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Mind Control Exercises to Improve Memory and Stay Awake

Mastery over your mind could yield you unparalleled control over your life. When you learn how to control your senses and attain skills that allow you a fuller life, you are able to optimize on time. Small techniques that help you learn how to improve memory or how to stay awake when you want to can help better your life manifold. You can also learn how to be more solution oriented, how to let go of fears and phobias, train yourself to have a greater attention span or remain calm in the midst of frightening or stressful situations. Literally, everything is possible if you open yourself up to teachings of the Silva Method that allow you to control your mind.

The Three Fingers Technique for Improving Memory

Memory is based on impact, the more associations you are able to make with an event; the better you will remember it. Some ways of improving memory taught by the Silva Method are the dream recall or the method of Loci. The three finger technique is based on the premise that when the first two fingers of the hand and the thumb are put together it triggers a mental response, programmed by you. This response takes your consciousness to a deeper level, i.e. to a level called the alpha brainwave state. At this state, the mind is impressionable and open to your programming. Thus, when directed to remember, the mind will focus on specific information and be more prone to memorizing it effectively. Using the three fingers command, you can program your brain to focus attention on just about anything including tapping into the right brain solution – oriented creativity that is mostly shunned by the logic of your left brain.

The Five Step Way of Staying Awake

Our mind easily shifts to a sleep inducing state when there is lack of stimuli. Thus during a boring lecture, a long drive or any monotonous activity, we tend to start feeling sleepy and miss out on important information. The Silva Method has conducted extensive research on the sleep cycles, triggers and the ways of staying awake. With the help of such teachings you can control your sleep cycles in a manner that allows for you to induce sleep, wake up without alarms and stay awake when required. The benefits of such a control are manifold. For the purpose of staying awake, the Silva Method can teach you the 5 steps technique. This involves entering the alpha brainwave state and acknowledging the problem of feeling drowsy, then setting a goal of inducing a state of being awake. The next step is to count to 5 and command your mind to become fully aware of its surroundings gradually. The goal then needs to be reinforced by assuring yourself that you are now awake.

When you learn to control your mind by using such simple techniques, you are able to fully utilize your own body and mind and realise the true potential of your own resources.

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How to Maintain Positive Energy around You through Guided Meditation

People often mistake positive thinking for wishful thinking. Positive thinking is not losing touch with reality; it is merely a change of perspective. Through the Silva Method you can learn how to change your negative emotions, expectations, worries and anxiety and induce positive energy in and around you. Negative energy has been known to cause health problems, mental problems and mess up relationships and careers. Usually when you are surrounded by such energy it paralyzes you and you are unable to see that enabling positive energy is a choice you can make.

How Positive Energy can empower you

With methodologies and techniques such as visualization, guided meditation, the three fingers technique and others taught by the Silva Method you can tune into the positive energy to help change your life.

De-stress: Being stressed seems inevitable for people today. You must first understand that being happy is a choice you can make. When you channel your brainwaves ina manner such that they are at the alpha level, you can induce a calm and serene state which will help you focus and prioritize and also improve your reactions.

Clarity of Thought: As you learn to visualize and are able to see yourself free, happy and stable, you begin to be able to see paths that ultimately lead to such a goal. A single minded desire begins to envelop you and you are able to see the steps you need to take to get to your dream life clearly.

Take Responsibility, Take Control: Once you begin surrounding yourself with positive energy and are able to induce peace in your mind, you begin to trust yourself more and make better choices. Using the Silva Method, you can begin to do so.

Let Guided Meditation Guide you

Not only will guided meditation lead to more positive energy, practiced regularly it can rejuvenate, refresh you and help you focus, be creative and improve memory and concentration as well. When you eliminate the voice of the outside world and discover what you truly desire, it can do wonders to change your life. You can focus on a path to self-actualization. It is about attaining peace and quiet for the body, mind and soul. It can be a difficult process in the beginning, which is why a lot of people give up after trying for a few times. But professional guides and Chakra meditation CDs and DVDs from the Silva method can help you drown out the outside world and tap into your inner being.

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Improve your Self-Confidence to attract Success

Everyone feels stuck at times, but the chance of success only slips away when you believe it has. You are stuck in a rut only if your attitude is that of a person who has accepted defeat. For as long as you hold the belief that there is a way out, you can never feel helpless. Such belief is the result of a winning attitude. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. It only happens when you start thinking of yourself as unworthy and undeserving. When you think positive thoughts and learn how to have self confidence, you activate the law of attraction that leads to inevitable success.

The Law of Attraction

The Silva Method can open your eyes to the simple yet profound truth that everything is energy. All your emotions, feelings, thoughts and actions when broken down to their basics are just pure energy. Think of the energy you must emit when you think or act, this forms your energy shield. This shield attracts things to it. You cannot control this shield, it just is. By its very nature, it attracts energy vibrations of the same nature. Thus, you can only control the vibrations you send out not the ones you attract.

Through techniques like visualization and reprogramming you can command your mind to emit energy vibrations of a positive nature. For e.g., if you truly want something then visualize the end result and how it will change your life. Think of your dream house and let the positive feelings of owning it wash over you. This will send out positive energy which attracts success and improves your self confidence. Your desire should be so complete that the small failures should not be roadblocks. The Silva Method can teach you to master goal setting and reprogram such energy.

Master your Mind

Self confidence has more to do with the image you have of yourself, not the perception of others. When you have low confidence it is an indication that your inner voice is giving you skewed signals. With the Silva Method you can attune yourself to this inner voice and change it so that it emits positive energy which increases your self confidence levels. This is especially easy when you are meditating but it can also be done by affirmations in the alpha brainwave state. When you affirm self love to yourself with positive emotion it goes a long way in enhancing your self confidence which ultimately attracts success.

It is all in the mind, it is all perception. You just need to tap into your own inner self and develop the confidence which allows you to emit positive energy and attract positive outcomes.

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Tapping into the Power of your Mind for Personal Growth and Pain Management

When we hear the words ‘holistic health practices’ or ‘natural healing’, we begin to conjure up images of balanced diets, yoga, reiki, ayurveda and acupuncture for healing. But the concept of personal growth stemming from such practices seldom crosses our mind. The popular culture of taking prescription drugs for mental problems still abides, but more and more people are discovering the disadvantages of adding more chemicals to an imbalanced mind and body. The nexus of body, mind and spirit can be tapped into to unleash one’s own healing and pain management powers by fairly simple techniques such as:

Talk Therapy: Is it uncommon for you to discuss your problems with like minded people and seek other perspectives? No, everyone indulges in such practices of social contact and it helps in unburdening yourself too. Then do not allow for the stigma of traditional psychoanalytic psychotherapy bog you down and seek the professional opinions of holistic mental health practitioners on your approach to your problems. It will help you remain well balanced.

Diet and Nutrition Counseling: Mainstream mental health practitioners understand that biochemistry plays a major role in stunting mental health and thus they try to address the intake of toxicity by drug therapy. A holistic approach which allows for dietary and lifestyle changes can help you heal without the ugly side effects.

A holistic approach recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit and therefore targets all these arenas to allow for holistic healing and personal growth. Often we do not realize that we are the ones setting up our own roadblocks to personal growth and pain management by exposing ourselves to toxic environments, not testing for food allergies or sensitivities, imbalanced dietary practices or not giving ourselves time for spiritual involvement.

A Holistic Approach to Pain management

Holistic mental health practitioners recognize that pain is just information. It is the flaring up of your defense mechanism and a learning experience. It does not need to be attacked and subdued; you can take a different approach to cure yourself that allows for enhanced body mind relationships too.

The Gate Control Theory: This theory is the basis for Silva Method’s pain management techniques. It suggests that the neurotransmitters that relay pain to the brain pass through the spinal chord. The spinal chord then deems this information important or unnecessary and based on the need of the hour acts as a gate. It either lets the information pass or prevents it from being relayed. Thus, athletes or soldiers are able to ignore their pain for higher goals. This means that if one could train oneself to shift focus to higher aspirations, pain could be done away with.

The Glove Anesthesia Method: Based on the above theory, this powerful technique is a mental painkiller. It involves mentally placing your hand in an imaginary container of ice water to numb it. As you learn to master this technique you will be able to shift this anesthesia to different parts of your body and eliminate painful sensations altogether by focusing on something positive instead.

When you approach your personal growth and pain management goals in such a holistic manner, you become closer to optimizing on your own self, as nature intended for you to do.

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Stimulate Your Natural Healing Capabilities

It is a well known fact that the interconnectedness of the mind and the body effect your healing. Doctors too prescribe simulating positive emotions to recuperate from illnesses. It really is all in the mind. Look around you, the people who are prone to catching illnesses are also the most stressed or unhappy individuals. Your body has natural healing capabilities that can be tapped using a few simple techniques which are part of holistic healing practices. With the help of holistic health practitioners you can also control the flow of the energy in your body by healing touch techniques to rid yourself of fatigue, illnesses, stress or trauma.

Natural Healing Techniques

Holistic healing techniques keep you healthy mentally, physically and spiritually to ensure that you optimize on your body and mind and attain happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction like never before. Awaken your healing self with these techniques which are also part of the Silva Method.

Function at the Alpha and Theta levels: Our everyday living state can be described as the Beta brainwave level. Although this state is normal and healthy, we unknowingly function at a high Beta state which is caused by stress, worry or fear. When you train yourself to operate at a slower Alpha or even Theta state you are more conducive to healing.

Hone your Healing Imagery: When you are able to visualize yourself as happy and healthy, it is like sending out an invitation to your healing capabilities to work toward that stage. Do not indulge yourself in comprehensively figuring out a worrisome recuperating plan, instead just imagine the life that you aspire to have when you are healed. That image alone can empower your mind to heal the body.

The D-B-E Process: To attain mastery over these healing capabilities you should be able to tap into your subconscious and rebuild your DBE process. DBE stands for Desire, Belief and Expectancy. Simply put it is about building a desire for healing and expecting it.

Healing Touch Techniques: Your body is dependant on a balance of energy to regulate its well being. A disruption in such flow or a hindrance causes illnesses and trauma. Trained professional healers who use methods like Reiki, acupressure, massage, sight or magnets to heal can help you clear these blockages which are not letting you live your life to the fullest. These touch techniques can cure pain, illnesses, allergies, injuries and help you relax and focus on the positives in life.

You are your own best resource, just seek some guidance that can help you optimize on your own capabilities.

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Believe in Fun… Funny One-Liners for Some People I Know

I read theses one-liners and instantly thought of these people. Have fun!


A bank is a place that will lend you money, only if you can prove that you don’t need it.


You mean you fought your way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian?


God must really love stupid people. He made so many of them.


The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some great ideas!


I always take life with a pinch of salt, …plus a slice of lemon, …and a shot of tequila.


I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.


He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.


When in doubt, mumble.


You’re never too old to learn something stupid.


A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

And finally, here are two for ALL of us:

Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you’re an asshole.

Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.

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Steve Jobs Will Live On…

iPod, iPhone, iPad… iConic!!!

Here are some things that Steve Jobs said that motivate me, make me think and make be believe…

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs at Stanford commencement speech, 2005steve_jobs

I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek, 1998

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs, Wall Street Journal, 1993

I Admire You, Steve Jobs!

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Easy Meditation Techniques for Amateurs

Did someone tell you that it was an alternative form of healing? Although this is not totally incorrect, meditation is slowly becoming mainstream as the concept of energy healing is gaining popularity. More and more people are turning towards meditation for holistic healing. Even therapists and doctors recommend meditation to overcome everyday stress and lead a balanced lifestyle.

What is meditation?

It is imperative that you understand the precise meaning of meditation, prior to undertaking it. Meditation does not transport you to a hypnotic state. While meditating, you will remain completely aware of your surroundings, at the same time, relax your body and calm your mind. In fact, you will feel in complete control of yourself while you are meditating since your mind flushes out all negative thoughts and feelings and concentrates on your breath. You need not worry about not being able to return from the state of meditation. You will remain completely safe and sound.

Learning to meditate is not difficult at all. You have to simply begin by controlling your breath. This will help you to lessen stress levels and calm yourself down. Let’s get a better insight into some easy meditation techniques for amateurs.

Two Potent Meditation Techniques for Beginners

It is recommended that you meditate for 20 – 30 minutes every day. To this end, you must find an appropriate location – a peaceful place. Make sure that there are no distractions around you. You must not switch on the television or listen to music or play on your cell, while trying to meditate. In fact, you must ensure that the room is comfortable so that you are not thinking about any kind of discomfort. You can sit cross-legged in a meditative pose or can even choose to lie down. Your posture is only as important as your level of comfort in that position, (since you will have to hold the position for 20 – 30 minutes).

Although the process is not difficult, achieving the desired result in the very first time might not be possible. Remember that meditation works in your benefit once you have practiced it a few times. The more you practice controlling your thought process, the easier it will become for you to reach the meditative state and gain the desired benefits. Do not worry if you are not able to succeed in the first few times. Training the mind to get to that level of clarity will take some time.

There are two meditation techniques:

Unguided process

To begin the process, you must follow these steps:

  1. Sit comfortably in a room.
  2. Close your eyes and start concentrating on your breath.
  3. Inhale and exhale slowly and rhythmically.
  4. Stop all your thoughts and just think of your breath. You can also try counting the number of times you inhaled and exhaled.
  5. You can consider repeating one word to clear your mind of all thoughts.

Guided process

This method of meditation involves listening to pre-recorded tapes. You can even try guiding yourself through the process by talking to yourself. By doing this, you focus on where you want to and stop your mind from wandering.

Remember that it is natural for an untrained mind to wander during meditation. You have to keep bringing it back to focus. At times, the effort might prove frustrating, but you will succeed in the end.

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Develop Extrasensory Perception through Practice

Did you just read about the guided imagery technique of soothing yourself after a stressful day at work? Let’s discuss another interesting topic. Have you heard about E.S.P.? Yes, it’s extrasensory perception. It refers to the ability to get insight into any subject without utilizing the sensory organs. Although studies have proven E.S.P., the scientific community is yet to ‘approve’ of its existence. It is believed that there are specific ways to develop extrasensory perception.

In this article, we will discuss extrasensory perception and the range of abilities that fall within this umbrella.

Range of Abilities within Extrasensory Perception


This is one part of E.S.P. People with this ability can foresee incidents or events. The knowledge of forthcoming events can come in the form of dreams, simple feelings or visions. People may start experiencing these visions since childhood, after having some traumatic experience. However, most believe that the powers of clairvoyance can be learned or acquired.


This involves being able to communicate by thinking. People practicing telepathy can read others’ thoughts and also send their thoughts to others. This comes especially useful when trying to bond with someone or develop a closer relationship.

These phenomena come under parapsychology which studies things or aspects that cannot be scientifically explained. This field started in the 1930s at the Duke University and became a popular profession over the years. Presently, more than 200 television programs feature some or the other part of parapsychology studies and those involved in the field. Parapsychology also involves ghost hunting.

The proven fact is that those who believe E.S.P are able to experience the aforementioned aspects more easily than do the disbelievers. In fact, it has been noticed that those who believe in extrasensory perceptions perform better in parapsychological tests. Also, it has been noticed that it becomes easier for people in a relaxed frame of mind, in a state of meditation or under hypnosis to experience the power of E.S.P., as opposed to those who are completely alert.

This proves that extrasensory perception is possible for those who wish to tap into them. However, one just needs to believe that they possess the power to experience extrasensory perception.

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3 Very Effective Easy Daily Affirmations

AffirmationsDid you know that mood swings and stress can impact your physiological wellbeing positively or adversely? Meditation is the mantra for all those people who lead a highly stressful life. Be it fear, anxiety or depression, meditation can heal it all. Did someone tell you meditation is all about the various asanas (body postures), yoga and controlled breathing? These are just a part of meditation. You can meditate even while walking at a beachside, admiring the rising or setting sun, sitting at the fireplace or even while staring at the moon! The primary goal of the different types of meditation is to facilitate spiritual healing, thereby, holistic wellbeing.

One of the most potent meditation techniques is positive affirmations. Through this technique you can flush out all negative thoughts and ill feelings from you system and promote positivity within you. Read on to get a detailed idea about the most potent positive affirmations.

Most Useful Easy Daily Affirmations

positive affirmationsIt is believed that the more precise, positive and personal the affirmations are, the more useful it will be for an individual. It is equally important that all the affirmations are recited on a daily basis, preferably at around the same time. By doing so, you will be training your subconscious mind to get habituated to the pattern of thoughts. Experts believe that it takes approximately 21 days for affirmations to get ingrained into the subconscious mind and become a part of your body and mind.

Therefore, let’s get an insight into some of the affirmations that can prove immensely helpful in facilitating a stress free life. The following affirmations have been gathered from Open Your Mind To Prosperity written by Catherine Ponder:

1. Steer clear of the old

Say to yourself:

  • ‘I will let go the worn out stuff, the worn out conditions, the worn out relationships. The divine order is established and maintained within me.’
  • ‘I will let go and I will trust.’

2. Forgiveness

‘I positively forgive everybody who needs to be forgiven, both in my past and my present. I am free and so are others. All issues between me and others are cleared up, now and forever.’

3. Prosperity

  • I am the divine creation of God. I am being guided to my rightful place, to the rightful people and towards the prosperity I deserve.
  • I am encircled by divine essence, which is now manifesting in me.
  • I believe that the universal essence of prosperity will provide for me.


Knowing a few tips to prepare yourself recite the easy daily affirmations might prove beneficial. Some of the tips are as follows:

  • Morning is a good time to recite the affirmations.
  • Make sure you relax for some time prior to reciting the affirmations. This will help you connect with your higher self.
  • Make it a point to recite the affirmations slowly and very clearly.
  • Recite with feelings.
  • Try to feel the real power behind the words you pronounce.
  • You must relax for a few a minutes after completing the recitation.

Recite the affirmation with belief and faith, and you will receive the desired outcome, in the most unexpected form.

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