Originally posted by karen61560
reply to post by slidingdoor
It is a myth that we only use 10% of our brains. We use 100% of it. That 10% nonsense has been floating around since the 70's.
Of course there are some functions that we do not fully understand like memory and consciousness but as far as mapping out the finctions of its parts
we pretty much know it all now. The 10% myth is a presistent one.
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And most people have a misunderstanding of how we are only using 10% capacity of our brains come from. I'll explain it to you to the best of my
ability. Our brains uses every neuron, every brain cell, every gland everything brains contains it uses but at the rate and capacity is only 10% and
there's a mathematical how scientist came to that conclusion at first. Our brains memory capacity we should be able to remember every detail we go
through our whole lives, every image, every taste, touch, sound everything but our memory only serves vague or recent memories. Also at the rate our
neuron transmitters fire off we should be able to process things at much much faster rate but we don't and we don't know why or where to even begin so
no we don't know it all and perhaps maybe never know why our brains is not functioning at what it was designed to to.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
That sounds cool and all but, really no one actually needs that.
They just need to enjoy life, think positive, and help/love others.
This will bring them fulfillment.
All of these silly religious dogmatic notions of "rising to a higher level" appear absurd.
I just don't understand why people "need" to think this way. It doesn't really help anything much. In fact I could argue it's detrimental in many more
ways than it is beneficial.
What if I don't want to do all that stuff? Does that mean I will never reach the "higher consciousness levels" that those who practice it will?
Think of all the time spent on these religious rituals and meditations, that could be better spent helping humans in need or that are suffering. Or at
least giving good helpful information.
Instead we are left with a blank ideology that is meaningless and wastes all our time, feeds our ego telling us we are "on a really high level now",
facilitates narcissism and self-centeredness, and is commonly used as justification for other questionable acts of belligerence.
I could write a whole book or more about it, but I'll leave it at that.
You make bold assertions and sad part you believe them as if that how it is or true. You said "no one needs it" but in fact people who follow this
path as made drastic changes in their lives for the better, it made them more patient, loving more understanding... so for you ... you may not need it
but for others they do.
There's no dogma or religion to this... a matter fact it's complete opposite of spirituality. The man in this video is presenting a perspective
showing you how current "religious" dogma is misunderstood and how it's very much like eastern teachings.
There's no set if rituals, meditations, prayers or any act worship to achieve "enlightenment", as you stated you don't need any of that to "regain" a
certain level consciousness but certainly it's not a waste of time, they are very powerful tools to help you realize the reality you live in and in
many cases have divine experiences. It takes very little time to practice any of those.
Honestly, to don't achieve "a higher level" you don't need to DO anything but you do need to strip away your attachments to this facade cultural
society and our mental programing all that garbage is what keeps you way from your true self, and true acts of kindness out of love will flourish
"naturally" but you find this absurd because you don't truly understand it because your perspective doesn't allow it and that is the part we must be
flexible or "open" and humble ourselves. And regaining "higher level consciousness" doesn't make you me or you a better or higher person, actually it
makes much more simple people, it makes us more understanding, it allows to grasp and learn new things through a new perspective.
It appears you've witness or come across people who fit he description from which you describe and now lump EVERYONE into one cynical category, which
is hardly the case because there's a whole deeper level of contrast people from different backgrounds and lives. We are constantly learning and
understanding new things from this new perspective it's evolving changing, it's the leading edge of understanding reality taken from all the knowledge
we've had from ancient times to latest technology and sciences used today and this is what we have now.
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