Power of Mind: We Are What We Believe We Are [Article] Our basic strategy for raising children or motivating employees is a 'reward and punishment' strategy. From an early age we have our Santa Claus that carefully observes what we do and that appears from heavens to deliver gifts for 'the good' ones or to punish the 'bad ones'. While manipulating children with incentives seems to work in the short run, it is a strategy that ultimately fails. Praise is frequently a judgment and a kind of bribe as the child or the employee must 'earn' the points by doing the 'right' thing. Punishment causes either physical, emotional or social pain and it is often followed with confusion, anger, or guilt. Studying the brain Dr Eveline Crone, a Dutch neuroscientist, studied children age 8 to 12, giving them a computer task and observing their brains (using fMRI) when they are given a positive, rewarding feedback - a check for well done, and when they are given a cross - punishment for not understanding the rule. Reward and punishment study went wrong
The Mystics of Our Past | Nuit Artoffourelements Blog on Speakingtree.in The Guardians of the oracle mysteries The Mystics, the Magi initiates, the guardians of the oracle mysteries acquired deep knowledge of the laws of the spiritual world and their interaction with the sense world. Some of them worked hard all through their lives to decipher the spiritual forces behind the forces of nature and to learn how to control the elements. The Mystics of India In ancient India the philosophers and the yogis observed the world as an illusion. Yet, the magic of the spiritual world stayed deeply connected to the sense world. Patanjali, within his Yoga Sutras, gives a foundation of the science of Yoga, or the ‘Kingly Science of the Soul’, mapping the step by step rules, and methods, to make a man perfect, leading him or her from an average person, through to initiates, to a master yogi. The Mystics of Greece For the philosophers of ancient Babylonia and Greece the sense world was not considered an illusion. The Mystics of China The Mystics of Kabbalah
How to Exercise Mindfulness and How to Be Mindful [Article] by Nuit How to Exercise Mindfulness How to be mindful Self-Development, Mindful Eating, Spiritual Development, Alchemy of Love, Mindfulness Articles, Conscious Mind How to Be Mindful, How to Exercise Mindfulness Mindfulness works with continuous awareness of body, breath; feelings, thoughts, intentions. Our state of mind, our positive or negative attitude towards the world, is closely related to our experiences of happiness or suffering. Mindfulness is awareness of everything that is happening in the moment of 'Now'. What is Mindfulness? Live in the Present Moment Mindfulness is continuous undisturbed awareness of the present moment. Silence Your Mind Our mind is constantly busy with thoughts and feeling about our past, present and future. Mindfulness Meditation Sit and meditate mindfulness meditation. Zen meditation, zazen, or sitting starts by focusing the awareness on the breath. Try our Free Guided Mindfulness Meditations Be Mindful of Your Actions Mindfulness and Self Remembering Mindful Walking.
Meditation Symbols and their Meaning [Article] Meditation Symbols Symbols for Meditation and their Meanings Symbols and Signs, meditation Meditation Spiritual and Occult Symbols During the spiritual training a meditator can use visual images, mantras or words, or feelings and sensations (such as compassion, love, peace) as a focus of a meditation. Thousands of years of spiritual practice short-listed a number of sacred occult symbols of meditation that affect the soul in a special way when it withdraws all attention from the outer world, and focusses on an image, mantra or a feeling. How to Meditate on Symbols During the Meditation on Symbols, one focus on a symbol allowing different ideas and impressions into the mind. During the meditation, helped by Rythmical Breathing, we silence the mind and allow our soul to become one with the symbol within the silence. Meditation Symbols in Buddhism Buddha Eyes or Wisdom Eyes According to Buddhism all beings have the Buddha nature. Dharma Wheel Meditation on Buddha Hindu Meditations and Yantras
9 Most Important Brain Development Tips, Mindfulness Training [Article] by Nuit Cultivate Creativity 9 Most Important Brain Development Tips Self-Development, Mindfulness Articles, Conscious Mind 9 Brain Development Most Important Tips to Cultivate Creativity According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, the brain's hemispheres are associated with two distinct functions. 1. Developing the skill of creativity, like with any other skill, needs time. 2. People who are curious, persistent, who experiment, make mistakes and are willing to take risks have the courage to be creative. 3. Creative minds need to stay isolated from the formulas given by society, seeking for the answers in most unpredictable places, within the silence of meditation. Secrets of Meditation Video 4. Allow Life to be Your Guiding Force into the centre of Creativity. 5. Let your soul and intuition express the subtle inner relationships within your life through poetry and stream of consciousness writing. 6. 7. 8. 9.
What is Creativity and How to Improve Creative Thinking, Mindfulness Training [Article] What is Creativity Creative Thinking as Divine Inspiration or Human Trait Self-Development, Conscious Parenting, Mindfulness Articles, Conscious Mind Creative Thinking as Divine Inspiration or Human Trait It took some time for the humanity to accept ‘creativity’ as a possible human ‘trait’. It was during the Renaissance that creativity was first seen, not as a matter of divine inspiration, but as a gift of a great learned man to imitate God’s ability to create. Creative Thinking and Learning the Skill of Creativity Creativity refers to the invention of any new thing that has value. To be creative we have to choose to be different from everyone else. Moving from imitating and copying, to innovating and using our talents can take time. How to Improve Creative Thinking and Challenge Existing Beliefs Challenging the beliefs about the world and the machinery that makes it work is an essential step within the creative process. Creativity and Left and Right Brain Development Video by Nuit
alchemy of love courses mindful being Spiritual Symbols: Light as symbol of Divine [Article] Now Imagine White Light Light as Symbol of Divine Spiritual Poems, Spiritual Quotes, Symbols and Signs Light and Divine Like bees and butterflies around a candle light during a dark night, our bodies, minds and souls get attracted to the ‘light’. We use words like: ‘divine light’, ‘clear light’, ‘enlightenment’, ‘pure light’, ‘light body’, ‘astral light’ to express our highest meditative states, prayer contemplations, and our overall connection with what we call ‘Divine’. Symbolism of Light Even though we see God as encompassing, omnipotent and omnipresent, we prefer to meet Him or Her diving into the qualities of ‘light’ rather than ‘darkness’. The symbolism of ‘light’ all across the cultures connects us with consciousness, wisdom, moral purity, intelligence, angels, beauty. Light and Various Religious Practices The worship of light in the form of sun worship or fire worship is one of the earliest form of worships. Pythagoras also belived that two antagonistic principles rule the creation.
Symbols and Signs: Symbols of Love [Article] Love Symbols Love Symbols and Signs Self-Development, Relationships, Spiritual Development, Symbols and Signs Love Symbols and Their Meaning Love knows no boundaries. Heart as a Symbol of Love We somehow naturally start with the heart as a symbol of love. It is interesting that the image depicted on the coins was the heart shaped seeds of a plant called Silphium, a type of fennel, that was used as a herbal contraceptive. The Greeks believed the plant was a gift from Apollo. The heart shape was most likely first associated with sex, and later with love... One of the first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love dates back to the 13th century. It is found in a French manuscript where a kneeling lover offers his heart to his lady. The heart shape is also formed by the heads of two doves in love, an animal associated with Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. Doves as a Symbol of Love Doves are considered a symbol of faithful and eternal love because they mate for life. Maple Leaves
Conscious Mind [Article]: Conscious and Subconscious Mind Powers Mind Powers Conscious and Subconscious Mind Mindfulness Articles, Conscious Mind Conscious and Subconscious Mind Powers What is the Nature of Mind? We think of: consciousness, awareness, cognitive thinking, reasoning, perception; but also of: intuition, subconscious gibberish, or unconscious strata that influences our lives and the way of behaviour. Conscious and Subconscious Mind Powers in Buddhism Buddhist literature discusses in details the various levels of mind and consciousness. According to Buddhist, any act is closely linked to the state of mind. Explaining the relationship of mind and divine consciousness, some Buddhist thinkers analysed the mind’s ability to observe itself and called it: ‘self-consciousness’ or ‘self-awareness’. Mind Powers and Collective Unconsciousness The conscious mind or the ego is conscious perceptions, sensation through our senses, thinking, feelings, and intuition. ‘The ego is only a bit of consciousness which floats upon the ocean of the dark things’ Jung
Best Mindfulness Spiritual Quotes [Article] Mindfulness Quotes Mindfulness Exercises and Techniques Spiritual Quotes, Conscious Mind, meditation Mindfulness Spiritual Quotes Right Mindfulness is the seventh part of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism ‘Most of us take for granted that time flies, meaning that it passes too quickly. Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets ‘If you really want to remove a cloud from your life, you do not make a big production of it, you just relax and remove it from your thinking. Richard Bach, Illusions ‘Seek and see all the marvels around you. Carlos Castaneda, The Teaching of Don Juan ‘Sometimes sit by the side of a tree - just feel. Osho's Mindfulness Meditation, The Buddha Said ‘Notice how each particle moves. Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey. Notice how each wants a different food. Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean. Look at the chefs preparing special plates for everyone, according to what they need. Look at those who see the face. P. P.
What is your tree sign? Spiritual Meanings from an Ancient Slav Zodiac [Article] What is Your Tree Sign Ancient Slavic Astrology Spiritual Development, Alchemy of Love, Symbols and Signs What is your Tree Sign Tree Magic Trees were respected since the beginning of time. Druids were priests of an ancient Celtic religious order. The Pagans used the Yew tree as the focus of their worship. The Greeks and Romans decorated their dwellings with ivy, taking evergreen plants into their houses acknowledging their magical qualities. The Christmas tree is a symbol adopted by Christian tradition, referring to the salvation that Jesus brought to the world by his birth. Ancient Slav Zodiac According to the Ancient Slav Zodiac we all have our Tree Signs. Oak Tree: 21.March An Oak Tree is respected as a sacred tree amongst many cultures. If you are born under the protection of this tree you are born to be a leader, a protector, and a guide. Hazelnut tree 22. - 30. A magic fruit tree. A lot of energy follows the people born under the protection of the hazelnut tree. Walnut tree. 21. - 30.
Symbols and Signs: Spiritual Meaning of Numbers [Article] Symbols Numbers Spiritual Meaning of Numbers Symbols and Signs Spiritual Meaning of Numbers ‘Numbers and numerical proportions have a certain meaning for the cosmos and the world. Rudolf Steiner, Occult Signs and Symbols The Symbolism of Zero 0 It took Europe relatively long to accept the concept of zero. Zero is associated with nil, non-being, nothingness, emptiness, and with zero defining non-quantitative as non-existent, everything non-quantifiable could now be defined as non-existent - including God. Accepting zero led to the invention of relative numbers, negative quantities, infinite decimal points, abstract and irrational, imaginary numbers. 0 is symbolised by the Tarot card called: Fool, the Element of Air Represented by the HEBREW LETTER: Aleph = Bull or Ox. Spiritual Meaning of Number One 1 1 is represented by the Tarot Card called The Juggler, the Hebrew letter Beth = House represented by Mercury that is action in all forms. Tree of Life, Tarot and Number 1 ‘Energy sent forth.
Do rewards, punishment work? In an experiment, children’s brains reacted strongly to positive feedback and scarcely responded at all to negative feedback. Our basic strategy for raising children or teaching students is a reward and punishment strategy. We are what we believe we are - C.S. Lewis From an early age we introduce Santa Claus, who carefully observes what children do and appears from the heavens to deliver gifts for the ‘good ones’ or to punish the ‘bad ones’. While manipulating children with incentives seems to work in the short run, it is a strategy that ultimately fails. Praise is frequently a judgement and a kind of bribe as the child must ‘earn’ points by doing the ‘right’ thing. Punishment causes either physical, emotional, or social pain, and it is often followed with confusion, anger, or guilt. The younger children’s performance improved substantially more when the feedback was positive. C.S. Our mind is responsible for all sorts of illusions. We might even become what we pretend to be.