Mobius Monday Minute #5

Monday Minute

Significant discoveries about life forms – Dec 6, 2010

“There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”  – William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act 1 scene 5

Six. That’s the number of basic chemical elements that make up all living organisms on planet earth. These are called the CHNOPS elements; the letters stand for the chemical abbreviations of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur.

Only six of them. At least till this past week anyway.

Seems that scientists have been experiencing a hard evidence bomb that has left them tightly gripping the controls on their spectron microscopes. A heretofore unknown microbe has been identified as pigging out on nun other than one of the most toxic ingredients known to man: arsenic. It loves the stuff.  Even has it slathered all the way up to it’s DNA all the while kicking out the usual sulfur component that would make it fall in line with what’s considered usual.

Personally I can understand why. Sulfur‘s the stuff that smells like rotten eggs. I used to live about 40 miles from a paper mill and once in a while we’d get whiff of it.


Anyway this thing has the guys and gals in the lab coats rewriting their definition of what a life form is.

They better hurry. The possibilities for the existence of ET just got ramped up even more thanks to another discovery this week.  Seems that there are tons more stars out there than they first thought. Just take the numeral 3 and add 21 zeros to it and you’d get an idea of the latest estimate of the twinkling little specs that inhabit our universe. By the way that figure has a name it’s 300 sextillilion total stars.

But wait. What’s all this got do with a guy like me who usually talks about human motivation?

Plenty. Let me explain.

See I’ve being trying to tell people for a while now one of the most significant discovery is walking around with them 24 hours a day every day. We have all heard about our immune system and how it works. But that one only looks after our physical body. What If we had a separate one that looks after our thinking?

Still with me?  Great.

I believe I’ve found it and, I can prove it too you.

I call it mindset immunity and everyday it’s there, buried deep within you, basically operating at about only 10% capacity.
It has a hard time doing more because it’s not at all recognized and so, unlike its physical sibling, it doesn’t make any noise and doesn’t get any support.  It’s like an unknown 3rd world country still trying to survive with its stone-age economy.

But I’ve found a way to fix that. A way that is so simple that anyone could have thought it up but didn’t.

Want to know more?

No problemo.  Just check out my new book: The Gut Brain Balm. While I’m still writing it I’m giving away the first chapter for free right now. Go HERE now to grab your copy. But hurry this free offer ends once the book is completed.

Until next time.

More power to you my friends.

David W. Parsons

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Thinking too much

12,000 thoughts per day and counting

Research shows (and I have no idea how they count this stuff) that the average person thinks about 12,000 thoughts per day. If you’re a really deep thinker it could be as much as 50,000 per day.

And how many of those many thoughts would you say are productive?


That’s what I thought.

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What, me worry?

For the last half-century or so an odd-ball spoof magazine has graced the news stands: Mad Magazine.

I, like a ton of other young boys, became aware of it when I was still in grade school. On the cover was the magazine’s fictional mascot and iconic symbol: a zany spokes-guy by the name of Alfred E. Newman. Alfred’s favorite catchphrase “What, me worry?” was also featured somewhere on the cover of every issue.

what-me-worry-graphicAs kids if we couldn’t remember his name it didn’t matter, we just referred to him as the “what-me-worry-guy”; everyone knew who you meant.

But despite all the years of clever satirical humor (often at the expense of those currently in the glow of the news or popular entertainment) the general population today is reportedly more worried now than ever.

Not surprising either.

In my local paper today is a good example of how the news media is playing us all into the worry hole.

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A Silly Little Paper Band and A Phenomenon – Part 1

A Mobius Strip and a Mystery.

The Mobius strip is a bit of magic that you can hold in your hand

I’m willing to bet that the day he dreamed it up 150 years ago he never thought it would come to mean so much as it does today.

He was lucky though. It was a super- elegant design but was so simple that anyone could have thought of it but… no one did. I’m sure he would be pleased to see that so much is being made of his ” little parlor trick”.

That’s what they said about Ferdinand August Mobius’ little invention back in 1858. After all it was just a flat strip of paper with a half-twist in it and joined end to end. No big deal except it had some very cool and unusual properties. Only one surface and one edge!

Ferdinand was a mathematician and an astronomer who had a liking for forms and one-sideFerdinand August Mobiusd objects in particular. By the time he discovered the strip that would bear his name he was becoming a recognized pioneer in the branch field of mathematics known as topology : the study of the properties of objects. He described his creation in typical scientific terms calling it a: “linear fractional transformation”

I didn’t care about all that stuff though.

That’s because when I first laid eyes on the famous strip I was just twelve years old. I had received a subscription that past Christmas to one of those wonderfully produced book series by Time/Life. You know the ones. They had big easy-to-read pages with hard covers. They we’re loaded with lavish diagrams, illustrations, and photographs in full color. This particular one was on Mathematics and, while math was never my long suit, to me that book made a dry subject look absolutely fascinating. I immediately knew that the mobius was something special and unforgettable. When I actually constructed one myself I was hooked.

Years later I would recall that moment. There I’d be sitting in my bedroom looking at that page featuring the Mobius strip. To this day, now 57 years later, I still have one sitting on my desk. As it turned out it truly was unforgettable.

And impressive.

So impressive I even named my website after it: For me it would come to be the perfect metaphor for the phenomenon I had discovered: the effect of two different things becoming one.

The mobius strip would be a perfect symbol of the transformation that takes place when the two most powerful motivational forces that operate all of humanity blend into one homogeneous system. It would demonstrate so elegantly how this phenomenon operates to naturally buffer the negative effects of the stresses of life as they occur in real time. I call it the “Mobius Effect”.

For me, and a few others who experience it, that effect was absolutely profound and life- changing. I’ve since come to understand that it’s what it does for the strength of one’s mindset and how it does it that is the really big story.

I’ll be telling you a lot more about it in upcoming posts in this series so be sure to get back here often.

Part 2 will appear here in a couple of days.

I hope you don’t mind waiting.

I’m sure Ferdinand wouldn’t.

More power to you.

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