Researchers at Mindlab International in the U.K. wanted to know what kind of music induces the greatest state of relaxation. The study involved having participants try to solve difficult puzzles — which inherently triggered a certain degree of stress — while connected to sensors. At the same time, participants listened to a range of songs as researchers measured their brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure and rate of breathing.
What they found is that one song, "Weightless", resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants' overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. Interestingly, the song was specifically designed to induce this highly relaxed state. Created by Marconi Union, the musicians teamed up with sound therapists to carefully arrange harmonies, rhythms and bass lines, which in turn slow a listener's heart rate and blood pressure, while also lowering stress hormones like cortisol.
In fact, the music is so effective, that many of the female participants became drowsy--to the point where lead researcher Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson advises against listening to it while driving. But don't take their word for it. Experience it for yourself here.
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Recognizing and Handling Energy Vampires
Have you ever felt exhausted, bored, irritated, stressed, anxious, threatened, overwhelmed or depressed, all at the same time, after just a few moments in the company of a person? He or she may be an energy vampire who can have a bad influence on you. Like movie vampires, these are the negative people who are incapable of generating positive energy. Hence they feed off the energy of others.
"Energy vampires are emotionally immature individuals who have the sense that the whole world revolves around them. They are almost incapable of seeing things from another person's perspective. They often lack empathy, and believe that they must take everything they can get from others and that giving anything will deprive them of essential resources," says Sophie Henshaw, a leading clinical psychologist.
Interact less with such people - Try to interact less with people who have negative thoughts or who are surrounded with negative environment. Not only does the thinking of the people matter but their ambience also leaves an after effect on each person's personality.
Respond, not react - Responding to the energy vampire helps to overcome the stress due to the negative approach to life by the other person. Avoid judgement in favor of allowance.
Do not accuse directly - Directly accusing a hypocrite of not practicing what he preaches is useless, as that will only make them go defensive. Rather try to divert the attention back onto you or someone else.
Keep your cool - Usually such energy vampires are very sensitive to others' anger or disapproval. Even if they irk you a lot, maintain your inner peace.
Affirm your self-worth - You are more than what they make you to be. Ignore energy vampires and spend quality time with people who cheer you up and bring out the best in you.
Just let it go - If you cannot avoid them, take a deep breath and let it go. Don't take their words to heart and let them spoil your day. If you let them leech your energy, they will.
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Language and Time Travel
The language we speak can help us see the future. That's the premise of the alien language in the movie Arrival--and it's a big deal. In Arrival, aliens arrive on Earth to talk to us, unlike typical alien invasion movies. A linguistics professor teaches the aliens English while learning their language. What the professor learns is that speaking the alien language re-shapes her brain to let her see into the future. Fictitious as that science sounds, language might really do that.
First, learning a language makes you smarter. That means your ability to switch focus between tasks, recall memories, and solve problems gets better by learning a language.
Second, time isn't really linear. In fact, according to neuroscientist David Eagleman, time is really just "your assessment of how long something took." George Musser verifies that in Scientific American, writing. "Our minds construct the past, present, and future. Memory researcher Endel Tulving, who called our ability to remember the past and to anticipate the future 'mental time travel.' He cites a 2007 study where participants were asked to remember something from their past and imagine a future scenario under an fMRI scan. The same areas of the brain lit up for both, meaning 'that memory is essential to constructing scenarios for ourselves in the future'."
Third, the language you speak shapes the culture around you. Or, as Discovery News puts it, "Language doesn't determine how you think, but it can determine how you think about things." That means people from different cultures diverge according to "patterns of metaphor" within language. Namely, different cultures emphasize different aspects of experience through the words they choose. Native Americans who speak Inuit and Yupik languages use different words to describe snow depending on its location, texture, movement and other factors. English speakers take the opposite approach, using the word "snow" to describe a myriad of weather conditions, textures, and chemical states.
Combine all of those factors and you've got a way of viewing the world that expands your brain, sees beyond the linear bounds of time, and re-creates your culture, as in Arrival.
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This Quantum Life
by Boyd Martin, Caretaker
Why Do Resolutions Fail?
I'm tempted every year at this time to go on a rant about "New Year's Resolutions", and this year I think it's time to burst the bubble of control many of us believe we have that would make us believe we can "keep" those resolutions made.
One of my beloved mentors was ranting the other day about "Vision Boards". She noticed that every year the boards were pretty much the same--the pictures of the lavish mansion, the perfect body, the epic love affair, the wedding ring... And after eight years, none of her "visions" for the future had come true.
She believes the reason for this is that envisioning a "goal" or a desire is not about the simple exercise of imagination. It's, instead, all about ENERGY. So now, my friend creates an "Energy Board" to remind her of that fact.
All things are possible in this universe. ALL things are possible. This is first premise that must be embraced before any "visioning" can become a reality. We so often, right off the bat, disallow certain possibilities because we've chosen to make it so. "I'm never going to have a lot of money." "I'm always going to be fat." "I'm never going to find that perfect love", etc. etc. Now, all these conclusions are underlying all the desires to the contrary. So when you make a vision board, you immediately collide with the reality of your conclusions. And the visioning becomes wistful daydreaming that overlays what you know to be true about life--these things are just not possible.
These "realities" that you know to be true, are actually arbitrary choices that have been made and reinforced through experience. These "realities" become a point of view about life, and limit what is possible for you, this Infinite Being.
First, it's not about "control". There is no such thing as "controlling your life". We believe we have control because we can make some predictions about what is going to happen based on specific actions we take: I'm controlling my life by getting up every day at 7AM, doing my workout, then driving to work. I'm in control. This is an illusion. What is happening here is that you are simply following along a certain pattern of energy that you chose in the past.
This is an important distinction. You choose a certain energy that then expresses itself as your life. You are not "controlling" anything. You are choosing energies, and what unfolds as a result of those choices is what you think you are controlling.
In a sense, choice could be considered control, but if anything it's the ONLY control you have, and it completely eclipses any abilities you may think you have to "make things happen." This is why there is "failure". Failure is a conflict one has with the energies they've chosen. I failed to be a success at my job because what it would take to succeed at that job goes against all the choices I've made to the contrary.
The beautiful thing about this conundrum is that you have a choice. You can choose your way out of a bad situation, bad feelings, a bad life. The key is to continue to choose what it is you truly desire, and this requires honest assessments. What makes me feel really light, excited, inspired and lifted up? Well, go that way!
"Following The Energy" is an ancient operating mode of shamans. They choose a desired energy they want to have in their life, and then follow it through time by continuing to choose it and doing actions that resonate with that energy. This is powerful because it breaks open newer and greater possibilities that they continue to choose and act within that energy.
Rather than make "resolutions", choose an energy you would really like to have and feel in your life, and then as the possibilities and opportunities present themselves, simply re-choose and act. It's the truest way to actualize any desire, and will ensure you have a fabulous 2017!
To your quantum health,