Jul 27, 2013

All of us have access to a higher form of intelligence, one that can allow us to see more of the world, to anticipate trends, to respond with speed and accuracy to any circumstance.This intelligence is cultivated by deeply immersing ourselves in a field of study and staying true to our inclination, no matter how unconventional our approach might seem to others. Through such intense immersion over many years we come to internalize and gain an intuitive feel for the complicated components of our field. When we fuse this intuitive feel with rational process, we expand our minds to the outer limits of our potential and are able to see into the secret core of life itself. We then come to have powers that approximate the instinctive force and speed of animals, but with the added reach that our human consciousness brings us. This power iswhat our brains were designed to attain, and we will be naturally led to this type of intelligence if we follow our inclinations to their ultimate ends.  
(Robert Greene)

Jul 19, 2013

Living in constant fear can kill you

I know many wealthy men who constantly live in fear of losing their profits. Even their blood pressure seems to rise and fall with the rise and fall of shares in the stock market. They fear taxes; they fear raids; they fear falling interest rates. It is not just money that makes a man rich. He who gives is richer than he who hoards his wealth, for the hoarder is under psychological pressure- constantly worried about losing what he has. Such a man is impoverished-regardless of how much he has.
When you give, you are alive. You experience an overflowing sense of abundance and joy.

( By J P Vaswani)

Jul 17, 2013

Sad Music evokes positive emotions

People like listening to sad music because it actually evokes positive emotions, according to a new study. Japanese researchers asked 44 volunteers, including both musicians and non-specialists, to listen to two pieces of sad music and one piece of happy music.
Each participant was required to use a set of keywords to rate both their perception of the music and their own emotional state. 
The sad pieces of music included Glinka's " La Separation" in F minor and Blumenfeld's Etude "Sur Mer" in G minor. The happy music piece was Granados's Allegro de Concierto in G major. To control for the "happy" effect of major key, they also played the minor-key pieces in major key, and vice versa.
The researchers said that sad music evoked contradictory emotions as participants felt sad music to be more tragic, less romantic, and less blithe than they felt.

( Source Times of India)

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