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How your brain creates meaning

Every single second each day, when you open your eyes to you shut them down at bedtime, you are bombarded with information from your surroundings.

It is your brain, that tries to give meaning to al the different kinds of information, you receive. But sometimes – if it gets disturbed – it makes mistakes.

An American research team has shown this by creating an optic illusion, that illustrates how the brain is working on creating meaning on something after is has happened.

This after processing from the brain is called postdiction. 

The researchers constructed illusion involves your visual and auditive sense and are the first of its kind to show how postdiction is working across different senses.

Are you ready to try it?

Because of the three bips, you hear, you will probably think, that you also saw three flash light too, but there where only two.

According the scientists, this shows how the brain is creating illusions about things, that has happened to give meaning to you. The brain tries to give you meaning all the time, even if it has to make an illusion. There were to flash lights, but your brain is telling you, that there were three.

This can help us to understand how the brain is working in general. This knowledge can help us to understand mental diseases, where some of them is about how the brain are perceiving and creating the world around us in a wrong way.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-created-two-time-travelling-illusions-to-trick-brain-senses

Which orange spot is the biggest?

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Don´t Mess With The Quiet One

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Often we pay most attention to those with the loudest voices and the most to say. In doing this, we underestimate the power of the quiet one.

At any gathering of people, be it a party or a business meeting, there will be those who talk loudly and demand attention. These extroverts have lots of great ideas, are socially adept and draw others to them like moths to a flame. In that same party or business meeting, there will often be a quiet one. This person says little but listens a lot. If you watch carefully, you may see that he or she is taking everything in. When they finally speak, the rest of the group are often astonished by the power of their ideas or the insights the quiet one shares.

There is nothing wrong with either of these types of people. We need both the outgoing extroverts and the quieter, more introverted people to make society work.

The problem is, that in our current society, we pay most attention to those who make the most noise. And this is a mistake. By doing this, we miss out on the amazing ideas and insights of the quiet one in the room.

Ways quiet people are often misunderstood

It is often assumed that quiet people have little to say, or that they are socially awkward. People may assume they don’t have any insights or ideas. Some people may even decide they lack intelligence. People may also assume that quiet people are weak, submissive and passive. None of these things are true.

In fact, quiet people are often strong, creative, intuitive and brilliant. We shouldn’t assume that just because they are quiet they will put up with bad behavior either. Quiet people watch and listen and when they have all the information they need, they act. So watch out that you don’t upset the quiet one – you could be in for a shock.

This hilarious quote from Amy Efaw sums it up:

“Don’t judge me because I’m quiet. No one plans a murder out loud.”

1. The quietest folk listen a lot and may know more than other people suspect.

The reason quiet people are quiet is that they are listening. Unfortunately, some louder people spend so much time talking they have little time for listening or thinking. Quiet people don’t make this mistake. They listen carefully and think deeply so you can be sure that when they finally do speak, they have something amazing to say.

Louder people should never assume that a quiet person has less knowledge or intelligence than them. If they do, they may well end up looking stupid.

2. Quiet people observe and pick up on more than others

It’s very hard to fool a quiet person. They listen and watch everything that goes on carefully. While louder types may amaze others with their eloquence and enthusiasm, the quiet one in the room will notice when those words have little depth and are full of bluster or badly thought through ideas.

They also pick up on much more than the words that are spoken. Quiet people focus on behavior and body language too. This means they easily spot inauthentic behaviors and outright lies and deceptions.

Be afraid of the quiet ones, they are the ones who actually think.

3. Quietness does not equate with weakness – so don’t mess with them

Quiet people will speak out against any wrongdoing or unfairness. They are quick to point out bad behavior. Quiet folk are often slow to defend themselves, but once they are pushed too far, they can react with astonishing power. They are also quick to support more vulnerable members of the group. Quiet people have high moral standards and a strong backbone so it’s best to keep on their good side.

4. Even the quietest of people have excellent social skills

Quiet people do not lack social skills. They just use a different set of skills to extroverts. In their own unobtrusive way, they develop close relationships built on trust and mutual respect. And when they are with those whose company they enjoy, they can be the life and soul of the party.

5. Quiet people can be just as determined and loyal as louder folk

Extroverts who think quiet people have little to offer should beware. While others are networking and proclaiming their ideas, quiet people are creating bonds of trust with others. They are also determinedly working on brilliant ideas of their own that, when revealed, will stun everyone else into silence.

6. Quiet people will not tolerate being treated badly

Even the nicest people have their limits

Some extroverts assume that they can easily take advantage of quiet people. This isn’t true. Quiet people have a well-developed sense of their own value. If anyone tries to fob them off with the boring and less prestigious jobs they will rebel. It isn’t wise to do this anyway as quiet people’s insights can be extremely useful to the group or team.

To sum up, always pay attention to the quiet ones. Though their mouths are often closed, their minds are wide open.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.

6 Reasons Why You Should Never Mess with the Quiet One

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The Silence in You

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Can you hear the silence?

or are you to busy letting other people know who you are?

See me see me.

Are you getting enough attention

and do you like the emphasizing of yourself.

Perhaps you are afraid of not getting heard……..

drowning in the silence…….Then…..

You have not yet found peace in your soul.

You are running away from your true self.

You need to find peace in yourself….

Right NOW.

Find The Sound of Silence in your soul.

Then you find peace and the wisdom of life.

No matter how many monsters

and ghosts you are carrying along,

you have to face your inner self

to become alive and strong.

Find and hear the sound of silence.

 

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You have the answer inside of you…

Courage it will tage to dig it up.

Have faith in you.

You can do it.

Love yourself.

Hear yourself….

in the quite way.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Happiness or Crappiness?

Try to google the word Happiness, the first (sponsored) result of your search will be shophappiness.com. Happiness can be bought. This is a plus point for the British animator and artist Steve Cutts, director of the short film Happiness.

Cutts imagines humanity as a horde of rats, adored by the marketing god, bewitched by Black Friday or Cyber ​​Monday. Loose cannon looking for the last offer. Happiness is the penny that is always missing at the prices of super discount products.  Happiness is a commodity exchange of the new capitalism.

Happiness, by definition, is the moment in which all one’s desires are satisfied, but humanity always wants more. Like so many rats, we are looking for compulsive crumbs of happiness. Producers sow these crumbs on online and offline advertisements.

There are products that answer any type of question, even for the inability to endure frustration of being constantly dissatisfied.

This limitless race is rendered in an excellent way by the images of Happiness, full of details and oversized information. Chaos. Steve Cutts describes the irrepressible frenzy of modern society, the compulsive and often illogical search to possess new objects, and lastly, the money, motor that moves the world.

Happiness is a short economic textbook and an explicit critique of contemporary society. The final question does not spare anyone – are we trapped?

http://www.goodshortfilms.it/en/time/0-5/happiness-steve-cutts

What’s your definition of happiness? Research in the field of positive psychology and happiness often define a happy person as someone who experiences frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though not absent) negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety and anger (Lyubomirsky et al., 2005). Happiness has also been said to relate to life satisfaction, appreciation of life, moments of pleasure, but overall it has to do with the positive experience of emotions.

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The key to these definitions is that positive emotions do not indicate the absence of negative emotions. A “happy person” experiences the spectrum of emotions just like anybody else, but the frequency by which they experience the negative ones may differ. It could be that “happy people” don’t experience as much negative emotion because they process it differently or they may find meaning in a way others have not. In fact, using the phrase “happy person” is probably incorrect because it assumes that they are naturally happy or that positive things happen to them more often. Nobody is immune to life’s stressors, but the question is whether you see those stressors as moments of opposition or moments of opportunity.

The ancient Greeks defined happiness as:

“Happiness is the joy that we feel when we’re striving after our potential.”

Michael J. Fox said:

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-addiction-connection/201506/whats-your-definition-happiness

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Mindset, Physical activity, Psychology

Sweat Is Dripping

Sweat is dripping,

I am in and out of my zone,

my feet

in my running shoes are tipping.

I am on my own.

Love the flow in my body.

Blood taste is my friend.

Everybody, anybody, somebody, nobody

but me,

I see,

I got to be

my own best friend.

Nobody is meer than me,

and nobody is youer than you.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Pushing Your Limits

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I just love trail running. It is much more exciting running off road than running on a plain  road. Here you have the fantastic nature, good variation and lots of challenges and obsticles.

At this Røsnæs Trail Run 21 km with 600 hight meters in the Western part of Zealand in Denmark I pushed myself to the very limit. I became nr. 3 in 2 hours and 5 minutes in my age group. I had been in hard training from spring until now and lost 5 kg´s. With other words I am in great shape. And you can be too in every way, not only in sports.

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Everyone has dreams and goals. However, very few people actually achieve them. This is because majority of us let our limits hold us back. These limits take various forms. Examples are physical inability, doubt, fear or a negative past. When you meet your personal limits, you feel resistance. This makes everything feel much harder to accomplish. Many people around the world are unable to hold on when it gets to this point. Therefore, they give up. It is important to learn how to beat your limits and overcome them. This enables you to achieve your goals. Here is how to push beyond your limits and achieve your biggest goals.

Adjust your mindset

The mind is the greatest weapon in our personal arsenals. It is capable of any thought hence can help us to accomplish anything we want. For many, it convinces them to quit when the path gets too challenging. Our minds instinctively protect us. Therefore, when we face imminent hardship, the first response is to give up. If you become used to accepting this, you will become a quitter. If done regularly, this can create a limit and keep you within it. To achieve your goals, you have to overcome the desire to give up. This can be accomplished by looking up to someone whose resilience you admire such as your role model, a movie star, your parents or your mentor. Watch how they overcome the desire to give up. Then you can visualize yourself doing the same every time that you face hardship and feel like giving up. You will find yourself holding on for longer, training your mind to become more optimistic and eventually become strong enough to overcome your limits.

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Embrace bigger challenges than you think you are capable of

The fundamental activity required in pushing beyond your limits is to take on challenges that are harder than what you are used to. If you do not push past your capability regularly, you get stuck within your comfort zone and do not experience any growth. This causes stagnation and eventually despair. Therefore, enthusiastically embrace challenges that are bigger, harder and more complex than what you are used to. This will help you to get comfortable being outside your comfort zone and get you closer to your dreams.

Visualize yourself at the next level

One of the most important activities to perform so as to push past your limits is to stay focused. Visualization is a handy tool that you can use towards this effect. You need to focus on what you want so as to get motivated in pursuing your plan despite your imagined limits. Many times, we know where we have been and where we currently are. However, we rarely know exactly where we need to go. Take the time to imagine where you want to be by a certain time in future. Visualize this every single morning when you get up. This will motivate you to go out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals.

Establish clarity about your next step

If you have a great goal, then your path will be unclear. This causes you not to know exactly what the future holds. It can cause a fear of the unknown. If this fear is big enough, you can easily give up on your passionate dreams and pursue more familiar plans for example getting a stable job. It is essential to have clarity for your goals but you do not have to see all the way down the path. All you need to see is the next step or two. To do this, you need to have clear milestones or list of checkpoints. You also need the tools required to achieve this step. A strict timeline is also essential for success. Last but not least, you need a support system to keep you focused. This is a manageable way to handle a big dream. Therefore, work to establish a clear plan of action for the next step and follow up on it. This will help you to gradually overcome your limits and achieve your goals.

Eliminate your weaknesses

It is important to know that where there are weaknesses, there are limits. Each one of us has specific strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses take away from our strengths. They deduct as we make efforts to add. They are a leak in the ship of your life. Many motivational speakers encourage us to focus on our strengths and ignore our weaknesses. However, ignoring a problem will not make it go away. We have to face our weaknesses and transform them. We can either turn them into strengths or eliminate them completely. This is the only way to overcome our limits and achieve our biggest goals. It is a painful process with lifetime benefits.

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The Important Take Away

By pushing beyond your limits, you can become everything that you ever wanted to be. You can achieve your dreams and leave a lasting legacy. The tips above can help you to achieve this. Read and apply them in your life to observe a gradual, positive transformation.

Love, Health And Wisdom
Brian

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My Life

This is my life, this is my existence,

I have not choosen my background,

but I choose my present and future life,

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I choose to be good to my self and others.

I believe in good karma.

What goes around comes around.

Therefor I choose to send out good karma and vibes to myself and my surroundings.

I choose to be happy and positive in a chaotic world.

I choose the light even when there is very dark around me.

I choose the best things in life,

because I believe in it,

and I only have this one…

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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