I don’t have the Time!

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“I don’t have the time!”

It seems I’ve been hearing this more and more over the past few years.

There is a ‘busyness epidemic’ seemingly happening in society.  For some, it even spills over into overwhelm much of the time.  It’s no way to live – and yet millions of people do.

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”  H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Donkeys years ago, I used to sometimes run courses in time management.  Looking back, I think they helped only a minority of people if I’m honest.  People will tell you they need more tools, more how-to’s, to manage their time successfully – but I think this is often a delusion.

When you have a strong enough ‘Why’, the ‘How’ is nearly always obvious.

Paralogical Thinking

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Recently I’ve been immersing myself in the work and ideas of Tim Freke.  You can find out more about this fascinating British philosopher and prolific writer of books here:  www.timfreke.com

He has invented the term PARALOGICAL to describe a way of thinking which truly  embraces the ‘both… and’ rather than the ‘either…or’.

We’re all familiar with the yin yang symbol, but what I hadn’t quite grasped until now was how conditioned most of us are (including me) to come down on one side or the other.  It must be this or that – so which is it?

Practising this Paralogical Thinking is allowing me to actually enjoy the mystery of either not knowing, or knowing that it’s both at the same time.  I’m finding it incredibly liberating!

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

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Who has the highest happiness and well-being on the planet – and why?

What can we learn from these people?

Why do some people experience a profound “awakening” at some point in their life, and others don’t?

What changes in the brain when this happens?

As a long-time explorer of truth, I’ve been getting interested again recently in neuroscience research.  It’s fair to say that for the past few years, I ‘dropped out’ of this particular aspect of the study of human potential.

Not because it isn’t interesting or useful, just that I discovered something even more fundamental than what’s going on in that three-pound lump of marvellous engineering called the human brain.

Some recent serendipitous conversations have led to me coming across some fascinating research going on in the scientific community into what happens in the brains of people who have had some kind of enlightenment or awakening experience.