As educators, to make school relevant, we need to practically connect every subject to the daily lives of students. I once substituted for a AP Physics class. Physics is a science dealing with energy, force, motion, and matter. I asked, "what are emotions?" After different responses, I explained that the etymology of the word emotions … Continue reading The physics class: thoughts and emotions
Let us examine daily experiences to identify the operating principles. Imagine you are listening to a favorite song while driving somewhere, when suddenly you make a wrong turn. You are now in unfamiliar territory. What do we do? Immediately we tense up and straighten our posture! The song momentarily loses its appeal. Then, we do … Continue reading Reducing the volume
The eyes do not see; they only transmit and absorb light to and from the brain. The brain then organizes the frequencies of light into an image that is then "seen". But just like a person uses a computer to form software, so does the soul use the workshop of the brain to aggregate frequencies … Continue reading Thoughts as eyes
Question: Could use some insight... So today I let my anger get the best of me. I was on a call with a call center - rep was rude and confrontational- and I mirrored her behavior. Or maybe she mirrored mine. I feel pretty guilty and depressed over my behavior. Sometimes I find it so … Continue reading Q & A: How does one live up to love and light expectations?
Question: What can I do to stop my body from failing me? I am currently in the middle of searching for a job. I have had a couple of interviews and I found that I am having some issues with my nerves and body reactions. When I get nervous, my neck starts to get all … Continue reading Q & A: What can I do to stop my body from failing me?
This question, often asked in times of sorrow, reflects a slight misunderstanding of human tendencies. It is doubtless everyone has at some time been at the giving or receiving end of this statement. Let us consider a simple example to find the solution: A person ravenously hungry is walking through the meadows when suddenly … Continue reading How could he/she do this to me?
The brain, by its nature, can only reproduce into images, chemicals, emotions, and words, the will and volition that issue from the human soul; the same way the ear can only hear and process the sound waves that issue from a foreign mouth or object. For this reason, anyone binding themselves to the limitations of … Continue reading Truth and spirit; Relativity and the brain
The intoxicated person inside a building who, in his extremely incapacitated state, does not even realize the whole building is on fire, will never understand the urgency of his sober neighbor who is hustling to find directions to exit the building. Unless sobriety inspires him, he will likely interpret the vigorous exertion of his neighbor … Continue reading Drunkenness & the burning building