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Increase, Boost and Improve Your Natural Mindset

Increase, Boost and Improve Your Natural Mindset

A wise man once said, “Life is a battle of Cosmic vs. Psychological reality.”

This statement has profound connotations in regards to all of mankind’s universal beliefs, thoughts, and existence.

The psychological aspect of a person’s learned behavior from birth could be described as a nearly impregnable wall of beliefs. An individual who was taught and self-taught in a material world. A world where the five senses of observation can become a religious following of accumulation.

This psychological learned behavior can be the most beautiful or the most horrific prison of the mind.


    On the other hand the Cosmic person, Celestial Mechanic, Physical Cosmologist or Astrophysicist has an automatic self-awareness which goes beyond the immediate five senses.

    The earth as we know it is smaller than a spec of dust on the hide of an elephant’s backside.

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      Every individual on earth could likely be described as the quantum particle of the universe. This immensity and visualization in mind are what we require to gauge a clear understanding of Cosmic vs. Psychological existence.

      Thinking Outside the Box

      The mind will tell us what everything is according to what we see, hear, feel, touch, smell, and experience in the physical world.

      The cosmos will tell us we are but the equivalent of a passing thought on a universal level.

      The path to a widened mind is found by looking outside of our learned psychology and realizing the cosmic existence of scale, and its impact on our mindset and behavior.

      Thinking outside of the box of our immediate existence allows a natural neuroplasticity within the physical brain. New neural connections and networks are created which allow greater growth, clarity, and understanding on a much higher level.

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        Physics theory and celestial calculations are involved in such visuals as shown above. Let us say the inside box represents the knowledge within while the outside box is the unknown. Like a fish that swims in the known universe of water. The fish lives and breathes water. It is the known. It is the tank of life for the fish. The unknown for the fish as we know “would be incomprehensible.” As an observer, If a fish had the intellect to look beyond their known universe how would that play out for the other fish in the sea? We can assume the ideas, concepts, and methods proposed by that fish would likely be accepted only by those who carry openness, interest, curiosity and tolerance in their hearts.

        Let us say the inside box represents the knowledge within while the outside box is the unknown. Like a fish that swims in the known universe of water. The fish lives and breathes water. It is the known. It is the tank of life for the fish. The unknown for the fish as we know “would be incomprehensible.” As an observer, if a fish had the intellect to look beyond their known universe how would that play out for the other fish in the sea? We can assume the ideas, concepts, and methods proposed by that fish would likely be accepted only by those who carry openness, interest, curiosity and tolerance in their hearts.

        Learning and Increasing Awareness

        Any person with a relatively expansive intellect collects, retains and disperses information in a manner which is obviously different from the mainstream individual. Notice the pic below which shows the “access to meaning” area of the brain. This area also happens to be related to studies which involved meditation practitioners.

        Tolerance, consistency, openness and interest will be paramount personality traits related to the success of anyone embarking towards increased awareness.

          Support article from Author Trane Francks, see below:

          “Consciousness and physical matter may be more related than we think. For example, we know that all matter exhibits particle/wave duality. Depending on the expectations of the observer, one sees matter behaving as a particle or as a wave. The expectations of the observer brings the question of consciousness inextricably into the equation, yet we don’t yet have the math to quantify this interaction. Being able to directly measure and quantify the effects of consciousness is an ambitious goal, but it may very well be strictly outside our ability because the simple act of observing (measuring) affects the outcome. You cannot observe something without having consequences.”

          This descriptive statement above is not new physics information. It can be found in any documentary or talk about basic physics.

          The reality of what you observe and interpret in your everyday life is the key to positive change.

          Support material:

          Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
          November 18, 2015

          “When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons”

          Berkeley’s graduate division on Neuroscience Website:

          “Changing the brain: For optimal learning to occur, the brain needs conditions under which it is able to change in response to stimuli (neuroplasticity) and able to produce new neurons (neurogenesis).

          Stress, adequate sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise all play parts in the overall improvements.

          The most effective learning involves recruiting multiple regions of the brain for the learning task. These regions are associated with such functions as memory, the various senses, volitional control, and higher levels of cognitive functioning.”

            Diffused Learning: Getting Started

            A simple 1 step task of starting with 15-60 minutes per day (15 days-30 days) on a topic outside of our immediate knowledge “such as cosmology or meditation” can help to expand our thinking, actions, and performance in all aspects of life.

            Every individual will respond differently to this type of approach. Some will require shorter periods of stimulation and others more.

            This diffused learning process must be carried out consistently for at least 15 days-30 days.

            Audio tapes can be listened to during commutes, in the office, during light workouts, etc.

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            This is all about diffused learning and thinking on the right side of the brain.

            Good luck readers!

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            5 Proven Memorization Techniques to Make the Most of Your Memory

            5 Proven Memorization Techniques to Make the Most of Your Memory

            Do you forget stuff every now and then? Are you trying to enhance your memory but not sure how?

            All you need is the right memorization techniques to make the most of your memory.

            The human brain is fascinating. More specifically, the vast interconnections within our mind. Mendel Kaelen compares the human brain to a hill covered in snow,

            “Think of the brain as a hill covered in snow, and thoughts as sleds gliding down that hill. As one sled after another goes down the hill a small number of main trails will appear in the snow. And every time a new sled goes down, it will be drawn into preexisting trails, almost like a magnet. In time it becomes more and more difficulty to glide down the hill on any other path or in a different direction.”

            The intent of Kaelen’s discussion is to think of new ways to temporarily flatten the snow. Kaelen remarked,

            “The deeply worn trails disappear, and suddenly the sled can go in other directions, exploring new landscapes and, literally, creating new pathways.”

            The idea here is to temporarily rewire your brain, or as Michael Pollan remarked in How to Change Your Mind,

            “The power to shake the snow globe, disrupting unhealthy patterns of thought and creating a space of flexibility-entropy-in which more salubrious patterns and narratives have an opportunity to coalesce as the snow slowly settles.”

            So, how can we rewire our brain allowing deeply worn connections to disappear and new connections to form? The answer is quite simple. We must change the way we store information in our mind.

              Let’s examine 5 specific memorization techniques that will change the way you think and remember information.

              1. Build a Memory Palace

                What is it?

                The method of loci[1] (aka memory palace) is a method of memory enhancement using visualizations with the use of spatial memory. It uses familiar information about your environment to quickly recall information. It is a method that was discussed by Cicero in an ancient dialogue called De Oratore.

                How to use it?

                Ron White discusses in How to Memorize Fast and Easily: Build a Memory Palace, that it’s essentially a room or building that you have memorized and you use locations in the room to store data. Ron informs us,

                “You memorize locations in a room and then you later go back to those locations to retrieve the data that you want to remember.”

                Example

                An easy 5-step example, in the form of a Wiki, can be found at Artofmemory.com. Let’s examine the the steps:

                • Step 1. Choose a place that you know well. For example, your house or office.
                • Step 2. Plan the route and pick specific locations in your route. For example, your front door, bathroom kitchen, etc.
                • Step 3. Decide what you want to memorize. For example, geography, list of items, answers for a test, etc.
                • Step 4. Place one or two items, with a mental image, and place them in your memory palace. Exaggerate your images. For example, use nudity or crazy images forcing it to stick in your mind.
                • Step 5. Make the image into a mnemonic.

                You can learn more about this technique here: How to Build a Memory Palace to Remember More of Everything

                2. Mnemonic

                  What is it?

                  A mnemonic is a memory device that aids in retention and/or retrieval of information. Mnemonic systems are techniques consciously used to improve memory by helping us use information already stored in long-term memory to make memorization easier.[2]

                  How to use it?

                  Mnemonics make use of retrieval cues to encode information in our brain allowing for efficient storage and retrieval of the information. The trick is to learn how to easily create mnemonics. If you find that you struggle with creating your own, try the following website: Mnemonic Generator.

                  Example

                  I recently came across a video using mnemonics to memorize countries. Memorizing Countries using Mnemonics is a video created as an introduction to a class for using memory techniques to learn the names of countries on maps.

                  I actively search for videos that provide enormous educational value, yet receive very little exposure. At the time of this writing, this video has received less than 4k views. Let’s examine the video.

                  Goal: Create a mnemonic to memorize the countries in the Caribbean (just the countries you need to learn).

                  Step 1. Looking at a map – write out each country (for which five were chosen).

                  Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico.

                  Step 2. Write the first letter of each country vertically.

                  C

                  J

                  H

                  D

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                  P

                  Step 3. Create a sentence or phrase.

                  Cubs

                  Just

                  Hate

                  Doing

                  Push-ups

                  Cubs just hate doing push-ups. (Cuba Jamaica Haiti Dominican Republic Puerto Rico)

                  3. Mnemonic Peg System

                    What is it?

                    According to Artofmemory.com, a mnemonic peg system is a technique for memorizing lists and it works by memorizing a list of words that are easy to associate with the numbers they represent.[3] These objects are the pegs of the system.

                    How to use it?

                    The trick is to create a Number Rhyme System with each number having a rhyming mnemonic keyword.

                    Example

                    Let’s look at an example of a Number Rhyme System:[4]

                    0 = hero

                    1 = gun

                    2 = shoe

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                    3 = tree

                    4 = door

                    5 = hive

                    6 = sticks

                    7 = heaven

                    8 = gate

                    9 = line

                    Another technique like the Peg system is the Number Shape System.[5] Here you are assigning mnemonic images based on the shape of the number. Watch the following video for an example of this system: Number Shape System for Memorizing Numbers.

                    4. Chunking

                      What is it?

                      Chunking is a way to remember large bits of information by chunking them into smaller pieces of information. We are more likely to then remember the information when we put the small pieces back together to see the entire picture.

                      How to use it?

                      In the video Chunking – A Learning Technique, we can see that there are several ways to chunk information.

                      Example

                      Let’s examine a simple example using a nine-digit number.

                      Step 1. What is the number you are trying to remember?

                      081127882

                      Step 2. Cut the number into smaller pieces through chunking.

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                      081 – 127 – 882

                      Let’s look at one more example from the same video.

                      “Piano teachers will first demonstrate an entire song to students. They will then ask their students to practice one measure at a time. Once the part has been learned and the neural connections in the brain have been built, then students go on to the next measure. After all chunks have been played separately, they are combined until the entire piece is connected.”

                      5. Transfer of Learning

                        What is it?

                        Transfer of learning is a way to learn something in one area and apply it in another. Authors of Thinking at Every Desk, Derek and Laura Cabrera inform us about the transfer of learning,

                        “If a student has a high transfer skills, she can learn one thing and then teach herself 10, 50, or 100 additional things.”

                        How to use it?

                        There are two specific ways to use it:

                        1. Vertical Transfer (aka Far Transfer). Think of learning something in grade school and applying it another grade or later in life.
                        2. Horizontal Transfer (aka Near Transfer). Think of learning a concept in history and applying it in math.

                        Example

                        I provide a detailed step-by-step example for this technique in this article:

                        Learn How to Learn: How to Understand and Connect Difficult Ideas Easily

                        The Bottom Line

                        The key to using the techniques discussed here is to remember that we must actively think about information.

                        We cannot simply drill information into our brain through rote memorization. We must change the way we think about memorization. We must find a way to “shake the snow-globe” in our mind or flatten the snow so that we can create new learning paths.

                        Or as Derek and Laura Cabrera point out, we must insert “Thinking” into the equation,

                        “Information X Thinking = Knowledge”

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                        Featured photo credit: Nong Vang via unsplash.com

                        Reference

                        [1] Remember Everything: Memory Palaces and the Method of Loci
                        [2] The Learning Center Exchange: 9 Types of Mnemonics for Better Memory
                        [3] Art of Memory: Mnemonic Peg System
                        [4] Art of Memory: Number Rhyme System
                        [5] Art of Memory: Number Shape System

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