Memory Training

Yes, you can train your memory. Forget that you think you are losing it. The most likely cause of your forgetting is that you didn’t put the thing into your brain to remember it. So says memory expert Ian Henderson. (www.ianhenderson.ca)

Memory is the art of attention so I have to ask, are we paying any attention at all to what goes on around us? No, we aren’t, not really. We rush here and there, never really looking at the world around us. According to Mr. Henderson, we cannot get out what we do not put in. What did you put in your brain over lunch for instance? Do you remember what you swallowed? Was it just a plate of food and not a toasty, warm grilled cheese sandwich smothered in ketchup?

Henderson says that we do not see with our eyes but with our brain and that the principles of memory haven’t changed in 45 years. These things still hold true.

Out of sight is out of mind.

There is a place for everything and everything in its place.

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain

Memories are created by what we do, not by what we think.

And still, we must remember that if life is happening to us and we don’t pay attention, we will never have that moment again.

Where would we be if the disciples hadn’t taken clear notice of this happening?

Taking bread, he blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Eat it in my memory. (Luke 22:19, MSG)

Prayer- Lord, you gave us the ability to do so many things and we forget most of them because we aren’t paying attention. Forgive us our foolishness, Lord. Amen.

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