Tapping into your higher intuition and knowing starts with listening. The skill of listening is also at the heart of expanding our connections with each other, and awakening our higher consciousness. Our ability to listen is directly correlated to our ability to know and understand both on an interpersonal and cosmic big picture level.
“I think, therefore: I Am Not. Only when the Mind is Silent, I Am.”
The following is a quote from ScienceDaily, where a new research describes how Listening is not just something you do while you do something else, but a full body experience. In fact, the means and method of listening, is doing nothing but that:
When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements.
This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain’s motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise to our conscious perception of sound.
A new Duke study, appearing online August 27 in Nature, combines cutting-edge methods in electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavioral analysis to reveal exactly how the motor cortex, seemingly in anticipation of movement, can tweak the volume control in the auditory cortex.
This hit me really hard when I first read it. Of course! In order to truly understand what someone else is saying to the depth that they understand it (unless you’re talking to a ninny who is just talking to say words), you must go into a meditation – slow down, and focus on their vibration wholly.
The truth is, your brain is simply not as receptive to the inflow of information when there is an outflow of information pouring out:
In the latest study, the team recorded electrical activity of individual neurons in the brain’s auditory cortex. Whenever the mice moved — walking, grooming, or making high-pitched squeaks — neurons in their auditory cortex were dampened in response to tones played to the animals, compared to when they were at rest.
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