Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Christmas 2016 With Alexis

Alexis as a baby
This was going to be about delivering a stillborn baby but that blog post is lost for now. For now you can read about the things that Alexis did during Christmas and the things that she did before and after Christmas.

If you read some of the previous posts you will see that Alexis is a super genius. She is 22 and in her third year of medical school. Most people do medical school during the ages of 23 to 27 like the wife of the founder of Facebook who graduated from Harvard University.

Because of her age, the stress of her job and the lack of sleep, it can compromise her immune system. At least on the other hand, her marks are spectacular. She usually gets 100 in her tests. Even though she has had a blog since age 15, I get her to reveal more about herself. Like she only revealed recently that she could has skipped 3 more grades but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12.

In the post before this one, they were thinking of not bringing along Alexis because she had been feeling under the weather. You will have to go back 2 posts to learn more about what was wrong with her. Even though they were not going to bring her, her twin brother, Matthew, said that he was not going to come to Austria unless they bring her. That was on the post before this one. Way to go, Matthew!

Before going any further I will give you the URL to this one. Chestnuts Roasting on an open FireThe post after this one talks about safety while riding snowboards. It especially talked about wearing safety helmets. Alexis talked about being a cautious person. It is good for a doctor to be this way. Make sure to read this post to be sure if you are being safe enough. Also I was glad to read this since I would not be happy if something happened to her.

This post has a Christian song by the Monkees on video. It sounds very good, almost magical. She says on this post, "I've made no secret in recent months of my increasing disingenuous feelings toward organized religion." Also she says, "Perhaps my real religion is music as opposed to any organized theological structure."

Now I will give my opinion so do not mistake it for hers. In religion and in life, there are 2 things-- feelings and thoughts. Mostly when someone kills one or has sex with anyone, it is due to feelings, not thoughts. In life people want to feel good.

It is easy to convey an idea or a thought with talking and listening. It is nearly impossible to convey a feeling this way. But music, dance and art can convey feelings in a better way. People want to feel good and one way to do that is with religion.

To give examples of this a person may go and hear a sermon and feel good. He does not know why he feels good but maybe has beliefs on why he feels good. Note that Alexis is a music genius. She can play many instruments. Also she can play them for hours, so playing them makes her feel good. Many professional athletes are good because they practice. They practice because it makes them feel good.

To clarify the difference of thoughts and feelings, they used to think that Jesus had nails through his hands. Then when it was demonstrated that it would not work, they changed it to nails through His wrist. So it did not mean much to change this thought or belief.

The mother of Alexis has a few doctorates and one is in psychology. Note that her father is an M.D. They have a new psychology that is called Positive Psychology. It studies what makes people feel good. Here is a quote from a book about it called Authentic Happiness by Dr. Martin Seligman. The quote is about the flow experience.
When does time stop for you? When do you find yourself doing exactly what you want to be doing, and never wanting it to end? Is it painting, or making love, or playing volleyball, or talking before a group, or rock climbing, or listening sympathetically to someone else's troubles?
So maybe that is what Alexis is looking for. Maybe that is what everyone is looking for. Maybe there are people like Jesus and/or Buddha that are in that experience all the time and others want to be there also.

I would have the above feeling playing volleyball. If I did not have to eat or sleep, then I would play volleyball all the time forever. It was all based on a magical or divine feeling. I did notice that I was totally in the present. There was no future or past.

Dr Itai Ivtzan - Flow - Positive Psychology - BBC Four. Awareness is Freedom was created by Dr Itai Ivtzan. It brings together positive psychology and spirituality to allow you greater freedom and wellbeing.

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