"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The foregoing generates synergy, energy and power.

Brain-body coordination is enhanced significantly through the considered use of movement, and it has been recognised that mental fitness equates directly with physical fitness. Since we have a brain, and since it does happen to be connected to the body, we should know that one complements the other. Move one, move the other, and raise your intellect!

It is of utmost importance to be physically fit. This is because it affects your health and well-being, creating a balance between mind and body. Furthermore, it will help you develop poise in your movements. Activities that can help in this respect are the martial arts such as akido, t'ai chi, judo, or juggling, and the Alexander Technique. Sports in general are highly recommended.

Indulge in aerobic forms of exercise at least three times a week, building up strength and flexibility in your muscles. Involve yourself in physical as well as mental gymnastics, but make sure you get sufficient rest and time for play.

Take up sports, develop new hobbies, acquire poise through various activities. Eat and drink sensibly, as your behaviour in this respect directly affects the performance of your brain.

Remember, every time your heart beats, the first place your blood shoots to your brain. This blood contains oxygen, that powers your brain... more oxygen equates with greater creative ability.

Great brain power leads to a formidable memory.

We are shaped by the books we read, the people we meet, the thoughts we think, and the actions we perform. None of this would be possible without being physically and mentally energised.

The ultimate consequence is to be spiritually revitalised so that we allow ourselves to be plugged in to the energy of our universe.

Remember, mens sana in corpore sano...

[Excerpted from 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', by Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

All I know is that, our body is designed to move, & not to sit on the butt all day long.

This has to do with human evolution: our forefathers were hunters-gatherers ~ roaming the savannahs, hunting for food & searching for new landscapes.

Just in case you are still wondering about what your boss is thinking about you: pacing in the office, while deep in thought, is a productive activity. It's 'Thinking on Your Feet'!

In fact, according to neuro-scientists, movement is the only thing that unites all brain levels & integrates the right & left hemispheres of our brain.

In a nut shell, action is the cutting edge of the mind.

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