compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
DEVELOPING YOUR GREATEST GIFT
A SUPER BRAIN CREDO
The process always involves feedback loops.
These feedback loops are intelligent and adaptable.
The dynamics of the brain go in and out of balance but always
favor overall balance, known as homeostasis.
We use our brains to evolve and develop, guided by our intentions.
Self-reflection pushes us forward into unknown territory.
Many diverse areas of the brain are coordinated simultaneously.
We have the capacity to monitor many levels of awareness, even
though our focus is generally confined to one level (i.e., waking,
sleeping, or dreaming).
All qualities of the known world, such as sight, sound, texture,
and taste, are created mysteriously by the interaction of mind
MIND, not the brain, is the origin of consciousness.
ONLY consciousness can understand consciousness. No mechanical explanation, working from facts about the brain, suffices.
These are big ideas. We have a lot of explaining to do, but we wanted you to see the big ideas up front. If you lifted just two words from the first sentence - feedback loops - you could mesmerize a medical school class for a year.
IN no dissimilar manner than a Computer Integrated Manufacturing System uses feedback loops to -
LEARN - so also can our individual and collective MIND make use of feedback loops to - LEARN - that
IT IS the MIND that has the capability of using the BRAIN instead of just allowing the BRAIN to use YOU.
The body is an immense feedback loop made up of trillions of tiny loops. Every cell talks to every other and listens to the answer it receives. That’s the simple essence of feedback, a term taken from electronics. The thermostat in your living room senses the temperature and turns the furnace on if the room gets too cold. As the temperature rises, the thermostat takes in that information and responds by turning the furnace off.
Everything hinges on how you relate to your brain. By setting higher expectations, you enter a phase of higher functioning. One of the unique things about the human brain is that it can do only what it thinks it can do. The minute you say, “My memory isn’t what it used to be” or “I can’t remember a thing today,” you are actually training your brain to live up to your diminished expectations. Low expectations mean low results.
The first rule of super brain is that your brain is always eavesdropping on your thoughts. As it listens, it learns. If you teach it about limitation, your brain will become limited. But what if you do the opposite? What if you teach your brain to be unlimited?
Think of your brain as being like a Steinway grand piano. All the keys are in place, ready to work at the touch of a finger. Whether a beginner sits down at the keyboard or a world-renowned virtuoso like Vladimir Horowitz or Arthur Rubinstein, the instrument is physically the same. But the music that comes out will be vastly different.
The beginner uses less than 1 percent of the piano’s potential; the virtuoso is pushing the limits of the instrument.
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