Random Thoughts

** April 20, 2013
sup-pra-lim-i-nal
–adjective Psychology.

  • being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus
  • adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation <a supraliminal stimulus>

Our senses are continuously being tickled and poked.  Each of us perceives stimuli in our own particular way.  It is a huge part of what makes us the unique individuals that we are.

The human body and brain are complex. Numerous health practices are available to the consumer. I am fascinated with the wide scope. This diagram and article show us a view of an age-old discipline.

“True persuasive power is always hiding in the verbs. Harness them and ride them to the top.” Ever wonder why you are irresistibly drawn to one TV show or radio program or one person’s particular speech style? This explanation may open your eyes!

** September 12, 2012

“There is nothing as fulfilling as receiving gratitude for decisions we made years ago and knowing that the wisdom continues today.” – debi

** April 14, 2012

“I’ve made mistakes on my long path of healing, but each mistake has taught me more about life, more about me. I’ll keep on making mistakes and keep on learning. Life never stops giving in that manner unless we quit receiving — this I believe with all my heart.” – debi

** February 15, 2011

“There is nothing so convincing as the conviction of a person determined to disprove something, who then must become vulnerable enough to concede defeat.” – debi

** December 22, 2010

No matter what type you are, be aware of the transformational process: Psychology without spirituality is arid and ultimately meaningless, while spirituality without grounding in psychological work leads to vanity and illusions.

Such true words.  Have you met someone that can recite facts of philosophies but is unable to apply them to their own life or understand how they would affect another’s life?  That person knows psychology without spirituality.  But, to my mind, even worse… have you met someone that has a self-righteousness about their knowledge?  That person has embraced the “spiritual” side of some philosophy without doing the research to understand properly.

** October 29, 2010

Today reflect on this teaching about Level One of your type: “Essential love is experienced as a sweet melting quality. Twos feel flowing, soft, and at one with everything around them. Further, they do not need to have another person with them to experience this love.”

When I am at my best, I experience this.  Life is its richest.  I strive to be mature enough to stay there.

** July 6, 2010

“Are any of us what we should be? No one can achieve perfection. So, if we believe we are actually as good as we should be, aren’t we just deceiving ourselves?” – debi

One of the biggest reasons I read and study all this stuff is because I see how flawed I am, and I truly want to be better. I believe the honesty it takes to see where we fall short is necessary for growth.

** April 11, 2010

“The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.” – Elizabeth Bowen

Here is a fun memory test.

** March 31, 2010

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White

Walden is the only book I own, although there are some others unclaimed on my shelves. Every man, I think, reads one book in his life, and this one is mine. It is not the best book I ever encountered, perhaps, but it is for me the handiest, and I keep it about me in much the same way one carries a handkerchief – for relief in moments of defluxion or despair.” (White in The New Yorker, May 23, 1953)

From 1929 White worked for The New Yorker‘s weekly magazine, remaining in its staff for the rest of his career. White’s favorite subjects were the complexities of modern society, failures of technological progress, the pleasures of urban and rural life, war, and internationalism. He was skeptical about organized religion, and advocated a respect for nature and simple living.

** March 28, 2010

“Our business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.” WOW!    John Locke had much to say!

“If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much what as wisely as he, who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.” – John Locke

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