The Law of Entanglements
tr.v. en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling, en·tan·gles
1. To involve in or as if in a tangle.
Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider the entanglements you encounter on a given day merely by being an observer? Have you ever felt by mere watching, you ‘somehow’ mysteriously got involved in the action?
In quantum physics and in neuroscience, this paradigm gets downright peculiar.
First, the quantum view:
Quantum entanglement occurs when sub-atomic particles such as photons and electrons, interact physically with larger molecules and then become separated; the type of interaction is such that once entangled, one object cannot be fully described without considering the other. In other words, they are viewed as a whole and not as singular.
Wow, that’s heavy!
Neuroscience entanglement occurs when mirror neurons fire upon observing another person’s actions. Mirror neurons are a special breed. Unlike other neurons in the brain, they don’t respond to conventional motor stimuli. Research suggests they spring into action when an individual observes tasks performed by another person. The mirror-neuron effect also enables the observer to adopt the point of view and intent of the person he observes.
Even more astonishing, while studying mirror neurons, researchers noticed that when mirror neurons fire, neurons controlling basic motor functions start to resonate. This implies that for the observer, mirror neurons act as a primer for the motor response, which can lead to imitation.
How do I know?
While writing my just published book LiNK The Fascinating Ways Our Minds Connect, I discovered that over 140 years of neuroscience and behavioral psychology research proves outcomes are bolstered when we connect our minds to the beneficial vibrations of those we observe, whether it’s the endearing smile of a best friend, the flight of a butterfly, or a wild horse galloping across a prairie.
Do you see the significance of this? We’re designed to link to others, from the time we’re conceived, throughout childhood, during courtship, into old age, and the myriad of relationships that come in between. In aggregate, this array of linking stitches a finely woven fabric called—life. It’s up to us to determine how wildly exciting that life can be.
Each one of us is unique—born with an array of talent and potential. The choice becomes whether to link our minds with the beauty around us or cower under a protective shell. I prefer the former. I want to interface with people who motivate me to become a better person. And conversely, I want to do the same with others. The greatest wonder of linking to the minds of others is that life becomes a fanfare.
That’s downright Beastie!
Did I say Beastie? It appears within the realms of nature, replicating action and grasping the intention of those in our world around us can yield valuable results. Specifically, ‘Beastie’ refers to taking on the attributes of any insect, reptile, bird, mammal, that has ever existed, from salmon to wooly mammoths to dragonflies.
How do I know? Sarah Seidelmann. She recently wrote a book titled, What The Walrus Knows: An Eccentric’s Field Guide to Working with Beastie Energies, and in this finely crafted prose she guides us to discover a vibrant way of connecting ourselves to the essence of creatures in nature.
It’s primal message? To learn appreciation, intention, and what we can do to bolster the law of attraction. That is, to pause each day to—as she says—Follow Your Feel Good. Upon doing so, you’ll discover a richness about yourself and those around you that has been missed. And…like in physics and neuroscience, entanglements will not result in confusion and difference, but rather you’ll relish in the shared state of positive feelings, cohesion, and a higher state of mind than you ever imagined.
So…are you ready to discover that Beastie that resides within you? It all starts with turning a page. (Sarah’s breakthrough book can be purchased here: http://tinyurl.com/7r4mc8x .)
The available evidence is clear—when we chose to link with those around us we’ll reap bountiful rewards that cannot be measured by bean counters. But to the watchful eye of the seed planter, life becomes a great adventure!