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The pweor of the hmuan mnid.
The above is not a typo.
I’m sharing it misspelled on purpose – for the following reason – explained below.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The above research and paragraph is from Madeleine L. Van Hecke, PhD. -who has written a lot about blindspots and why people do dumb things.
I’m a big fan of discovering blindspots in life – and I very much found Dr. Van Hecke’s research study very interesting.
Dr. Van Hecke explains that for the very same reasons you can read that gobbly-gook up above, you are also destined to do dumb things in life at times.
As an adult your brain is now filled up with lots of beliefs on how things should be – in the same way you have a sense of how words should be.
Some of your beliefs are totally incorrect.
Or your beliefs are very much correct, but stubbornly single-minded.
As a result, when you look at an event, problem, new person (etc ) you will often fill in the open gaps of missing information with just plain limited beliefs or wrong conclusions.
You know those times in life when you say:
Well, those times occurred because you were diong waht the tset abvoe shwoed you hvea a tnendnecy to do.
You wree flling in blnkas wthi wrnog infrmomatoin!
“Blind spots” are why …
Dr. Van Hecke argues that you’re not actually always stupid when you do or think stupid things. You’re just experiencing a “blindspot” moment — due to your projected thinking.
Luckily, there are specific techniques to increase your range of vision, beginning with developing and embracing a stronger “Beginner’s Mind.”
In Buddhism “Beginner’s Mind” is described as the pure lens with which someone who is absolutely new to a situation can see the world. The ability to view things with full clarity – and without projections and limiting beliefs.
There’s a famous Buddhist quote:
Children unwittingly have beginner’s mind. This is why kids are often smarter than adults at problem-solving puzzles.
If you’d like to be better at spotting your Blindspots – you need a calm mind – free of stress. You need a mind which is full present in the now. Want help? Check out my video course The Anxiety Cure – click now!
If yuo dnto wnat to cilck thtsa oaky. Jsut konw bilnd sopts mghit stirke wehn laest epxecetd!
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