Simple Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp

 

Keeping your brain sharp is certain to give you the edge over the opposition, and all the more essentially prompt your own larger amounts of bliss. At the point when your brain is fit as a fiddle, you will:

Have more prominent inspiration and core interest Accomplish more thought of more imaginative thoughts Discover motivation all the more frequently Keep in mind more Experience a superior life I’d like to share a couple hones I’ve found are amazingly advantageous in keeping my psyche sharp and can help you also:

 

1) Continue perusing, retaining learning and encountering society Sorry to learn an unoriginal quote, yet instruction is not planning forever, training is life itself. It ought to be something pleasurable and accomplished for natural reasons most importantly else. Perused web journals on subjects both inside of your field and in new fields you don’t know anything about; read books; watch addresses on entrancing new subjects; read about old social orders; take in another type of craftsmanship you’ve never experienced; you get the thought. Challenge your psyche to constantly expand your perspective and douse up new data like an unending wipe (that is practically what it is, you ought to utilize it to do only that).

 

2) Learn an aptitude or art you’ve never attempted like playing an instrument, forming music, painting, constructing a model plane, or notwithstanding coding PC programs. Connect with your psyche in taking in ability. You’re never excessively old, making it impossible to do this, yet this is certainly something you ought to begin as youthful as possible.

You’d be amazed the amount of taking in another aptitude will open up numerous new ways in your psyche and offer you some assistance with becoming far and away superior at whatever you are as of now a specialist at. You’ll likewise open yourself up to huge amounts of new associations and scholarly social circles by drawing in yourself in another side interest, type of craftsmanship, or exchange.

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LET ME BE A CHILD DEAR PARENTS, LET ME BE A CHILD

Let me for some more time,
feel your warmth mom,
Don’t send me to a day care centre mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
Listen to the cuckoo’s sweet songs,
Don’t send me to the singing class mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
Take the zigzag steps mom,
Don’t send me to the dance class mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
blabber and roll my tongue mom,
Don’t send me to a playschool mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
Count the stars and flowers mom,
Don’t send me to the Abacus class mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
Play in the mud and rain mom,
Don’t send me to camps and workshops mom,
Let me be a child mom.

Let me for some more time,
Scribble on the wall or paper mom,
Don’t send me to the drawing class mom,
Let me be a child mom.

http://www.imantra.org/articles/LET-ME-BE-A-CHILD.php

Reading- no longer, as simple as it was.

Reading is no longer just reading, and to let a book influence you, you have to read it. So then everyone pitches in to help and things get so complicated that you cannot write anything. Of course, then it becomes a moral obligation to write, though it was more fun to read what everyone else had written.

Wikipedia set the tone by defining reading as decoding symbols. That’s when my troubles began. Were words symbols? I had never thought of them that way. Then the media went berserk with the symbols. National Geographic wrote all about cave art and it’s being the symbolic representation that marked a civilization that had just started communicating by using symbols or better, communicated symbolically. They described the period we are living in as being symbol centric.

Faces became symbols on par with words-courtesy a song from Baazigar that kept playing in my head despite zero intention. Nevertheless, it was easier to get things in perspective. Suddenly underhand codes went overhead. For us, reading is a very great skill. This, now I know is itself strange.

Then came Tattvarthasutra, the first chapter of which has the ways in which we cognize the world around us. The first two involve the use of our five senses and our mind. The other three don’t need them-but this is not necessary here.

This of course makes us wonder-if we have our five senses and the mind. Why do we read so much, or why do we spend so much time decoding symbols instead of simply cognizing the world? As Seneca said, we are not short of time. We are just extravagant with it. The function of understanding is the defining characteristic of a living being. It cognizes the world indirectly in two ways. Indirectly because it is through the sense organs and the mind. Both these can comprehend an entity.. Now the entity is characterized by both – the generic as well as the changing modes.

One, notices a substance only through its various aspects. So, it only partly notices the object concerned.

When one looks at the ocean, one sees the waves, the water, but not every detail concerning its depth or the creatures living in it as far as general awareness goes. This is because no sense-organ taken singly can grasp all the modes belonging to an entity. E.g. the ear will only grasp the mode of the form of sound belonging to the material particles that have assumed the shape of speech and no other mode belonging to the entity being observed. Similarly, the mind too reflects over only some particular aspects of an object, for certainly it is incapable of simultaneously reflecting over all the aspects of the object being thought about.

Since the sense organs and the mind are all different, the emergence of the stream of cognition is also different for each instrument of cognition, in this case, the sense organs and the mind. These streams of consciousness could be fast or slow. When the object comes in contact with a sense organ, the process of cognition is slow. It starts with just a general awareness that such a thing exists. So, our curiosity, if aroused, we will try to cognize the particular features of the object. This leaves behind an impression. If the interest is strong to begin with, the impression is then stored as memory.

http://www.imantra.org/articles/Reading-no-longer-as-simple-as-it-was.php

Acknowledging Akrasia — Mr. Vir Narain

What I had not foreseen
Was the gradual day
Weakening the will
Leaking the brightness away.
-Stephen Spender

Akrasia is a Greek word denoting weakness of the will: the inability to act according to what one knows to be right. Yielding to temptation is an instance of akrasia. Procrastination is another; but that can be discussed later. Most moral transgressions result from akrasia. Even if we know what to do (or not to do) we are unable to act accordingly. In the moral regime of the traditional religions the question of what is to be done or – more importantly – not to be done was already settled. All traditional religions have their commandments or equivalent. The main problem, then, is: how to overcome akrasia, weakness of the will? Clearly, for most people, only strong incentives and disincentives could do the job. Mostly, fear of punishment greatly strengthened the resolve to conform. So an elaborate scheme of rewards and punishments was devised, and this undoubtedly helped to reduce moral transgressions to a very large extent. RAP (reward-and-punishment) morality ruled in all religions and, it must be admitted, was fairly successful.

Two basic questions
Humanism, in undertaking to provide an alternative to traditional religions, had to find answers to two basic questions: “How do we know what is right or wrong behaviour?” and “How do we ensure that we do the right thing?” We shall not here deal with the first question, beyond pointing out the extreme difficulty of finding for it a satisfactory answer. Walter Lippmann has brought this out very effectively. “The teachers of theistic morality, when the audience is devout, have only to fortify the impression that the rules of conduct are certified by God the invisible King. and the elders are what they claim to be. When he has done that, there are no radical questions to be asked. The ethical problem for the common man is to recognise the well-known credentials of his teachers. In practice he has merely to decide whether the priest, the prince, and the elders, are what they claim to be. When he has done that, there are no radical questions to be asked. But the teachers of humanism have no credentials. Their teaching is not certified. They have to prove their case by the test of mundane experience. They speak with no authority, which can be scrutinized once and for all, and then forever accepted. They can proclaim no rule of conduct with certainty, for they have no inherent personal authority and they cannot be altogether sure they are right. They cannot command. They cannot truly exhort. They have only human insight to guide them and those to whom they speak must in the end themselves accept the full responsibility for the consequences of any advice they choose to accept.

Yet with all its difficulties, it is to a morality of humanism that men must turn when the ancient order of things dissolves. When they find that they no longer believe seriously and deeply that they are governed from heaven, there is anarchy in their souls until by conscious effort they find ways of governing themselves.” To this a further difficulty must be added: that there are not – and perhaps ought not to be – any “teachers of humanism”. We are all on the same footing.

 

http://www.imantra.org/articles/Acknowledging-Akrasia.php

Flexibility through spirituality

One of the enormous trendy expressions of the most recent couple of years in the military is “versatility.” It is characterized as, “having the capacity to recoup promptly from disease, sorrow, misfortune or the like.” In the upsetting society in which military individuals and their families live flexibility has turned into an amazingly essential credit to have. The inquiry then turns out to be, exactly how does one create versatility? One of the best ways I’ve found in my life is through individual most profound sense of being.

There are a wide range of thoughts and definitions about what most profound sense of being is, yet I think one about the best definitions I’ve heard is “otherworldly existence is an association with an option that is greater than ourselves that helps us to beat the hardships in life.” That association can be anything. For me it’s an association with God through love, Bible study and supplication to God. For others it might be an association with other individuals through administration. A few individuals listen to music, or ruminate, or go for a run. The key is to find that thing that associates you to an option that is greater than you that gives you motivation to skip back, to battle through the harsh times and to return to doing what you have to do.

Another part of individual otherworldly existence is that it can advance after some time. At various focuses in your life the things that offer you ricochet some assistance with backing can be distinctive. One day, someone was experiencing dialect school, considering a language; the thing that offered him some assistance with getting through was listening to Metallica’s Black Album toward the end of every day. It is known that numerous individuals read this and think “Chaps? Metallica?” But that is the thing that got me through amid that time in my life. Today things have changed; most profound sense of being has changed. Today, most likely swing to an alternate collection.

So would it be that helps you to skip back when the hassles of life appear to be getting too overwhelming? How would you adapt to organizations or bills or those sudden brings amidst the night? In the event that that is something regardless you’re attempting to make sense of, or if the things that once offered you some assistance with getting during that time are no more doing the trap, come converse with one of the ministers on base. We might not have every one of the answers, but rather we can point you in the right heading with the goal that versatility turns out to be more than only a trendy expression.

Are You Acting from Gratitude, Love, and Trust or Doubt and Fear?

As human beings, we operate daily reflecting a wide range of emotions with a multitude of motivations fueling our behaviors. All too often, we react emotionally to what others say or do. If our reactions are preceded by the emotions of fear, anger, or sadness, we forfeit our ability to act with personal power and effectiveness in lieu of a knee-jerk response. This reaction is all too often sourced in fear and low self-esteem. We may focus on what’s wrong with us and our lives, fear being controlled, hurt, or taken advantage of. We may overlook the many things we have in our lives for which we should rightly be grateful, doubt our ability to thrive and access the abundance we see all around us in the world, reacting instead from the concern of scarcity and the expectation of failure, hurt, and disappointment. We may see ourselves in competition for the world’s resources and the love and attention of others rather than realizing that there is more than enough of all that is good to go around. We forget that we manifest what we expect rather than needing to compete for limited resources.

Whenever we forget that we are magnificent beings and that there is plenty of wealth, happiness, fun, and fulfillment to go around, we might feel the need to protect ourselves from what we perceive to be a dangerous world. We likewise tend to forget that others operate from the same lacking self-confidence, scarcity of gratitude, and deficient self-love that we often do. So, whenever two or more individuals see themselves as not good enough to tap into the world’s abundance and get all their needs met from a physical, social, mental, and emotional perspective, conflicts are likely to arise. The result is broken relationships, strained communication, emotional pain, struggle, and suffering. All of these are needless and optional for those who realize their ability to detach from the struggle and master their emotional response.

When we stop to realize that everyone else suffers from the same self-doubt and fear of being dominated and cheated out of getting their fair share of love, fun, money, possessions, and security, we can break the vicious cycle of endless competition and continual striving for domination. We can realize that cooperation and communication is more effective in producing harmony than competition and a focus on self-interest based on fear. We can intentionally choose to trust that others are doing the best they know how to do based upon how they see the world. We can assume that they act from good intentions, even when we fear the opposite. We can hold them as worthy, competent, loving, good natured and capable of creating win-win relationships rather than fearing them as hateful, ill meaning, incompetent, unworthy, selfish opponents.

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YOU ARE YOUR MIND – XX

Believe in yourself. Believe in yourself even when no one believes you. Yes, you believe in yourself even when no one believes you, provided, if your belief is based on a ‘Do-good positive task’ which you would wish make it a goal to achieve. The achievement, of your positive belief has to create a stage of excellence. The achievement from your positive belief, must be such one, where you develop yourself, your education, your profession, your industry, your business, your creativity, your ability to tackle problems, and your positive belief is not only to be aimed for self-excellence but it is to be aimed for the good of every part of God’s creation.

Your positive belief must show the way to others also, where they can make their lives ‘lives of excellence’. Your positive belief is not only to make you to possess and own, but to love and give.

Terry fox was a normal boy, but later he met with an accident. He ignored his knee pain which developed into a cancer. His right leg was amputated. He suffered several months. He was fitted with an artificial top to bottom leg.

Then he started believing in himself, when the whole family and friends were of the opinion that he was a disabled young man. He started believing in himself that he was not a disabled man, but the man of distinction. He started loving himself and the humanity. He was from illness to wellness. He undertook a “Marathon Hope” race and ran 5373 km in 143 days across Canada and raised about 1.7 million dollars and donated to the cancer sufferers. Today also it is known as Terry Fox Race in 60 countries. He was not only successful by donating a huge amount to the cancer sufferers, but he conquered his fear of ‘disability’ and he could deliberately defeat his disability.