If you are even vaguely familiar with whom I am you may know that over the years I have, at various times, been an acknowledged expert on IBM networking, popes, comets and orgasms. I have also written books on all those topics (as well as about dwarf planets and asteroids). That I was able to master these diverse topics, without undue difficulty, had to do with a technique I started to practice over 40 years ago.
It all has to do with the relationship I have with my brain — rather than anything to do with ‘intelligence’. I do not consider myself an intellect. I have dealt with, worked with and lived with folks that were so much cleverer than I that I know the difference. So this technique is about cleverness. It is about getting the best of the IQ you already have. It is about getting the best from your brain. It is about creating a ONENESS between you and your brain.
About 3 years ago my son, the entrepreneur, suggested that I should document my technique. At that juncture I used to call it “Befriending Your Brain“. It is actually a VERY EASY technique to master and practice (which is why I was so successful with it). You do not have to devote any dedicated time in order to “do it”. It is all done, on-the-fly, in “timeshare” mode — while you do other things, like brushing your teeth, driving to work, ‘relieving yourself’, taking a walk.
Anywho, when I started writing the book — which is now finished — I realized that what I actually have is a meditation technique, a very powerful one at that. Brain Meditation. So let me please give you an initial preview.
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New Year Resolution For 2014 — Ditto As 2013, Not For I, But For YOU. Befriend YOUR Brain And Life Will Be Good.
.by Anura Guruge
I did, for the first time in years, make one though! I am going to, yet again, personally feed birds (no, no, no … the feathered variety). I already started. Bought some birdseed at Lowe’s yesterday. To Teischan’s delight we already have quite a few birds. I used to feed birds, squirrels and chipmunks (and we will not talk about me putting honey out for bears). Kind of got out of the habit. But, I miss having LOTS of birds around. So that is my 2014 New Year resolution.
I think I did OK in 2013. I lost 30 pounds without trying and published 9 books. Of course, I could have done better and I feel that I failed BECAUSE I missed publishing 10! I am 82% done on the next book. I could have tried to get it done but I gave up. I, think, I also had 400,000(+) hits on my 4 main blogs this year. But, above all, I was happy, invariably had a grin on my face and enjoyed every day of the year. Thank you, brain. You are a good friend.
But, IF you didn’t befriend YOUR brain last year,
do it this year.
Life will never be the same again for YOU.
Life is so much better when your brain is on your side.
I will confess that I din’t pay as much attention to my brain in 2013 as I normally do. I was aware of that. Yes, there was some complacency, but my brain knew that. It was a kind of truce. We have been friends for so long that it cuts me slack on occasion — and 2013 was one of those. It knew I was busy. Funny that. It knows everything about me. Yes, I worked it overtime in 2013. But, we are OK.
Now it is YOUR turn. Screw Facebook (though I am Facebook shareholder, but not a subscriber). Talk to your brain. Ask your brain how it is doing?
Happy New Year.
Enjoy Having Your Brain As A Friend — Your Best Friend.
.by Anura Guruge
Of course there is a reason. There is (and has always been) a method to my madness.
I just want ‘first use right’ if this ever, ever came up (not that it really can because among other things book titles cannot be copyrighted!)
I did a Google & BING search just to be sure.
Beauty of today’s blogging. A WordPress post which is timestamped and preserved (forever by WordPress) is such a wonderful and totally free way to establish a claim.
With luck all will become clear soon.
In the meantime try out the word. It really does roll off your tongue. Yes, ‘today’ (actually yesterday since it is now 1 am), it having been Deanna’s birthday, we went for a long walk on Old Orchard Beach, ME. This word came to my head while I was walking. The joys of befriending your brain.
I Am Done With Popes! The ‘Next Pope’ Was My Gig And We Have The Next Pope. Moving On. Signed Off From Papal Blogs.
.by Anura Guruge
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The popes were never going to be my life’s work. Plus, even with all I did on popes over the last 8 years, my legacy, per the indelible trail on the Web, will be ‘SNA‘! That is OK. If not for SNA I could not have done the popes.
With luck, I hope to master at least one other field before I die. Right now my sights are on ‘Near Earth Objects‘ (NEOs). There is so much happening out there. Actually I have been working on NEOs for the last 16 months. I have two books, both 90(+)% complete. Very unlike me. I usually finish books. So, I have to finish one of these. Otherwise it would be 16 months of writing, mainly during my 3rd shift, down the drain. IF I manage to get at least one of them out, it will be my second book on astronomy.
My son is very anxious that I write a book on ‘befriending the brain‘. I need to do that. I also need to write a book that has his name on the title. He, rightly, claims that that is his due since Teischan and Devanee both have books with their names in the title. I also better do one of Danielle, my oldest — though, she, all her life, has been the least demanding.
Deanna wants me to write on what I am now thinking as the ‘Bacchus Way Of Life Per Anura‘ — the virtues of a glass or red wine and an orgasm a day. Other than for his looks, I have always, since I was a teenager, identified with Bacchus. There are terms that are used to describe him, which are so me: ‘ritual madness and ecstasy‘ & ‘from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner‘. There is another, that is so me, but I can’t mention it here because Deanna will say it is not appropriate. To be fair, I have been saying that I was going to write this book for over 6 years. So that is on the list.
I really feel that I need to rationalize Buddhism to the world! There are so many misrepresentations. So now that I tackled the popes, Buddhism seems like a logical thing to turn to — especially given that I was once steeped in it, whereas I really have no real background with Catholicism.
So that is the plan. But, it can all change. I no better than to have plans. Most of my plans unravel.
All I know is that as of today, Pope Francis day one, after having done 4 or 5 posts earlier in the day, to keep them honest, I am done with popes — at least for 2013. There is, however, one caveat. If there is another sede vacante in 2013, i.e., the need for a third pope in the year, I am sure to jump in with both feet because I will find it impossible to stay away.
.by Anura Guruge
Two Related posts from the Sandwich Fair:
>> Sandwich Fair, NH, October 6, 2012: We Went … — Oct. 6, 2012.
>> Sandwich Fair, NH, October 6, 2012: Some Pictures — Oct. 6, 2012.
We got to see him at Sandwich Fair last October and were extremely impressed. Breathtaking show, extremely nice guy. He even put up with me on the stage, without once trying to run me through with his sword — as most others would have been tempted to do. There is even a comment on him on this blog.
Deanna, through his Facebook page, found out about this new venture. Looks very interesting. I am intrigued. Deanna, as ever, will keep me posted.
Once he is up and flying I might have to talk to him about some of my ‘befriending your brain‘ stuff. There is a connection. You can never aspire to be remarkable unless you have at least 70% cooperation from your brain.