Scientists have known for years that brain activity can be measured in wave patterns. Broadly speaking, the brain generates four kinds of patterns:

1. Delta waves – Seen most often in sleep.

2. Theta waves – When you are daydreaming or catnapping.

3. Alpha waves – often observed when you are aware but relaxed, likeduring a massage or a long run.

4. Beta waves – These are the key one for cognitive processing.

By measuring these waves, the body wave device can determine when your concentration has peaked and therefore when you are primed to make an im- portant decision.

So how exactly does the Body Wave device works?

The Technology is based on electro-encephalography (EEG), the study of how brain activity – from automatic impulses like breathing to active thoughts like what to have for dinner – excites neurons to emit brain waves. This electrical activity originates in the brain but is transported along the central nervous system. You can wear the body wave device on your arm or actually anywhere on the skin, which is highly sensitive to changes in the central nervous system. The sensors register the electrical charges that occur in your brain when you concentrate hard. The act of concentration necessitates the firing of neurons in careful synchrony. That synchrony produces a unique electrical signature that can be measured. When you stop concentrating the synchrony breaks and the signature changes. The Body Wave device then transmits this change through a simple receiver plugged in to a USB port. A computer can tell you, in real time, whether you have been focused or were pondering what to do this weekend.



In the course of lifetime many people will suffer from devastating degree of anxiety and worry severe enough to meet the criteria for the medical diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, that serve no useful purpose and do nothing but undermine their happiness, and interfere with their ability to accomplish their goals.

Mental Effect: –

The human brain is equipped with an elaborate system designed to register the emotions of fear, anxiety and worry. This system mobilizes us to respond to danger by setting in motion a complex sequence of biochemical and physi- ological events. The adoptive side of worry is that it allows us to anticipate danger and take preventive action. But excessive anxiety and worry can have devastating effects on the mind and body, becoming the source of much emo- tional suffering and even physical illness. On mental level, chronic anxiety can impair judgment, increase irritability, and hinder one’s overall effectiveness.

Physical effects: –

Excessive fear, Anxiety and worry can cause depressed immune function, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, and muscle tension and pain. Sci- entists have recently discovered a gene that is linked to people who are prone to anxiety and negative thinking.

How to overcome Anxiety: –
In most severe cases of anxiety, medication can be useful part of the treatment regimen. 2) Working on improving our physical health through proper diet and exercise can also be helpful. 3) Cultivating compassion and deepening our connection with others can promote good mental hygiene and help combat anxiety states. 4) Cognitive intervention – This technique involves actively challenging the anxiety generating thoughts and replacing with well-reasoned positive thoughts and attitudes.

How to overcome Fear: –

There are many types of fear, 1) These kinds of fear are very genuine, based on valid reasons, fear of violence or fear of bloodshed fro example. 2) Fear about the long-term negative consequences of our negative actions, fear of suffering, fear of our negative emotions such as hatred. 3) There are fears of our own mental creations like childish fears to scare away the child. 4) There are fears based on mental projection. This kind of fear is related to hatred. In dealing with fear, one need to first use one’s faculty of reasoning and try to discover whether there is a valid basis of your fear or not.

How to overcome worry about a variety of Day-to-Day problems: –

To reduce that kind of worry is to cultivate a thought – If the situation or problem is such that it can be remedied then there is no need to worry about it. – If there is no way out, no solution, no possibility of resolution, then also there is no pointing being worried about it, because you can not do anything about it anyway. Some type of anxiety may have biological roots like some people tend to get sweaty palms, and for this medical treatment may be useful. In any case the sincere motivation acts as an antidote to re- duce fear and anxiety.

Motivation: –

If you develop a pure and sincere motivation, if you are motivated by a wish to help on the basis of kindness, compassion, and respect, then you can carry on any kind of work, in any field, and function more effectively with less fear or worry, not being afraid of what others think or whether you ultimately will be successful in reaching your goal. The closer one gets to being motivated by altruism, the more fearless one becomes on the face of even extremely anxi- ety-provoking circumstances.

Generally being honest with oneself and others about what you are or are not capable of doing can counteract that feeling of lack of self-confidence.

What is energy healing?

Our entire body is one big energy field. Hidden beneath the physical surface are levels of emotions, thought patterns and learned beliefs. Imbalances and energy blockages on these levels manifest as emotional discomforts and even physical illness. The most effective way to treat an illness is to uncover its root cause and begin the healing process from the deepest emotional level. Con- ventional medicine takes a different approach to healing and can encounter difficulties in determining the actual cause of a disease. Energy healing com- pliments traditional treatments offering a holistic healing solution encompass- ing body, mind and soul.



Even though under rare circumstances some kind of anger can be positive, generally speaking anger leads to ill feeling and hatred. And as far as hatred is concerned, it is never positive. It has no benefit at all, It is always totally negative. We cannot overcome anger and hatred by suppressing them, but we need to actively cultivate the antidotes to hatred – like patience and tolerance. In order to be able to successfully cultivate patience and tolerance you need to generate Enthusiasm, a strong desire to seek it.

Feelings of anger and hatred arise from a mind that is troubled by dissatisfaction and discontent. So one can prepare ahead of time by constantly working towards building inner contentment and cultivating kindness and compassion. This brings about some calmness of mind. In seeking to eliminate anger and hatred, the intentional cultivation of patience and tolerance is indispensable. The only factor that can give you refuge or protection from the destructive effects of anger and hatred is your practice of tolerance and patience. When anger does occur, research has shown that actively challenging, logically ana- lyze, and reappraising the thoughts that trigger the anger can help dissipate it.

Patience and Tolerance: –

In our day-to-day life experiences, tolerance and patience have great benefits. For instance developing them will allow us to sustain and maintain our presence of mind. So if an individual possesses this capacity of tolerance and patience, then even in spite of living in a very tense environment, which is very frantic and stressful, so long as the person has tolerance and patience, the per- son’s calmness and peace of mind will not be disturbed. True tolerance or patience has a component or element of self-discipline and restraint, or humility in it. The realization that you could have acted otherwise, you could have adopted a more aggressive approach, but decided not to do so. The end result, or a product of patience and tolerance is forgiveness. When you are truly pa- tient and tolerant, then forgiveness comes naturally. It’s possible to let go of the negative feelings associated with the events.

Meditation on anger: –

For the few minutes of meditation everyday, simply let your mind remain on the resolution not to fall under the influence of anger and hatred. Because if one does become angry, one loses the peace of mind, lose composure and assume ugly physical appearance. Let us visualize that someone whom you dislike, someone who annoys you, causes lot of problems for you or gets on your nerves. Then see how you feel, see whether that causes the rate of your heartbeat to go up and so on. Examine whether you are comfortable or uncomfortable, see if you immediately become more peaceful or if you develop a mental uncomfortable feeling, judge for yourself. So far few minutes, three or four minutes perhaps, judge and experiment. Then in the end of your experiment, if you discover that ”Yes, it is of no use to allow that irritation to develop, then say to yourself” In future, I will never do that “ develop that determination. Finally for last few minutes of meditation, place your mind upon that conclusion or determination.

Anger Patiently: –

To never get angry is a tall order for almost any human being. So when we see anger as failure, and we try not to be angry and fail, it is so easy to turn the gun on ourselves when our anger comes. We blame ourselves and put ourselves down for not being able to control us. Don’t turn the gun in yourself. Don’t give yourself a guilt trip. We spend our lives learning anger, so we are not going to unlearn all the beliefs and habits, which create our irritations, frustrations and angers in a few days, or even a few weeks. So be easy on yourself. Healing the inner scars, forgiving us, transforming those habits, are all aspects of this inner work, and they take a little time. Be patient; be gentle and merciful with yourself. And if you do decide you want to forgive and heal yourself, if you do decide you don’t want to be a slave to others words and actions, if you do decide you want to be free of your negative feelings, one of the secrets is not to fight or struggle with those old habits. Accept them when they come, for whatever reason, and you’ll be amazed how quickly the habit of those feelings is dissolved. All healing begins with acceptance, including the healing of our feeling.



There is a difference between physical pains, which is a physiological process, and suffering, which is our mental and emotional response to the pain. So the question arises – can finding, an underlying purpose and meaning behind our pain modify our attitude about it? And can a change in attitude lessen the degree to which we suffer when we are physically injured?

To view pain not as universal enemy as seen in the west but as a remarkable, elegant, and sophisticated biological system that warns us of damage to our body and thus protects us.

There is no doubt that our attitude and mental outlook can strongly affect the degree to which we suffer when we are in physical pain. Let’s say, for instance, that two individuals, a construction worker and a concert pianist suffer the same finger injury, while the amount of physical pain might be the same for both individuals, the construction worker might suffer very little and in fact rejoice if the injury resulted in a month of paid vacation which he or she was in need of, whereas the same injury could result in intense suffering to the pianist who viewed playing as his or her primary source of joy in life.

The idea that our mental attitude influences our ability to perceive and endure pain is not limited to theoretical situations such as above; it has been demonstrated by many scientific studies and experiments. Researchers looking in to this issue began by tracing the pathways of how pain is perceived and experienced. Pain begins with a sensory signal – an alarm that goes off when nerve endings are stimulated by something that is sensed as dangerous. Millions of signals are sent through the spinal cord on the base of the brain. These signals are then sorted out and a message is sent to higher areas of the brain telling of pain. The brain then sorts through the prescreened message and decides on the response. It is at this stage that the mind can assign value and meaning to the pain and intensify or modify our perception of pain.

We convert pain in to suffering in the mind.

To loosen the suffering of pain, we need to make a crucial distinction between the pain of pain and the pain we create by our thoughts about the pain. Fear, anger, guilt, loneliness, and helplessness are all mental and emotional responses that can intensify pain. So, in developing an approach to dealing with pain, we can of course work at the lower levels of pain perception, using the tools of modern medicine such as medications and other procedures, but we can also work at the higher levels by modifying our outlook and attitude.

Other experiments with human beings, involving hypnosis and placebos, have also demonstrated that in many cases the higher brain functions can overrule the pain signals from the lower stages on the pain pathway. They not only warn us and protects us, but it unifies us. Without pain sensation in our hands or feet, those parts no longer seem to belong to our body. It is our suffering that is the most basic element that we share with others, the factor that unifies us with all living creatures.

Suffering according to Buddhism: –

According to Buddhism all suffering is due to desires and that liberation involves their suppression, by following the “Noble eight fold path”

  1. Right Action
  2. Right Belief
  3. Right Aspiration
  4. Right Speech
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Endeavor
  7. Right Thought
  8. Right Meditation



In recent years, philosophers, theologians, cosmologists, and even mainstream cognitive scientists have joined the fray, developing powerful critiques and alternative theories that attempt to expand the frame of our thinking about the mind and brain.

Since the human nervous system is the most complex piece of hardware on the planet, it’s no surprise that the most complex form of consciousness accompanies it. Though still eschewed by most mainstream philosophers and scientists, this view is gaining ground, particularly among the alternative in- telligentsia, in large part because it provides a potentially non-reductionist framework for understanding the relationship between the mind and the brain (even if some of its proponents, like Chalmers, use it as an argument for the possibility of conscious machines—if all matter is conscious, after all, why couldn’t a supercomplex computer be as conscious as you or me?

Is it possible that it will be science’s failure to solve the mind/body problem that will ultimately lead to materialism’s undoing? Could neuroscience’s bold attempt to penetrate the mysteries of the human psyche be that one step too far that brings the entire edifice crashing to the ground? It is of course far too early to say, but if such an eventuality were to unfold, given the mythic implications, it would no doubt give the gods and perhaps even Icarus a good chuckle.


Still, in the face of such multilayered complexity, one can’t help but feel compelled to reach for synthesis, whether it’s God or the Neurons that are doing the compelling.

I find the materialist notion that the mind is an irrelevant byproduct of brain function about as plausible as the dualistic idea that consciousness is some ghostly ethereal substance that exists entirely independent of the brain. The truth, it seems, must lie somewhere in between. But where exactly?

Just how the brain’s neural network could function as a “tuning system” for consciousness, however, is still something I’m struggling to visualize.

I’m also tempted to go with some version of the emergence idea, as it seems the closest to hard science to say that consciousness in some way comes out of the brain. But as one philosopher pointed out to me, “Until someone explains how emergence occurs, we might just as well say GOD did it.”

Perhaps the most promising and ultimately satisfying theories are the integral ones that acknowledge the essential reality of different levels and dimensions of existence, allowing interiors and exteriors, consciousness and matter, to be seen as different sides of the same event, neither reducible to the other. Where mind and brain are concerned, however, even the most integral theories have thus far been unable to explain how the two interconnect, leaving the mind/body problem a mystery for another day.


One thought experiment is imagining that our brain really is generating our consciousness. Think about it—this whole three-dimensional experience of sound, color, thought, feeling, and movement all somehow arising out of the organic functions of this wrinkled slab of tofu like substance in your head. It seems hard to imagine, but if it were true, what would that say about the nature of matter itself? In fact, if I think about it in this way long enough, I start to wonder which would really be mind-boggling to find out that the brain doesn’t create the mind, or to find out that it does.page284image45333696

There are levels of who we are that simply cannot be understood by looking at our neurons alone. Although we may not lose our humanity to neuro science, however, it does seem likely that as research progresses, we will have to let go of a few ideas—possibly even some big ones about what our humanity is made of. The great specter of brain science is that it will demonstrate that we are merely conscious organic machines, that all of our experience and behavior originates in the brain. Based on the evidence from frontier science alone, it doesn’t seem likely at this point that it will quite be able to do that. But let’s say that it were able to show that most of our behavior and experience is rooted in the brain. What would that mean? Well, for starters, we’d have to come to terms with the fact that we’re a lot more organic machine than we’d like to think that, as much as we savor the nuances of our personal wishes, aspirations, and personalities, most of our responses are driven by genetic and social conditioning wired into our brains on a level we cannot see.

However, even if we take the materialist position that the brain is the sole mediator of experience and the final arbiter of truth, we are left with the fact that human brains across the ages have universally concluded that the spiritual reality glimpsed in mystical experience is in fact of a higher order than the ordinary reality we experience every day.

And this leads us to what may be the most interesting point of all. For as Newberg’s research demonstrates, there is little doubt that the brain is at least a big part of what is enabling us to perceive that higher order. This means that, in what may be the greatest miracle we know, life somehow managed to evolve an organ capable not only of reflecting on itself but of perceiving something higher than itself perceiving, even, that which many believe to be the very source and creative driver of the cosmos. Looked at in this way, the brain suddenly starts to seem a lot less like some frightening organic computer that we’d do well to distance ourselves from and a lot more like a rather mysterious and even spiritual event in its own right. After all, if it can do all that, who knows what kind of genius and untapped potential live within its folds? Given that human evolution is still in its early days, it in fact seems likely that the awesome powers of the human brain have only begun to reveal themselves. If we can use our gray matter to avoid destroying ourselves, we may find that the story of humanity’s higher potentials is just getting started.