- ProducerThe Present MomentThe person who is most present is most influential. We spend so little time in the present moment. It took the universe 13.8 billion years to reach this present moment. We do not own the present moment. We need to honor each moment and...
Comments18/06/2017 #12 Louise Smith@Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee Paragraph 2 "We spend so little time in the present moment........ "
Where does this leave the philosophy of Mindfulness ? Which relies on being in the present not the past but if that's not really possible?
"We need to understand and replace the habits we have created that are cause us to give away our energy.
This is also why we steal the energy of others. When this happens the results often include drama, chaos, conflict, distrust and disengagement."
I like this as it exactly describes why many of my clients come to see me (as a Psychologist).
Many of them are carers like myself and we are constantly getting our energy stolen.
I am aware of this and try not to fall into it but it's very hard to teach my clients to do this. Any ideas?
Have you written anything further about your own journey to enlightenment?18/06/2017 #11 Louise Smith#3 @Jose Antonio Rueda Cardenas
"The present as such does not exist, because everything we perceive as present is already part of the past: time necessary for light to move and be captured by our eyes, time our brain needs to process the information we receive ... We react to past impulses to alter the future .. " Google translated
I really like your comment above. It fits perfectly with Phil's Paragraph 2 "We spend so little time in the present moment........ "
Where does this leave the philosophy of Mindfulness ? Which relies on being in the present not the past but if that's not really possible?
Me gusta mucho tu comentario. Encaja perfectamente con el párrafo 2 de Phil "Pasamos tan poco tiempo en el momento presente ........"
¿De dónde sale esto la filosofía de la atención plena? ¿Qué se basa en estar en el presente no el pasado, pero si eso no es realmente posible?17/06/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. My next buzz shall be based on two comments that you made on one of my latest buzzes AND the cynefin-like diagram that @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee used in this buzz. I am waiting for his permission to use the diagram with adaptation to suit my buzz.17/06/2017 #3 Jose Antonio Rueda CardenasEl presente como tal no existe, porque todo lo que percibimos como presente forma ya parte del pasado: tiempo necesario para que la luz se desplace y sea captada por nuestros ojos, tiempo que necesita nuestro cerebro para procesar la información que recibimos...
Reaccionamos ante impulsos pasados para alterar el futuro..
Josean17/06/2017 #2 debasish majumderwe cannot see electron, proton, neutron or even atom, but we can perceive such matters in our brain, that is out of our intellect. so matter can only felt, cannot be seen physically. equally, our wisdom is itself a matter being evolved continuously out of the external conditions which equally evolve in a passage of time and i guess, we mere a product of the external conditions, enable even to enrich our intellectual frequencies. i wonder, how alone we can be awaken become conscious. however, intriguing buzz indeed @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the buzz.17/06/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWithout hesitation I dare say this is one of the best buzzes I have ever read. It is so rich and thought-provoking. The paradox here is that the author @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreWithout hesitation I dare say this is one of the best buzzes I have ever read. It is so rich and thought-provoking. The paradox here is that the author @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee writes "Our focus on continuous thought stops us from truly being present. In reality, we are separate from our thoughts. We are the observer of our thoughts". I need to pause so as not to be an observer of my new thoughts.
Phil, I love the cover image. Is it possible to steal it "legally" to incorporate in my next buzz? @Sara Jacobovici and I exchanged comments recently which I am expanding into a buzz. I need your image.
One paragraph that captured my attention is your writing "The journey to authentic emotionally intelligent leadership starts with our self. We need to understand and replace the habits we have created that are causing us to give away our energy. This is also why we steal the energy of others. When this happens the results often include drama, chaos, conflict, distrust and disengagement". I shared this buzz proudly. Close
- Producer07/06/2017Stop! Maybe It's Time To Reassess Your GoalsA good friend of mine is an NCAA National Champion in his sport. Actually, I am being modest. He’s a multiple-time National Champion in his sport. At the end of every season, win or lose, he takes a week or so off of training to “emotionally...
Comments09/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 This is why I do not put stock into comments but into energy, and the energy of reflection you speak of is presence. The students in my college hate my emails because their meme is that attention is precious, but I say meaning is precious and the meaning we deposit is raw material. That is the problem with education is it not, it is all about doing/having and not thinking/being - so my doing is not your being, all I have here at beBee is thinking in what is presence that got presented.
What separates reflection from comments is the energy it generates and how we link this energy up will determine what it lights (hence the word enlightenment). Words like "goals" and "challenges" are also raw material but processed as an energy called reflection it can take us to a wholly different place like it did for Leo Babauta here https://zenhabits.net/no-goal/
The last thing I want to do is change others for they are responsible for that change but a comment is in the past - reflection is in the present - and the act of you reading what I am thinking out aloud here is you reading my past - for the simple reason presence is in my present.
Presence is where my energy meets my consciousness where I am fully alive, and so is reflection a foundation like a house or is it an energy that travels through a house that makes a house a home and shifts making a living into making a life?09/06/2017 #4 Casey KatchersydeSuch wonderful comments @Jerry Fletcher, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and Michael O'Neil! Thank You! I'm very happy to hear how your experiences with this topic has helped you realize new goals and take on new challenges. As I am constantly learning, I am excited to practice new life experiences and being able to reflect back is a foundation to being able to move forward.08/06/2017 #3 AnonymousCasey, there is a well known tradition of New Year's Resolutions that is often a trivialized form of what you describe here. "My New Year's Resolution is to give up ...." is the common form. There is often discussion in the media in early January about why these resolutions have a low rate of success. I have adopted a practice of review, reflection, redirection, and often re-commitment, in the month running up to my birthday. Often this involves at least a week "off", and that "off" includes "off" from the many distractions in life, not just work. You are fortunate to have learned this practice early. It will stand you in good stead. We all need to take (back) control of our own lives, and to navigate for ourselves. It is too easy to lay blame elsewhere.08/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I was taking selfies in the early 80's, it looked odd that someone at that time would point a camera at themselves and take a picture, so when my kids discovered an old album of selfies, they screamed "Hey! Papa used to take selfies!!!".
The same goes with reflective practice. People are not familiar or largely do not engage in reflection, yet both of us do and therefore we represent the early majority of this particular way of thinking. Of course reflection cannot be compared to selfies. Reflection is a higher order faculty, whereas selfies is a lower order indulgence. The irony is that in recent decades I tend to limit being in photographs because reflective practice helps see through things and become conscious of what is image and what is presence.
Nor do I take pictures on my travels to capture moments to add them to the 10,000 other captured moments because it is easy to engage visual collection - but it is more meaningful for me to be present and enjoy the blessings of a mind that is more relaxed and free - and ironically in such a mind, there is greater room to learn to see, which sits at the basis of what we can imagine and in this way reflection is a complimentary intelligence to vision and this "learning to see".08/06/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherCasey, A prediction: You will do well in the goals you choose. I can say that because you have learned one of the great lessons of life. There always will come a time when you have succeeded, failed, finished or tripped over something. It is then that you need to step back and reconsider. It is worth distancing and rediscovering yourself as you have been transformed. Always.
- Producer04/06/2017GoalsDavid B. Grinberg rekindled this for me with his buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/why-disability-employment-good-businessI was selected to be a student volunteer in the First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) program. I was excited but...
Comments06/06/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergThanks for the mention, Joyce, I appreciate it. I commend you on confronting and overcoming so many life challenges. Your are a real inspiration. Keep persisting and don't give up. You're a gifted writer and person. And me just reiterate for readers that it's all about ABILITY, not disability. Anyone can do anything if they put their mind, heart and soul into it. You are living proof, Joyce, such as inspiration. Keep writing, persevering and buzzing. You have a lot of fans and friends here cheering you on!05/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee@Todd Jones, @Gert Scholtz, @☘️Don Philpott, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, @Milos Djukic, @Gulcin Newby Kennett, @John White, MBA Thank you for those of you that have shared this post. I am in endless tweak mode for about 24 hours after I post. I think it's finally finished.
I always post thinking it's finished, but inevitably, it is not. It probably sounds hokey, but I am honored by your comments and your shares. Thank you.04/06/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsJoyce I second Todd's comments and yes you are a hero. The things we all go through in life is not even close to what you go through.
You my friend are a survivor, a fighter and an inspiration. I got my Master's around the same time in 2014 and I wish I could have been your class mate I’m sure I could have just drove you around 😉 and put everyone aside.
But jokes apart something has to be done and I hope these universities do something about it.
Now when are we seeing a picture of the framed picture☺☺☺❤04/06/2017 #1 Todd JonesJoyce, this post gave me goose bumps. I do not see a tired, desperate woman. I see overwhelming magnificence in your tenacity of purpose, and reward in the face of hardship that would have sidelined most of us. There is an incredible lesson in this photo, not shame.
Though you may not see it, YOU Joyce Bowen, with your steeled determination and boundless virtue, are a hero. Against all odds, you are a true champion of possibility. A model of what can be achieved when single minded resolve triumphs adversity.
I hold out hope that more of your beBee friends will consider extending financial assistance to your cause through Patreon. It is a wonderful opportunity to directly do good for someone that has braved a lifetime of suffering.
Though too proud to ask, Joyce absolutely needs our help. Every dollar makes a difference to her. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5891284
- Producer26/05/2017How People Tend To React To Acts Of Terrorism.How People Tend To React To Acts Of Terrorism.Recently various cities in Europe have experienced drama via a terrorist 'persecutor' attempting to create mayhem.But how did people react?I draw your attention to Karpman's drama triangle: Daily many of...
Comments28/05/2017 #4 Louise SmithThis is a great saying “Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.”
After decades of working, I am really over drama.
I try to keep it out of my life except for my counselling room when it's the client's not mine !
Some of my relatives are right into drama. They couldn't miss one episode of Big Brother. Now there's a plethora of those reality shows The Biggest Loser, Hoarders, Survivor, The Bachelor and all those dating programs, The Block and all those makeover programs, Masterchef and all those cooking programs and I am sure you can name 5 more in any language.
These become young/other people's role models and view of the world. This interferes with making good career, relationship and life decisions.
I don't understand why people like drama. (of course from an academic view I can) But it's too tiring and I'd rather be doing something more interesting and rewarding like losing weight by exercising, going camping in a remote area, finding my own date through socialising with people I like and respect, painting my house and gardening myself, cooking new recipes for family and friends.
Surely this is more satisfying !26/05/2017 #1 Frank GeislerGreat article - there a plenty of more games we adults are playing such as marital, party, sex or predator games. Eric Berne wrote an interesting book over this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Berne View moreGreat article - there a plenty of more games we adults are playing such as marital, party, sex or predator games. Eric Berne wrote an interesting book over this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Berne - The German title is "Spiele der Erwachsenen": https://www.amazon.de/Spiele-Erwachsenen-Psychologie-menschlichen-Beziehungen/dp/3499613506 and the English one "Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relations" Close
- Producer20/05/2017I've Gotta ConditionI’ve gotta condition. You’ve gotta condition. Everyone’s gotta condition. This one had me perplexed, befuddled, bemused, dazed and confused. Okay! Okay. Any overuse of adjectives, based on past conditions including but not limited to many...
Comments28/05/2017 #34 Sarah Elkins#27 @Lynda Spiegel - a few years ago, while we were visiting with friends at an outdoor festival, one of our boys came up to the group, presumably to ask for money for snacks, and happened to hear part of our conversation. I don't remember the context, but someone mentioned my name and the phrase "grown up" in the same sentence. Our son, maybe 10 at the time, smirked and said to the group: "MY mom? Ha. MY mom's not a grown up." I was totally conflicted, proud and a little weirded out that our kid didn't think of me as a grown up.21/05/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 ha, I don't want to be a man either. In some ways I think men have it tougher. I only say that watching my husband do work on the outside of the home and repairs inside that I could never do. Thanks to his skills we've rarely had to call anyone in to repair anything which has saved us tons of money over the years. About 5 years ago he took a jackhammer and put in french drains, re-did our basement walls and added a sump pump. Big job, it took about 1 month of heavy work but he saved our basement from being a wet basement. It was beginning to flood at times... that was not cool.21/05/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#18 I'm glad you defined a rag for me @Shelley Brown lol. So I should ditch my tunics? ;-) Ah I do love them. I'm all about comfort and still looking er... presentable but I don't feel I need to primp like I did when I was younger. I don't miss the primping days, too much work.21/05/2017 #29 Brian McKenzieWe dont hold the door open anymore because it's sexist (according to the new crop of SJW's, UK Daily, Boston College "Research" and entirely too much feminist blathering rants on just such topic) and since we can't guess which switch flips for you that day, in what ever phase of Pre, Post, or Perpeta MS you may be cycling through - we afford you the same 3 to 6 seconds of attention we get, remember - you're a strong independent woman that doesn't need a man ~ get your own door.21/05/2017 #28 Lynda Spiegel#5 you hit on my trick, @Deb Helfrich. The reason no one suspects my age (other than my relentless refusal to act it, what ever acting one's age means) is that I have always kept my hair as long as when I was a teenager. And as a "technical model" for Redken, I do get free color, so hiding the pure white that my hair seems to want to be helps, too. But I'm with Franci, I own the number, just not the baggage that comes with it.21/05/2017 #19 Shelley Brown#9 @Jim Murray love you biggly back! It was a great exorcism! Thank you. Mine didn't stem from the Kardashian era it came from growing up in a family were the outsides were more important than the insides and the expectation was that if you looked good you would get married, have children and live happily ever after. I didn't have that season in my life and always felt like something was wrong with me. I know that is a complete lie. xoxo JJ21/05/2017 #18 Shelley Brown#11 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - a Szmata is a yiddish word for rag but mainly used for a shapeless top. I agree, we do realize our priorities are different. I think a lot of my olderexia came from the fact that I come from a very vain people who valued the outside more than the insides and it's time to just let go. We can be badasses together!
- 19/05/2017A good skill to have to be calm anywhereHow To Meditate with Noise: A 3-Minute Practice for Anywhere - Mindfulwww.mindful.org Meditation can't always happen in blissful silence. By tuning in to the cacophony of everyday activity, we can find a space to rest and settle the...
- Producer12/05/2017Beyond Reward and PunishmentIsn't a reward chart a really great, positive way to encourage good behaviour for our kids? Our next meetup is entitled "Throw The Star Chart In The Trash". Aren't parents supposed to reward good behaviours as an alternative to punishing the bad...
- Producer08/05/2017The shameless and the damagedIt was the last consultation of a long and tedious day. Shawn presented with chronic headaches. In taking the history, I enquired how long the headaches had been present. Shawn indicated that they had been present since a traumatic time in his...
Comments12/05/2017 #26 Ian Weinberg#25 Thanks for sharing your personal experience Deb. To be honest I haven't researched headache/migraine specifically in the context of deprivation. We do however know that there is a strong inflammatory component in migraine. A higher incidence of inflammation has indeed been found in people with nurture deprivation issues - this could be the link. In your case however, the family history of migraine is probably significant in regard to your headaches.09/05/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 HelfrichUnfortunately, @Ian Weinberg, I just don't know who would be able to defend their sanity against this tide of events. The way these internments go, ALL humans would become triggered with rage against the institution at some point and the only outcome is to be further buried under the meds that preclude having a rational conversation to explain the utterly common reaction.
It appears to me that we mistake psychiatric meds and their ability to tamper down personality and consciousness itself - along an easily identifiable continuum with the anesthesia meds - as helping, when in reality, we just turn the person into a just a zombie - a functioning body that has no self-awareness or ability to be responsible for self-direction.
Utterly shameful.09/05/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg I read the story, marked it relevant, and had to pause a few moments to take it all in. It is both tragic and triumphant and so well told. It reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest but with a different outcome and ending. Gems from you like this one will keep me reading the Writings of Weinberg again and again. Thank you Ian.09/05/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 PrkicIan, I hit the Relevant button but the relevant isn't the right word for your piece. I wish we have the Magnificent button. :-) I was reading your post last night before going to sleep and couldn't comment before. This is so well-written, but the story itself leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Who knows how many people are wrongfully imprisoned in psychiatric institutions because of such a law. With all due respect, but psychiatrists always make me shudder.
Thanks for writing such an important story. I'm still under impression.09/05/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkinsIf having an 'invisible friend' or talking to yourself is enough to have you institutionalized...perhaps we all should be...Despicable practice by incompetent psychiatrists...Failure of a system that has absolutely has NO knowledge of human consciousness...'Nuff said.09/05/2017 #12 Dean OwenThis sounded so much like England and the experience I witnessed first hand with my brother who had similarly been institutionalised, and in and out of half-way houses and on meds all his life. I can't fathom that even now in the 21st Century, we've seen little progress in the archaic and often brutal nature with which paranoid schizophrenia is treated. Beautifully written.
- Producer05/05/2017Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!This might sound like total heresy. Most of us were raised with the idea of getting a reward for certain things like good behaviour, doing our homework, walking the dog. Perhaps we got an allowance that was contingent on certain chores, or grades at...
- Producer03/05/2017Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child NeedsUnderstanding What Your Child NeedsOne of the greatest burdens of parenting involves understanding what your child needs. Children have different physical, emotional, and mental needs. In order for a child to grow up healthy and to become a happy...
Comments03/05/2017 #1 Harvey LloydParenting is a challenge when we look at our children as a reflection of ourselves. Children are not a reflection but yet a unique personality in conflict with your sought after reflection. Parenting is developing the skill of allowing growth within safe boundaries and taking away fears of exploration. All too often i see parents who extend their child narrative they experienced as fear based parenting within their own children.
Exploring with your children may lead you to better understand your own narrative. I know i learn more from my grandchildren's exploration than a lot of adults.
Some good thoughts.
- Producer01/05/20175 Things You Need To Know About Your Teenager’s DepressionA 2015 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that up to 3 million US teenagers faced a major depressive episode within a span of 12 months. A Major Depressive Episode (MDE) means going through some of the...
- Producer24/04/2017Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself in secret? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don't mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and more young...
- Producer12/04/2017Can We Survive without Social Media?We are so much engrossed with the Internet driven social media I just thought the other day if it so happens that the top social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook close their business. Then do we have other alternative platforms to...
Comments14/04/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergKudos on this excellent buzz, Debesh. You make great points and raise very relevant questions. I think social media is a "doubled edged sword" in that it can have very positive as well as negative consequences in terms of harassment and lack of direct human interaction on one hand, to connecting and networking with people worldwide on the other hand. Did you know a recent major study shows that the more people use Facebook, the worse they feel. Here's the article from Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-new-more-rigorous-study-confirms-the-more-you-use-facebook-the-worse-you-feel Like they say, everything in moderation. Keep buzzing Debesh!13/04/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is a very thought provoking article @Debesh Choudhury. With advancements in SM which iclude work we would lose our livliehood, and a lot of pertinent data including customers since we rely on social media in so many aspects. But, I think it is vital to go beyond SM as Sarah did and get to know people, keeping the human factor alive! Society could become too robotic if we only rely on technologyand leave the human element out.13/04/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Debesh Choudhury..very good questions asked. I think many good things would be lost if the internet crashed totally. However maybe we would become more human again, and learn to speak with each other, find time to play together, and even rediscover life on a simple and more meaningful way.
- Producer13/04/2017"In Other Words"Image credit: PinterestThe diversity on beBee is tremendous! Not only do I get to hear different perspectives that are expansive and enriching, but I also get to experience, what I consider to be, the same point being communicated in "other...
- 08/04/2017SO many appsMobile technology for psychologists: iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH AND iPAD APPS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOLOGY ENTHUSIASTSsylvainroy.blogspot.com.au
- Producer13/12/2016NeuroSurge - The cutting edge of wellness, performance and leadership enhancementIn 1992 I pioneered an application based on the integration of the neurosciences with the developing science of psychoneuro-immunology (PNI) – the scientific study of the mind-immune connection. The application was driven by the need to identify...
Comments08/04/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeVery interesting. Great that there are medical models like this to assist people. Amazing the research you have done. From my experience I agree it is when people reach about 40 that things may fall apart if they have not been reconciled before this time. I work in a different way, and I am having significant success with my work though our senses. People who have had intense trauma early in life have been able to 'heal", & nurture the pain that has paralysed them into limiting ways of living. I am finding what is happening remarkable. I have a partnership with 1:1 clients and we are learning and discovering groundbreaking methods through the senses.14/12/2016 #11 Ian Weinberg#7 @Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast! There's a lot of animal studies done where nurture was interrupted. This resulted in significant increases in cortisol levels in the infants which contributed to deprivation syndromes. Similar observations in humans - children in orphanages have very high cortisol levels and significant deprivation issues. One of my patients is a great success story in having markedly improved his Parkinson's disease without drugs (all his own volition) - on the basis of perseverance and enhancing neuroplasticity (growing new neuronal branches and connections). Try and get his book - his name is John Pepper. A great inspiration.14/12/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 Two great questions, @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. The aforementioned conditions are just personal examples. For Parkinson's specifically, it is a brain malfunction at the fundamental level, so talking about thinking is perhaps a radical, but not entirely off-base thing to try.
In a very real sense, all healing has some component of linguistic exchange between a care-giver and a patient. A surgery or a medication may be provided after tests and lots of talk to pinpoint the problem.
Our bodies are in charge of the healing process, not the interventions, and we have a lot of studies about the placebo effect - the belief is what does the work of initiating healing. And that is the arena of this part of Ian's work, when he isn't surgically removing brain tumors, for example.14/12/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!#4 As I've shared with @Gary Sharpe, I have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) since a kid that got worse in my 40s. I now take medication that is for Parkinson's. Gary has done some incredible things, like specific music beats at bedtime and of course all the mental improvements to see some incredible results.
Also, from the "deprivation of neonatal and infant needs", wasn't there an infant study where they specifically removed touch and babies started to die, so they had to immediately cancel the study?
Very informative info! Thanks for all you have done and for posting this, Dr. Weinberg!!
Glad it should help you too, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Sadly, a lot of this is over my head. But I sense more great buzz on the mind-body-health connection.14/12/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 I would be thrilled to take you up on this generous offer, @Ian Weinberg. I think it would add a lot to my work in understanding Parkinson's at the lay level and bringing the mental causes and effects to a wider audience. The beliefs and behaviors aspect of the full condition is woefully ignored in so much of the current discussion of what having PD is like and is one of the things that @Gary Sharpe has bravely been bluntly honest about from the start.
With a tool like you have created, as a neuro-surgeon, maybe we can broaden the discussion in a way that will help people learn to have a better life, even if their substania nigra is not optimally producing dopamine.
Thank you very much. I will message you my email.
- Producer08/04/2017Bach Flowers for Mother and DaughterBach Flowers are among my very favourite medicines because they are so very gentle but really effective. They are prescribed based solely on an emotional picture so they are very simple to use. Here are a few that I have chosen especially for...
- 02/04/2017Scientists might have found the group of brain cells that respond to meditationgrendz.com For centuries, people have slowed their breathing to calm their minds. For some of us, this takes the form of meditation or yoga; for others, it’s 10 deep breaths before a panic attack sets in. Regardless of what you call it, scientific evidence has...
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.
- Producer01/04/2017The Weight of the GlassAs the story goes, a psychology professor was teaching a stress management class in a large auditorium when he posed a question to his students. Picking up a glass of water, he began, “Who can tell me..” While everyone immediately assumed...
Comments02/04/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA simple, but powerful story as it conveys the weight of stress on us if we carry it for prolonged time.If we hold the glass half filled with gen and tonic as @Kevin Boddie wondered, ten we might even be drunk much and be unable to hold the glass. If it shattered it might cause more harm. Thank you @Sonny Melendrez for sharing your lovely buzz.
- Producer26/07/2016Challenging Limiting BeliefsMuch is being said about seeking and embracing authenticity. Implicit in this authenticity is a mind state free of limiting subjective beliefs and the identification and adoption of a universal objectivity, a connection to a greater truth....
Comments12/05/2017 #32 Harvey Lloyd#31 so true and the statement of courage is appropriate. Once you transcend a few rivers of subjective legs of the journey, you see others who drowning in their first.
Before I thought we were swimming together now the perspective has changed
Thanks for the feedback you enhance my journey12/05/2017 #31 Ian Weinberg#30 What you describe here @Harvey Lloyd is a profound truth of life - of all of our lives. Some are 'awakened' along the path of life when clarity evolves into awareness. From this space will flow the approach to self and the environment. But change requires courage, for all the reasons that you mentioned. And yes there are always the 'casualties' that are sacrificed in the process. But if clarity and awareness have been attained and we are unable/unwilling to take on the challenge, we face the potentially far more lethal consequence of a chronic hopeless-helpless mind state. Perhaps this awareness together with the low gratification of the status quo, hopeless-helpless mind state, may be enough to break the inertia. However at the end of the day, this potential for change itself is determined by intrinsic factors within the subjective narrative.12/05/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd#29 Thanks for the feedback on my comment and the reread of this excellent post. I have always considered life to be a journey. Our subjective and/or limiting beliefs are what form as our journey matures in direction. These beliefs will cause our journey to begin a circular pattern that holds us from moving forward.
Subjectivity can be intrinsic but i believe the extrinsic can close the doors to objectivity as we engage deeper into professional/social commitment. Not being a doctor and merely a observer of the human condition my word is tools. We will meet the struggles of life as we seek objectivity the question is do we have the tools intrinsically to overcome our own subjectivity.
Inside the the life cycle folks become so accustomed to the subjective narrative they see it as objective. I learned early from business and later in personal life, the ability to recognize this state and the tools to extricate yourself were the most important aspects of my own existence. Within that journey and also the realization of the false narrative you have developed, there is huge risk. Within a subjective narrative we have made friends, built personas around and established an identity. Once we are shown objective, if ever, extrinsic possibilities, then our subjective made environment becomes the hurdle.
I cant abandon my friends, life etc becomes the challenge. Unfortunately though you have seen the other side. A comparison now exists. With no tools this can rip you apart. I see people at these way stations of existence.16/03/2017 #26 Harvey Lloyd"...and the identification and adoption of a universal objectivity, a connection to a greater truth. " This answers an earlier question i had asked on a separate post. If we are to change from our early narrative we will need the greater truth or something we see as larger than ourselves that we can push against and doesn't move.
Great insights.19/11/2016 #23 Ian Weinberg#21 @Donald 🐝 Grandy Used at the moment in rehab of stroke and head injured individuals. A similar application is being used in the neuro-coaching environment to move individuals from limiting beliefs into more resourceful mind states. That's about the limit of my knowledge on neuroplasticity applications right now.19/11/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht#20 @Ian Weinberg you are absolutely correct...the precursor to both subjective experience and objective knowledge (ethos and logos, etc.) is always out in front of us ...the only reality is us...where we "point ourselves" and then proceed...or fail to...Yeah it's easier when you're young...to a person who 1) was taught that Neuroplasticity "fades" with age (in the same chapter that discussed the "great developmental neuronal pruning" between birth and age five) ...and 2) actually "fell" for that "empirically derived fact" (from techniques, instrumentation, methodologies of the 1950's-60's)...internalized it and 3) transformed it into dogma ...which they now worship (have faith in)...29/07/2016 #17 Leckey Harrison#11 It's the other way around, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. As trauma heals, it allows for curiosity which requires a certain level of feeling safe and taking risk. A brain in survival mode won't do that. You didn't ask me but...
Heller in his book "Healing Developmental Trauma," makes the comment that memory is the actual firing of two neurons. Essentially since memory seems scattered in the brain, and to re-capture it requires pulling from let's say the motor cortex, the olfactory and gustatory regions, and they all finally converge, the firing off that input in the last neuron is the memory. That's quite the thought, and some would say that the "mind" is the working of the brain. That "firing" is how I translate the "working."
In Buddhism there is little distinction between heart and mind, heart meaning emotion. I haven't yet tried to parse out what that means in terms of William James' assertion that we feel because we move (I fear because I run from danger) not the other way around. There seems to be some credence in that from a vagal nerve aspect, I just haven't put the time into it yet. Buddhism doesn't quite emphasize embodiment like I've experienced, so there seems to be some relationship, as even to Buddhists there is Buddha nature, which exists after the corporeal passes on. I think they refer to it as consciousness. That part of me that can objectively look at my thinking process and thoughts, and indeed, be separate from them.
What I call a material atheist, meaning one who denies there is any god(s), would deny anything called "spirit," "soul," or "mind," would say it's all electro-chemical. Partly due to biology, and partly due to the inability to prove the existence of non-material other and then claiming "it's a mystery."29/07/2016 #15 Gerald HechtI@Ian Weinberg I don't know if you've given investigated Kessler's latest, FWIW, it continues to grow on me; it only came out a few months Sno and it's already dogeared and margin defaced. https://katesharpernews.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/book-of-the-week-capture-david-a-kessler-m-d/ #229/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 #9 #10 Well, there's tons of energy, neuroplasticity, and great conversation going here, and I'll add, @Max Carter another esoteric question...because I would love to hear your view: What are the differences between the 'mind,' the 'spirit,' and the 'soul?' I've never really met anyone who could quite explain, but ha! perhaps that is the mystery that we are not to attain in this life. But I'm still curious! So curious to know more about how 'being curious' overrides the brain pathways to diminish PTSD, @Leckey Harrison, too. On another tangent, in 1979 & again in 2002, I raised my children without one jar of baby food. It made them 'different,' nutritionally, than all of their peers. Neither liked 'candy, soda' and such. And they both are great cooks because the 'taste' of homemade is so much more rich. So my point is that if we integrate the memory of smells of say, cinnamon rolls baking in the oven (a very potent smell from 1/2 block away)....then the reminiscences "come back" with this same scent. Much as the reminiscence of for example, music of the 70's bringing us 'back' to associate The Beatles:Mr Ed, @Gerald Hecht. Finally, patients with dementias like Alzheimer's must secrete 'happy high' endogenous endorphins when looking at baby pics, hearing certain songs, etc... it has been proven that reminiscence can halt the progression of Alzheimer's too....so Leckey, what role could reminiscence play as visual therapy (or literally re-visiting the same preschool park) for bringing a teen back to remember good times and be curious while walking in the same park? Oh so much lovely food for thought ~ you are all wonderful, such wonderful minds! And look where we got!
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