How To Live Before You Die

In a gloomy turn to his 2005 commencement speech “How To Live Before You Die”, Jobs confessed to standing in front of the mirror and asking himself: If this was to be the last day of my life, would I still want to do what I’m about to do? If the answer is NO too many days in a row, then something has to change.

That could be expanded into asking yourself: am I happy to go on living the life I’ve got, without improvement, until the end of my days? Trouble is, quite a few people will settle, right there: it’s good enough to get by. Why should I care?

So are you a person who likes challenges and, given the tools, will go out and carve something marvelous to live by? If so, keep reading.

In Supernoetics® we have the ideas and techniques. But we can’t make you over from an “it’s good enough” person into an “I want more, MUCH MORE!” person. Only you are in charge of that!

The Most Important Thing In Your Life

Success isn’t about getting rich, climbing to the top of the corporate tree, getting famous, making yourself over to look like a movie star or finding the right relationship. Those are just tricks used to sell you products on TV and on the Internet. IT’S ABOUT LIVING THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE.

It’s about transforming yourself to be the best a human being you can be! Ask yourself: what will be left in the world when you’re gone that you will be proud to have created?

You will have heard this (over and over): the formula for success (usually “instant” success) is work hard, pull a few stunts, shuck some suckers and get really rich.Thing is: IT ISN’T WORKING! Millions are striving at it. Yet the number of people who have succeeded using this formula you can count on your fingers: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates… That’s not enough to sustain a village, never mind a planet!

Instead, think of your life in another way: How do you want to be remembered? Just as a nice person who others were glad to know and felt lucky to have had you in their life? I mean, what’s so wrong with that as a lifetime outcome? It’s inspiring!

You have to be aware that people who are pushing riches and wealth as the ultimate life model are those who WANT YOUR MONEY for their plan, which is to get rich! That can teach you NOTHING about living your best life possible, because they are not on that path. Hey, most of these dudes (and some are women too) don’t care about living a good life or being nice to others, never mind that they have something to teach.

Thing is, we all know: life is sometimes going to hit you over the head with a brickbat. It’ll hurt. But you mustn’t let setbacks color your view of life. It isn’t all about setbacks. Good things will arrive too. You must be ready.

In the words of Steve Jobs, no less, you’ve got to find what you love. That’s how your life will sing! It’s as true for work as it is for lovers. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be really satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to LOVE what you do.”  [Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005]

Importantly, Jobs added that if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. DON’T SETTLE. Settling is a tragedy that most people fall into. Keep looking and, as with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.

Maybe you already did find it, when you came to this page?

Give Yourself Permission To Say NO

“We must say “no” to what, in our heart, we don’t want. We must say “no” to doing things out of obligation, thereby cheating those important to us of the purest expression of our love. We must say “no” to treating ourselves, our health, our needs as not as important as someone else’s…”

― Suzette R. Hinton, author of The Sound Of My Life.

As a practising physician, I see a lot of misery and struggle, conflict and self-doubt. It can be quite dangerous, as I have written elsewhere. The person who tends to get cancer—the so-called “cancer personality”—is someone who gives little priority to self, is a people pleaser, self-effacing and overburdened with care for others.

Basically such a person has no life of their own; she (usually female) is so busy running around after other people, she has no time for her own needs and desires. Yet such a person will rarely complain. They bottle up their frustration and that’s what is dangerous. Stress has to come out some way or other. If it doesn’t come out with yelling and demanding attention, it just manifests in a different direction: typically a disease, such as blood pressure, heart attack, or the dreaded cancer.

Beware!

A little known study carried out some years ago looked at this issue and found certain women had a great deal of trouble saying “No”. Even if what was demanded was something she didn’t like, even hated, she would go ahead and comply anyway. But this is an act of injury against the self. It may be justified as duty or “helping others” but it is still an injurious willingness to ignore the self and its needs.

Saying NO reduces stress considerably!

The researchers took the typical cancer personality case and had the woman practice saying “No!” to things she didn’t like, and sticking to it. The results of this intervention were startling. The women who said NO (and meant it) lived many years longer, on average, than those who could not bring themselves to do it. Continue reading

8 core values that make Supernoetics the Golden Path to Your Dreams

 

  1. We do have the techniques. That’s not even a question. We CAN do everything we claim to do. Not only that but we can do more and do it faster than any other system of thought and action.
  2. We are great people to be doing this. We love healing, camaraderie, achievement, compassion, understanding and wisdom. We are a community, not a business. We EAT these values, BREATHE them and sleep on them, EVERY NIGHT!
  3. We are dedicated to learning more and more about how life works, how people think, why they behave as they do and how to change and transform them into what they yearn to be. Winners never stop learning; real learners never stop winning.
  4. We are not tied to old dogmas. We have no hackneyed, old and worn-out rituals to foist onto people. We are a bright new, fresh and evolving rapidly. Dogma is almost the exact opposite of the wisdom we are seeking. Look around you and you will see the old ways are just not working. Something has to change. We are the EMBODIMENT of change! (We have the Protocols for Change and Human Transformation™!)
  5. We are straightforward, honest and easy to deal with. There are no hidden tricks or extras. WWSIWYG (what we say is what you get!) Nobody is coerced and if the fit isn’t right, we part ways affectionately. We are not a cult which says, “You are free to go any time,” but then says, “Trying to leave shows you are sick and foolish.”
  6. Our system is based on a core set of axioms or “Propositions Of Being”, which are profound and yet simple; exciting, yet far-reaching in their impact. These put consciousness at the core of experience and explain how these fundamental building blocks create the world we experience.
  7. Our unique “thought structures” will take you further along the path than any guru ramblings, religious supposed-to ritual or New Age psychobabble. There really are configurations in the mind which, once mastered, will enable you to rise to a new level of problem-solving and successful action.
  8. Dr. Keith, the Creator of Supernoetics®, is a member of MENSA, the high IQ club. And whereas he doesn’t say you can have a staggering IQ, he does teach the idea of “adaptive intelligence”; that is, brilliance in thought and action AS APPLIED TO LIFE! What could be smarter or more intelligent than starting to get the outcomes you desire?

 

Is this proof the brain is NOT the seat of consciousness?

The brain is only real in 3-dimensions. We can all agree about that.

But now scientists are trying to claim our knowing and awareness exists in 11 dimensions. Isn’t that just another way of saying that mind and Being is non-material and NOT brain-based?

The so-called Blue Brain Project claims to have discovered a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks. This is being billed as “ground-breaking work that is beginning to reveal the brain’s deepest architectural secrets.”

The research, published 12th June 2017 in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, claims (they say “shows”) that these structures arise when a group of neurons forms a clique: each neuron connects to every other neuron in the group in a very specific way that generates a precise geometric object. The more neurons there are in a clique, the higher the dimension of the geometric object.

“We found a world that we had never imagined,” says neuroscientist Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project and professor at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, “there are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions.”

Markram suggests this may explain why it has been so hard to understand the brain. “The mathematics usually applied to study networks cannot detect the high-dimensional structures and spaces that we now see clearly.”

If a 3 or 4 dimensional world stretches our imagination, worlds with 5, 6 or more dimensions are too complex for most of us to comprehend. This is where algebraic topology comes in: a branch of mathematics that can describe systems with any number of dimensions. The mathematicians who brought algebraic topology to the study of brain networks in the Blue Brain Project were Kathryn Hess from EPFL and Ran Levi from Aberdeen University.

“Algebraic topology is like a telescope and microscope at the same time. It can zoom into networks to find hidden structures – the trees in the forest – and see the empty spaces – the clearings – all at the same time,” explains Hess.

In 2015, Blue Brain published the first digital copy of a piece of the neocortex – the most evolved part of the brain and the seat of our sensations, actions, and consciousness. In this latest research, using algebraic topology, multiple tests were performed on the virtual brain tissue to show that the multi-dimensional brain structures discovered could never be produced by chance.

Experiments were then performed on real brain tissue in the Blue Brain’s wet lab in Lausanne confirming that the earlier discoveries in the virtual tissue are biologically relevant and also suggesting that the brain constantly rewires during development to build a network with as many high-dimensional structures as possible.

It all sounds very plausible, except for one thing: why does the brain suddenly erect 11-dimensional structures? In response to what?

Neuroscience has long struggled to find where the brain stores its memories (because it doesn’t). “They may be ‘hiding’ in high-dimensional cavities,” Henry Markram speculates. So, in non-material dimensions then, Markram!

Note that extra mathematical dimensions are pure abstractions; they do not actually exist, except to make formulas balance up when the formula is otherwise WRONG!

Website: http://www.frontiersin.org/

Aristotle at my back

Today I had a quite overwhelming experience.

I walked around Aristotle’s Lyceum in Athens. I suddenly knew with total certainty I have been there before, strolling and debating the Big Issues. I was one of the so-called peripatetic philosophers!

Wave after wave of emotion hit me, in one of the most complete déjà vu experiences I have ever had. It took me by surprise.

I have no idea why. I have long known I was in Ancient Athens and was joined here by a spirit companion, with whom I still share my thoughts, visions and research.

Even so, this morning caught me totally by surprise. I was so overcome with flood of pictures (MIMPs) and emotions I had to sit down and recover.

Viv said she could feel the energies too, incidentally.

It’s a very modest site, as you can see, with only scant archeological remains of what was perhaps the most important location in the whole history of Mankind. Here Aristotle and his fellow thinkers (me included!) thrashed out the whole structure of Western scientific thought. Aristotelean logic was to stand for the next 18 centuries and Aristotle himself remained the preeminent thinker in just about every discipline of human knowledge, from astronomy and cosmology, to math, logic, medicine and physics.

With the exception of Sir Isaac Newton, there has never been a mind the equal of Aristotle. To just feel his presence was very unnerving.

He was suddenly very close indeed.