TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Ten type-written quotes, thanks to a post on Oprah.com…..
See them all here: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Inspiring-Quotes-Written-on-Typewriters
# 2 – Here’s something that was featured in Brain Johnson’s Optimizer newsletter. Especially like the 3rd to the last sentence…..very good point to make….
“Researchers conducting the Zen meditation study wanted to know if meditation practice changed people’s ability to recover from the intrusion of a word that unexpectedly appeared on the computer screen, which would strongly suggest that meditation improved recovery from the distractions induced by spontaneous thought as well. After the interruptions, the experienced meditator’s brains did indeed return faster to a relaxed state than non-meditator’s brains. Intensive meditation practice seems to reduce the elaborative thinking that normally occurs when we evaluate a thought and meditators are able to clear their minds of distractions more quickly than those who don’t meditate.
Obviously, this type of thought control could be useful in dealing with worries that arise in stressful testing situations. Worries about screwing up often cause flubbed performances because they use up valuable working-memory resources that could otherwise be devoted to test taking. By training the brain to discard negative thoughts, you can thwart the negative effects of stress. Discarding these thoughts is not the same as trying to ignore them or dismiss or suppress them, which uses up working-memory. When a worrisome thought arises, you acknowledge it, name it (as if actually identifying it and writing it down), but then let go of it. You don’t attach any more brainpower to it.”
#3 – Oh, this one about ACIM is a good one to ruminate on…..
# 4 – Wow, a great story…..short and sweet. If you are an animal lover you may need to have a hanky at the ready……
# 5 – And from Abe…..
You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there. — Abraham