Just Listen to Reprogram Your Brain
There are a wide variety of products and programs that offer to help you grow and achieve in various ways. Many of these programs offer substantial benefits over a period of weeks or months. Very few personal growth approaches offer significant long term change and help you operate at a higher level. The market is also saturated with copycat products and simplistic placebos. This has ultimately convinced many people that the personal development and self-help field is less than wonderful.
I have tried and reviewed many of these and look for the theory and core efficacy in every offering and technique. In every article, book, or study, I look for repeatable gains and benefits. Though many products and individual techniques offer some benefits, none offer the long term potential I believe is possible. I’ve always believed personal development programs could be taken to vastly improved levels. The journey and commitment is still long, but the accumulated results could be much greater.
Over time, I’ve used passionate curiosity and mental rigor as a guide. I discuss and validate the concepts at length, including working with psychiatrists and psychologists to get their perspective on these non-medical products. My current theory and perspective in personal development builds on many great teachers, researchers, leaders, and thinkers.
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First, a preamble, to create anticipation
I’m about to challenge the very essence of what it means to be human. Once grasped, this will give you a much greater understanding of your own behavior as wells as others. The ramifications and depth of this will go much deeper as you allow yourself to ponder the viewpoint I propose. As a stream of sentences that pass your judgement filters, little may be gained. As a light into the possible mechanics on which we are based, the gains are extraordinary. You will see that rising above your wiring requires utmost honest with ourselves, total integrity, and living impeccably. This allows us to escape the traps of our wiring to be fully alive.
Continue reading Rationalization vs Reason — Conscious awareness may be misunderstood
After about 9 months with this site live, I decided to put together some of the positive experiences and comments into a post. The feedback confirms what my small circle had already shown with this technology. With over a thousand members and hundreds of comments, the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
Although these are excerpts, I believe they all convey the original intent as shown. I used ellipsis where I thought portions of the excerpt would be misconstrued.
All of the feedback is helpful and appreciated. Please keep it coming.
Amazing. Absolutely Awesome. : Dylan 4/10
Very impressed. : Angie 5/10
I could totally feel the difference. … I can definitely feel a different and potent energy working inside me. : Victoria 6/10
This is absolutely awesome! : Remax 6/10
Continue reading What members say about Omega Mind Program
This is a very interesting release from CIT suggests concrete evidence that electric fields in the brain are not just a byproduct of neural activity, but also influence the firing and synchronization of neurons. Many have speculated or assumed this is the case, but this adds evidence. The role of the electric field in communications among neurons and the more likely role in their synchronization will likely be further unraveled with similar techniques.
I list it as a reference, though this doesn’t inform any techniques used on TSB at this time. It does suggest added importance of the EEG and the dominant frequencies in the brain.
California Institute of Technology (2011, February 7). Neural communication: Weak electrical fields in the brain help neurons fire together. ScienceDaily. From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110202132617.htm
As part of an effort to ensure our members get the variety and types of programs they seek, we are adding Meditation sessions to the Omega Mind Program. Since many members are also developing a meditation practice, this helps weave your meditation goals into the Omega Mind Program experience.
The sessions (available in Member Area – Omega Meditation) can either be used separately or to extend the Omega Mind Program series in each level. Since the sessions are optional and can be used with or without the core Omega sessions, they are in a separate download section of the member area.
Continue reading Introducing Omega Meditation Sessions
Just as “certainty” can seriously undermine our transformation, a “blaming” mindset can covertly keep us stuck.
Normal people don’t walk around saying “I blame others for most bad outcomes and don’t take personal responsibility.” It is amazing how few people acknowledge this common pattern, yet how widely it is expressed in everyday life. I’m not here to criticize people for this self deception, but rather help expose the pattern so you can release it and grow. This is a common part of the human machine we can grow beyond, but only with the fortitude to look past our comfort zone.
What do I mean by “blame?” I mean attributing the cause of events, circumstances, and even your own actions and thoughts, as originating outside yourself. Sometimes this involves specifically communicating that others are at fault, but mostly it is an insidious internal habit. The habit creates external causes for your life, particularly the aspects you don’t like. This forms the basis of a — dramatic pause — a victim mindset. In stronger forms, I believe this blame habit is the root of many clear victimization perspectives, wherein people attribute much of their life to other people, the system, the unfair world, the evil human parents, and so on. As with the blame habit, no one thinks they have a victim mindset. Both are subtle infections that undermine our lives from the inside out, rather than appear in our internal awareness.
Sometimes it is reasonable to blame others. You’re eating in a restaurant and someone crashes into your legally parked car. A burglar breaks into a locked building and steals something. Even in these cases, beware of subtle hiding of your participation and power — did you park properly, did you secure your valuables reasonably? Even if you are not the cause, be open to learn and alter the circumstance in the future when appropriate.
Continue reading Release Blame and Choose Responsibility
We just added two sleep induction programs to extend the Omega Mind Program. These 40 minute sessions are specifically designed to help you ease off to sleep, while including a mild subliminal support for the Omega Mind Program.
These are entirely optional, but complement the core Omega Mind Program nicely. They can also be used independently if desired, though they do include subliminal affirmations from the Omega program.
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Meditation is Beneficial, but NOT a Rapid Transformation Tool
As the Omega Mind Program reaches many more people, we frequently get questions about “deep meditation.” Does this program help me meditate deeply? Other programs or software claim I’ll get to instant Zen states or have Monk-like meditation. Will I quickly find true bliss in life?
This is a rather rich and complicated question. Since many people have asked, I thought I’d post my thoughts.
Generally, yes, the Omega Mind Program helps you meditate very deeply and provides the guardrails and on-ramp to get there quickly and effectively. However, our goal with this program isn’t deep meditation. We are trying to transform lives and get brains to rewire themselves. Meditation-like states, for us, are ONE of the tools to help get there.
The Monk’s Life
A Zen Monk may ultimately achieve, or rather, drift into, a state of bliss. They master mind states with mentoring, practice and tuned, gentle, mastery of their will, attention, and intention. These monks often have a lifestyle of simplicity, quietude, meditation, and service. They let go of most attachments to the world, to people, to things, and cease grasping at the concepts that swirl through the world around them. From this baseline, they follow a spiritually informed path that often leads to deep contentment and what we might call bliss. As this is their life’s goal, they often do find what can be called bliss.
Now, Switch to Your Life
Continue reading Why Meditate Like a Zen Monk?
What do facts and truth have to do with personal growth?
Many books have been written and dance around this topic. I’ll cover a lot of ground quickly and give you the key points to help you escape what I call the Truth Trap. Give me some time, and put aside your doubts while your reading. Understanding the nature of what is in your head is worth the investment of your time and mind. In the end, keep what you like, discard what you don’t.
Our brains are wired to examine our surroundings, draw conclusions, repeat the decisions that work, and replace those that don’t. Early learning, memorization, experience wit h the world, along with our brain’s tendencies, combine to create the fact-based brain. Our schools impart essential shared “knowledge” that is necessary to function well as a society. In an effort to live socially and standardize, we face correct/incorrect, right/wrong, and true/false perspectives constantly. All of this reinforces a fact-based ecosystem of thought. From this environment and the wiring tendency in our brain, we form the basis of the absolute real world in our head. We learn to treat almost everything in our minds as either facts in principal or quasi-facts that serve the same role in practice. We conversationally attest to uncertainty and openness, but we think and act as though our minds are stuffed with immutable facts.
I’ve had to completely rewire my own brain, as I once believed in facts. In very abbreviated form, I held the philosophical view that knowledge is fully possible, since if even one piece of the universe cannot be known, it leads to a problem that nothing can be truly known. I recognized that in practice, much was unknowable, but placed high value on that which I thought I knew. I believed in principal everything could be logically snapped together, even if the logic would be fuzzy in some areas. This perspective seemed more than reasonable at the time.
Continue reading Truth and Facts – Doorway to Freedom
Abraham Maslow created a widely referenced hierarchy of needs. There is little doubt that satisfying our basic physical and security needs are a precondition to awareness and growth of higher levels. I’m assuming people who read this have already passed through most levels of Maslow’s hierarchy.
You now seek to grow beyond your emotions, inhibitions, and mindsets, upgrading a few personality traits and behaviors along the way. You’d like to achieve a perfect ‘gestalt’ in your internal and material life – such as open, flowing, evolving, compassionate, spiritual presence, and outwardly successful in areas you choose.
Our society has evolved a background of materialism, reductionism, voyeurism, and a host of other facets that work against the realization of these growth goals. I refer to the full expression of this spectrum of goals and traits as an “emergent” person, in the sense that they have emerged from the background noise of their brain and the world. In a different sense, many people are “emergent manifestations” of our world, rather than full actors that have emerged in the first sense. I refer to emergent only in the positive sense, as none of us want to be just an emergent property of the universe.
I characterize growth into four practical stages, plus one:
- Sleeping – embroiled in life, unaware of growth in the terms described here
- Awakening – aware of the possibility, engages a process toward emergence
- Transforming – experiencing obvious shifts and changes in their evolution
- Emergence – Significant ongoing experiences of openness, flow, and so on
- Enlightenment / Divine Consciousness – A fully emergent being and beyond
Continue reading Five stages of personal growth