Greetings to all who share the wisdom of feng shui!
When I couldn’t figure out how to program my new thermostat, the technician said, “ask your grandson.” Does this infer our new generation gap? I’ll be the first to admit my love-hate relationship with the computer, something my grandsons don’t seem to be afflicted with. I live with a constant dichotomy of skimming the digital world with one foot while firmly planted in the morass of analog systems with the other.
Nicholas Carr in his new book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” says that he’s been having the uncomfortable sense that “someone has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.” He argues that due to the frantic superficiality of the Internet, we have lost sustained attention.
Reviewers of his thesis argue that this is not true and that “the online world has merely exposed the feebleness of human attention, which is so weak that even the most minor temptations are all but impossible to resist.”
For me these debates have launched an avalanche of questions about brain mapping and circuitries that need to be explored and researched, perhaps with the notion that Pyramid’s scientific approach to feng shui can come up with some answers of how we best cope with the onslaught of information excess, circuitry misfiring.
Carr warns that the Internet is great for facts, but not so great for wisdom. Where, if I may ask, is wisdom? We know that reasoning and decision making happens in the neo-cortex, and that our emotional response kicks in from the limbic system, while our survival mode is fired in the brainstem. Where then is wisdom? In the heart? In the gut? If anyone has the answer, please email.
Electricians, i.e. cardiologists, can now zap your electric circuitry in the heart to rewire your misfired heart rhythm. And all along we’ve been told that we have a second brain in the gut. That’s where the gut feeling comes from. But wisdom? Maybe it’s in the soul! But where is the soul? And what does all of this have to do with feng shui? If we take a serious look at the mapping process of the mind, the brain, and perhaps other sites in the complexity of humanness, we may conclude that feng shui offers a holistic model of support structure so that we may navigate all the highways and byways of daily living.
Rewire for a Better Day,
With Pyramid Feng Shui!