Where Are You Bound by Your Brain? Book Review: Restoring Order to Your Life by Eric Holthaus

Forget about B.I.G. And Tupac. We have a viable means to determine the status of your mind, and perhaps, your will. A new tool for separating the people with a definite mindset from those…

Where Are You Bound by Your Brain? Book Review: Restoring Order to Your Life by Eric Holthaus

Forget about B.I.G. And Tupac. We have a viable means to determine the status of your mind, and perhaps, your will. A new tool for separating the people with a definite mindset from those who are somewhere in between is the Firefly Mind Map. Visualize your mind in a bowl, with its edges billowing. Now contrast the diameters of your two sides, on either side of the bowl, with the movement of your ears and eyes.

Dr. Carl Jones spent five years studying people around the world in settings ranging from the high-end school to the low-income neighborhoods. He found people seemed to be dividing into two groups, going around either the Pink or Red Arrows, with degrees between.

Dr. Jones first tapped into the idea of the rainbow view of brains when he formed a team called The Rainbow Social Connectors. There, volunteers were taught to think in colors and use them to communicate. After years of working with people in drug treatment centers, and among the children of methadone addicts, the idea of creating a rainbow of images—bright and soothing—for people to work with came into the back of his mind. Then, he entered his findings in scientific journals, but he never turned them into a book, as he had planned. He was mulling the idea with co-authors Dr. Michael Weisman and Dr. Dan Knutson. Dr. Jones then started thinking about mapping the brain, and the idea clicked.

For in-your-face help to pinpoint why things are the way they are, then go on to learn the rest of the story, read Eric Holthaus’ Restoring Order to Your Life.

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