I took this photo of a small shop in Mt. Dora, Florida because the sign was worth remembering.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”. Having a way to do what you love brings positive energy. When there is so much confusing data that our logic fails, escape the tyranny of reason by following your emotions and intuition.
This is part five of the 13 factors of resilience. Resilience is armor against the changes in life that can wear us out. Life is never ending change so we need ever lasting qualities that help us continually adapt and progress rather than be beaten down. See links to Parts I through V on the “Factors of Resilience” below.
The universe knows solutions to every problem because polarity is in the nature of the universe. Since we are a part of this universe… we know solutions if we can set aside our thinking and get in touch with our greater wisdom. The essence of this bigger (and better) in-formation is our yearning of our heart’s desire.
We simply need to know how to know what we know in a usable way.
One way to be wiser at a deeper level is to integrate these four brain waves…. Beta… Alpha… Theta and Delta.
Our Beta waves tap into the local news. This is the part of our being that takes care of the here and now…the space around us. This is what we call logic, and it is a vital tool. Nothing is more important than to know what conditions are in the here and now. However mankind is so dependent on this logic that often the messages are ignored coming from our other brain waves which we can sum up by calling them intuition.
Our Alpha waves connect us to the regional news. This is a much deeper and broader area of intelligence too vast for our prefrontal logical brain to compute on its own. When we tap into Alpha we get intuitive creative flashes we could never just think up. If there is about to be an earthquake in our region, all animals know it. Dogs will howl. Roosters will crow. Birds will fly away. Humans have this intuition as well. Yet we can be so steeped in our logic… that we ignore it.
Theta brain waves connect with the global news. This is an even deeper vaster level of intelligence. At some level we are in touch with anything and everything that happens wherever we are in the world. Here we need the filter of our logic. For our mind to process all this data would be like running many yottabytes squared of information through a 64K processor.
At some level we are in touch with everything that happens in the world.
Delta waves are our connection to the universal news right down to our quantum state. This is an intelligence so vast that we cannot even imagine it. Here according to quantum science we are even in touch with the past and future…even other universes in a multiverse. We must be in a dream state where the physical boundaries strip away. In Delta we can be in two places at once, know all things and even fly.
When we allow these waves to interconnect freely, we gain access to infinite knowledge and unimaginable intellect.
Merri and I tap into and integrate this knowledge in three ways… silence, music and theanine.
One classic article I read and reread is a USA Today article entitled “Sphere of Silence” as it tells how a successful CFO uses silence in business and says: Vijay Eswaran (pronounced Veejay Eeshwuhrn) is not well known in the USA , but throughout Asia he has become something akin to a CEO/spiritual guide. Picture a Kung Fu episode with David Carradine running Hong Kong telecommunications, travel, e-commerce, entertainment conglomerate, QI Group, a company less than 10 years old that is approaching $1 billion in annual sales. Eswaran, a Hindu Indian born in Malaysia, starts each day monk-like with an hour of silence, a practice detailed in his book “In the Sphere of Silence.”
To gain from silence, Merri and I meditate every day.
A comparison on the benefits of meditation and Baroque Music can help us see how to attain the state of relaxed concentration. This study compares Transcendental Meditation. Since TM is the most documented form of meditation worldwide, it lends itself to a comparison with Super Thinking.
Below, we can see the physiological changes during sessions of listening to certain types of music as compared to TM Meditation.
|Super Thinking Concert||Meditation (TM)|
|Slow Baroque Music during Intense Mental Activity||Reciting a Mantra|
|Alpha brain waves Increase by
an average 6%.
|Alpha brain waves increase.|
|Beta Brain Waves Decrease by
an average 6%.
|Theta Brain Waves unchanged.||Some increase in Theta.|
|Pulse slows down by an average a mean decrease of 5 beats per minute.||Decreases significantly with 5 beats per minute.|
|Blood pressure drops slightly.||Tendency to decrease.|
|Awareness becomes relaxed concentration.||Restful alertness.|
Meditation creates a state of “Restful Alertness”…. which is great for tuning into deeper levels of intelligence.
Music, however, creates “Relaxed Concentration,” the state one wants to attain for study and action.
We listen to 60 beat ten cycle classical music… recommended by Dr.Georgi Lozanov, the great Bulgarian educator, as we work.
You could count the number of times we have missed our meditation routine in the last 20 years on one hand.
Theanine (chemical name: r-glutamylethylamide) is one of the chemicals found in green tea. Theanine is used to reduce stress and anxiety without the tranquilizing effects found in many other calming agents. Scientific evidence shows that Theanine stimulates the brain’s production of alpha waves, making the user feel relaxed but alert and not drowsy. It also helps the body produce other calming amino acids, such as dopamine, GABA, and tryptophan. As might be expected from a calming supplement, Theanine may be able to lower elevated blood pressure as well.
We buy theanine at the health food store under the brand name of Theanine Serene.
The universe is polarity in action, yin and yang… plus and minus… positive and negative. For every minus there is a plus and we, at some level know both sides. Next time you are feeling negative… use the three steps above to get in touch with the positive.
Be More Intelligent With Super Thinking RoutinesHere is a way to increase intelligence and reduce fear.
Two points almost everyone agrees on about the future are… first we need to be smarter to keep up with the faster pace of change… and second the world’s economy has and will continue to globalize.
Be smarter as the world turns faster. Super Thinking tactics in our courses help create new income opportunity and also can improve health.
A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ” says: Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it. Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.
Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.
In the latest study, 33 British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London; 9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.
On a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age, says Cathy Price, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the center and co-author of the study, published last month in Nature.
Swings in individual IQ scores are often written off as the product of measurement error or a test subject having a bad day. But MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kids’ skills, Dr. Price says.
There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes. A 30-year study at the National Institute of Mental Health found that people whose work involves complex relationships, setting up elaborate systems or dealing with people or difficult problems, tend to perform better over time on cognitive tests. Test scores of people whose jobs are simple and require little thought actually tend to decline, according to the research, published in 1999 in Psychology and Aging.
New tasks stimulate the brain most. When researchers at the University of Hamburg subjected 20 young adults to one month of intense training in juggling, they found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.
Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of a complex job, musical training, advanced schooling and new experiences throughout a lifetime.
Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life, according to research by E. Glenn Schellenberg, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.
Super Thinking Tactics improve the brain through the use of music. The Super Thinking Story.
The educational program Merri and I have developed uses a form of brain wave integration that opens enormous opportunity for expansion, understanding, peacefulness as well as greater wealth. We are sharing this in depth program that teaches Super Thinking.
Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated. This brings forth the three C’s: Calm, Clarity and Coherence.
How the Super Learning History Brings Opportunity to You Now:
Our Super Thinking programs are not gimmicks or tricks… just advanced education.
Merri and I are explorers. Our business began 46 years ago (May 1968) and we continue to always look for what’s next… trying to stay on or ahead of the leading edge.
This process helped us create the totally unique system we use that incorporates numerous tactics.
The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process. At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.
This one tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons. An innovative method call the Lozanov learning system is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programers and operators of automated equipment.
Merri was among just a few who learned directly from Dr. Lozanov the one time he visited the USA and is licensed in these techniques.
Merri has enhanced this system with numerous other tactics. One is to make slight alterations in nutrition. Altered nutrition can make anyone a person 25% smarter. These two tactics are just part of seven, easy to use learning techniques that help gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages… in much less time than traditional learning techniques… often two-to-five times faster, in exciting and innovative ways…but most of all it is a system that is stress free and full of fun.
Our Super Learning System helps in innumerable walks of life. This is why the second year of our teaching program offers extra opportunity for you now.
Problems Can Create Opportunity
There is a huge and growing problem of accelerating change that requires accelerated learning. You can use a Super Thinking focus in every aspect of your life including your business… shifting our mental process into overdrive.
Super Thinking works by focusing on the learner first… the data second. This system “grows the learner” rather than just expands the information. The explosion of data we must all process every day means there is too much information to process already. Let’s view this learning in terms of plumbing to outline what “Growing the Learner” means.
If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information. The answer is to first create a six inch pipe and then an even larger pipe…a never ending expansion of abilities!
Share our 50 years of Experience
When it comes to having a micro business in online publishing, seminars, courses and tours, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me. Over 49 years we have organized, marketed and conducted thousands of tours for tens of thousands in dozens and dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain). This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… and what you can do better.
Super Thinking Goes Way Beyond Spanish
Our training teaches an effective way to teach languages but covers much more many… perhaps all fields of education.
For example. We teach Super Thinking Business seminars that show how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business, to forex trading and investing. Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit. The Soviet Union… even though a third world country… excelled in the Olympics… as well as beating the USA into outer space… because it integrated FM teaching tactics as developed by Dr. Georgi Lozanov (one of Merri’s teachers) into its educational system.
Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to enhance every part of your life.
Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ
Part I – II and IV looked at four factors of resilience.
You can read Part I at The Joys and Necessities of Taking Risk.
Part III The Benefit of Self Awareness.