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  1. River_Sol

    River_Sol Member

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    Downloading some of those files right now. I've had some experience with meditation, but lately have been having a hard time with life. Wanting to get back into it, and go deeper than ever before.:)

    Look forward to being around.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Project Meditation community,

    Look forward to seeing you around on the forums,

    Hugs

    Giles
     
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    Thanks Giles!
    Also I had a question about the dancer picture on the homepage. Is it normal to be able to see it spinning a different way, at will? What does that mean?
     
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    Hi,

    As it explains, if you see it spinning one way it means your using one side of the brain and visa versa. Some people can only see it spinning one way and struggle to get it to move the other way, which is likely because they are very stuck with using one side of their brain.

    Like yourself, I can make it change direction at will, which I guess means that we are capable of using both sides of our brain as and when we need to.

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    Thanks for the explanation! That's pretty neat :)


    -Brian
     
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    Me being curious again :D, but can you guys change the direction whilst looking directly at the spinning dancer?

    I can change the rotation but to effect the change I have to look away slightly (but keeping the dancer in view) and relaxing a little, then once its changed direction it stays that direction when I look directly at it.

    I was quite surprised my mind could do this, all as seems a bit Jedi mind trick to me.... next thing you know I'll be giving it the "these aren't the droid's your looking for...." :p
     
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    Yes, I can change it whilst looking at it, but I think it's more a case of not 'thinking' about what it's doing, and just letting the awareness be there, if that sort of makes sense. I think when you 'think' about it, you attach yourself to whichever direction it's going in and it makes it harder for you to 'break out' and go the other way.

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    Yes, that makes sense, thanks :)
     
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    I tried making the dancer spin the other way recently. I found if you look at the spinning foot at the bottom and imagine it going the other way the dancer magically changes direction but then changes back after a short moment. Is indeed a jedi mind trick!
    If the direction of spin correlates with the side of the brain being used, i wonder should she stop altogether if there is perfect brain sync or just spin which ever way intended. Just a thought.
     
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    Well, she's not going to stop spinning because she's a moving image :)

    However, the visual processing part of our brain has to pass through either left or right side of the brain for how it 'interprets' the image, so when we get to a place where we use both sides of the brain equally (though not necessarily at the same time), we should be able to more easily switch between one direction and the other.

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