What The Bleep We Know?
Subtitle: Growing Old Gracefully, Falling In Love, Human Evolution etc.
I just watched "What the bleep do we know?" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, it made me feel all warm and tingly inside. (no rude jokes, please) I wanted to focus on the concept of age-ing. Obviously, I may not be equipt enough to comment at the moment as I am only a young 27 year old but my understanding is as follows: We are constantly releasing chemicals into the bloodstream that attach themselves to cells, which enable us to feel certain emotions. The brain becomes hardwired to experience certain thoughts when we observe certain people, situations etc, based on past experiences (which activates chemical release).
It takes much hard work, analysing your automatic thought processes in order to change your reactions and behaviour. If we are contantly stressed, anxious, basically consumed by negative thought processes, certain avenues of the brain become locked limiting the amount of chemicals and proteins that are released. Proteins create elasticity in the skin and help us to remain healthy and youthful. So therefore, this implies, that we have the power to heal and regenerate the human body through positive thinking. I realise that I already practice some of these techniques….
I have suffered from depression and anxiety for years and have recently made a conscious effort to change some of my automatic thoughts / behaviours and alter my lifestyle, instead of giving in to the everyday way we are conditioned in society. It may sound trivial but whenever I take a bath, I submerge my head, breathe calmly and ask the water to remove any negativity from my body. I also imagine / visualise poisons being released when I sneeze (or orgasm). And I have been learning about mindful meditation which makes you feel calmer and more aware of the beauty of the natural world, almost as if you are observing everything surrounding you in slow motion. Suddenly life becomes far more interesting.
If enough people alter their perspective / become more enlightened and effect those around them, teach their children etc, then we will reach a critical mass of consciousness and human behaviour will improve and evolve. Apparently, addictions can hinder self-development and arise from our attachment to the emotions we feel when committing certain acts ie: drinking, drugs, sex. I was particularly interested to hear the experts talk about falling in love, in terms of that it is simply that we are addicted to the emotions that are stimulated from that particular person. I'm possibly not explaining it as effectively as the scientists featured in the programme but even if you are a cynic / skeptic, I would suggest you watch the film, or read the book.