posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:51 PM
Don't read this fascinating thread... it's all about language and how we process language in the brain. Covert hypnosis folk like Igor Ledchowski
talks about how our brain cannot process negative statements in a very good way.
Don't think of a red stop sign. Don't think of a dog not chasing a cat. Don't think about being more happy than you've ever been in your life.
Don't think that politicians lie. Don't think...
You have to think of the stop sign to understand the sentence, it's impossible to think of a dog not chasing a cat, when you do so you might see a
dog chasing a cat with a big X across the image or a dog sitting down away from the cat but you have to see the chase at the very start of the thought
- from this thread "Vitamins and proteins aren't very bad for your health" and
then the reader has to decode the message. Many know the classic example 'don't touch the red button' and what do we want to do?!?
It's the difference between saying 'I don't feel bad' and 'I feel good'. So if you are ill it's much better to use self-talk like 'I'm not
happy' and 'I'm not feeling well'. The brain has to decode the message I don't feel bad but it only makes one feel worse because the brain has
to understand what bad means. Saying 'I don't feel good' is a very elegant way of tricking the brain to make yourself feel better about
ATS readers seem very intelligent for the most part and I would love some feedback on this issue, it's not really a conspiracy in itself but does
open up a whole can of worms so to speak. In the UK successive governments have carried health messages like don't smoke and don't do x but for our
brain to understand the issue we have to imagine what it's like to smoke or X.
It's a fascinating area to look at and I don't want replies that are well thought-out and insightful (see what I did there).
All thoughts are welcome, peace