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    If this gets political we will move it to P&R. "My Stroke of Insight" is an interesting book and is not necessarily political.
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    Executive Summary: Use your head and be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    If this gets political we will move it to P&R. "My Stroke of Insight" is an interesting book and is not necessarily political.
    Political? I'm really curious. How can that be construed to be even remotely political?

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    Well, in order to get some cycling content, the article mentions shifting our consciousness from causing global warming to what are we going to do about it. I say ride more bike!
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    That was an interesting article that right away triggered several thoughts. The first is a quote by the Dali Lama that "if you wish for a better world, become a better person". The second thought related to the book "The Inner Game Of Tennis".

    In the book, the author who was a tennis coach talks about the two halves of the brain, as mentioned in the article. The left brain, being a critic and interested in detail, is not the part of the brain that actually plays tennis. The right brain integrates input from sound, sight, balance and everything else and is responsible for moving the player around on the court and timing and preparing for the next shot. This is the part of the brain that plays the game.

    I'm not at all certain about a specific connection to cycling. I suspect that just as in tennis, when not being aware of thinking but still moving smoothly about the court and producing powerful and accurate shots, my best experiences on the bike are left brain directed.

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    As Pliny the Elder said, "Quidquid excusatio prandium pro". Those are the words I choose to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    As Pliny the Elder said, "Quidquid excusatio prandium pro". Those are the words I choose to live by.
    Is that anything like, "It's Miller time?"
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    As Pliny the Elder said, "Quidquid excusatio prandium pro"...
    According to Google Translate, "Whatever the excuse for breakfast."
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    Reads like a Science Fiction book I read in High School interlaced with modern political posturing about Global Warming. Neither are put in an analytical context rather they are in advocacy and cathartic frameworks.

    The guy had an insight that fits his political and personal point of view and now is advocating it for everyone. I'm willing to debate if somehow it can be kept civil and no one throws grenade posts just for the enjoyment.
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    I had watched it earlier. I loved her detailing of the effects on her consciousness, and having achieved nirvana during the stroke. I learned a lot from that talk. I was very impressed with how she managed to get help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkOwl View Post
    The guy had an insight that fits his political and personal point of view and now is advocating it for everyone. I'm willing to debate if somehow it can be kept civil and no one throws grenade posts just for the enjoyment.
    What guy? I'm going to have to go back and review this. I thought I posted a TED video about a female neuro-scientist who had a stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I had watched it earlier. I loved her detailing of the effects on her consciousness, and having achieved nirvana during the stroke. I learned a lot from that talk. I was very impressed with how she managed to get help.
    This is exactly why I posted this. Her description of her change of perception mirrors almost exactly what I have read in Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz, Carlos Castaneda, et. al. I found it enlightening and for people our age it offers a different way to see what may happen to us when we leave this "reality."

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    Anything from Huffington is political. As is anything from Fox on the other side. At least Huffington doesn't have the gall to call themselves "balanced".

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacster View Post
    Anything from Huffington is political. As is anything from Fox on the other side. At least Huffington doesn't have the gall to call themselves "balanced".
    This isn't "from" The Huffington Post. I just happened to see it on their website. It's from TED. I've seeen it posted on other sites as well. FWIW........http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TED_%28conference%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    This is exactly why I posted this. Her description of her change of perception mirrors almost exactly what I have read in Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz, Carlos Castaneda, et. al. I found it enlightening and for people our age it offers a different way to see what may happen to us when we leave this "reality."

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    Very cool - thanks for sharing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    What guy? I'm going to have to go back and review this. I thought I posted a TED video about a female neuro-scientist who had a stroke.
    Sorry, I've been around kids too muich lately. Girls and boys seem to call everyone "guy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    That was an interesting article that right away triggered several thoughts. The first is a quote by the Dali Lama that "if you wish for a better world, become a better person". The second thought related to the book "The Inner Game Of Tennis".
    LOL. I HAVE that book around here somewhere. At the time, I used it to teach high school diving. Think lots of visualization exercises. It's what - 25 years old? IMHO, no cycling or 50+ content in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    According to Google Translate, "Whatever the excuse for breakfast."
    I think that prandium = lunch.

    But I took Latin MANY years ago.

    Res non semper sunt quae esse videntur.
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    Doesn't "prandium pro" make it "before lunch?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    Doesn't "prandium pro" make it "before lunch?"
    Any excuse for lunch.

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    Lunch? Is there Pie?

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    Pie? Is it sun warmed pie, toaster oven warmed pie, geological induced warmed pie or atmospherical modified warmed pie? Is there ice cream on that warmed pie?
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    I like pie.
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