Saturday, December 27, 2008

Days of Labeling Irratation

Christmas time/ the holidays seems to be a time of hustle and bustle and in general many people seem to find it stressing, for more reasons then one. Holidays it seems are no longer about actually relaxing but cramming everything that the 9-5 work week seems to prevent you doing. I feel more people on their holiday should do nothing or very close to it taking time for long baths reading, napping and having long unhurried coffees with friends. Though I have begun to question what are the factors of stress, it seems something is missing when trying to relax becomes stressful what what is the cause of the stress. Labeling of course! For Christmas I received a book called Oneness With All Life by Eckhart Tolle, I'm not very far but it contains very reasonable true information . In the first few pages it has helped me to realise that no matter what I'm doing their is no difference work and relaxing can be equaly stressful depending on how you choose to think and label the event of sitation. Thinking about the sitation and labling it good or bad allows us to seperate the actual event from reality. If you allow yourself to step outside of your situation and look at it objectively as nethier good or bad you will begin to see how it fits it to the larger scale of things which are all related.Once you are able to distance your self from these thoughts you are then able to control it.The sayings life is what you make of it or beauty is in the eye of the beholder should ring true and sensible.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sudden Meetings

When we meet people in life we can often find ourselves asking for their name a 2nd a 3rd a 4th time. I wonder what our brains are trying to tell us, is it possible that we are not really interested in broadening our circle of friends? Is it left up to those who have few other friends to remember names, and make the effort make new ones. I often find that I really click with people....or not, when I say not I don't mean dislike, just no further compulsion to make effort. It's not personal not all people are meant to be around each other at that point. The mystery to me is when out of the 15-50 people you meet in a week, why is that some meetings are uncomfortable. Isn't this the type of connection most people seek out. No matter whether it is a good or bad time or if you were looking for it or not, that seems to be the trickiness of life.
Those people who show up and you feel instant strong compelling desire to know them, most of these people end up as our good friends lovers and partners. This should be rejoiced, so what I wonder is why should one feel so uncomfortable about meeting these people. Could it be fear of losing these people so soon after finding them, is it not a good time( which there is no such thing) or is it that we are afraid of being hurt. Is it inherit fact that one should feel uncomfortable and feel that at any moment it maybe a ruse. I think it is because so many people in this world try to force the connection that they end up with only false connection. So when truth smacks them in the back of the head, the strong desire to know someone can be frightening because you already expect a shallow connection and that if it was a real one you open yourself up to being deceived.
Solstice is a time of new beginnings and a good time to clear out old thoughts. So the fear in opening up to those who you just met let it be banished because you already know whether or not they will be good for your soul, and without that rain and the chance that you might get hurt you would never have such good people around you, those people if you let them will be your core you just have to let them.

I think some of these uncomfortable meeting maybe soul mates...and I don't mean in the sappy love way but people you may have know before in another life but you mind forgets and your soul doesn't.
This is a pretty good article on meeting these people

Friday, December 19, 2008

Why I Hit the Snooze and So Should You.

Why you should be getting more sleep!
How sleep works is you become semi unconscious, the difference between someone in a coma or fainting is that you can wake up a sleeping person if the stimulus is strong enough(smells, noise, bright lights,water ect.) during this period your body relaxes and you brain produces slow delta waves and you enter into REM sleep at different points which is the period in which you dream. All animals sleep and some even dream. Some birds dream and all mammals dream.
"If you attach an electroencephalograph to a person's head, you can record the person's brainwave activity. An awake and relaxed person generates alpha waves, which are consistent oscillations at about 10 cycles per second. An alert person generates beta waves, which are about twice as fast.

During sleep, two slower patterns called theta waves and delta waves take over. Theta waves have oscillations in the range of 3.5 to 7 cycles per second, and delta waves have oscillations of less than 3.5 cycles per second. As a person falls asleep and sleep deepens, the brainwave patterns slow down. The slower the brainwave patterns, the deeper the sleep -- a person deep in delta wave sleep is hardest to wake up.

At several points during the night, something unexpected happens -- rapid eye movement (REM) sleep occurs. Most people experience three to five intervals of REM sleep per night, and brainwaves during this period speed up to awake levels. If you ever watch a person or a dog experiencing REM sleep, you will see their eyes flickering back and forth rapidly. In many dogs and some people, arms, legs and facial muscles will twitch during REM sleep. Periods of sleep other than REM sleep are known as NREM (non-REM) sleep.

REM sleep is when you dream. If you wake up a person during REM sleep, the person can vividly recall dreams. If you wake up a person during NREM sleep, generally the person will not be dreaming.

You must have both REM and NREM sleep to get a good night's sleep. A normal person will spend about 25 percent of the night in REM sleep, and the rest in NREM. A REM session -- a dream -- lasts five to 30 minutes. "

If you take medication, especially sleep medication it can seriously mess with REM sleep, lowering the quality and the chances of actively dreaming, and remembering them.

When we don't get enough sleep we are going to suffer the consequences, the first day may not be so bad suffering irritability, slowness feeling burnt out or a boost of adrenaline that makes you feel like a kid with to much sugar.Though as day with n sleep arrives concentration becomes difficult, you slow down even more and mistakes in simple actions increase, the feeling of detachment to the world allows you to reside in la la land for indefinate periods of time. After the third day in a court f law you can declare insanity as a person will start to hallucinate and clear thinking becomes absolute, if wakefulness continues a person will totally lose there grip on reality. Rats in an experiment forced to stay awake have died...which is terrible fr the rats and an awful experiment, though it is a sever warning how lack of sleep can affect the body.

Many of the same problems can occur from losing sleep each night, there is no need to not sleep for three nights to lose concentration power and take a vacation to la la land.During sleep chemicals are secreted that are to boost our immune system and in children the ones that help them grow. During sleep our muscles are in repair mode as well as tissues and the replacement of aging or dead cells.Our brains spend this time archiving the days thoughts memories and information, hence your mom telling you to get a good nights sleep before a test after studying. The third thing your body does in save energy so you only have to eat 3 meals a day rather then 5 or 6 think of your grocery bill. All these reasons together make up enough reasons to believe that 8-9 hours a day sounds good.Grow adults need 8-9 hours a sleep a day while children need 12-10 and seniors on 6-7. Though each person knows what they need to feel their best.

Brain, Marshall. "How Sleep Works." 01 April 2000. 19 December 2008.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

So this is my first post and I have the means to publish information instantly, which means I should put things out there that are important. Little bits of information that trickle into the world may have no effect or they may be the match under the card house. All words freed into the world should be thought of in this way, so when I write or let information out I think it is important to do so with purpose. So hopefully something that I write here will make a small change and even better a large one. I want to release a little bit of rainbow information.

[Rainbow Information]
: Information that isn't seen enough, sometimes it comes with a storm, but it is a brief moment when the clouds part and a way to understand why we have storms in the first place.