Your physical brain and your IQ: can you get smarter?

the fallacy of the brain and intelligenceYesterday one of my long time students surprised me with sending me a ‘meme’ that had a quote from one of my articles.

No coincidences in the world… if you have a wide enough cone of vision you’ll know that.

We’ll explore the drama that is hidden in this sentence. Because there is drama, oftentimes tragedy there.

Sidenote: As I was looking for suitable images for this article, I was struck by the overwhelming confusion about intelligence, the brain’s role in it, meditation, and brain exercises. Most of what is written is horsh!t… truth value: 0%. 

  • 1. So I’ll being with the word coincidence… coincidence means two things happen that are not connected… (a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.)

Someone is born on 9/11… the same day airplanes are flown into buildings… and people die. The two events are not connected.

Human nature looks for connections. Human nature is to look in the mind for connections. Not in reality, in the mind, where only the meanings live. None of the actual happenings live in the mind, only the story you made up about it. Continue reading “Your physical brain and your IQ: can you get smarter?”

You can take the girl out of the culture, but can’t take the culture out of the girl

What culture am I talking about? The homo sapiens culture. The culture of the mind. The cult of the mind.

I am not the first person to talk about it, talk against it… Not even the second… lol.

But it is all in vain… The mind, unattended, will continue doing what the mind does: worry about the past, worry about the future, and be completely clueless about what’s going on.

Especially clueless about the effect it has on you and the quality of your life: how you feel about yourself and about your life.

In fact, your mind considers you simply a vehicle, and I don’t think you expect yourself worrying about your vehicle’s emotions… after all it’s a thing… isn’t it? Its job is to carry you around.

And even in olden times, when horses were the main vehicles: the riders didn’t much worry about the emotions of the horse… they probably worried about feeding it and getting it water… washing it, etc. but not its emotions.

And by the same token, your mind doesn’t worry about your emotions… And, whether you agree with this or not, how you feel is what defines the quality of your life. You can have success, a beautiful family, if you don’t feel good about it, and if you don’t feel good about yourself, the quality of your life is sh*t. Continue reading “You can take the girl out of the culture, but can’t take the culture out of the girl”