So, is the lesson that some people are born with better self-control, and that this trait determines their entire life trajectory? The researchers continued to conduct a lot of variations on the marshmallow test. This finding is good news for us parents! It means that we can actually do something positive to teach our kids about delaying gratification.
And, as I already mentioned, alpha is often associated with what is known as superlearning—the ability to learn, process, store and… …recall large amounts of information quickly and efficiently. Slower still are theta waves.
Theta is best known as the brain wave state of dreaming sleep, but it is also associated with a number of other beneficial states, including increased creativity, some kinds of superlearning, increased memory abilities, visionary experiences, and what are called integrative experiences where we make broadly-based positive changes in the way we see ourselves, others, or certain life situations.
You can probably see why gaining the ability and flexibility to access this state might increase your effectiveness!
And best of all, theta is also a state of tremendous stress relief. In the slower theta brain wave pattern, the brain makes lots of relaxing endorphins that really do—as you will see or rather, feel when you try it for yourself… …melt your stress away!
The slowest brain wave pattern is delta, the brain wave pattern of dreamless sleep. In certain delta frequencies the brain releases many highly beneficial substances, including human growth hormone, which we ordinarily make in decreasing quantities as we get older—resulting in many aging symptoms including loss of muscle tone, increased weight gain, loss of stamina, and many diseases associated with aging.
The positive evidence is overwhelming. These brain wave patterns of meditation dramatically improve your health, slow aging, powerfully reduce stress levels, create more happiness and inner peace…and a lot more.
Unfortunately, traditional meditation is difficult for most people to learn. Many find it difficult to stick with a meditation practice. And, the results happen so slowly that most people quit before they experience them.
It allows you to experience all the benefits of meditation, easily and effortlessly—and without spending years mastering the ability to meditate. In fact, I was miserable—angry, difficult to get along with, often depressed or anxious, and frustratingly unsuccessful at most things I tried.
I did everything I could think of to solve my problems: If something looked like it might help, I tried it… …usually with single-minded devotion and dedication. In fact, I changed a lot. Sometimes I would even have what seemed to be dramatic breakthroughs.
Perhaps you can empathize with my situation. I heard meditation would help, so at age 19 I started meditating—an hour, sometimes more, every day—and kept it up for sixteen years! But mastering meditation takes time—lots of time. My progress was unbearably slow, and even after sixteen years I was… miserable.
Then, totally unexpectedly, something really significant happened. I found the new and exciting field of neurotechnology. I still remember the first time I listened to a cassette tape this was before CDs using a crude forerunner of the more advanced and refined technology we now use at Centerpointe Research Institute.
It was only ten minutes long, and I have to admit I was very skeptical as you may bebut when I finished listening… …I felt more peaceful than I usually did on a really good day after 45 minutes of meditation—calm, centered, mentally sharper, somehow more in touch with myself.
And this feeling lingered for hours! Wow, I had really found something! As you can imagine, I became very excited about the possibilities.
Over the next three or four years I went on an incredible journey as I began to experiment with this new technology.
I gathered together some electronic tone generators and some other equipment, went into a recording studio, and began making experimental soundtracks for myself. As I began using them, unresolved emotional material began to surface and be released… …followed by periods of incredible clarity.
Dream-like visions… Unusual physical sensations… Psychic phenomena… Deep insights… Spontaneous solutions to long-standing problems… Amazing endorphin rushes and moments of incredible bliss.
Often hours speeded by in what seemed like minutes. It was all very intriguing… and very exciting! More important, I began to have some personal breakthroughs, which I desperately needed but had never really expected to experience some of the same breakthroughs you may be looking for in your life and… …my life began to change!
I shuttled back and forth between incredible experiences and powerful release of unconscious blocks. After each of these dramatic breakthroughs, the whole world seemed new—and always… …in a way I never could have imagined or predicted!
And the funny thing was, it all seemed so natural. This is exactly what I was looking for—not only that, but the sounds are so accommodating to what I like to hear when I meditate …rainfall, temple bells…it was like coming home. As amazing as it sounds, I could see myself becoming more intelligent, more focused, more intuitive, and more creative.My NoFap Experience, Self Discipline, Deferred Gratification, LIFE detailing my journey and events leading up to NoFap I wanted to share a few of the key points that have came out of my short experience, I have been fap-free for days.
In fact, I decided to take on this challenge of NoFap as a form of self-discipline, pleasure vs. reward. We live in an "instant" society. It is common in our day to be able to get anything we want quickly. Since the invention of push-buttons, we have grown accustomed to instant gratification.
Self-Control Has Long-Reaching Benefits. In the s and s, Walter Mischel, then a psychologist and professor at Stanford University, conducted a series of experiments on the delay of gratification .
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