by Patrick Magee, author of Brain Dancing
Summary of this issue
|Our thinking is state bound||
If I'm having trouble coming up with ideas in my office, I sometimes take a pencil and notepad into a conference room, the cafeteria, or to the top of a nearby hill. This state-bound idea-flow phenomenon is the main reason that I use idea collection sheets to accumulate related thoughts across space and time. As explained in my on-line metalearning handbook, an idea collection sheet involves taking a blank piece of copy paper (non-lined), turning it sideways (this allows us to see more of the page at once since our eyes are arranged horizontally), and doing a 5-10 minute mental burst. Begin by writing the topic in the middle of the page and then use abbreviations or keywords and symbols to record related ideas as quickly as possible. Then set the sheet aside for an hour, day or week. Oftentimes, this short mental burst will prime your subconscious mind to be on the lookout for related ideas, and they will drift into your awareness without effort as you are doing other things.
|Internet Surfing Chair||
Cecilia CD: At a recent seminar, Wayne Dyer played a song from a CD called "Cecilia: The Voice of the Feminine Spirit". The song was Amazing Grace, sung to the accompaniment of humpback whales. I purchased the CD and must say it is one my all-time favorites. I have since given away 8 of these CD's and they have been very well received. Most of the songs are written by Stuart Wilde. If I am remembering Wayne Dyer correctly, Cecilia is one of the few people on the planet with a 10 octave range voice! She is one of two people in the history of Norway's top music school to score a perfect 10 in every category. I have no financial interest in this CD. I mention it only to give credit where credit is due, and to share with you music that has touched me deeply. Click here to visit their website.
|Why Clarity is Power||
|The key to weight loss||
Why is this important to Brain Dancers? Because the brain feeds on glucose and oxygen. Aerobic means "to exercise with air." Aerobic exercise increases the flow of oxygen to your brain, and this usually increases mental capacity. "Fatigue makes cowards of us all," said Vince Lombardi. I believe the opposite is also true: increasing your energy level increases the chances that you will be motivated to take the actions necessary to manifest your dreams, and regular aerobic exercise is an excellent way to cultivate high levels of personal energy.
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