“The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” – Michio Kaku
Daily Nugget of Gold 1562
Front and Center
Last time we got together, we asked, “When was the last time I actively thought through a problem?” as our question of the day. If it’s been a while, let’s discuss some methods for doing so, in order to practice thinking more regularly than we do. It occurred to us as we thought about this subject that every method we would likely apply in thinking has one thing in common- keeping what we’re thinking about “front and center”, at least for a while. Oddly enough, the concept of “front and center” corresponds with the geography in our brains, namely the “frontal lobe”.
“The frontal lobe with its enormous space is the alter in which we place a thought; and it gives us the permission to hold a thought for an extended period of time; and it lowers the volume to external stimuli. We lose track of time and space. That’s the moment we’re stepping into the quantum field. That’s the moment that now we’re making thought more real than anything else.” – Joe Dispenza
Observe what Joe said here about “holding a thought” and “losing track of time and space”. There is a hint here in what’s going on. With the simple act of dwelling on a thought, we are actually connecting with that field of greater intelligence that the prophets and inventors, both ancient and modern have told us of. There is a ‘field’ in which time and space are not relevant or apparent, and that field is accessible to us provided that we are willing to give up the references of time and space. In order to do that, we must center our thoughts on what’s desired.
Going back to what George Bernard Shaw said about how “most people would rather die than think”, we believe that might be because quieting the mind TO think is so darned difficult to most people. People who practice meditation might be able to pull this off better than most because meditation is a discipline of quieting the mind. If we reduce the “monkey chatter” we normally have going on with dozens of thoughts a minute- and zero in on one particular thought- we then are using the frontal lobe as Joe described above.
We mentioned meditation here, but there are other methods of zeroing in on one thought which don’t require as much practice. We’ll explore those next.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“When was the last time I thought of just one thing to the exclusion of everything else?”
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