Words to Live By

In times before this one a smaller percentage of the world's population could write little more than their own name. Reading was a privilege and so was a formal education. In the modern world these are the exception and not the norm. Advances in publishing and the advent of the Internet have made words, many of them, available to you on almost every imaginable topic and in a variety of languages and formats. Words convey information and give meaning to important subjects, but they can also confuse, mislead, incite and repel.

The acceleration of this moment in time has quickened humanity's ability to explore its situations and concerns. This is good in that it will lead to an exploration of possible solutions, but it has also rearranged the patterns of speech in which words are expressed, making it more difficult to comprehend the core truth in a given communication. Since this applies to the spoken as well as the written word, partners, colleagues, family members, readers and listeners alike are at a disadvantage in that lack of clarity reigns.

This short-term problem will find its own solution as the pathways within the human structured brain rearrange themselves and make new connections. The younger generations have already made many of the necessary accommodations, but progress in the median and older generations has been more gradual. This phenomenon is notable in that while the younger generations have found merit in communicating via the newer style of social networking, other generations have not, and in fact have found themselves more adverse to new things and ideas as well as with each other.

Regardless of what category you feel your synapses belong in, this would be a good time to pause between thoughts and words so that your brain can restructure them. After a structured pause, rethink or reread your last thought. Note any differences or nuances between the first and the second attempt. Something tangible exists between every thought and word and it may be important for you to discover what that is. Performing this small exercise will be beneficial to you in many ways including improved memory recall, solution-oriented thinking, conflict resolution, creative inspiration and much more. Your mechanical brain is undergoing an upgrade and you will soon reap the benefits of it.

More words on this subject can be found in the exercise that follows... 

Reflexology Exercise for the Brain

 Reflexology is a system in which specific points on the feet or hands are manipulated to bring about changes in other parts of the body. These reflex points correspond to the major organs, glands, and other areas of the body. Reflexology is a zone therapy, in that life force is circulated throughout the body connecting one part to another. Reflexology restores natural balance, harmony and health. The brain also has corresponding reflex points and these are currently being stimulated on your behalf. If you have noticed a slight but increasing pressure on one or more parts of the brain it could be that specific points are being acted upon. You can actively assist the process and also change unwanted ideas and patterns by doing the following:

1.    Relax and intentionally calm the physical body.

2.   Begin to speak to it in soothing tones that acknowledge a willingness to be present in this moment and in the processes of life.

3.   Tell your body to balance and adjust your body's temperature, elevating or lowering it as necessary to bring about a higher degree of comfort.

4.    As you take a deep, long and relaxing breath remember who and what you are. Remember the relationship you have always had with your self.

5.    Isolate this moment in a bubble of awareness so that you can find it with your awareness at another time.

6.    Recognize that you are being presented with an opportunity to grow beyond previous limitations.

7.    Take responsibility for the moment and realize that you have purposely drawn it to you.

8.   Ask (or allow, if it is already present) Higher Awareness to enter and expand any gaps that prevent the presence of clarity or true knowing. If you can do so in a simple and detached manner, you may want to include a specific problem or pattern. If you cannot present the issue in its pure form it is best to leave it to the process itself.

9.   Monitor the activity in your body so that it remains relaxed and attentive. Pay particular attention to the area within the heart that maintains an active and ongoing communication with brain activity.

10.   Do not engage thoughts that judge or object. They may be in the process of being evicted and you would not want to delay the process.

11.    Affirm the things that you know are true in the absolute of form and formlessness. Name a few of these silently or aloud.

12.   Recognize that you are always in your right so there is no need to be wronged by life. This is an important step as frequently it is where victimhood will reveal itself.

13.   Allow the experience to be as it is, including gaps, empty moments, and inconsistencies. Release any interest in filling the empty spaces with something.

This simple exercise requires very little time or effort. In fact, the less importance you place on it the better as it will become a natural and normal part of your development. The benefits will soon become an obvious and important part of your life.

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