Friday, July 12, 2013

Mindfulness meditation will not wake you up

Mindfulness meditation will make you perform better.
Consistent practice will make you happier and more relaxed.
The corporate world uses it, bankers, CEOs, the military.
Mindfulness meditation is good for stress reduction and it improves your health.
Fewer days of sick leave, more optimism, better sales results.

mindfulness meditation will not wake you up from your social conditioning.
Mindfulness meditation will not make you question
the mad economic system in which you are living.
Mindfulness meditation will make you accept this system
and adjust to it, like the kids in a rough neighborhood.

The only difference between you and the kids in the rough neighborhood
is that you live in a gated community, in a rough world.
You don't know what is going on.
You don't want to know.
You don't care.
You are searching inside yourself.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The scientific perspective

The heart is just a pump.
The eyes are just small cameras.
The ears are microphones and the mouth is a megaphone.
The mouth is also the place where you fill the fuel.

The brain is a computer and the mind is the software.
Consciousness is just electric and chemical reactions in the neurons.
The nerves are simply electric cables.

Science has explanations for everything.

The universe is just an explosion.
Electrons, protons and neutrons are just forms of energy.
Love is simply a trait that was selected for during mammalian evolution
because it increased the survival of offspring.

A near-death-experience is nothing but a last simultaneous firing
of activating neurons.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mindfulness and success

The brain is like a dog and a dog has to be trained. To get a happy, well adjusted and confident dog who you can take anywhere, you do not need 10 000 hours of practice. An eight weeks course can show measurable results. Contrary to what is generally assumed, it is even possible to teach an old dog new tricks.

Obedience training is obviously important, dogs must know their place, but without a clear goal of what you want to achieve, you will probably not get any positive results, no matter how strict you are.

Study the educated, well adjusted, white middle class and learn from them. They know how to behave themselves. They have good table manners and they know how to arrange their facial muscles in the most appropriate way. They never complain on the global economic order. They thrive in this unjust world. They have learned to surf. This is the ideal you should aim for if you want happiness and success in your life.

The best way to learn about these things is to find a mindfulness coach and start practising. Reading cookbooks will not satisfy your hunger.

Good luck to both you and your brain.