“How can I train my brain to think faster and improve my memory?” was a great question that was recently asked of me.
Before I directly answer this, I will share a personal experience.
Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom with my young children as we listened to a youthful professor share with our group of home-schoolers the lives of some of the classical scientists. I knew very little about the subject at this time. He began relating about Archimedes then paused, groping within his mind for the birthplace. As he abruptly stopped, “Syracuse” came quietly into my mind. About three or four seconds later, the professor, with great relief, declared, “Syracuse.”
Marveling, I thought the experience was pretty incredible. Yet it is not. Within this post I will attempt to explain how this phenomenon occurred and also how you can replicate it for yourself whenever you require knowledge that is foreign to you.
But, first, I will share a classic anecdote about Archimedes himself. Living between 287-212 B.C. in, yes, Syracuse, Italy, Archimedes was petitioned by the King who suspected the pure gold that he had supplied for the making of his crown had been unscrupulously mixed with silver by the dishonest goldsmith. Archimedes was to determine whether this was so… without melting down the crown. While bathing one day, Archimedes noticed that his body displaced some of the water as the water level in the tub rose. With the question lying within the back of his mind and WHILE IN A RELAXING STATE, Archimedes “got it!” Jumping out of the tub, he ran through the streets naked, exclaiming, “EUREKA!” (“Eureka” is Greek for “I have found it!”)
There are many who would like to be smarter, to improve their memory and their mental processing speed. But I would ask, “WHY?” If it is to be “clever” and to out-think other “smart” people, then you can find those kind of answers elsewhere.
If, however, you are open to using your brain, your entire body, your intellect, and your innate abilities, in ways and for purposes that currently remain beyond the grasp of most individuals, then I encourage you to continue reading and engaging with an open mind and sincere interest.
I have written elsewhere regarding the difference between *wisdom, *intelligence, and *being clever. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-being-wise-intelligent-and-clever/answer/Kimberly-Davis-Wallis
I will now approach the concept from a different angle.
Regardless of one’s personal experiences and biases with works that are considered sacred texts or scriptures and are possessively hoarded by religions and other organizations and individuals to maintain power over the masses, I propose that these same texts hold many timeless keys that, if known HOW to “read” and “translate” them into one’s own understanding, could possibly greatly enhance one’s abilities, powers, insight, and happiness; yes, one’s memory and mental processing speed.
With that as a foundation, I now proceed.
When the one known as “Jesus” was preparing to disengage from those who clung to him, looking to him for their spiritual sustenance, his abilities to access wisdom… he attempted to make them ready the best he could. Like parasites, they had been living on and through him. He knew that he would have to carefully extricate them and graft them each into their own mental root stock. He had remained with them as long as they needed to gain sufficient mental and emotional maturity and yet, if he remained longer, they would wither and atrophy by continuing to look to him.
He attempted to carefully explain a concept that was as if in another dimension to them. He had previously and precisely given them the puzzle pieces and keys. Now, he wanted to tie it all together. He told them, “I will not leave you comfortless. I will send you another comforter. He will teach you all things and will bring all things to your remembrance.”
In other words… the one known as “Jesus,” was answering the very question that YOU have requested, over two thousand years before!
Until now, very, very few have “gotten” it!
With his intelligence, his “connection” to cosmic *INTELLIGENCE,* he was able to distinguish those who were teachable in the slightest degree, from those who were so hardened and calcified that their understandings were incapable of expansion. These he did not hold back from blasting as “children of the devil,” “hypocrites,” “whited sepulchers.” He sent them packing in one way or another.
Concerning those whom he deemed sufficiently humble and capable of learning, he called his “little flock,” his “children.” These he gathered around him and mentored and strengthened. Now, however, to remain longer would damage the growth that they had exhibited.
In the ensuing two thousand years, those who have twisted his words and intentions have totally “missed the mark”… and prevented others from seeing, aiming for, and hitting it themselves. It is now time, however, for clarification.
As hard as what I now present might seem, it is, really, so simple that even a little child can do it… with mastery. Thus, the constant scriptural injunction to “become AS a pure little child.”
What follows are the necessary ingredients in answer to your question:
*Live… use all your senses, always… with pure life, wonder, and awe.
*Believe EVERYTHING that comes to you, AND believe that the world and everything you are taught, everything your senses bring to you, are for your good.
*Feel safe, secure, trusting that every potential need will be filled in its most appropriate time and manner, regardless of the improbability of this being manifested.
*Rest in the peace and luxury that ALL IS GOOD.
*Self-confidently experiment on your impulses to grow and develop and experience life and other people. Experiment on each “belief” that you have accepted. Through your own experimentation, “prove” each thing. Does it prove true? Keep it. If it does not, discard it or place it upon a mental shelf for further experimentation.
*Act upon your feelings that initiate from your interactions with others and your experimentations in this world… immediately and without judgment.
*Just as immediately, let go of those feelings so that there is NO RESIDUAL JUDGMENT of anyone. Immediately rebound back to your state of peaceful inner balance.
*While always maintaining this inner core of peaceful emotional balance, allowing NOTHING to wound you or “stick” to any part of you, feel and exude GRATITUDE for EVERY experience, seeing all as a part of your life’s unfolding and your development.
*Keep a notebook and pen handy at all times. Even be willing to get up in the middle of the night should you wake up with a thought or idea or dream. Write it down, remembering every detail you can.
*KNOW that your life is flowing, moment-by-moment upon a grand course which will inevitably bring you to the greatest, grandest fulfillment of any conceivable desire of your heart.
*No matter what comes as you pursue your course, respond with rejoicing gratitude and acceptance, always maintaining a humble stance of submission and joy in that submission.
Can you see why those who are bent on wanting to “out-think other ‘smart’ people” would see what I have just proposed as “hog-wash” and preposterous supposition? It threatens everything, even the world as we know it! Yet, pure little children, those who have not yet been tainted by this “world as (we) know it,” these pure little children… can and do live in this manner. And, living in this manner, they do have the “memory” and “mental processing speed” that you are also desiring. They just do not have the experience of NOT having them and learning to “think” differently… that YOU do.
If one could have any concept of the abilities to access and use their “memory” and the “mental processing skills” as intended in a human body, they would thrill with the possibilities and waste no more moment on the drivel of contemporary mortal existence. But… until a person experiences it for them self, it seems a pipe dream.
The key is maneuvering through this world in such a way that you can re-claim these child-like traits. This seems nigh impossible. Yet, only those who maintain that it IS impossible are prevented from its fulfillment. For others, for those who through these past two thousand years have exhausted their own efforts and are now ready to access the only workable path, there IS a way to turn the impossibility into possibility and… do it.
Although the world is currently struggling within a state of great transition, it is more imperative than ever that one conform one’s life to become more and more “child-like.” Even in difficult situations of apparent conflict, with an open mind, a person can then rest in peace that his or her (and EVERY ONE’S) needs will be met so that this CAN BECOME a REALITY.
As much time as is spent in education, learning how to read, write and do arithmetic (etc.), rarely are lessons provided in school or at home in HOW TO THINK. Many currently confuse pattern recognition as “thinking.” It is not. Computers, programmed to make distinctions, can recognize and organize bits of knowledge, then conduct series of equations to come up with a solution. Most people currently apply their minds in a similar fashion and call it “thinking.”
“I come in a time when you THINK NOT!” (See Luke 12:40, Matthew 24:44.)
Truly, peaceful joy and contentment, ALONG WITH the answers to the musings you have held in the back of your mind, come in a time… when you QUIT THINKING! 🙂 (At least, quit thinking in the way you have been for your adult life.)
Little children are alive and filled with WONDER and AWE! They “think” with the JOY of an effervescent heart which is connected to their global thinking right brain.
Hardened Adults “think” with their dis-jointed critical “left brain.”
How can you tell the difference???
Here’s the KEY:
Look at the eyes. Wide-eyed, open, wondrous, accepting, HAPPY! 🙂
Narrowed, calculating, suspicious, cynical, MISERABLE!
Which ones do you want?
With which eyes do YOU wish to see the world?
Truly, there are TWO Different worlds available to each of us.
Choose your lens carefully! 🙂
The brain is not “trained” to think faster… but “cleansed” to clear all the impediment to clear thought.
You see, the “veil,” or that which jams the system… is judgment.
Beliefs that we hold about others, fears, worries, doubts… they each cast a shadow, a real traffic jam to a speedy thoroughfare of pure THOUGHT.
The ability to reason is our greatest human tool; with it, we determine the balance between our happiness and sorrow. Yet, reason is at its height when humbly yet confidently rooted in the above childlike principles.
Again, Matthew 5:11-12 holds the key. http://loveistheanswer.info/the-fullness-of-the-gospel-of-christ-matthew-5-7-compare-to-3-nephi-12-14/
As YOU live from a steady vibrational state of “rejoicing with exceeding gladness ALWAYS,” you, too can use Your mind to receive knowledge, “prophesy” and have “Eureka!” moments.
Remember, to be able to access previously unknown intelligence, one must release your judgments, forgive yourself and all others, let it all goooooooooooooooooooo…. Live in awe as a pure, believing, little child.
You will be amazed at how light your “burden” becomes, how “easy” your life feels, how quickly and accurate your senses perform, and, yes, how fast your brain processes information, even receiving and comprehending “Intelligence” that has not been “taught” to you.
You just might like the feel of that powerful engine. 🙂
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.