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Originally posted by awakendhybrid
So, it DOES get easier then?
I tried this once awhile ago after realizing that I fully understood all the nuances and connections of my thoughts before officially articulating them inside my head. It stood to reason that if I learned to just keep the brain traffic down to that initial (but complete) level of understanding that my mind wouldn't be so loud.
I marveled at the simplicity of just accepting the understanding as it was without the mental dialog, but a few minutes later I was...I dunno burnt out? Its not like it took much concentration, but it did seem to take a lot of energy. If I had done it all day I could see it totally exhausting me.
There was also a level of annoyance that was building up in wishing I didn't have to police my thoughts.
Still though, I see a great benefit in it and if it is more like 'training' and the process gets better over time then it is diffidently something I'd jump into.
Originally posted by greyer
reply to post by TheJourney
The hardest thing I didn't realize is that when emotions occur in a heated arguement there is not much time to be 'aware' as you are describing. Looking back I think most of us believe we have a few seconds in an arguement to choose what we say and how we feel. In a real time arguement there is less than a half second to capture the emotion, place it into the right frame of mind, and react accordingly. It shows why so many of us are not quick enough and let arguements gets heated, or even why many of us get frustrated..
My hardest thing to do what your post mentions is simple lack of energy. Work taking long hours, just too much.
Originally posted by TheJourney
The other part of what I describe in OP is awareness of energy. Emotions are energy-forms. When you feel an emotion, BE WITH that emotion. Emotions tend to push us into impulsive action, often that we regret after. When you feel an emotion, try to really FEEL it, as in feel the energy. Be with it, and watch very carefully how the energy you are feeling is causing you to feel that you should do something different than you would otherwise do. This may not always be possible, but lately when I feel a negative emotion I have been trying to stop everything I am doing, and just sit still, and focus entirely on feeling the energy. I don't judge it, I just be with it. After quite a short period of time, I find that it no longer has the same pull over me, and it generally fades away for the most part. Awareness dissipates all unwanted energies.
Originally posted by NorEaster
You should keep in mind that what you think, and what you develop as intellect will be exactly what you are once your brain and body have passed into history. Why anyone would want to be less intellectually capable, given that aspect of what it means to be human, is a real mystery.