Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Learning is lifelong. We are constantly receiving stimuli for our senses and constantly deciding which stimuli to accept and which to filter out. This takes place on several levels, so we aren't always conscious of what we have learned. There is a built-in inner wisdom that we have which helps us know which to accept and which to filter. Sometimes this sense is manifested in muscle strength or weakness. One exercise that is used to demonstrate the connection between mind and muscle is to have someone stand with their arms outstretched. They are then told to resist downward pressure put on the hands. Next they are instructed to think about certain things just as the pressure is applied. If the thought is negative the arms will have more trouble resisting. Sometimes this muscle strength indicator is used to tell if a substance is good or bad for a person. Because we are always learning, whether we mean to our not, it is good to monitor the stimuli around us, the settings in which we place ourselves. Repetition of stimuli is a form of practice. If you see a frown frequently it makes it probable that you will learn to wear a frown. Let this reminder of how constant and easy learning is be a spark for you to reach out for wonder, success, love and all good and magical things in your life.