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THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD… (2013 Year of Synergy)

The fundamental principle for recharging your life is to “synergize your language.” Our words reflect and shape our consciousness, so changing our languaging changes our awareness and ultimately our actions. The most synergistic word we can use is “AND.”

Unfortunately, left-brain analytical and logical thinking, though clearly necessary, has hijacked the brilliance of our whole brain, resulting in division and “unergy.” This exclusionary way of thinking leads to an “either-or” way of life, which inherently creates separation, conflict and ultimately, war within ourselves and with others.

The real world, in fact, has as many truths as there are sentient beings. Whole brain, synergistic thinking is inclusive – including all perspectives and possibilities. This requires utilizing the creative right brain, the critical left brain, the intuitive-visionary-emotional forebrain, and the ancient reptilian brain. Then, your 100 billion brain neurons are all firing and re-igniting each other. Get smart. And stay smart.

With this kind of “both-and, and more” thinking, you not only optimize your mental powers, you embrace the whole and not limit and squander away all the resources and potentials open to you. So, love all of you, the worthy AND “unworthy. Utilize all of you, the mental AND emotional, the physical AND spiritual.

With self-awareness and action, you can dismiss the “but” word of the overly-critical mind to prevent you from sitting on your butt. (And by the way, excessive sitting, exhibited by most modern people, is now seen as a pathology called “sedentary behavior disorder” because you lose 20% of your oxygen to the brain, which cuts back your mind power). “And” is perhaps the most important word for anyone who wants to sustain, so when in conversation with yourself and others, remember to say, “yes, and.” The word, “and,” takes you out of the adversarial position of right and wrong and into recognition of difference. And, “and” gets you off your butt, out of paralysis by analysis, and into creating and doing.

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