March 29, 2017

All of us develop bad habits of some kind or another during our lifetimes. Often, when we wish to change those habits, we find it difficult, even when the habit is something simple, like spending too much time surfing the Internet or going to bed too late. When little things like this start having negative effect on our lives, it seems like we should just be able to stop doing them by saying to ourselves, “That is not good for… Read more

March 21, 2017

What does it mean to you to be a master of something? Maybe you think of being excellent in some craft or skill, or maybe you imagine someone who oversees others in a working relationship. When people call someone a “master,” usually they are referring to some level of status achieved in the world – a master craftsman, a martial arts master, a master of ceremony, etc. These things are impressive, but I think that true mastership is not so… Read more

March 14, 2017

In my previous Patheos blog, I discussed the fourth step of my Brain Education method, which is called Brain Integrating. As you may remember, it’s all about getting the various layers and hemispheres of the brain working together. Like all the Brain Education steps, there are hundreds of exercises, from hand coordination games to energy dancing, that can help you get all the parts of your brain working together. Among them, however, there is one exercise that stands out—Brain Wave… Read more

March 7, 2017

When people use the word integrity, they usually mean “being true to one’s moral principles.” This is certainly an important kind of integrity, but there is a second meaning of the word integrity: “the state of being whole or undivided.” You could say that “wholeness” is a kind of integrity one shows to oneself. And on the road to true fulfillment and enlightenment, you can’t show integrity to others unless you first create it within yourself. In other words, you… Read more

February 28, 2017

In my previous blog post, I summarized the skills required to master the third step of my Brain Education method, called Brain Refreshing. This step is all about gaining emotional intelligence, the ability to manage your emotions in a way that makes them an asset, not a liability. I presented three basic skills that are needed: First, know your emotions and moods; second, clear negative emotions; third, develop positive emotional habits. These three seem simple enough, but what if negative… Read more

February 14, 2017

Have you ever thought about how important emotions are for creating your quality of life? They are so important that they are your quality of life. Emotions make the difference between what we call a “good day” and what we call a “bad day.” Good days are full of smiles and laughter, while bad days are made of anxiety and annoyance. But how do we make sure that we have more good days? Happy days are just a matter of… Read more

January 24, 2017

If you’ve ever watched a gymnastics competition, you might have asked yourself, “How do they get so flexible?” The answer is simple really—practice, practice, practice. Yes, they may be born with certain talents, but no gymnast ever got into top form without lots of practice. To gain greater flexibility, gymnastics coaches push their trainees further and further, slowly pushing them to go a little past their limits every time. In my last blog entry, I discussed a different kind of… Read more

January 17, 2017

The second step of my Brain Education (BE) method is all about flexibility. In terms of fitness, we usually think about our muscles, tendons, and joints when we think of flexibility, but there is another kind of flexibility that I believe is even more important—flexibility of the brain. The brain is a marvelous organ because, unlike other organs, it has the ability to recreate itself throughout life. This feature is called neuroplasticity, and it gives us the ability to learn… Read more

January 3, 2017

Opening to Subtle Energy In my previous blog post, I introduced you to the basic tenants of Brain Sensitizing, the first step of Brain Education. As you may recall, appreciation of the brain, opening of the senses, and fundamentals of energy are emphasized in this step. Although it’s best to study with an instructor to understand this step in depth, it’s possible to practice some basic things on your own, so I have provided you with a few easy-to-follow exercises… Read more

December 20, 2016

Like so many other practices, the early teachings of Brain Education form the foundation of what is to come. Step 1 of Brain Education, called Sensitizing, is about the fundamentals—better health, less stress, and more energy. And, it is about discovering the value and potential of your brain. Without these things, the next steps are practically useless. While some other practices de-emphasize the body, this is not the case in Brain Education. In fact, you learn to understand and appreciate… Read more

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