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CHAPTER NINETEEN: Resting in the Wisdom of Being

MFT Linda Graham New World Library ePub


Resting in the Wisdom of Being

Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between the two, my life flows.


IN 1971, THE APOLLO 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell became the sixth human being to walk on the moon. On the return flight to Earth, this MIT-trained aeronautical engineer experienced a radical shift in consciousness. As Mitchell watched the Earth “rise” from behind the moon into the black emptiness of space, he suddenly saw the preciousness of this blue jewel of a planet we call home and the oneness of everything living on it. Mitchell’s epiphany about the interconnectedness of all life on Earth led to his founding the Institute of Noetic Sciences two years later to research how shifts in consciousness such as the one he experienced — the noesis, or deep inner knowing, that comes in the form of epiphanies, revelations, and sudden insights into the true nature of reality — could be cultivated.

Neuroscientists are now beginning to unlock the mystery of what happens in the brain in these moments of epiphany and what could explain the radical shifts in consciousness that they lead to. They are also beginning to see that extraordinary states of consciousness can lead to a greater neural integration, greater harmony, and greater synchrony in the physical brain. This deeper brain integration can create a platform of resilience that is almost unshakable. It gives the brain the flexibility and bandwidth to cope with anything at all.

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Chapter 3: Chemical Triggers

Ya-Ling J. Liou Return to Health Press™ PDF


Chemical Triggers of Everyday Pain

INJURY OR STRESS OF A CHEMICAL nature occurs when an area is overwhelmed with cellular waste or byproducts. There is a normal constant flow of cellular waste as the result of our daily metabolic activity. Just as we eat, drink and go to the bathroom on a daily basis, our cells are doing the same thing on a microscopic level. A backup of these waste byproducts can happen during inflammation because of a mechanical tissue injury as previously mentioned, but waste products can also accumulate without any physical injury, at all. This build-up can happen if there is either: (1) Too much cellular waste being produced too quickly;4 or (2)

Elimination of cellular waste is somehow compromised or too slow. Both of these things can happen when the body’s critical biochemical and metabolic processes are being stressed (causing more waste or garbage to result and accumulate) and/or if the

4. Occasionally the body has more “trash” to break down and get rid of. Allergens, viruses, and toxins in the environment can add to the “trash” load in our system.

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A Master Teacher in Disguise

Crum, Thomas Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Angus settled into his office. His unfamiliar sense of lightness and ease was soon fogged by concern over his meeting regarding his project team, of which he was head. He realized that he needed to reestablish his credibility when he met with Harold today. His performance and his attitude were being scrutinized. And today he could understand why. He recognized an unproductive pattern in himself. He often was uncentered, full of anger and blaming. The truth was that he did doubt himself. And the more he doubted, the more he had to justify.

His thoughts returned to the morning’s strange events. What if he tried the “centering” that the old man had showed him? Maybe it could help him relax a little. He settled into his chair and closed his eyes. At first it felt a little contrived and analytical. But after several breaths, he felt his anxiety relaxing. After a few more breaths Angus noticed that he was able to detach himself from his analysis and simply witness his thought process. There were “the thoughts,” and then there was “the person who was thinking those thoughts,” the observer, who could simply watch without getting attached or reactive. Angus realized that, rather than getting plugged in to his thoughts, he could be watching a play, one in which he was the director and actor at the same time. If he wanted to, he could cut and do a retake, choosing an entirely different role for himself.

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2 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Jen Angel

In recent years, psychologists and researchers have been digging up hard data on a question previously left to philosophers: What makes us happy? Researchers like the father-son team Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, Stanford psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, and ethicist Stephen Post have studied people all over the world to find out how things like money, attitude, culture, memory, health, altruism, and our day-to-day habits affect our well-being. The emerging field of positive psychology is bursting with new findings that suggest your actions can have a significant effect on your happiness and satisfaction with life. Here are 10 scientifically proven strategies for getting happy.

1. Savor Everyday Moments. Pause now and then to smell a rose or watch children at play. Study participants who took time to “savor” ordinary events that they normally hurried through, or to think back on pleasant moments from their day, “showed significant increases in happiness and reductions in depression,” says psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky9

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Manifest Destiny

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

The difference between authentic and inauthentic desire is central to all this, but most people are completely cut off from their authentic desires.........

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