How to create a gratitude mindset with maps…

When it comes to maps, there is no one better in the world, in making and explaining them, than Oxford University Geographer Danny Dorling.

A pioneer in the methods of creating and understanding the world though maps, his Ted TalkMaps That Show Us Who We Are, Not Just Where We Are – is a must watch for any intrepid explorer with a thirst for knowledge.

British social geographer Danny Dorling presents a fascinating view of the world with some incredibly revealing maps. The focus looks to inform us of how the world is changing and how it looks relevant to the human population; historically, geographically and to a degree socially.

Using beautiful and unfamiliar world maps created by Benjamin Hennig, Danny Dorling shows us that in many ways life is slowly getting better and there’smuch to be optimistic about, as long as we continue to connect with each other. We need new ways of viewing the world, its future, and how we can avoid fearing the other; other people, countries, races etc, we often are focussing on the differences, rather than focusing on how similar we actually are. We currently fear people from other countries too much, we fear what we do not know. Instead, these visuals can breakdown these limiting views and we can begin to see the world as a whole.

World Airline Travel Routes
World Airline Travel Routes

This TED talk provides a much more relevant and clearer interpretation of the world than the mainstream media depicts for us, which is heavily fear based. We are shown the terrible aspects of humanity on the news every night but we are not shown what is far more important; we are not told that world population is slowing down, we are not told about how we are beginning to use less and waste less.

Precipitation Patterns: Rainfall from a People’s Perspective

The sheer scale of progress that’s been made by humans in a short space of time isn’t always easy to comprehend, but by using the language of the mind; context, statistics, with the language of the eye; maps, data visualisations, we are able to sow the seeds for a perspective shift, of the world as a whole. Data visualisation is truly powerful. Data is now the new oil.

Oceans removed. This is a map of 7.4 Billion people and drawn in proportion to those people.

The brain is your chemist. If you change the picture, you can change the chemistry.

“If you believe your genes control your life you’re a victim of your hereditary.”

Bruce H. Lipton PhD
https://londonreal.tv/e/bruce-lipton/
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1vMjJYOWnAVp8DCw4yRqFx

Bruce H. Lipton PhD is a Stem Cell Biologist, Stanford University Professor and also a best selling author, gaining the most notoriety for “The Biology of Belief”, as seen above, in which he flips the script on what we’ve been led to believe by conventional medicine and the longstanding scientific dogma that genes control our life. He puts forward the idea that genes and D.N.A. can be manipulated by a persons beliefs.

This discussion on London Real examines why many people are leading limited lives, not because they have to but because they think they have to. Where as in reality it’s our environment and very specifically the perception of our environment that changes our genetic activity. Meaning that we are not victims because using our conscious mind we can change our environment and our perception, and ultimately change our genes. We’ve gone from victim, to mastery.

Dr. Lipton’s research is hard ignore and not be taken seriously, it’s finally gaining some traction in mainstream medicine due to the huge advancements we’re seeing in the neurosciences and our understanding of the brain.

“Your life is a printout of your subconscious behaviour.”

Bruce H. Lipton PhD – London Real, Biology of Belief

His research and the curve ball that is epigenetics, is causing major ripples in the medical community and has almost started a war with the pharmaceutical industry. As the ability to heal ourselves through thought alone, a type consciousness healing doesn’t fit their model because you can’t sell it. This podcast discussion goes deep into how big pharma through their money, which seems almost infinite, actually determines the curriculum in medical schools neglecting to teach students epigenetics and also how they direct their money to fund research they approve/supports their model, serving their interests and silencing the facts and research that could burst their bubble.

A thought provoking, compelling conversation with London Real makes you want to re-examine the power of your brain, positive thinking, effects of negative self-talk, and the unquestionable benefits from becoming more mindful of your thought habits to hack your biology.

If you like this discussion please let me know which part caused a mind spark in you and which cliff notes you took from it. And please do share with a friend or family member who would enjoy or could benefit from a little Epigenetic Bruce Lipton revamp.

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