Everyone knows that to get a strong body, you must exercise your body.
What’s less known—or rather less practiced—is that if you want a strong mind, you must exercise your mind.
The brain is a muscle just like any other, and it needs to be exercised to be made strong.
In my book, I talk about the six mental faculties (think of individual “brain muscles”) we have and I include a few exercises for each of them.
In case you haven’t read it yet, they are:
- Perception, and
In this post, I’ll give you a simple one you can practice right now that can improve your reasoning.
And it’s this…
Take what’s called “common sense” and bring it into question.
Meaning, take an idea that is commonly accepted—one that seems undeniable—and question it.
Something you can do is take an idea and turn it backwards and see what happens when you think about it that way.
For example, everyone assumes the present is a result of the past.
Well, let’s turn that around.
Consider that the past may not be the result of the present, but actually, the present is what creates the past—like how the movement of a ship creates the wake.
If you look at it that way, it makes sense.
It’s not like the tail wags the dog, right?
With this view, the entire universe emerges from the present moment—the eternal NOW.
This moment—right now—is the moment of creation, and the entire universe is emerging from it.
Everything begins NOW, and the past echoes going back (in your mind), just like the wake of a ship.