Daniel Donachie en Lifestyle, beBee in English, Marketing Head of Medicine and Sports Science • Aston Villa Football Club 1/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 4,1K

The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.

The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.

Science tells us that the brain processes between 200 million and 400 trillion bits of information every second. We are actually aware of around 2,000. This means that at best estimate, we are aware of 0.00001% of whats going on at any moment. Add to this that many of us spend a lot of time hanging out in thought, then we actually perceive a slither of reality. And yet, we are so convinced that the illusion we perceive is real.

The next interesting factor here is that our beliefs and past experience influence the 0.00001% we perceive. You see, the human brain is more complex than an exploding star and is also influenced by the mind. Have you ever woken up on "the wrong side of the bed" and the whole world has seemed dark or irritating? Our outer experience of the world is based upon our inner state and not the other way round. Every belief we have is conditioned. Many of which, we are not even aware of and were "gifted" to us by parents, our culture and early childhood experiences. None of these beliefs can possibly be true, because they are not only from the past, but also based upon the 0.0001%.

The question arises, how can we break free of this illusion and come closer to the 200 million per second awareness of reality? This is the process of spiritual realisation and indeed personal growth of any form. Can we expand our range of perception and tune into the reality that is happening right now? A great deal of the information being processed in the brain is sensory in nature. Our senses are always switched "on" and intaking our external environment. The problem is that our awareness is consumed with the illusion of thought. The perceptions are below the scope of conscious awareness.

My last video centred upon single pointed focus to go within and beyond the illusion. Join me for this practice where the awareness is open. When we engage fully with the senses in this way, the journey inwards mysteriously opens up. This is another key to the gateway of enhanced perception and joy. This can be known in any situation. The word "presence" itself acts as a conduit of consciousness for me. Simply hearing the word naturally evokes my interest and there is a natural deepening of perception. Keep knocking at the doors of perception and the whole universe is available.

I have committed to creating a video every day and will only use a single take with no editing. The video experiment has already taken me beyond several phoney beliefs that were holding "me" back. Which phoney beliefs are holding you back now? We all have a unique voice and sharing this is our greatest gift.

The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.

Originally posted at www.embodyism.com

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Claire L Cardwell 25/1/2017 · #18

Great article @Daniel Donachie - I wish that meditation was taught in schools! There have been studies done where crime rates and mental illnesses decrease in areas where there are a lot of people meditating.

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Kevin Baker 25/1/2017 · #17

Grounding Effects

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams 24/1/2017 · #16

This is an amazing exercise gives me alot of calm and sense of presence is alive. Thank you Daniel

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Paul Walters 11/7/2016 · #15

#12 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD sound medical advice there re the Beer Doc.

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Don 🐝 Kerr 11/7/2016 · #14

Turning toward and embracing adversity is a difficult but critical step in being more present. Thanks so much for this post and your ongoing work @Daniel Donachie

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CityVP 🐝 Manjit 11/7/2016 · #13

The starting point is important especially if we are looking adversity straight in the face. There is a great difference between the brain dealing with a hill of adversity rather than a brain that is facing an endless cliff face. We can build our resilience when the challenge is a hill, and we also acknowledge here that we have not really been on the receiving end of life. So from a state of health we can cultivate even more health but when one is facing extreme challenge, it is a long journey where the contemplative is a luxury for us, compared to those who are battling back from huge challenges. The kind of challenge I am talking about is featured in a documentary about British boxer Michael Watson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ZO0FL2Vx8

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#1 I'll wager that in Bali, time is slower than in other areas...thereby leaving you in a time continuum where you are protected from the actual passage of 'real' time. I'll also bet that as long as you're taking care of your mind, body and soul, that you are aging slower than the rest of the average big-city population in the rat-race. So have another beer on me, yeah. It's a good diuretic and on a hot day, it hits you like nothing else.

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Tahir Kashif 4/7/2016 · #11

Thanks for sharing. Daniel Donachie

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