Monday, December 28, 2009

Braintenance: Never Tell Your Adversaries What You're Planning To Do.

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I'll try to avoid being political. This brief observation concerns itself more with basic human behavioral psychology than it does with politics, banking or the economy at large. This is truly food for thought: Always think before you speak. And when you are addressing a prospective or existing adversary or enemy, apply a common-sense use of the knowledge of behavioral psychology to anticipate their likely response. If you do these things, you can avoid a great many errors along the pathway to your personal success... Here's the article...

Never Tell Your Adversaries What You're Planning To Do:
A Foolish Move On The Part Of The US President.

Dear Friends:

Not too long ago, President Barack Obama and the current US presidential administration announced to the entire banking community that "there will be serious reforms enacted in the consumer credit industry to stop the abuse of the public by credit card lenders." A loudly telegraphed threat, taken by its targets as 1) a helpful warning to give them time to prepare their defenses, and 2) an opportunity to exponentially increase the scale, audacity and variety of abusive charges, sudden interest rate hikes, credit line reductions, fees for every "offense" (real or imagined) and destroyed consumer credit reports. In brief, the banks saw this as a (wink wink) hint to go hog wild at the expense of the consumers and to profiteer to the greatest extent imaginable. Without delay, compunction or conscience, these parasitic plastic panderers proceeded to profit at the expense of the already distressed masses of credit card victims.

Thanks to a well-intended but somewhat unsophisticated Mr. Barck Obama, the banks are stealing enough in fee income from credit card holders that they can pay back their Tarp obligations, raise the salaries of the money gluttons up to (and beyond) their historic maximums, and continue to buy government debt instruments without extending new credit to businesses or consumers.

Consumers are being hurt more deeply by the banking sector and the credit card issuers than ever before. The President of the United States essentially declared it "open season" on the American population. And the consumers are suffering more abuse than ever since the invention of the credit card.

Loud, idle threats always backfire. And only a fool warns his enemies of his intentions to take action against them.

Is anybody listening? Take a look at your credit card statements and wake up. Mr. Obama should really consider investing some time in reading this column.

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Braintenance: Brainwave Entrainment Samples

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Braintenance: Brainwave Entrainment Samples

Dear Friends:

I have been a long-standing proponent of brainwave entrainment.

While I cannot and do not guarantee results, I believe that the three samples which follow will provide you with an interesting, relaxing and perhaps enlightening experience.

These recordingas are best enjoyed in a quiet, disturbance-free environment, while seated in a comfortable chair, and using high-quality stereophic headphones to give you the purest sound while simultaneously blocking out external noises.

Enjoy them, and let me know what you think. Your brain has an uncanny ability to deplicate (or resoate) with patterns introduced to it through our perceived senses. The possibilities for learning by simple entrainment (without any conscious effort) hold great promise>
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About The Samples
The samples are 10 minute recordings which bring you through Alpha, Theta, and touch upon some Delta. They do not focus one specific goal, but allow you to take a "Full Ride" through some of the most important ranges. The main purpose of the samples is to let you feel the power for yourself and decide what technology is right for you.
 
1. Headphones Recommended
Binaural Beats require headphones. Monaural Beats and Isochronic Tones do not. If headphones are available, definitely use them with all recordings. Headphones allow your ears to receive the frequencies in their purest state. If no headphones are available, position your speakers on either side of your head as you listen.

2.Give The Recording 8-10 Minutes
Lowering your brain's operating frequencies usually takes more than 5 minutes. Stubborn minds may take 8 minutes. Don't rush the experience, or doubt the power. Be open to influence and you will feel the power.
 
3.Lay Down In Peace As You Listen
Meditation and Yoga doesn't work in a noisy atmosphere, and neither do Binaural Beats! You must avoid outside interferences and be comfortable. Find a peaceful room, lay back, and close your eyes as you listen.
 
4.Focus On The Sounds
As you listen, focus on the background sounds. Let your mind drift, but don't hold on to conscious thoughts. 
 
5. Download the Samples Now!
We have 3 samples for you to download and try. Again, they are a full ride through Alpha, Theta, and some Delta. They are not geared for any one subject. These recordings were produced by the Unexplainable Store and not by Douglas Castle, Braintenance or Internal Energy Plus. They are merely brief samples:


 
Enjoy the experience, and let me know how your fare with these samples. I have a comprehensive library of entrainment, subliminal and hypnotherapeutic tapes of greater length and superior quality. Let me know if you should have an interest, and I can make these entrainment tools available to you inexpensively,

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle
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Regarding the issue of the paradoxical cliches, here are two definitions which will help for your to distinguish between necessity and desperation:
Desperation
–noun
1.
the state of being desperate or of having the recklessness of despair.
2.
the act or fact of despairing; despair.

Synonyms


Necessity

–noun, plural -ties.
1.
something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
2.
the fact of being necessary or indispensable; indispensability: the necessity of adequate housing.
3.
an imperative requirement or need for something: the necessity for a quick decision.
4.
the state or fact of being necessary or inevitable: to face the necessity of testifying in court.
5.
an unavoidable need or compulsion to do something: not by choice but by necessity.
6.
a state of being in financial need; poverty: a family in dire necessity.
7.
Philosophy. the quality of following inevitably from logical, physical, or moral laws.

Synonyms


Best Regards, and Respectfully,

Douglas Castle



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Braintenance: Reconciling Opposing Cliches

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Braintenance: Reconciling Opposing Cliches

Dear Friends:

There are two aphorisms which I believe are equally true, and I have actually been known to use them in conversations. Yet, they seem to be at conflict with eachother.

1. The first one is "Necessity is the mother of invention." I have always taken this to mean that when a problem or a need presents itself, it ignites the creative spark in people to find a solution. Thinking about this, most inventions have been conceived in order to either solve a problem or to make a task simpler. Then again, there are many among us who like to create problems just so they can make money helping people to solve them. Note that I have not singled out attorneys, pharmaceutical companies or auto mechanics.

2. The second one is "Desperation is the father of poor decisions." While I have paraphrased this one (and while the original version is not quite as well-known as the one above), I have indeed found it to be true. If you need a car desperately (as you have financial constraints, a job delivering pizzas, and only the weekend within which to get one) just go to your neighborhood used car dealer to try this one out. If you are terribly lonely, go to a singles bar late at night and see what you wake up with in the morning. I rest my case. You are always in a better position to negotiate and decide if you are not pressured or needy. The best bargains tend to go to those who don't need them, and to those who are prepared to walk away from the showroom or the bargaining table.

If both of these sayings are true, then we must take a look at the difference between the meanings of the words necessity and desperation. I entreat you -- look in the dictionary, thesaurus, or wherever you can get the best information and find definitions for each these two words (they just can't be synonymous, can they?) which unlock the apparent paradox between the two "rules" above.

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

p.s. The photo in the upper right-hand corner of this article is a candid shot of my personal fitness trainer. Did I hear you thinking, "He's got to be kidding. If that's his fitness coach, then Wayne Dyer should write a book about men's hair styling." ? Paradoxes abound.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Braintenance: Beth Barany Endorses Capital Punishment?

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Dear Readers:

Some headlines can be very misleading. A poorly-chosen pun can create chaos in an ordinarily civil crowd. You'll see...

Beth Barany endorses CAPITAL PUNISHMENT? Would she have offenders beheaded on a writer's block? http://twitlik.com/GreenMile  #TNNW

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

BRAINTENANCE: "The Three Cs" - Similar Words, Different Implications

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BRAINTENANCE: THE THREE Cs

 

 

 

 

COOPERATION:

 


1.


an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

 


2.


more or less active assistance from a person, organization, etc.: We sought the cooperation of various civic leaders.

 


3.


willingness to cooperate: to indicate cooperation.

 


4.


Economics. the combination of persons for purposes of production, purchase, or distribution for their joint benefit: producers' cooperation; consumers' cooperation.

 


5.


Sociology. activity shared for mutual benefit.

 


6.


Ecology. mutually beneficial interaction among organisms living in a limited area.

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATION:

 


1.


the act or process of collaborating.

 


2.


a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.

 

Synonyms

partnership

participation

teamwork

alliance

concert

combination

synergy

 

 

CORROBORATION:

 


1.


the act of corroborating.

 


2.


a corroboratory fact, statement, etc.

 

Synonyms

validation

authentication

evidence

verification

attestation

proof

demonstration

 



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Friday, December 4, 2009

ANGER AND YOUR HEALTH - A Public Service Announcement

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Anger and your health- Awareness is the first step. A life-saving article. http://twitlik.com/AboutAnger  #TNNW #Braintenance #douglascastle



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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BRAINTENANCE: A Wonderfully Paradoxical Question

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BRAINTENANCE: A Wonderfully Paradoxical Question

Dear Friends (and I take great liberties with the use of this term):

This is a wonderfully paradoxical question, usually asked by one person of another when the first person (the interrogator) has just witnessed the second person (the interrogatee) doing something very foolish: "Do you know how stupid you are?"

Just thinking about the expectations of the interrogator (assuming that the question is not rhetorical, which is, admittedly, a dubious assumption) is a mind-twister. Further, exactly what would the interrogatee's most appropriate response be, given the circumstances?

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

p.s. And why, you may ask, do I begin sentences using the word "And," use so many commas, and insert so many (parenthetical) sentence fragments? I have asked myself this same tri-part question, but because I am asking it of myself, I am not qualified to answer it.

Thinking is such a complicated business. Is it any wonder why so many people have given it up entirely?

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BRAINTENANCE: The Core Energy Meditation Technique

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BRAINTENANCE: The Core Energy Meditation Technique 

Dear Fellow Cerebral Celebrants:

I receive a great many solicitations via email.

The one which follows contains (in addition to the customary long-style sales pitch) a relaxing and entertaining meditation exercise. Please do give it a try and tell me what you think. The company providing the "free sampler" is:

 
© Copyright. The Mind-Body Training Company
- Proven Practices For Health, Happiness and Abundance -
www.MindBodyTrainingCompany.com  

 

 

Today I'm going to teach you a powerful technique that you can use to release any unwanted thought, feeling, or belief. I call it the Core Energy Technique. I’m sure you’ll find what I’m about to show you invaluable….. and something you'll want return to over and over again once you get the hang of it.

You can use this technique to release from any negative state and return to state of strong, clear and balanced vibration. For example, you can use it when you feel stress, anxiety, depression, anger, or any negative emotion. You can also use it when you feel stuck in a limiting mindset or belief like "I'm not worthy of success" or "It's impossible."

Anytime and anywhere you feel off-center is a great time to do The Core Energy Technique. It’s also a great way to connect with your inner guidance system so you feel connected to you really are and what’s truly important to you in your life.

Here is the link: http://www.energymeditationsecrets.com/core-energy-technique.html

I hope you've enjoyed this technique and found it to be useful. Also, perhaps it was just my imagination, but the announcer's voice reminded me a bit of Rudy Giuliani's.

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

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About the Author, Facilitator and Producer…

DOUGLAS CASTLE


Douglas Castle is a seasoned and highly-acclaimed advisor, director, executive officer, trustee and consultant to emerging entrepreneurial enterprises, growing companies, and cause-based humanitarian and educational organizations worldwide. His travels and assignments have encompassed a highly-diverse spectrum of industries, situations and highly sensitive negotiations. Mr.Castle is a noted speaker, commentator and a prolific author on a great many topics. ####


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