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Unsolicited Validation Of ‘Brain Meditation’ By An ER Physician Assistant (Certified).

by Anura Guruge


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From page 61 of my 2016 “Quick Guide to Brain Meditation”. Click on image below for more details on book.


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As you may have read, here & here, I busted my knee, well & truly, last Thursday morning, when I fell awkwardly while shoveling snow. There was an almighty crack. Left knee was at a funny angle and there were things pointing out from it. I couldn’t get up. Finally hobbled into the house. Knee was in bad shape. Managed to pull on a knee brace onto it and that made a big difference. I could at least now drag the leg along.

Made it to the ER at ‘Frisbie Memorial Hospital’ in Rochester (NH) by noon — about 90-minutes after I had done the damage. I was in some pain, but I was doing OK. I hadn’t taken any pain medication and declined the first batch that was offered to I.

Once I was horizontal on the ER bed most of the pain, if not all of it, went away. I could just lie there with no pain to talk about. That is par for the course for I. {Sorry!}

They did a X-ray and a contrast CT Scan (which required the insertion of 2 IVs, the 1st apparently not large enough for the contrast dye they wanted to pump into I).

They diagnosed that I had completely ruptured (i.e., seperated) my Quadriceps Tendon.

I needed surgery, to reattach it, within 10-days. (Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow.)

They gave me some acetaminophen (Tylenol) about 2-hours into my stay and a shot of morphine before I left.


But, as I was being discharged the female Physician Assistant (Certified) (PA-C), from Maine, who had taken care of me throughout my 4.25 hour stay came to check up on me.

After going through all the formalities, she said: “So, what is your secret? Mind-over-matter? This is fairly serious injury and you coped with it like it was not too bad“.

BINGO!

I told her about my ‘Brain Meditation’.

If you look at the top picture I had spelled all of that out, as a ‘Reward’, 3-years earlier.

So, here was proof.

Ability to: module pain, coping with lifestyle change and continued serenity.

‘Brain Meditation’, as I spell it out here, has served me well over the first 6-days. I am basically pain-free. Just taking 2 Aleves a day — and that is mainly as a precaution.

The Physician Assistant’s was going to check out my book. As she said, it certainly seemed to be working.


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Opinion In ‘Quora’ On How To Increase Your IQ Fairly Consistent With My Beliefs.

by Anura Guruge


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I have some fairly strong views on intelligence, IQ and IQ Tests — which I have spelled out in my two “Brain Meditation” books. I think we are all born with a maximum potential IQ rating that we can never exceed whatever we do, how hard we try. That said, I am know that most of us do not even get within spitting distance of that Max. I reckon that in the majority of instances our brains, at best, are working 30% to 35% BELOW that Max. But, the good news is that we can work on trying to improve on that number — i.e., go higher up in terms of brain utilization, and hence ‘IQ’ rating.

I know that you can learn, train and practice to be better at IQ tests. Anything that regularly stimulates brain chemicals, in a good way, such as just plain thinking and meditation, also helps, indubitably.

Hence, why I could relate to this Quora post and even bothered to bring it to your attention. The last 4 items listed are all to do with THINKING. The ‘imagine’ admonition is a variant of what I urge in terms of ‘virtualization‘ in my ‘Brain Meditation‘ program. So, check it out. You have nothing to lose.


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Republished “Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” eBook With “Draft2Digital” For iBooks, B&N etc.

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I had never heard of “Draft2Digital” until a few weeks ago when I came across them in a CreateSpace forum. I had a quick look and I was impressed.

They are INCREDIBLY flexible and appeared to cover all the bases. Lulu and others offer similar capabilities BUT Lulu (who I used to publish with many years ago) has become a pain to use/

My MAIN INCENTIVE was that they would publish my eBooks on Apple, as iBooks. I have never had that exposure.

As some of you know I have been a diehard Amazon, Kindle (KDP) and CreateSpace fan when it came to publishing my books. While a Kindle eBook can be read on any Apple device I knew that not having my eBooks as iBooks was a ‘limitation’. So, that Draft2Digital’s biggest pull — plus that I didn’t have to jump through any hoops in terms of reformatting my eBooks. The Word document I used with Kindle would work — AND DID WORK!

Draft2Digital is EXTREMELY SLICK. Wow.

It took me a TOTAL of 12-minutes to create an account (from scratch, with passwords etc.), set-up payments (PayPal) and TAX INFORMATION AND publish the first book!

12-minutes.

Yes, I had all the files, book descriptions etc. from doing it on Kindle. So all of that was just copy-and-paste.

No fees or up-front payments. They take 15% commission (or thereabouts) and I am cool with that.

My problem is that most of my eBooks are still subject to KDP Select — which means Amazon has exclusive rights to them, ALBEIT on 3-month rolling windows. So, a couple of weeks ago I went ahead and cancelled all the KDP select rollovers. But, right now I only have this book (I published) and the Pope John XXII book that are OUT of KDP Select. I will publish all of them as they come off KDP Select but that will take me into January 2018.


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Visually Intelligent — A Visual IQ Test For What It Is Worth.

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Anura Guruge visual IQ test

Click image to access the Quiz at the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’.


I happened to see it in today’s U.K. “Daily Mail”.

They, as is their wont, had hyped it up and claimed: ‘those who pass have an incredible ability to analyse and calculate what they see‘. That intrigued me. I think of myself as being fairly decent at being able to analyse what I see.

So, I took the test. I found it trivial, with hardly a need to dally at any of the questions. I was able to breeze through and I knew I was getting each one right! Just knew. Pretty obvious. So, I was not surprised to be told I got them all right.

Not sure what it proves. It seemed too simple. But, I am sharing with you just in case you too might be slightly curious (always bearing in mind that that is supposed to be what killed the infamous cat).


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‘Quick & Easy Meditation’ — With Anura Guruge In Wolfeboro, NH, Starting May 2017.

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Yes, it is part of the WolfeboroGovernor Wentworth Adult Education program for Spring 2017.

Second meditation class I have taught for them — having taught ‘Brain Meditation‘ last October.

It is on four consecutive Mondays, starting May 1, 2017 — at 7pm.

There is still space if you want to sign-up.


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Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Spring — I Am Slated To Teach 4 Classes.

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This, IF anybody signs up for any of these classes (which is always a BIG ‘IF’), will be my 3rd round with them — I having started a year ago, Spring 2016.

Offering my “Web design” class (#7 in the program above) for the 3rd time. Not sure whether it will fly this time around. At least 19 people have attended the last two classes and that might be it for interest.

I split the “Brain Meditation” class I taught in October into two NEW classes: “Thinking: For The Sheer Fun Of It” (#1) and “Quick & Easy Meditation” (#3). Realized that folks want to learn about traditional meditation too. So that is what the new class will do: cover both conventional and brain meditation. The “Thinking” class, as the title states, is all about having FUN. I would LIKE that class to run BUT I am not holding my breath. Might be too cerebral. [Disclosure: I asked for it to be #1! What can I say.]

Publish Your Own Book For Free” (#13) is new. I have done it before, albeit at the Alton Library. Not sure IF anybody will sign up for it. C’est la vie.

Definitely NOT expecting all 4 classes to run. If they do, I will be teaching 4 nights, Monday – Thursday, the first week in April. ‘They’ were worried about that given my age. They, probably quite rightly, think that that might be too much for I. 


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Humdinger Of An IQ Test — Try It IF You Want To Feel Humbled.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access this 40 question IQ Test at “IQ Research”.


This, if it is truly bona fide, is AN IQ Test!

Wow.

I am a veteran of IQ tests and must have done close to a hundred in my days. I recounted in my first “Brain Meditation” book (last years) how IBM made me take 3 IQ Tests, when I was 19, one at 10pm at night and then gave me an unconditional job offer — good for ‘life’. I include that snippet below, BUT I assume you all read it in the book. Right? {SMILE}

This is good — assuming it is NOT bogus.

It starts of EASY PEASY and lulls you into a sense of complacency. Then BANG.

I found this on MarketWatch this morning.

I did the test, this morning, on my pad, while doing my ablutions in the bathroom! I was also in a hurry since I needed to start shoveling. I didn’t go for the complete result profile. Didn’t have time. But, it did say that my results were above average. That might not mean much and with all due modesty “I damn well hope I am still above average”.

But, try it. Forget the score …

Do it just to see the questions, no numbers.

All symbols, all 40 of them.

Enjoy.


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From my first “Brain Meditation” book. Click to ENLARGE. Use link above to access book at Amazon.


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