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Category: brain and mind...

  • solving a whole book of brainteasers
  • stretching your mind in new directions since it needs exercise as much as your body does
  • knowing peace of mind is always present, you
  • quieting the mind through meditation (mute your mind)
  • He who controls his mind and has cut off desire and anger realizes the Self. (Bhagavad Gita)
  • each time you acknowledge a state of mind without judgment, it weakens the state of mind and strengthens the ability to let go
  • using what you learn in meditation - when your mind wanders from what you are doing, bring it back
  • using mind-mapping to think, work, and problem-solve
  • when your mind solves a problem while you are busy doing something else
  • asking "Am I awake? Where is my mind right now?"
  • changing your behavior patterns actually creates new dendrites (nerve cell connections) in your brain
  • there is an estimated one trillion neurons present in the mature brain and an average of 2.5 million neurons must be generated per minute of prenatal life
  • the brain triples its size during the first year of life - a growth rate unique to humans
  • between the ages of 20-75, it is estimated that an average of 50,000 neurons atrophy or die each day
  • Parts of the brain are very old and were laid down in sequence like geological strata.
  • throw open your mind's shutters and let the wind rush in; brainstorm, doodle, think, play, daydream - a free-range brain
  • if you stuff yourself full of reading, music, and art you will explode like Old Faithful every day because you feed yourself well
  • If your wrinkly cerebrum was unfolded and flattened out, you could cover a kitchen table with it.
  • Stretched flat, the human neocortex (the center of our higher mental functions) is about the size and thickness of a formal dinner napkin. With 100 billion cells, each with 1000-10,000 synapses, the neocortex makes roughly 100 million connections and contains 300 million feet of wiring packed with other tissue into a 1.5-quart volume in the brain.