy life.
Also, the workforce should definitely find learning about mindfulness to be beneficial. I wish programs were available in this area during my employment, especially when my organization was conducting layoffs.06/11/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins#2 #4 This is an area ripe for innovation in the world of 'self-care.' I see this emerging in our schools with more urgency as the incidence of childhood obesity and diabetes is skyrocketing in this country along with the soaring cost of healthcare to treat the inevitable dis-ease that results.
Teaching people early on to manage their own health is an investment into the future for transforming the healthcare models that have been solely focused on treating illness rather than preventing disease...and companies with that focused intent by providing incentive programs to employees for implementing healthier lifestyle practices will thrive as employees will be happier, healthier and more productive...driving down the high cost of healthcare and missed work days and increasing profitability for everyone. Win win;-)06/11/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#5 Thank you very much, @Ian Weinberg, it means a great deal coming from someone who leads his own meditation retreats.
I hope to help people, who cannot manage the time or inclination to do the deep work, to have a way to learn in small chunks what the practice of meditation can add to their ability to be resilient in the face of everyday work challenges.06/11/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#2 Absolutely, @Claire L Cardwell. A little bit of teaching - that can be applied as a practice - is definitely needed throughout our contemporary institutions. These structures are supposed to be to benefit people, peopled by humans, but somewhere along the industrial revolution, most of our organizations became inhumane to some extent.
Having been the beneficiary of these particular videos, I can say that the simple act of listening and considering doing so part of a repetitive practice can have subtle and yet immense benefits.06/11/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 @Pascal Derrien - there is nothing like movement, especially at the distances you cover, to really learn to practice mindfulness. I am sure sometimes you are actively engaged in conscious processing, but there are certain to be other times when you are just being & moving without thoughts intruding on the bliss of simply being.06/11/2017 #2 Claire L CardwellWow @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - this looks awesome - I am just busy checking out your website. I've been saying for quite a while now that meditation and mindfulness should be taught in schools and hospitals to both patients and staff. I didn't really consider how the corporate world would benefit greatly...
- Producer23/10/20178 tips on how to set up your Meditation Space at Home I love to meditate, I find that it clears my mind, helps me focus and gives me peace in this stressful world. It’s been well documented how meditation affects the brain (1). Also you don’t have to believe in God / Goddess/ Universal Spirit /...
Comments24/10/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell#14 Thank you so much for the share and kind words @Cyndi wilkins! Your words bring to mind @Puneet Srivastava 's article on how meditation feels like you have just had a shower and all the reports I have heard over the years about how some of the greatest ideas have been germinated whilst under running water. Meditation I find helps me gain more inspiration - far deeper than that morning ritual under my own private waterfall!23/10/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkinsMeditation is an essential practice for anyone seeking to regain the wings of their own consciousness...just like watering your house plants, it is essential for nourishing the mind;-) Great tips to share @Claire L Cardwell View moreMeditation is an essential practice for anyone seeking to regain the wings of their own consciousness...just like watering your house plants, it is essential for nourishing the mind;-) Great tips to share @Claire L Cardwell...and it is important to remember there is no wrong way of doing this...the simple 'act' of doing it activates a link to your unconscious mind...a very fertile ground for the creative mind! Originality thrives in this sacred space...it is where the greatest ideas are born;-) Close23/10/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell#5 Thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - it's all too easy I find to slip out of the practice of meditation - I've just joined a regular class on Sundays which is really helping me with my daily practice. I do however need to make a new meditation space that is a bit further away from my honourary family's morning scramble to work/school. (That of course means a bit of a spring clean!)
The important part is to be consistent, it doesn't actually really take much to get up half an hour earlier or switch off the TV / computer an hour before you go to bed.....23/10/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#1 Thanks Claire for the mention and the information! Yes, there is nothing religious about meditation or even Yoga for that matter. In fact the set of exercises that are part of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) in Yoga, so much akin to the progressive exercises or physical movements steps in the worship ritual (Namaz) of moslem brothers, are meant both to keep the body flexible and toned, and the mind honed; on the divine we thank and worship. (Anyone who sticks to the prescribed routine in flow and frequency, will never have orthopaedic issues associated with age...not to mention other ailments!) Elders have always sought to teach the younger through mysterious ways so that we remain sound in mind and body! :)
Meditation space is always sacred. be it a prayer hall or a small niche - uncluttered, airy and spare. Aroma / incense adds to the feeling of calmness that is a pre-requisite to focusing the mind inwards and then spreading the consciousness outwards! From inside we bloom, in spirit. Like a flower, spreading fragrance and receiving the light of grace. (Oh! Here comes a bee for the honey ;)...Ahh! But how hard it is to find that moment, even if we do find the space! I hope more and more of us find it going forward.
- Producer20/10/2017How it feels to be in meditation? Have you ever been under a shower?I am often asked these questions: How does it feel to be in meditation? What is the experience of being in the meditative state? Let me answer these questions today with the help of a few simple examples. Pic above: Source: Pixabay1. As under the...
Comments22/10/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe have complicated words like intelligence, flow and practice.
Like all things meditation is contextual and in that given context it becomes what the practitioner makes of it. Sold as an ideology it is as commercial as breakfast cereal, but at the level of freedom there exists a particular context meditation is a practical wisdom. When we have become separate from the world, meditation becomes the glue to reconnect us with nature.
At that level meditation becomes an appreciation where intelligence flow and practice becomes a pathway to freedom.
So it is I read this context written by an intelligent man, but IF our world was already an intelligent meditation, meditation would be a way of life rather than a medication for society. Nor would it simply be another means to generate an income or facilitate the engagement of group-think.
Meditation should at best be a freedom, shared without self-interest where intelligence, flow and practice is the appreciation and freedom is the context. Yet if we instead see monuments of wealth built upon an industry of meditation, I will stick to eating cereal, for chewing slow and well can be its own meditative retreat.21/10/2017 #22 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for tagging me on this wonderful post, @Puneet Srivastava. So beautifully explained. I totally agree with your analogies to describe the meditative experience. Whenever I meditate, I feel weightless after a while, and how I love that feeling! I also start seeing myself surrounded by light although my eyes are closed, lots of light, even though there is just a single candle burning on an otherwise dark room. Meditation is bliss. And as you rightly stated, "...with practice, a meditative experience can stay with you forever."21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThanks for the tag @Puneet Srivastava, my true meditative spot is on the beach. It is the feel of sand between my toes as if by their own volition they dig deeper and deeper searching for the coolness below the top layer heated by the sun. I can watch the rhythm of the waves for hours in total silence.21/10/2017 #19 Puneet Srivastava#1 Oh yes, why not @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. In fact anything you love can become your path to meditation. So, dance, music, and as well, physics & also geometry. Human history has known great scientists and technologists who have been ace meditation practitioners as well. And most were inspired for that out of their own work. :) Thanks for reading and posting your feedback.21/10/2017 #18 Puneet Srivastava#2 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. So wonderful to read your experience. This is the beauty of meditation, each one of us has a unique definition. And amazingly all definitions lead to one destination - experience of peace, tranquillity and self-realization. Good wishes.21/10/2017 #16 Puneet Srivastava#5 Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala. You have always been a big encouragement for me to share these write-ups with the world. We have recently started a voluntary program where we meditate together at the same hour from our respective homes, while being in different parts of the world. Mumbai Timings for the same are 3.30 AM, 9.30 AM, 3.30 PM and 9.30 PM. Currently though a small group, yet we have participants in 4 time zones and it is proving beneficial for all of us. The aim of this program is to encourage those people who struggle to find: 1) a proper place, 2) a good company and 3) the basic time-discipline which is needed for meditation. Its an open program and anyone can join for as many sessions on a daily basis. This has been a new development at my end which I felt you may find interesting. Good wishes.21/10/2017 #15 Puneet Srivastava#6 Thank you @Pascal Derrien. Coincidentally, some time ago I published a write-up on Medium. Titled: 'Learning Meditation is like learning bicycle.' here's the link. May be, being a cyclist you will find it interesting. :) Good wishes.
https://medium.com/@puneet500/learning-meditation-is-like-learning-bicycle-57c3c9be9eb121/10/2017 #10 Louise SmithHi @Puneet Srivastava
Thank you for tagging me
It's very hard to explain to people what meditation is like if they have not tried it.
So I like your buzz especially 1.& 2.
I recommend meditation to all my clients
starting with breathing, PMR and then spoken form for them to listen to.
Recently I found this one https://kloraneapaise.klorane.com/au-en
which although is linked to product advertising
if a client can disconnect from that
it is quite soothing
My female clients particularly like it
Another fav of mine is by Jason Stephenson
It’s for kids but I love this one! In 5 minutes I am completely relaxed
The hot air balloon ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ
- Producer05/09/2017Why Meditation Is Highly Compatible with Today's LifestyleWhen people talk about meditation, in many cases they reference some retreat they went to (or planning to go), or something they used to do when they had more free time. However, it seems that more and more people I meet are meditators in one way or...
- Producer10/07/2017Sunday SeekingToday I did something completely out of character. And I am happy to report it will stay outside my character. And yet the process of going, watching how earnestly I applied myself to talking myself out of going, was another learnable lesson. ...
Comments10/07/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#9 I've been doing some wide open confessing, @Lisa Vanderburg, as it became time to stop with my internal sweet little lies - the omissions of saying my truth that ultimately had me blind to my own reality.
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee - the mentioning code sometimes conks out around those of us with bees and/or the word beBee in our names.... I am certain that is the problem - which is a classic case of how willing we ALL are to believe we've done SOMETHING wrong. Deb is not around all that often, due to working on a project, but I am certain she thinks highly of you.
Uncovering these presuppositions that keep us behaving in ways we don't even see, is the journey I am on.
What happened early in my life set me up for a life that was missing some very crucial elements and I want all of those obstacles removed, so I can move forward in a totally different manner.
This was a great little journey of self-observation, and I stand by the outcome, find the laughter, no matter how life unfolds. And you are a truly stellar model in that regard, Lisa. Your ability to process the challenges of your combined lives through the lens of a comedy of errors is awe inspiring, a gift, and your most precious resource for making it through whatever manages to show up at any given moment.10/07/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgHey @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - mea culpa..trying to catch up! Such a thought-provoking buzz and beautifully scribed...it takes STONES!
You have clearly described - to me at least, my angst over social media (this included!). In a setting of bodies, we function not so well; we fell an 'outsider', and are hell-bent to critique it. I know just exactly what you're talking about!
But, remove the body-language, age, gender etc., and we're getting to the point of flipping over ourselves. Don't get me wrong: I probably would've vaulted outta there! That said, it's why I haven't gone back to @Deb Lange (won't let her include me now...?). That may prove my point................you're a love; thanks for your honesty!10/07/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 I believe in the power of the essential concept of faith, but I am wary of how far astray the practice of the major organized religions have traveled from meeting the essential spiritual needs of their devotees. But then this component of life was a casualty of my isolationist approach to life, so I have an outsider's perspective.
I wonder how the history of the world might have changed, if instead of so much focus on punishment, religious traditions focused on increasing the love, teaching joy and laughter as founding principles.
This brings me back to the quote that is now front and center in my life:
“Love Me When I Least Deserve It, Because That’s When I Need It Most”
Contextualized in this buzz > https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-helfrich/it-s-never-as-pure-as-the-first-time10/07/2017 #5 Tricia Mitchell"I don't exactly have social anxiety. I have Deb wanting to have deep conversations and her being prepared to be asked to justify herself melodrama." This made me smile @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I relate to it in terms of coming to terms with the person I was becoming.
"His laugh portrayed someone who was free to turn up somewhere simply because."
"He wasn't losing massive amounts of his energy justifying his actions to mind-parents who he views as standing in the way of every attempt to experience something new."
Great experience'ing and reflecting on the projections and reality of your latest adventures. Great pic of a rainbow - love 'em, especially double rainbows. Go catch your freedom!10/07/2017 #2 Lyon BraveI go to church a lot. There are many different churches in this world and they are all different. Some churches are like really frightening and close minded. Others are healing like you said. One time i went to church and i got to meet Katy Perry's parents. Now they were the best preachers i've seen.
- Producer04/07/2017A Curious Thing Happened On My Path To PeaceOn Saturday night, I listened to my own meditation audio. Yes, I'd listened before now to critique it, but I was ready to receive its gifts. I led there as my stomach periodically convulsed, elevating my legs and upper body, then relaxing. I saw...
Comments10/07/2017 #31 Tricia Mitchell#30 I understand what you're saying about feeling bad but, you're right, there is nothing you can do. It was a similar thing with this person, as you describe. I kept giving options: hypnotherapy, reiki, coffee & cake or walking the dogs - I made it as easy as possible, offering to pick her up and drop her off. She would only engage if it was about staying stuck. The emotional distress caused to all was too much, then the family backlash because I'd "deserted her", but I couldn't be around that manipulative energy any longer.
If that friend wishes to come back, they will. If not, you were good enough to leave the door open but they have the choice whether to walk through or close it. Thanks for sharing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher10/07/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#29 I had to do that with a certain person over a year ago. I felt bad but there was nothing I could do to help and I felt she was self-sabotaging our relationship after she did the same with her family and a few other good friends. I left the door open but I haven't heard from her since.08/07/2017 #29 Tricia Mitchell#28 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher yes, you summarised it well. I referred to her as an old friend because eventually I had to walk away when I discovered she had become emotionally manipulating. Recycling crises to get sympathy, which (I'd later learn from her daughter) had actually happened weeks earlier. She engaged when speaking about meds & MH professionals. She'd withdraw & fall silent if focusing on anything that may contribute to the solution, which meant facing her reality. The things she did were very damaging emotionally to those around her. For reasons of self-preservation, I eventually severed all ties.08/07/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 Thanks for explaining that. Numbness which can lead to situational depression from real life experiences. A great support system can help people when they are going through a hard time. It sounds like she has a good friend in you. Life can be so tough and it can leave people feeling numb, I agree- meds are not the answer in cases like that.07/07/2017 #27 Tricia Mitchell#26 hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I recognise that each person has the right to choose the best course of action for them; I'm not anti meds. My old friend's issue was a social one with her neighbours. Her neighbourhood was a socially & economically deprived area. Meds, sadly, don't factor in any social elements, they just numb feelings, including joy. They take the edge off life, which, if someones been living on a knife's edge is helpful. But it also numbs joy, which is one of the contributors to lifting us out of feeling low. Thanks for replying.07/07/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#24 That's sad to hear about your neighbor. Sometimes meds are needed depending on the severity of the illness but many times doctors either over-medicate or put people on drugs without giving other modalities of treatment a chance. Many times, meds should just be temporary, helping a person to get over their hump period while they receive other therapy.06/07/2017 #24 Tricia Mitchell#23 how wonderfully refreshing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that you have an MD who is so aware & interested in healing in the widest sense of the word. He sounds great & totally supportive. When I read your quote of him stating that meds numb, it reminded me of an old friend. She had an ongoing dispute with noisy neighbours.
The ongoing dispute shifted her existing low mood into depression. She felt unable to move home. So, the doctor put her on anti-depressants. The nuisance neighbour situation got worse, the doctor kept increasing the dosage.
It was a social situation that medication could not resolve. Changing the environment, or trying to detach from the situation (with meditation) may have more beneficial than creating the conditions where a plan was needed to gradually reduce the dosage!06/07/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#22 Inspiring @Tricia Mitchell. You wrote: "Doctors practicing functional health understand the mind-body-environment (social) connection. If they could 'prescribe' self training & holistic therapies, in consultation with patients/clients," I am lucky enough to have a Doctor like this. He refrained from giving me meds knowing I'm working with my therapist using EMDR and meditation, along wtih CBT. My therapist even has essential oils to use during the meditative part of our therapy which is at the end. My Doctor looks forward to updates because he's been to a few conferences on EMDR and found it can relieve symptoms for a long time unlike Meds that numb you and give you no chance for a cure... his words. :)05/07/2017 #22 Tricia Mitchell#18 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thanks for reading this one and commenting. If I understand you correctly, you're suggesting looking at what others have already done, in terms of methods? I think it's a great idea. Personally, I tend to limit what I take on these days, because I spent a long time "gathering" certificates in order to "prove" I was "good enough" & didn't know when to stop. In my 20s, there would be rookie cowboys out in the field, doing harm & I would be cautious & conscientious, declining work because I wasn't qualified, then I wasn't experienced enough. It was only them making a "pig's ear" out of something that would spur me into action. So, I use the tools I already have& trust that I'll be shown what I need to know or directed to any new training I need.
I wholeheartedly agree with you when you state, "Many of us suffer from lack of inner peace and I going to bet it's great to add layers of self training along with therapy if necessary and a Doctor's help. Why not, it sure can't hurt." Doctors practicing functional health understand the mind-body-environment (social) connection. If they could 'prescribe' self training & holistic therapies, in consultation with patients/clients, it would be so empowering. I think it all boils down to educating the people who are looking for a different solution. Thank you for sharing this buzz in the Mental Health hive. I appreciate it.
+205/07/2017 #21 Tricia Mitchell#15 (Part 3) I am pleased that you've been able to release comingled events through physical releasing using the audios I recorded @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. You wrote, "But I didn't quite understand how intensely, even low level, sub-cognitive stressors and events can affect how we proceed through life." I don't think any of us do, until we stumble across them & then laugh at the absurdity of some of the beliefs. Here's an example I wrote about: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/foul-play-business-tricia-mitchell where a repeated pattern of successful businesses & wealth SLIPPED AWAY from a man, and the root was found in when he was 15 years old - the chance of a professional football career SLIPPED AWAY from him.
It seems your travels are bringing you back to shore, Deb.
"Hopefully these two different personal narratives can indicate a direction of sorts for those who will have to hack their own way out of their own jungle of memories and the wild things that grew up in their bodymind complex." I hope, too, Deb that others will benefit from our willingness to be open about our journeys & perhaps, be inspired to embark on their own travels to unravel & understand the patterns in their lives. Thank you for your poetic expressions, I do appreciate them, as I do your contributions & engagement with my buzzes.
+105/07/2017 #20 Tricia Mitchell#15 (part 2) I admire that you're able to stay out of words & just allow the process to unfold, as you unfurl. You capture the western approach to dis-ease so eloquently, "Unlike the current, standard, western model that seeks to converge any issue into a set of symptoms that require a fixed remedy, our mind makes connections in a free flowing, relevance-centric way."
I don't know whether I've shared this video clip with you before or not, but this is my trainer talking about a woman who walked out of her job. Events eventually went back to childhood, being hit by a swing as a toddler & then the day that she was born. The belief? When things are going well, I screw it up for others (she was born on Christmas Eve & Xmas was put aside for her older siblings, because the new baby was here). Only when we become aware of the existence of a pattern, "Why does this seem to keep happening to me?" (although life does not happen TO us), can we take steps to change it.
At 3.33 he starts to talk about the ONE BELIEF that we all have in our lives: https://youtu.be/iGCpEjobv-w?t=213 5.05 he uses a bamboo metaphor which illustrates your comment, "We often regard our random thoughts as just that, out of the blue, and yet there has to be some shared salience, for these thoughts to proceed in sequence. Uncovering where events 20 years apart hold the same emotional charge is a new method, to most, for uncovering how our brains have wired certain disparate events together." He introduces Diana's story at 7.43.05/07/2017 #19 Tricia Mitchell#15 Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I enjoy reading your comments. I'm glad you found this post very insightful. Today, I learned that the pioneer of the system I referenced here died, aged 82. My next buzz will be about his journey. Although I never met him, I feel emotional talking about his selfless contribution to the planet, without which, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to affix my spiritual approach to a scientific framework
I love how your approach is away from words, because it was your way of escaping & your rich metaphor of moats and being an island suddenly brings to mind the saying "No man is an island".
It's interesting, looking at Human Design (HD), my chart shows that I have to speak aloud to understand - so the internal healing conversation actually happens externally (I think aloud; I'm one of those "annoying" people who asks for advice, and in talking it through arrives at a conclusion, thanks you for your input, without you uttering a word).
My "obsession" with seeing patterns in everything probably leads to a curious exploration of where this thought may 'fit', which also leads me away of just BE-ing and accepting "It just is". I am an investigator in HD terms, so I'm always going to try to understand what's going on.
I don't think many people are aware of just how compliant the subconscious mind is. Set the intention & it will provide the answers, if it's safe to do so. Tell it to show you the events & it will. It's then our childlike curiosity that can explore the connection, if we wish, between seemingly random events.05/07/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting stuff @Tricia Mitchell. My thoughts, why not explore methods others have tested. Many of us suffer from lack of inner peace and I going to bet it's great to add layers of self training along with therapy if necessary and a Doctor's help. Why not, it sure can't hurt. Thanks for sharing all of this.05/07/2017 #17 Tricia MitchellIt is late @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and your comments are too rich to respond to now. I will be back tomorrow. Thank you so much for enriching this buzz & adding to the narratives, so those with curious minds may choose to water the seeds that reading this may have planted in their minds.04/07/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 HelfrichPt2 - But the truth is that I wasn't fighting any specific villain or trauma, and I was unaware of how the very low attachment I received in my earliest days played out in my choices and preferences and ultimate withdrawing. Therefore, I didn't keep track of the steps of protection, I didn't even notice them at all. But the boundaries between me and the world went from a mote that a drawbridge could easily connect, to an ever vaster sea as my island of self drifted from shore.
Hopefully these two different personal narratives can indicate a direction of sorts for those who will have to hack their own way out of their own jungle of memories and the wild things that grew up in their bodymind complex.04/07/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI find this a very insightful post, @Tricia Mitchell, as a model of how a personal, internal healing conversation unfolds. Unlike the current, standard, western model that seeks to converge any issue into a set of symptoms that require a fixed remedy, our mind makes connections in a free flowing, relevance-centric way.
We often regard our random thoughts as just that, out of the blue, and yet there has to be some shared salience, for these thoughts to proceed in sequence. Uncovering where events 20 years apart hold the same emotional charge is a new method, to most, for uncovering how our brains have wired certain disparate events together.
As you know, I have been experiencing quite a lot of tremoring as my body releases decades of comingled events, as I listen to your recordings. From the very first, I intuitively felt the power of TRE. But I didn't quite understand how intensely, even low level, sub-cognitive stressors and events can affect how we proceed through life.
In my case, different than yours, I try to stay out of my mind and cognition, as much as possible, since my own way of self-soothing was my ability to retreat into the world of my thoughts. My mind palace was a comforting, fortified place that I spent years trying to escape, rather than just unsecuring the steps I took to secure myself in the first place.04/07/2017 #12 Tricia Mitchell#11 And you expressed it so succinctly. I agree with you entirely, and also, if we don't see the world as it is, but as we are (attributed to the Talmud & others), where there is a lack of inner peace, our outer world will merely reflect that turmoil. I'm resisting making reference to a "political" leader who lacks the finesse and oratory skills required to convey peace to the masses. It all starts with the inner work on ourselves and being at peace with who we are & accepting responsibility for the decisions and choices we make in our lives.
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The only thing you can do is just think. You think about your future, what you need to get done, and why you do the things that you do. You forget about the stresses and the worries of the world. You direct your attention and thoughts to your future.
The mental clarity and direction I have after floating is invaluable!
Comments03/06/2017 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#11 I float as much as is feasible and I'm certain there are some good places down south, as floating has taken off in the PNW the last few years.
I personally love the rhythm of being on the water and I do move around subtly in the tank to mimic the effect. My take on why it is slightly easier to turn off my mind is the lack of visual stimulus, although there is certainly a component of safety as well.
It is practically guaranteed that the first time (or two or three) will be exactly as Jeremy described.
A calm cognitive state.
But once you've gotten acclimated to a really different environment, it becomes very conducive to shutting down the monkey mind and getting into that elusive state of being without thinking.02/06/2017 #12 Randall Burns#11 I did it regularly a couple of times a month when I lived in Toronto, (that was a few years back), I actually haven't thought about in a while. I would absolutely do it again, probably regularly. I'll have to look to see if there's any available in my area..
I'm a sailor @Wayne Yoshida, I know exactly what you're talking about and yes it is intensified02/06/2017 #11 Wayne YoshidaThanks for sharing this @Randall Burns. @Jeremy Miller - thanks for sharing this experience. Would you do it again, and maybe more often?
I sort of get the same feeling when out in the open ocean on a sailboat, and drifting.
But if all senses are "turned off" I wonder if this would intensity the effect.02/06/2017 #8 Randall Burns#7 @Yogesh Sukal If you've never tried a Tranquility Tank I would suggest it. I have meditated for years and as you know one of the hardest aspects, (albeit the "simplest" as well), is to turn off the "internal dialogue". The tank, due to sense deprivation, really aids in achieving that inner silence for anyone meditating. It is an aid like a mandala or mantra, and as @Deb 🐝 Helfrich points out it is extremely relaxing and therapeutic physically at the same time.02/06/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI have to agree with @Randall Burns - most people, myself included, are floating to bring about 'not-thinking'
The whole raison-d'etre of the sensory deprivation is to heighten the ease of letting go of the cognitive armor that keeps us disconnected from a state of pure being.
I am very glad you gave floating a try, @Jeremy Miller, and it is perfectly normal to have the first few sessions feel like personal clarity, but just beyond this controlled thinking, is a silence that you will savor and from whence, images or crisp thoughts direct from your subconscious will have a chance to become known. Those moments are astounding, when they arise.
Plus, beyond all the mind benefits, being immersed in magnesium salt is VERY relaxing for the body, especially for the skin and muscular systems.
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Comments02/04/2017 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliFascinating correspondence Flavio. Breath is the rope, the thread, the guide, the lead, the rein, the medium and the mainstay of our very consciousness. Different patterns of breathing can indeed catapult awareness into different frequencies and levels. Anger (and every other emotion) is characterised by a particular breathing pattern...and by controlling the breath you could easily control the emotion. Even depression. But all this has to be guided for it can destabilise some otherwise. Any prolonged anomaly in breathing is a reflection of disease, while moods coincide with breathing shifts from nostril to nostril.
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Comments01/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear Ian, I should have linked this Forbes article which expands on the value of our dopamine-based curiousity, which is to reveal a considerable upside when it comes to having a certain business focus :
ADHD: The Entrepreneur's Superpower
Just because a particular mindset encounters problems with large areas of the existing system of work or societal processes, does not mean that there are not advantages to be found or that can be mindfully addressed as a tangible value.27/01/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg#7Thanks so much for referring me to that article @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I've never looked upon my dopamine-based curiosity drive as a value. I frequently find myself at odds with the 'prevailing' opinion as I pursue multiple concepts down their own rabbit holes. And so I am deeply grateful to you for contributing a whole new dimension of clarity.27/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Dear Ian, when we look through the medication we see ADHD, but when I look through the lens of action I see "Superfocus".
In this Forbes article they don't call it "Superfocus" instead they describe a superpower that some CEO's have. So the article begins asking a question:
What do business mogul Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, and JetBlue founder David Neeleman, have in common?
I would welcome your personal view about this frame or way of seeing.26/01/2017 #6 Pedro 🐝 CasanovaI do " try " to meditate too...Also very hard to stop that " noise ". Try to calm our mind is a huge task..or at least it is for me. Then the mantras somehow helps...but I do also get distracted..
And then someone told me....don t use mantras with more than one word....try like " OM ".
if your mind wanders....look at those toughts...camly and go back to OM. If someone attracts your attention....look...or listen...and then go back to OM.
Try that OM for like 20 mins twice a day....and you will start to " tame " that noise.
Am on it. Hopefully it will take me less than 40 years...am near 60 yers old now26/01/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThank for this buzz, Ian. We can all make better use of our awareness, clarity and calmness -- especially in today's frenetically paced 24/7 mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Unfortunately, it appears that "information overload" and the resulting distraction (decrease of attention span) has become the rule, rather than the exception. That's why I think it's important for everyone to be more vigilant about this and take time to disconnect periodically.
I agree that meditation and deep breathing exercises have many practical purposes which are beneficial to one's health. This dates back thousands of years per Chinese medicine.
Regarding Buddhism, I recommend the following paperback for those interested (which was previously recommended to me): "Buddhism: Plain and Simple" https://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Plain-Simple-Practice-Being/dp/0767903323
Thanks again for this buzz-worthy read, Ian.26/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am fully on board with the triadic relationship between Awareness, Clarity and Calmness. Ian, ADD or ADHD is a diagnostic of disorder, but what is the diagnostic of order? I am not talking about attention but focus.
The diagnostic of order is actually "superfocus". Once we understand where "superfocus" is an advantage, we can channel that energy where it creates an advantage. Now awareness, clarity and calmness is set in a far different context. The contextual intelligence of that leads me to recognize where superfocus is a disadvantage. Now I am channeling energies in a way that supports the natural flow of my mind, heart and will.
Once I am aware of this context, clarity does not have to begin from a clear picture but emerge from a random one and then from there establishing equanimity in the form of calmness brings balance to our energy and flow.
So in superfocus there is another triadic relationship between Appreciation, Context and Equanimity - hopefully my ACE card.
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Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.