Archive for March, 2009

Monkey Mind

Here is an excellent little primer on meditating, from Daily Om.

Quiet Please!
Taming Monkey Mind In Meditation

It’s been called the monkey mind – the endless chattering in your head as you jump in your mind from thought to thought while you daydream, analyze your relationships, or worry over the future. Eventually, you start to feel like your thoughts are spinning in circles and you’re left totally confused.

One way to tame this wild creature in your head is through meditation – although the paradox is that when you clear your mind for meditation you actually invite the monkey in your mind to play. This is when you are given the opportunity to tame this mental beast by moving beyond thought – to become aware of a thought rather than thinking a thought. The difference is subtle, but significant. When you are aware of your thoughts, you can let your thoughts rise and float away without letting them pull you in different directions. Being able to concentrate is one of the tools that allows you to slow down your thought process and focus on observing your thoughts.

To develop your concentration, you may want to start by focusing on the breath while you meditate. Whenever your monkey mind starts acting up… [the rest, here]


The List of Unusual Deaths

Alas, a list of unusual deaths – unique or extremely rare circumstances – recorded throughout history. The list also includes less rare, but still unusual, deaths of prominent people.

My question is: Does an unusual death tend to cause an unusual rebirth? Some people believe that the next incarnation will sometimes reflect the circumstances of the reborn’s previous experience in death – oftentimes physically – as in Dr. Ian Stephenson’s work with people who have been born with unusual markings. Click here for an article with photographs regarding this research.


How To Hypnotize Someone

In Past Life Regression a person is often hypnotized. Have you wondered as much as I have what exactly hypnotism is and how hypnotists do it?

How to Hypnotize Someone – Develop Your Ability (Props to The Mentalist for this one)

When you learn how to hypnotize someone, it is not just a skill that can be used to impress your friends, but it can help you achieve more success, become more wealthy, win arguments every time, and even quit smoking or lose weight.

While the ability to use untapped powers of the mind have been around for centuries, until now the skill was a well kept secret among a tight circle of expert hypnotists. Recently though, some of the greatest hypnotists have taken their abilities a step further and created programs that allow you to learn how to hypnotize someone….[the rest, here]

Here’s more from these folks on Hypnotism…

7 Killer Tips To Hypnotize Someone Instantly

One obstacle that many people face when attempting to hypnotize others is the relatively short attention spans of most human beings. For this reason it is often best to hypnotize someone instantly before they are distracted from concentrating on you or move their thoughts along to other issues at hand. Traditional induction methods such as bright objects, progressive relaxation, and the hypnosis spiral take entirely too much time in these settings and are completely impractical if covert hypnotism is your goal.

1) Use the handshake induction method. By disarming and charming your subject during that first brief encounter you have the opportunity to ever so briefly make your mark and place your subject in that trancelike state in which suggestions are best known to hit their marks. This is one way in which you can hypnotize someone instantly without anyone else being at all the wiser.

(For the remaining 6 tips, click here.)


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