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Mind Is Like A Spread Sheat?

a: Mind ~
b: a spread sheat

What: "The answer that has often been given - by Chomsky, say, and others - is that the mind is like a spreadsheet: a prefabricated architecture that follows a strict, rule-based program, that rigidly structures its inputs and outputs in just such a way."

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Writer: Jason Goldman
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:05 AM


Mind is like Four Spokes on a Wheel

a: Mind ~
b: Four Spokes on a Wheel

What: "There are Four Functions of Mind: Manas = sensory, processing mind Chitta = storage of impressions Ahamkara = "I-maker" or Ego (2 Egos) Buddhi = knows, decides, judges, and discriminates." This is pointed discussion of the nature of the mind.

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Writer: Swami Jnaneshvara Bh
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:22 AM


Mind is like a bat

a: Mind ~
b: a bat

What: "Mind in its purest play is like some bat / That beats about in caverns all alone, / Contriving by a kind of senseless wit / Not to conclude against a wall of stone."

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Writer: Wilbur, Richard
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:28 AM


Our Minds Are Like Our Underwear

a: Mind ~
b: our underwear

What: "Our minds are like our underwear: Once they get stretched passed their current capacity they never go back to their original size."

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Writer: Tom Hanson
LCC: BF
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:36 AM


Mind Is Like Mother

a: mind ~
b: my mother

What: "So what does all of this have to do with meditation? Well, at some point during the ten days of staring at the machinations of my mental processes, I realized: my mind is just like my mother. It has a story about everything."

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Writer: Carter Phipps
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:40 AM


The Iceberlike mind

a: Mind ~
b: Iceberg

What: I believe this comparison was first made by Sigmund Freud. The surface, the more rational part of you is about 10% of the whole. The emotional and at time more irrational part of the mind, is about the other 90%. Of course, these numbers are approximations, but they do convey the general idea, that a lot of human existence, both male and female is unconscious, much of the time.

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
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Date: Nov 6 2011 11:57 AM



a: mind ~
b: garden

What:

"Imagine that your mind is like a garden. You could simply be with it, looking at its weeds and flowers without judging or changing anything. Or, you could pull weeds by decreasing what's negative in your mind. Or, you could grow flowers by increasing the positive in your mind. In essence, you can manage your mind in three primary ways: let be, let go, or let in. "


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Writer: Rick Hanson
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Date: Oct 8 2014 10:02 AM


Twisted Mind

a: My mind ~
b: Chernobyl is today

What: "Little do they know my mind is like Chernobyl is today; empty vast waste land that is toxic for the next 50+ decades and will in turn kill them. I would never suggest trying to diffuse the ticking Nuke that lives inside my head."... a stream on thought on a black background.....

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Writer: SATURN KILLED
LCC: BF
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Date: Dec 15 2010 2:38 AM


My Mind Is Like The Nfl

a: My mind ~
b: the NFL

What: "So during the course of almost three hours, only 12 minutes was actually spent doing anything. The rest was planning and scooting around and commercials and lots of talking. Lots of jibberjabber in between very brief areas of focus. That's my brain alright."

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Writer: Charlie Elberson
LCC: BF
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:11 AM


My mind is like a tree

a: My mind ~
b: a tree

What: "My mind is like a tree And I want you to water me" See the link for the whole song. Or even better, listen to the whole song.

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Writer: Scorpions
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Date: Sep 8 2011 10:14 AM



a: my mind ~
b: a block of ice

What:

that needs to melt to reveal the earth underneath. The earth beneath the ice cap is cool and frozen and will melt in the wet warm sun of the moist autumn ground of my life.


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Writer: TheSupremethete
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 13 2015 3:54 PM



a: my mind ~
b: pipes with frozen water inside

What:

It needs a subtle warming to get the water flowing and cleaning. It better to have a flowing filth mind that a clean water frozen mind. The flowing filth often leads to cleaner water. If doesn't transform into inner purity, at least inner contentment.


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Writer: Lucretia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 5 2016 10:19 AM



a: my mind ~
b: sausage grinder

What:

"I have always said my mind is like a sausage grinder; If I just keep putting good information in, something good has to come out."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 15 2016 7:32 PM



a: The mind ~
b: Velcro for negative experiences

What:

An article on neural re-wiring.


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Writer: Rick Hanson
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Date: Oct 8 2014 9:56 AM


And At Time They Taste Good Together

a: Mind of a women ~
b: a bowl of spaghetti

What: "Women however process information very differently. A woman's mind is like a bowl of spaghetti, where every noodle intersects with another and forms connections, just like the thoughts in her mind. Women are therefore able to quickly move from one thought to another; making them more efficient." And a man's mind is like a Waffle; it's compartmentalized and can only deal with one thing at a time. These are generalizations, but they may be more right than wrong.

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Writer: delicious
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Date: Apr 7 2013 7:58 PM



a: mind brain system ~
b: magic genie

What:

"In the book The Biology of Belief it is made quite clear how your environment and beliefs set the foundation to your life and cause you to attract life events to come into your life. It is as if your mind brain system is like a magic genie carrying forth your inner beliefs to the letter. If you have had challenging life situations then you can be sure that you have some limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind."


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Writer: Bruce H. Lipton
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Date: Apr 30 2014 4:44 PM


It Moves Both Ways

a: Mind body connection ~
b: two-way street

What: "The mind-body connection is like a two-way street. It is a very important link."

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Writer: Paul Nervy
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Date: Nov 25 2012 10:57 AM


Where's The Map

a: Mind body connection ~
b: uncharted territory

What: "Mental workouts are very beneficial to your mind, spirit, and body. Stats have proven this, which we have seen in both our texts for this Health and Wellness course. The mind-body connection is like an uncharted territory for us over in the West but I'm excited to see how improving our own mental capabilities and response to stress will improve our daily lives."

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Writer: Ashley Forrester But
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Date: Nov 25 2012 11:00 AM


Round And Round You Go......

a: Mind body connection ~
b: trying to navigte a labyrinth in the dark

What: The rest is on p193 in the linked text.

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Writer: Sidney J. Winawer
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Date: Nov 25 2012 11:04 AM


Yes, Most Likely.....

a: Mind body connection ~
b: sensitive spiderweb

What: "This mind-body connection is like a sensitive spiderweb in this respect. Everything is connected." On page 192 of the linked book.

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Writer: John P. Forsyth
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Date: Nov 25 2012 11:06 AM


Zen And The Art Of Bike Repair

a: Mind body connection ~
b: basic bike maintenance

What: "Well without getting too heavy on folks, I think that your mind-body connection is like the connection between basic bike maintenance and efficient bike riding. If you don't put in the maintenance, you're going to have a rickety ride and most likely break down or get a flat."

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Writer: Life Through Enduran
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Date: Nov 25 2012 11:09 AM


The Duality That It Is.....

a: Mind body connection ~
b: mass and energy

What: "Mental illness is both psychological and biological actually you can't have one without the other .. it is not the mind and then there is the body .. The mind body connection is like mass and energy they are both really the same thing only in different forms ,, that is they are the same at a functional level."

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Writer: picassoui
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 25 2012 11:11 AM


2 Phases Together

a: Mind body connection ~
b: the beach

What: This link is somewhat like the environment at the beach. It can be an ocean beach, a bay beach or maybe even a beach by a lake or a river. The unifying point is the concurrence of two phases sitting, water and earth, liquid and solid, next each other. Any one who has been to any beach knows that the water is not separate from the land and the land is not separate from the water. They reside, side by side, in a natural balance.

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Writer: LucyG
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 25 2012 11:22 AM



a: mind body connection ~
b: gravity

What:

"The mind/body connection is like gravity - always on and working the same way. Thinking influences feeling. So we can choose between intentionally and consciously using the mind to create happiness and wellbeing, or we can unintentionally and unconsciously allow our bodies to be subjected to discomfort and dis-ease. That's why I do laughter yoga and mindfulness meditation, which I also teach many clients. "


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Writer: Dave Berman, C.Ht.
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Date: May 10 2014 10:00 AM



a: mind body connection ~
b: looking glass

What:

"The mind-body connection is like Alice's looking glass."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 10 2014 10:02 AM



a: mind body connection ~
b: sensitive spiderweb

What:

"This mind-body connection is like a sensitive spiderweb in this respect. Everything is connected "


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Writer: John P. Forsyth
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2014 10:02 AM



a: mind without concentration ~
b: wooden posts left lying on the ground

What:

"A mind without concentration is like a pile of wooden posts left lying on the ground for people and animals to step all over. But if we stand the posts up and plant them in the soil, we can get good use out of them. Even if they're not tall - only a meter or so - but we put them close together in a line, we can fence in our yard and prevent people and animals from coming in and traipsing all over our property. It's the same with the mind "


A nice article with MANY metaphors.


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Writer: Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
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Date: Feb 12 2014 4:24 PM


A Decent Mind Working In Academia

a: A decent mind working in academia ~
b: a musician laboring as a bordello pianist

What: (A non-summary of why I don't become a professor: "A decent mind working in academia is like a musician laboring as a bordello pianist."--Scott Atran). The link is a discussion of ,what else, academia...

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Writer: Scott Atran
LCC: LB
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Date: Dec 31 2010 6:34 AM



Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.