How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada

How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada
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Today we are seeing groups of young people being used by power and political ideas as an ends to a means.

Books like the Hand Maiden’s Tale tries convincingly to warm us to its dangers.

Question authority that attempts to soft sell you a better life.

What are the motives of a right Christian conservative political democracy that manipulated others in a western society?

Why are leftists rationalists being political in the University in countries like Canada?

With the US shutting out Russia and China and other complicated issues, the world stage is becoming more reactionary.

The complexity of the world needs better leaders than the reactionary.

But fundamentally we need to whittle our hijacking religious groups from creating havoc in Western Society politics.

More separation of religion from democracy.

Better education and separation of political manipulation of students.

Better education for everyone.

Teacher Vs. Student: The Way

In the east, there is a mystical presence felt by those in the west. In this dialogue, the teacher shows the student how to find the power in breathing for compassion, simplicity and patience.

Teacher: You must breathe in your belly to calm your body. Or into your chest to warm yourself and accept your pain.

Student: how do I find balance, when do I breathe one way or the other?

T: Just breathe and ask me again when you know the answer.

Student: Will I ever know?

Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn | CBC News

University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond’s new statistics on teen vaping in Canada over the last six months were so troubling he presented his data to Health Canada instead of waiting to publish it in a scientific journal.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-youth-teenage-vaping-smoking-hammond-1.4937593

Parents beware, decide to play, how to engage my kid about stopping their smoking habit.

Does Being Mindful Mean I Loose My Reading Glasses Less Often?

Yes, among other traits, my teacher says traits that improve while doing mindfulness are all about being, “the non-forgetfulness of the mind with regard to a familiar object, its function is non-distraction.”

To be mindful means to return and recall.

I use mindfulness to return whatever I have chosen to concentrate upon, a body scan, my breath, thoughts, and emotion.

I believe I am cultivating calmness, stillness, or inner peace.

At first blush, mindfulness requires a lot of effort.

Then it becomes effortless.

Lastly, it becomes who I am or who I may be.

I will decide to be undistracted by practicing my mindfulness exercise or practice.

Instead of becoming frenzied and obsessed about finding the lost object of my desire, I can now make a ‘room scan’ exercise out of it and practice being mindful:  release, relax, and return to practice.

If my room scan exercise happens to produce my hearts desire or the reading glasses, that will be one of the many outcomes-along with inner peace.

However, if I don’t find my reading glasses, I am much more willing to let go of the search and make a calmer decision about my lost reading glasses.

Mindfulness may not give me my reading glasses on every attempt but ‘inner peace’ is always my most appreciated outcome.

At the beginning, middle and end of each practice, I try to express my intentions.

I am praying for a useful session of mindfulness.

I am grateful for my mindfulness session regardless of the outcome.

I hope my session will be good for myself, my family and friends, community, and ripple out into the universe.

Why’s

Bored stiff, student learning to decide how to behave when bored.

Aversion needs to be manageable,

Whatever the anger, breaking it into smaller pieces until you can accept the feeling without doing harm.

Whenever a craving results in harm, break it down until you can accept the feeling without doing more harm.

Practice dealing with aversion until all aversion is manageable.

Then start with whatever topic brings up desire, breaking it into smaller pieces until you can accept the feeling of desire without doing harm.

Whenever a desire results in harm, break it down until you can accept the feeling without doing more harm.

Practice dealing with desire until all desire is manageable.

This practice is easier said than done, it requires a lifetime commitment.

I am a lifetime student of aversion and desire.

Universal Peace and Happiness

The Dalai Lama said, the ultimate source of peace is n the mind-which, far more than our circumstances, determines our happiness.

CBCT or Cognitively Based Compassion Training is the next big tool for teaching the trait of loving kindness.

Accordingly, the person learning to be more compassionate is the first to benefit.

So, even if you don’t love the world today,

even if you don’t love your enemy today,

You can learn to love yourself using CBCT.

Another words, you will be a source of peace and happiness in everyone’s life.

Do you want to try CBTC or learn how to be more peaceful and happy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassion-focused_therapy?wprov=sfti1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mett%C4%81?wprov=sfti1

https://mindfulnessexercises.com/lovingkindness/

https://youtu.be/KIEcztQuyE8

Grasping The Truth

Feeling the whole,

Sensing it with all my being,

Calibrating the life experience with closure, opulence and pregnancy.

The accumulation of the qualitative and quantitative information bits.

Struggling to remain human during this process.

Asking and receiving, giving and being helpful and learning a thing or two.

Making mistakes, doing wrong and trying to make up for it.

There is always some good, bad and ugly.

Life is like that.