July 17, 2019
The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.
Last Friday, I took the train into New York to meet up with some friends and visit the Met. They are celebrating by having an exhibit of the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing that took place on July 20,1969. It was fascinating and I highly recommend seeing it. But it got me thinking, of how absolutely quiet it must be in space. and the absence of any sound.
To get to the museum, I walked a few blocks and then took the subway there. The noise level on the streets was off the charts! Between the sirens, trucks and cars beeping there horns, and the stimulus from other things was over whelming. Thank God, I am able to stay grounded and be aware of the noise without getting sucked into all, but, I gotta say that I couldn’t wait to get out of the city. It can rattle your nervous system to a point were you just become numb and addicted to it all.
We are not meant to live like this. It isn’t healthy. Yes, you can learn to adjust to all the noise but you will never get in touch with your authentic self if you aren’t taking the time to be in nature. Going to the moon has shown mankind how vital and precious our beautiful blue planet really is. Connect to Mother Earth, embrace all the wonders and the natural resources that she has to offer. And most importantly, listen to the silence.
August 18, 2015
How does your brain or mind work? Actually your brain and your mind are not the same. Your brain is the portion of the central nervous system. It is responsible for the interpretation of sensory impulses, the coordination and control of bodily activities, and the exercise of emotion, memory, and thought. Your mind is consciousness. In very simplistic terms, it’s like your brain is the hard drive, and your mind holds the programs. We have a conscious and subconscious mind. We also have a right and left brain. The left hemisphere of your brain is dominant in language: processing what you hear and handling most of the duties of speaking. It is logical, and mathematical.
The right hemisphere is mainly in charge of spatial abilities, face recognition and processing music. Intuition and visual imagery are processed here. It is considered the creative side. Most people use their left brains more than their right. However it would serve us well if we were able to utilize both sides efficiently. There is so much we still don’t know about our minds and brains. We have come to learn that our brains are plastic. This means that it has the capacity to be flexible and change. It is able to relearn, reprogram, rewire and reconnect. So, if our brains get damaged some how, we can reboot the hard drive and if we don’t like the programs that have been down loaded we can delete them and add new programs. It is quite fascinating and amazing! Never under estimate the power of your mind and brain. After all we are pure consciousness, expressing ourselves in physical form.