September 24th, 2009
Yesterday I had one of those moments in life that you know is a once in a life time opportunity. The Dalai Lama spoke in Memphis after receiving the International Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. I was blessed to be one of 1200 to hear him speak and was only about 12 rows back so I could actually see him clearly!
His message was about compassion – for ourselves, for others and for people who think differently from us. What impact would there be if we each adopted a mindset of compassion? Read more »
September 16th, 2009
A recent comment asked about the impact of mindset with individual health… it is huge! And that got me thinking that this post should address that topic.
And as synchronicity would have it, I ended up discovering an article yesterday in Wired Magazine about impact of placebo on drug research. (See Articles link under Pages on this blogs home page to access the article.) Let’s explore placebo, mindset and impact in your life. Read more »
September 10th, 2009
In this post, let’s return to the acronym of Mindset…
In the July 22 post, I shared my game of creating acronyms for words, specifically the word Mindset for this blog. In the August 19 post, I shared my view that Mindset is Made Up. To continue the process:
My acronym for Mindset:
M = Made Up
I = Individual
N = New
D = Different
S = Shift
E = Evolve
T = Truth
Our personal Mindset is Made Up from our Individual experiences and by accepting information. To have a New Mindset, you have to be willing to think and explore Different perceptions which creates a Shift in your Mindset and allows you to Evolve to a new level of Truth for yourself.
Mindset is Individual… Read more »
September 2nd, 2009
The health care debate has been and will continue to be an ongoing debate with passion fueling the opposing sides. The passion comes from belief or mindset.
A recent news article stated, “People get deeply attached to their beliefs,” says Steve Hoffman, a visiting professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo. “We form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in our personal identity and sense of morality, irrespective of the facts of the matter.”
The article goes on to say that even when a logical explanation is presented, an individual with an opposing belief will discount the logic completely in order to maintain the ‘truth’ of their belief. Read more »