Know Your Mind (Part 2 of the Learning Experience Trilogy)
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This episode explores the untapped power of the mind. It focuses on the third book, Know Your Mind in the Learning Experience Trilogy by Peter Massam. Here we move on from growing pains in teenage years and confronting fears to exploring the extraordinary relationship between the mind and the body.
Welcome to this edition of Newsgram!
Your mind is a lot more powerful than you might imagine. It’s something I’m only beginning to understand and I don’t mind saying I’m not alone. Human potential is something that has been explored for years with smarter minds than my own and the answers only present with more questions.
This episode is a continuation of the last one. Part two of our look at Peter Massam’s Learning Experience Trilogy. Here’s Peter with a quick summary for you.
Peter Massam – Know your mind is the culmination of the trilogy. The previous two books have looked at both the joy and the sadness and the emotional situations you can find yourself in and how your mind is processing the real world because you have to eat with things in the real world. What Know your mInd does is take more experiences later on in life that persuade George that the mind is actually a much more powerful thing than we think it is or that we give it credit for. It’s not necessarily in fashion in vogue to bring out the more metaphysical side of our lives because we’ve all in society we’ve become more scientific. To get to the facts. I wanted this book to be more of a philosophical outlook to work with that scientific community to approve or disprove the experiences that George went on to tell and I made the third book, I made him tell it in his own words because I think it’s easier to understand what he experiences later on when written in the first person so you get inside his head literally.
I’m sure you’ve already surmised that this George he speaks of is the main character. You would be right. It’s been fun watching George do kid stuff, grow up and make adult decisions and now we find him using his mind to try and make sense of the world.
Peter Massam – We tend to believe that this mind is, yes we know it’s there. We make decisions every day but from the experiences that George encounters it adds up to a lot more in terms of capabilities.
Not to give too much away but the book begins with George at a team building event where he’s learning to put mind over matter by breaking a board martial arts style and he is learning a thing or two about reflexology.
Peter Massam – The wider picture really is how we as humans have evolved and where this possibly could have come from and what evidence there is that there have been evidence through the years which have culminated in this experience in a single individual but which is demonstrably shared by other capabilities shared by other people in the third book.
In his Trilogy of books, Nipper, Moose Conquering Fear and the final book Know your mind Peter Massam shows us a lifetime journey of learning experiences through the character of George. he takes us from childhood encounters through coming of age to conquering fears and they culminate in the third book which is our focus today with a new appreciation of the power of the mind in the realms of communication, pain relief and self-help healing and preservation. And yes one of the references to pain relief does involve a trip to the dentist. The concept of Telepathy comes from a trip to China.
Peter Massam – Certainly when he went out to China the first hint if you like of the possibilities of communicating with each other just through thinking or by using the mind was first revealed to him and sceptic as he is he would always try and prove it again to make sure this wasn’t some kind of coincidence or just her luck.
One of the most fascinating things about this book is that the things he’s talking about, the things George experiences are not science fiction. The story is fictional but the concepts are very real.
Peter Massam – It doesn’t matter what career path you’ve chosen or what kind of life you lead the capabilities are and have always been there it’s just they are extremely underused and undiscovered for a large part but in certain individuals when you start encountering those individuals and talking with them you realize that there are some fairly…they have a different perspective on life but they also have certain other sensory capabilities or ability to see things in a different way.
A great example of this comes in the book when George is retiring his leased car. He encounters a woman that could have diagnosed and possibly healed his dog — just another example of some of the strange and wonderful things we are capable of if we delve deeper into the power of our mind and heron lies today’s lesson. Keep an open mind. You don’ have to believe everything you hear. I thin a healthy dose of skepticism is a great thing but at the same time be open to learning new things because you never know…
Peter Massam – One of the problems we’re talking about some of the use things to do with the metaphysical and the mind is that people are reluctant to talk because they want to know that you are open to those kind of suggestions and as long as you have that openness then people will talk to you about their sensory perception.
Of course. No-one wants you to think they’re crazy just because they have abilities different from yours. The truth is we all have special abilities. We are capable of so much more than we are aware. It’s just that some people make use of those abilities — that’s another takeaway from this series. It’s all about helping you learn in the best way possible with interesting, relatable characters interacting in fun ordinary ways.
Peter Massam – I was put off reading early on by being given A Tale of Two Cities by my well meaning Grandma. And unfortunately I never got past page two. I think I was eight or so. It was completely the wrong book to give a child of that age so I made the beginning of the book Nipper accessible to younger teenagers so the 12, 13, 14’s they should feel they can pick it up and relate with what’s going on there and then as they progress through their teenage years they’ll see that the maturity of the language that’s used an how you can feel dissociated from both your parents and other people around you who suddenly become, for some reason they become very much older. You know, when your nineteen or so you see people of seventeen or eighteen coming out of school or university and they just seem so young because if they hadn’t had any working life at all you think their perspective, you left that behind so you have to wait for them to catch up kind of thing.
Find a way to be alone with your thoughts. Shut out the noise and see what you come up with. Meditating is hard for some people but it’s a start to finding out what you’re capable of. Like I said in the beginning. Your mind is a lot more powerful than you might imagine and if this trilogy of books will help spark your interest or enthusiasm then give it a go. Who knows, it might bring balance to your life and help you get in sync with this crazy world.
Peter Massam – I had the good fortune to travel to Melbourne in Australia a couple of times. If asked to name three things that made an impression on me there they would have to be the following. Firstly the Yada-Yada river that dominates the downtown central business district and provides the backdrop for nightly celebrations with jets of fire scorching the sky at sunset. The second would be the overriding feeling of contentment walking to work up the hill from the river. I wondered at first why this was such a pleasant experience but quickly discovered the sauce in the faces of those around me and in their relaxed gait. On sparsely populated pavements their smiles shown out reflected on the sparking office windows on another fine day their calm unhurried pace conveyed a state of being at one with their world; and then thirdly, further up that hill…a curiosity meets the eye. Cars
pulling off to the left at a crossroads in order to make a right turn known to me as a J turn, but by others perhaps as a hook turn. It was not so much the practicality of avoiding tan lines going down the center of the road that made an impact on me but the complementary nature of their approach to the junction that seemed to be in perfect harmony with the pedestrians walking alongside them. Just as pulling over out of the flow of bi-directional traffic lanes to make a J turn is deliberate. So stepping out of the mainstream is a conscious move. When considering the workings of the mind I feel we have to make a similar J turn. The physical world continues to hasten at variable and sometimes blistering speeds but stepping out of that zone and parking the stresses of our complex lives can allow our mind to fill the void, bring balance to our well being and connect better with each other.
A great way to wrap up the series. It definitely gives you something to think about. The third and final volume in the Learning Experience Trilogy is a tool, if you will, for coping with and making sense of our physical world.
He has put a lot of thought into these books making them very easy to understand depending on your age. All three of the books in the Learning Experience trilogy have now been published and if you want to learn more just google Peter Massam they are available now wherever you like to buy books and we’ve added links to this shows description and that will do it for this edition of Newsgram from Webtalkradio.com.
Check out an interview with Peter on the Talking Books Podcast with JT Crowley on Youtube or get the audio version of Talking Books wherever you link to download podcasts. Visit the Talking Books homepage at Webtalkradio.com