A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize last year for her contributions to social science. We spoke for two hours in a Washington hotel room in February and again, more recently, by telephone. An edited version of the two conversations follows.
Love is that which is without condition, it requires nothing in order to be expressed. It asks nothing in return. - Neale D. Walsch
Why is so hard to say I love you? I have been always scared to say I love you. I guess that I was not scared really about the words, but about the reaction and feelings that those words would stir the person that the words were intended to.
I had said it a few times and my fear had dominated me (before, during, and after). I used to over-analyzed every single action and word, so I guess those words were not really freely said, deep inside of me, I was expecting something in return… I think now that I was expecting “I love you too”, and the fear of not heard those words in return hampered me from really saying that.
My new ME says that all the time, and I am not asking anything in return… I stick to the saying “Let God do his business, others take care of their business, and only focus on my business”. So when I say I love you, that is my business, the reaction is your business :)
I do love my android, I have cut my nails really, really short so I can use it more. I have spent quite a few nights searching for cool apps… however, the fact that I do not really know what it is doing makes me feel uncomfortable… For example, I installed the adobe flash player to play some online games, (after some hours of searching and the help of my dear friends from LG)… I saw it was installed, but not sure because I cannot load the online games…
So many of us are taught to accept what we are given and not even to dream of anything more.
Most people don’t always fully realize that we all have within us the ability to cocreate our lives with the universe. So many of us are taught to accept what we are given and not even to dream of anything more. But our hopes and dreams are the universe whispering to us, planting an idea of what’s possible while directing us toward the best use of our gifts. The universe truly wants to give us our hearts’ desires, but we need to be clear about what they are and ask for them.
To ask for something does not mean to beg or plead from a place of lack or unworthiness. It’s like placing an order—we don’t need to beg the salesperson for what we want or prove to them that we deserve to have it. It is their job to give us what we ask for; we only have to tell them what we want. Once we have a clear vision of what we desire, we simply step into the silent realm where all possibilities exist and let our desires be known. Whatever methods we use to become still, it is important that we find the quiet space between our thoughts.
From that still and quiet place, we can announce our intentions to the pure energy of creation. By imagining all the details from every angle, including scent, color, and how it would feel to have it, we design our dreams to our specifications. Similar to dropping a pebble into a pond, the ripples created by our thoughts travel quickly from this place of stillness, echoing out into the world to align and orchestrate all the necessary details to bring our desires into manifestation. Before leaving this wonderful space to come back to the world, release any attachment to the outcome and express gratitude. By doing this daily, we focus our thoughts and our energy while regularly mingling with the essence that makes it possible to build the life of our dreams.
Asking for What You Want Cocreating with the Universe Daily OM
I was queueing up to fill some gas, and in front of me there was a Suzuki Vitara, license plate #713648. Waited for 5-7mins… and there was a woman getting into the car with two bags of groceries….and then filled the car with gas… very disrespectful… meanwhile there were 3 cars waiting in line.
.. I was one of those.