December 26, 2018

As miraculous as the human brain is, it would be worthless without the senses that connect us to the outside word. Any time you use one of the five senses—touch, sight, hearing, smell, or taste—you are receiving messages directly from the world around you. Together, they give us our perception of the world and our personal conception of reality. The sum of the messages we receive through the senses and process through the brain are all we have to make… Read more

December 12, 2018

Everyone already knows that exercise is important for your body’s fitness. But did you know that it’s critical for your mental and spiritual health as well? One might even say that it is the foundation of wellness for the entire being—body, mind, and spirit. The Science Supporting Exercise Numerous scientific studies have confirmed the importance of exercise for health; our bodies are made for movement, and they suffer if we become too sedentary. In a study conducted by the National… Read more

November 28, 2018

In my list of the seven most powerful tools for developing a Power Brain, energy is number three on the list. Because it is an unfamiliar concept to some in the Western world, it might at first seem esoteric or fanciful, but in fact it is a common sense part of everyday life. Most people just fail to realize how much power they have and how easy it is to sense and direct energy. Everything Is Energy First, it is… Read more

November 14, 2018

In my list of seven most useful Power Brain techniques, meditation is second on the list. It is the key to truly changing your brain, which, in turn, is the key to changing your life. Meditation allows you to gain control over your mind in ways that no other exercise can by reducing the constant flow of thoughts that bring mental stress and lack of focus to your daily life. For that reason, more and more people are wisely integrating… Read more

October 29, 2018

Of the many techniques I have created and incorporated into my Brain Education method, seven are most useful and form the foundation of the practice: breathing, meditation, energy sensitivity, exercise, senses, information, and imagination. Over the course of the next few months in my Patheos blog posts, I will write about each one of them and will introduce some practical tips for using them. The first tool is one you have been doing since your first day on Earth: breathing…. Read more

October 10, 2018

You are an artist. Every human is an artist because, unlike other animals, our fate is not just determined by instinct or environmental conditions. We have a unique ability to shape the content and direction of our lives. Every choice you make is like a brush stroke on the canvas of your life. So, what do you want your life to look like? When you stand back and look at the whole composition at the end of your life, what… Read more

September 26, 2018

Spirituality could be defined as the practice of bringing one’s ego under control. Many paths instruct adherents to become egoless and to cultivate an attitude of selflessness. “Enlightened” individuals are beings who have transcended the ego and are living in a state of expansive love for all beings. As people progress along the path of spiritual development, they drop their focus on the labels and identities of the world, such as their worldly reputation and financial status, and identify instead… Read more

September 12, 2018

When you were growing up, you probably came across a bully or two. These were the kids that thought they could become a big shot by pushing people around or by calling them names. We all knew then that their meanness really only made them small in our eyes and that they were only bringing more misery to themselves. Yet, when I look around at grown-ups, I see more bullies than on the playground. They are much more covert, but… Read more

August 28, 2018

Have you ever noticed how the universe’s macrocosm is reflected in its microcosms, that patterns repeat whether you look up close at the details or from a distance at the big picture? For example, the motions of the planets in the solar system are like the motions of electrons in atoms, and the actions of nations relate to the tendencies of the individual people within those nations. Likewise, the cycles within our own bodies or in a single ecosystem reflect… Read more

August 7, 2018

Spiritual maturation naturally leads to changes in perspective and priorities. Where once we were concerned mainly with ourselves and that which reflects directly upon our status in the world—our career, our family, our finances, our possessions, etc.—our orientation becomes less self-centered. Eventually, the lines between our needs and those of others become blurred; my happiness and success is inextricably linked to everyone else’s happiness and success. That’s why many advanced spiritual practitioners speak in terms of “living a life of… Read more

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