Monthly Archives: August 2013

Smiled Soul

 

 

Smiled soul,
effervescing brightness,
a divine loving nucleus
with no beginning or end,
no dimension or space:
you’re simply a vestibule
amid a human shell encased.

Oh, human shell!

Oh, human shell!

Be not battered
by emotions and prejudices.

Smiled souls of ages past,
and smiled souls yet to come,
are guides through the
transcending vestiges.

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How I Am Wired is What my Brain Fires

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During my last yoga class, my lovely instructor shared a theory with us:  Hebbian Theory.  The Hebbian theory basically states that “cells that fire together, wire together.”   You are probably asking yourself, “what does that mean?”  To me, “what I look for, expect, or anticipate, I see, receive, and endure.”

“The general idea is an old one, that any two cells or systems of cells that are repeatedly active at the same time will tend to become ‘associated’, so that activity in one facilitates activity in the other.”(Donald O. Hebb,  1949, p. 70)

“When one cell repeatedly assists in firing another, the axon of the first cell develops synaptic knobs (or enlarges them if they already exist) in contact with the soma of the second cell.” (Donald O. Hebb 1949, p. 63)

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