Enlightened people live close to their weakness, while those those with unflagging strength are often dull minded. Why is this? Is enlightenment a weakness and stupidity a strength?
"I have created a guided visualization to connect you with your liver. The purpose is to gain a perception of yourself and your environment viewed from a place where clarity and purity are paramount..."
"The origin of chronic illness lies in the struggle with our emotions. More specifically, the conflict between the controlled person we have created ourselves to be and the emotions inside us..."
"Imagine parts of your body carrying personalities of their own. This personality cannot only split from what you consider yourself, but can speak. The question is, when this happens, are we hearing something new, or are we just 'making it up'? ..."
"Spontaneous fainting, an unexplained phenomenon, is a clue to the nature of consciousness... I guess 30% of us will instantly "faint" with nothing more than a touch and a few quick words. I can find no hard numbers, but this is not a myth, and it seems to have little to do with age or gender. It's called 'rapid induction'..."
"We all know a little about lucid dreaming: the fascinating idea of waking up in a dream with all your wits about you. Over the years I’ve read much about lucid dreaming, but I’ve been frustrated that it’s mostly portrayed as an amusement park ride. Surely, there has to be more to it than spectacle and entertainment..."
Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's illuminating and up-to-date, popular-scientific review. His 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."
"I find myself reconstructing people using mental bricks and mortar. The bricks are the memories, feelings, and sensations my clients offer as descriptions of their world. The mortar is their relationship to these, of which
"Living systems, like us, engage our environment. We interact, express, modulate, and are modulated by our environment... We are not just 'subject to' or 'creatively imagining'; we do both. Their combination is how we control our world..."
"There are many forms of relaxation: mental, physical, visceral, temporal, pertaining to health, exercise, work, play, or relationships, for a start. These feel different, require different means, and have different ends, but we distinguish them
On the Subject of Pain Control "Hypnosis can be used to reduce pain. Pain comes with sensation, and sensation is particular, so everyone's pain is a little different. To manage it, you must get a