Mythology – The Forgotten Language of the Soul

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Centuries before the advent of radio, television, computers, and other means of modern entertainment, recited stories sufficed for an escape from daily life in order to delve into another world. Mythology served this purpose well and continues on in its role in modern times as entertainment. While there are other forms of telling a story in the current day, mythology can at times appear to be the forgotten language of the soul.

Like some of today’s art and film, mythology can be just as abstract if not more so in that respect. In fact, mythology can be thought of like dreams, as strange or crazy dreams really make no sense to the untrained mind. Dreams are a culmination of thoughts in both the conscious and unconscious minds melding to form the nocturnal imagery that induces feelings of euphoria or releases one’s worst thoughts and fears. To some, this may be thought of as the soul speaking to and heralding one’s awareness of inner thoughts and moral beliefs.

The Force Is Within You

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Resilient models of thinking may not have prevented today’s economic disasters, but I can’t help but wonder if the Big Three automakers would  be solvent today if they had implemented  new models of thinking.

- Do you know how you think?
- Do you know what you do when you have to think something through?

Try this exercise:
Take a few minutes  to write what you are thinking. When you are done, take a look at what you have written. Keep the following questions in mind:

- Is your thinking organized? Methodical?
- Do you use a charting or mapping process to keep track of the flow of your ideas?
- How do you know where one stage or type of thinking ends and another one begins?

Stroke of Insight – A Story of Recovery And Awareness

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened – as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding – she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story of recovery and awareness – of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Watch the video here
(Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:44.)