Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Addiction to thought?

In a recent interview with Tedx Sydney I talk about the epidemic of chronic thinking. Below are my direct responses. Interviewed by Tedx Sydney writer Karla Daly (KD). KD – How does overthinking and underthinking affect us? Can we find peace in the middle of it? KR: Thinking is an Art-form that gets structured depending…

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Can we self-heal emotional pain like physical injuries?

Ancient structures are relics of our imagination. Archeology reveals a cognitive history, but perhaps thoughts are not the only products of the brain. The brain indulges in time while the body is left to figure out this moment. Culture ensures that values are passed on, yet less well preserved is the capacity of our own biology.…

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Near Life-Experience – explained

 We live a near-life experience until death comes to greet us. If we are lucky that is and it is then that we are reminded of the value of life. There are stories that we believe in that keep our reality the same, doesn’t matter how big we dream and how much we work…

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Outsource thinking to the subconscious

When identical twin Brenton Gurney, 38, spoke to me about having a premonitions when his brother was in a life threatening situation, I did not think much of it.      Brenton had come to our brain research lab to undergo a series of psychological and cognitive tests including EEG and MRI. While I was…

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End of an Affair

There was no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Why then, during all this time do I beseech? The question conflicts with the mind. The answer appears without it. You only know yourself when you go beyond your limits. In a fraction of a second, you can become noone. And this being something new, can lead to an adventure…

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The dilemma of the living

To be born is a miracle. Then what? The truth is beautiful but terrible. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. – Dumbledore. In life we suffer. We suffer because we distract ourselves…

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Instinct – Find It In You

Please note – words in bold are explained in the glossary section below. Since the moment the Animal is born in the Wilderness, it is subjected to the laws of nature. In order to survive, the Animal discovers that it has been granted a musculo-skeletal structure. By instinct, the Animal starts moving towards food. The Animal uses its senses…

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The Awakening – Tarzan to Neo

In 1971, Mr. Ian Waterman, age 19 at the time, had a spontaneous autoimmune reaction.  3 days later IW woke up in hospital and came to the shocking realization that he had “lost his body”. IW was diagnosed with Deafferentation – a complete loss of proprioceptive feedback (a background process constantly updating the position of our body in space). Over…

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Disconnect to Reconnect

What have we gained from our modern existence? What have primitive cultures been in relentless defiance to preserve? Is it fire making, shelter building, hunting and foraging skills? Why look for food when you can buy them? Why make clothes or furniture when these can easily be purchased online? Why gather around a fire when the internet is accessible through…

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Adaptation – Movement Infrastructure Reboot

The Enigma of the human brain began to unravel in the Inagural talk by Santiago Ramón y Cajal at the International Medical Congress held in Rome  in 1894. Cajal was the first to suggest that the flow of information in neurons passes from the axons of the presynaptic cell to the dendrites of the postsynaptic cell – “the law of…

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