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bruce19 01-05-13 06:57 AM

Want to know who/what you are?
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jil...b_2404554.html

making 01-05-13 09:22 AM

If this gets political we will move it to P&R. "My Stroke of Insight" is an interesting book and is not necessarily political.

gcottay 01-05-13 10:31 AM

Executive Summary: Use your head and be nice.

bruce19 01-05-13 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by making (Post 15122129)
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?

howsteepisit 01-05-13 10:59 AM

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!

berner 01-05-13 12:06 PM

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.

Dudelsack 01-05-13 12:22 PM

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

Mobile 155 01-05-13 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 15122681)
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?"

Bikey Mikey 01-05-13 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 15122681)
As Pliny the Elder said, "Quidquid excusatio prandium pro"...

According to Google Translate, "Whatever the excuse for breakfast."

ModeratedUser150120149 01-05-13 10:49 PM

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.

Artkansas 01-05-13 10:57 PM

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.

bruce19 01-06-13 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by HawkOwl (Post 15124378)
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.

bruce19 01-06-13 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15124400)
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."

zacster 01-06-13 08:22 AM

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".

bruce19 01-06-13 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by zacster (Post 15125014)
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

Dudelsack 01-06-13 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by bruce19 (Post 15124994)
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."

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...41ee692c6f.jpg

jmccain 01-06-13 09:33 AM

Very cool - thanks for sharing it.

ModeratedUser150120149 01-06-13 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by bruce19 (Post 15124986)
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".

BlazingPedals 01-06-13 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by berner (Post 15122618)
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.

eja_ bottecchia 01-06-13 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey (Post 15123885)
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.

Bikey Mikey 01-06-13 11:58 AM

Doesn't "prandium pro" make it "before lunch?"

Dudelsack 01-06-13 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey (Post 15125611)
Doesn't "prandium pro" make it "before lunch?"

Any excuse for lunch.

Wogster 01-06-13 03:02 PM

Lunch? Is there Pie? :D

Mobile 155 01-06-13 03:42 PM

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?

El Segundo 01-06-13 05:44 PM

I like pie.


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