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Shekhar is on my Brain Squeezers tips list, and writes in to
ask some questions about brainpower, mindfulness, and thinking
styles that he needs clarity on.
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008
Subject: Re: Brain Squeezer
002: Expertless Thinking
Thanks! again. I have to
learn lot from you. So don't miss a chance to give me such
ideas. I want to know some facts about brain improvement. I
think mindfulness and speed thinking both helps to improve
brainpower, do they? But even I don't follow that because I
forget to stimulate my brain by thinking frequently. What
could I do? What is the best method of thinking?
Please provide me your kind
information. I'll be waiting for that.
Here is my reply:
Thank you for your email and your questions.
There are plenty more tips coming your way!
I have every confidence in you. You clearly have an interest
in developing and making use of your amazing potential.
This interest will become a passion and you will become more
and more motivated to practice the exercises and skills that
will make you a more dynamic and creative person.
It is very useful to think of your brain or mind as being
like a muscle.
It's a useful analogy. When you exercise a muscle, it
responds by growing bigger and working more efficiently.
Your brain also functions better when you exercise it. It
becomes 'stronger' from your subjective experience.
Example: If you practice doing math calculations every day
for a month, at the end of the month you will be able to do
math calculations faster and more accurately than you could
when you first started.
By doing something over and over, you develop stronger
neural pathways for that particular skill or action. That means
that the thought can flow down that neural pathway smoothly and
easily without meeting resistance.
Mindfulness: If you practice
mindfulness, at first it will be difficult. Your mind will
resist. You will get distracted easily. But as you
persist, you become better at it. You are able to be
mindful for longer and longer periods. Eventually, this
mindfulness is with you throughout the day. And some
people are able to sustain their mindfulness into their
sleep. This is a Tibetan Buddhist practice.
Mindfulness means you bring all of your awareness and
attention to the present moment.
Your mental energy is raised. You are sharper, and more
mentally alert. So this does indeed increase your
Speed thinking is about pushing your mind
to process information faster than it usually does. You have to
invest effort to do it. Where there is effort in one direction,
there is resistance in the opposite direction. It will feel
hard to make your mind work faster. But we practice over and
over, and we start to notice that we get better at it. We
notice that we are able to think more quickly and respond
faster in our daily lives too. When we practice, we get better
at a skill. When we don't practice, we get worse at a skill.
Use it or lose it, they say, and this is very true.
Speed thinking demands your attention and focus. You have to
think fast. You push yourself against the limits of time. Again
this raises your energy and your brainpower.
You ask what you can do to increase your brainpower. All
change occurs in small increments. Don't worry about forgetting
to do your exercises. JUst do them when you do remember. As you
increase your focus on this subject, it will become more
important to you. As it becomes more important to you, you will
be more motivated to change, and you will make time to practice
your brain training exercises.
What is the best method of thinking?
First of all, make friends with your mind. Love
and approve of yourself as you are. You have everything
you need to think brilliantly and creatively. A good
statement to repeat to yourself is, "My way of thinking
works for me!"
Explore and learn about the different styles of thinking and
how they might benefit your life.
Learn about creative thinking. And learn about critical
thinking. Learn about strategic thinking. Learn about
consciousness and awareness, meditation and so on. And from
these you will develop your own 'best method' of thinking.
Wishing you the best of the best,
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