In my starting point measurements there are a few measures that predict whether you can be trained or not.
I have found that two measures are most telling: the size of one’s ambition and the size of one’s rigidity.
Ambition is an interesting phenomenon:
Ambition needs you to have some kind of vision of a future you are working towards. In my experience, this measure needs to be higher than 10%, and the higher it is, the more likely you’ll do what it takes to be trained.
As painful as it is, I have learned that most people’s brain, and most people’s brain that I deal with are so weakened, that they drop the proverbial ball as soon as sometimes within minutes.
The ball that people are dropping is a new activated DNA capacity.
It is different with capacities you activated with your activity… I am talking about capacities I activate in your DNA.
In order to keep those capacities alive, you need to do the activities that would have activated it in the first place.
On Sunday, that is two days ago, I stumbled on a pdf on my computer that lead me to an audio recording with one of my favorite people, Michael Senoff interviewing Michael Lavery.
And their conversation was about a training methodology to restore, strengthen and build a more capable brain, even if you have not been writing with pen and paper, even if you grunt OK never speaking in full sentences, even if you spend your time in front of the computer or in front of the TV or on your mobile phone.
My latest failure was The Sight capacity. Only one of my students has been able to keep it on. This was his 10th capacity. But I have other students with capacities, and yet they did not keep the capacity alive.
So my job, suddenly, was to find out why that is, why they can’t or won’t keep the capacity alive, and what it is that I can do to help them be someone who can benefit from what they paid for.
I repeated what one of my students’ self diagnosis was: he got involved in the protests, mindlessly towing the party line.
In that audio recording I stumbled on on Sunday I found out that what makes the brain build more connections, thicken its parts where it can store memories, short term and long term, where it can create habits, where it can help you change yourself so you can get more out of life is primarily what you do with your hands.
Most people don’t do many challenging things with their hands. Typing is not challenging. eating is not challenging, Pretty much nothing is challenging enough to grow the brain.
So we, I include myself in this, we are losing our brain matter.
Alzheimer’s, doesn’t come on suddenly, it’s been in the works for 40 odd years… and is the result of the non-use of the brain. I won’t go into details about all the things that accumulate into a total weakening of the brain, because I am still a student of that… I’d rather that you listen to Michael Lavery, in a conversation with Michael Senoff.
Here is the audio
And you can also listen to it on your mobile phone. The benefit: your mobile will remember where you left off, if you don’t have 73 minutes to listen to it at one go.
They say you use all of your brain… but it is still shrinking… My testing shows that you are only using 1% of what your brain is capable of.
You live and learn… but not necessarily from books
Sometimes one thing happening doesn’t drive things home. You need a jackhammer… Or two, seemingly independent occurrences.
This is what happened yesterday.
A little bit of preamble: I have noticed that hordes of people come to my site looking for ’emotional intelligence’ and I was puzzled. I didn’t understand what the expression means, but instinctively knew that it had something to do with recognizing emotions, expressions of emotions accurately. But little did I know…
It is not OK… and it is not wrong. What? I can hear your cognitive dissonance… but hold on for a second.
Here is an example…
the Pacific Ocean is cold. Is that wrong? No, it is just what is so. Do you have to like it? Not necessarily. If you have a full body surf suit, it probably doesn’t matter to you.
Your father was hitting you when you didn’t do what you were told as a child. Is that wrong? No. It felt wrong… but it was just what happened. Do you have to like it? No, it is OK if you hate it… still, 40 years later.
When you don’t feel at home in your body, when your feelings, your thoughts pull you out of yourself, you have a sense that you are, somehow, lost in the shuffle. That you don’t have any say in the matter of your life, what you feel, what you do, what you say…
You feel you are put on a roller coaster, and it wasn’t you who put you there…
How did it happen and what can you do about it? How can you find your way back home, to your own self? this is what this article is about.
I am normally not busy. I hate business, in fact I despise busyness.
Busyness is a move to avoid doing anything worth doing, and doing it well.
But… That famous but…
I have committed to building a mobile app for my articles, audios, energies, webinars, workshops, and… well, I got busy.
And then I had a coaching session with a coach, and although it was really great, I still ended up with a lot of questions. So I booked another coaching session with another coach today… and now I am a little clearer on what I need to do…
The problem seems to be, that everything you want takes a lot of work. I mean, a lot of work. Extra work, on top of your already busy life, schedule, what have you.
A teacher/coach can have two kinds of attitudes about a student’s success or failure.
One is: I take credit for your success, and blame you, the student, for your failure
The other one is the opposite: I acknowledge you for your success, and take the blame for your failure. And then proceed or not, to provide what may have been missing… which can be many things
Foresight is available only to sentient beings. Nature, the Universe, don’t have foresight, don’t predict, don’t care, don’t make things wrong, don’t have regrets, and… gasp, evolution is NOT the survival of the fittest, it is the survival of the lucky. I’ll talk about this last one in another article, when the thought will be fully developed.
For now, I am interested in foresight and divination… this is the subject of this article.