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Rewiring Your Brain for Serenity – Thanks to a Great Roman Emperor

Free ebook  – How the writings of a very wise 1800 year old Roman Caesar will drastically change your life.

Marcus Aurelius is widely considered one of the greatest Roman Caesars of all time. He wrote a great deal of philosophy and was known as a moral man and fine thinker.

His classic book has inspired generations of people from all walks of life as well as great leaders… and is free for you to download.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus grew up as Roman elite… so at a young age he was educated by some great philosophers such as Seneca and Epictetus with the intention of him taking a place in the Roman senate.

The philosophy he was taught and then wrote about is called stoicism.

Stoicism is not a religion, but a way of thinking to help you deal with the inevitable pitfalls and stress of everyday life.

Caesar Aurelius’ writings weren’t intended to be published as a book. This free ebook he wrote is called ‘Meditations’ because they were mantras he lived by… and lessons he learned from the stress of leading a colossal empire.

“Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time… The twining strands of fate wove both of them together: your own existence and the things that happen to you.” – Marcus Aurelius.

Stoics believe in fate… and if you also believe in fate; this philosophy becomes very easy to adopt.

But you don’t need to believe in fate to appreciate and benefit from stoic teachings.

One of the cornerstones of stoic philosophy is that we may not always have control over what’s going on around us; but we do have control over how we react to it.

This way of thinking has inspired generations of leaders and thinkers the virtues of tolerance and self control.

This free ebook is the same book that guided and comforted Nelson Mandela while he was a politically imprisoned for 27 years as he fought for racial equality in South Africa. After his release, he used his stoic beliefs to preach peace and forgiveness despite the terrible injustices of his oppressors.

Stoicism these days is a term for someone who remains calm under pressure and avoids emotional extremes – someone who rids themselves of negative emotion.

If you happen to be ‘hot blooded’ or sometimes ‘fly off the handle’ easily due to the stress of modern day living – you might also want to read this article about how stress and anger is harming your heart (which is a great reason to download this inspirational book).

 “Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us” – Epictetus.

The Stoics believed that most things in life are ‘not up to us’ and out of our control such as:

  • The actions and opinions of other people
  • Health
  • Our reputation
  • Our wealth

Although we are able to influence these things to some degree; ultimately these things are out of our complete control.

The things the stoics believe are ‘up to us’ are things that come from our mind such as:

  • Our opinions
  • Moral Judgments
  • Beliefs
  • Desires
  • Goals

Stoics believe that people set themselves up for misery and sadness because they base their happiness on things they cannot control – which was described by the philosopher Epictetus as “self-imposed slavery”.

This means that a stoic’s happiness is not dependent on things outside of their control…

Here’s a great quote from the philosopher Seneca:

“It is in no mans power to have whatever he wants. But he has it in his power not to wish for what he hasn’t got – and cheerfully make the most of the things that do come his way”

The stoics used philosophy as a tool that can sculpt and shape our character into an impenetrable fortress – one capable of withstanding struggles and adversity with calmness and strength.

A famous stoic quote (Epictetus) “We suffer not from the events in our lives, but our judgments about them”… a quote that resonates with modern psychology, religions such as Christianity and Buddhism and the self-help movement.

This way of thinking focuses on changing the self defeating attitudes people form about their life circumstances.

Let’s face it. Life is difficult… but all too often, television, movies and social media lead us to believe that everyone should be living a magical fairy tale life. And this belief system sets us up with high expectations.

Stoics believe that anger, misery and sadness arise when misplaced hope smashes into an unforeseen reality…

Anger and sadness only arise when something is considered ‘bad’ while being unexpected. But you don’t get sad and angry when it we get caught in an unexpected storm – even though it’s cold, wet and unpleasant. That’s because we have learned to expect storms.

That’s what the stoics want you to understand. You should learn to expect betrayal, misfortune, accidents, theft etc… So when it eventually happens, you can handle the stress better. A wise and stoic person should aim to reach a state where nothing can suddenly disturb their piece of mind.

This doesn’t mean we should be pessimistic – it just means we should be realistic… and not let external circumstances affect our happiness.

Expectation management: this is a concept that should be taught in school. We should apply this with our own thinking – but also with dealing with others such as business, parenting, friendships etc…

Failure to meet expectations results in disappointment, anger and sadness.

  • So next time you take a vacation, remind yourself that the weather might not be perfect.
  • There is probably going to be a screaming baby sitting next to you on the flight (don’t get angry, take earplugs).
  • Tell your boss your project will be ready on Friday when in reality; you should have it ready (four days before) on Monday.
  • Remind your kids that Santa needs room in his present sack for other children too…
  • When you’re going to be home late from work; tell your wife/husband that you’ll be home at 9pm when you’re expecting it to be closer to 8pm

With social media and television giving people false impressions of what their lives should be like, stoicism is a great tool to bring our life expectations back to reality…

If we can learn to rewire our brain to let-go of circumstances that are out of our control – only then will we be truly happy.  These are the lessons that children need to learn in school. These are lessons young and old must learn in order to survive the hardships of today.

Download this incredibly inspirational book and let us know what you think of it.

 

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The Healing Power of Sound

Whats the big deal with sound frequencies? 

Everything in the universe has its own resonant frequency.

When you break things down to an atomic level, nothing can truly be regarded as a solid. All matter, whether it’s a solid, liquid or gases are composed of the tiniest particles called atoms. And these atoms are made up of smaller particles called protons, neutrons and electrons. And these particles are made up of even smaller matter such as quarks, bosons and leptons.

Which means; at an atomic level, the thoughts we think and the air we breathe and the sounds we hear are just as real as steel or stone.

Everything is made up of the same principal particles. What makes them different is the arrangement of these particles and the way they are bound together. This is what makes up a substance.

Atoms are not solid either.

Rather, they are infinitely small solar systems made up of even smaller particles vibrating at incredible speeds that are bound together by powerful forces.

Simply put: everything in the universe is made up sub-atomic particles vibrating at different frequencies.

Sound = Vibration

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden were the first to prove the sound frequency of an atom. The sound, known as a surface acoustic wave (SAW) is the weakest sound possible.

Even the universe also vibrates at its own frequency.

Recently, two physicists at The University of Southern Mississippi, Lawrence Mead and Harry Ringermacher, have discovered that the universe is not only be expanding, but also oscillating or “ringing” at the same time. Their paper on the topic has been published in the April 2015 issue of the Astronomical Journal.

Sound Therapy in Modern Medicine

Modern medicine uses sound frequencies for many different applications. The most widely known use is ultrasound.

Although ultrasound equipment appears silent, the high frequencies they emit are far more intense than the scream of a jet engine.

The power of concentrated sound frequencies can also destroy or rearrange molecules.

If you amplify a frequency, the molecular structure will change. A great example of this is an opera singer shattering a glass with their voice.

This same principle is used for non evasive surgery.

Ultrasound frequencies are used by doctors to reduce joint pain and inflammation.

Newer uses of ultrasound have been used for non-evasive surgery where highly focused ultrasound frequencies are used to destroy tumors.

Modern medicine also uses pulsed infrasonic sound waves to break up kidney stones.

Frequencies of the human body

Just like everything else in the Universe, Our bodies are in constant vibration, every atom, vein, organ, bone, our brain – all have a particular sonic signature with numerous, complex energetic interactions continually taking place. At each of these levels, the communication includes finely attuned bio-electrical transmitters and receivers, which are harmonized like tuning into a radio station.

Frequencies of our meridian system

All parts of the body form an interconnected, vibrating energy network known as our meridian system.

Chinese medicine states that when our body becomes diseased or struck with pain; it’s because one or more of our meridians have an energy blockage.

Blockages within our meridian system occur when our body isn’t resonating at its prime frequency.

Energy imbalances and blockages can be a result of;

  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Chemical exposure from cosmetics, moisturizers, toiletries, cleaning products
  • Pollution
  • Electo-smog/Dirty electricity
  • Drinking/Smoking/Drug abuse
  • Un-natural preservatives
  • Bad hygiene
  • Trauma: Physical/Mental

Traditionally, the most popular methods for restoring congested or blocked meridian lines are to either use Acupuncture or Acupressure.

In some cases, Chinese doctors will use electricity for chronic illnesses or strong pain – this is called Electro-acupuncture.

Needles are not the only solution

Blockages within the meridian system can also be cleared using sound frequencies. This is achieved through the science of entrainment.

A basic definition of entrainment is when a stronger rhythm, causes another rhythm to vibrate in harmony with it.

It’s a law of Physics. When two objects are entrained with each other, they expend less energy.

On an atomic level; everything vibrates at different frequencies – including our biological rhythms.

– Which is why our body will entrain to a new time-zone after a long flight.

– Our heart rate and brain waves will entrain to a hectic or a quiet environment.

– Our hormonal cycles entrain with phases of the Moon

-Female roommates menstrual cycles become entrained to the same week of the month

– Even our mood is susceptible to entrainment – which is why most people don’t like to be around a     negative person.

This phenomenon is the cornerstone of Acu- acoustic therapy.

Using the correct bio-frequency; you can synchronize a blocked meridian back to its natural free-flowing state.

This is extremely beneficial for people who have needle phobias. And it is ideal for people who practice meditation.

If you have a nagging ailment and tired of taking expensive medication; Chinese medicine can most likely help.

Check out this short video which shows you how the power of acupressure combined with the science of entrainment can deliver the same miraculous healing benefits of electro-acupuncture.

CLICK HERE: You can easily do it yourself in as little as 3 minutes a day

 

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