The Vibe Method
Recently, we gave ten people a meaningful insight in the morning. At 5pm, we asked each of them to recall the message. Only three could remember the message at all and well, let’s say that all three did not retain all the message.
To compound this issue, of the people who receive daily insight or inspirational messages, more than half receive daily feeds from more than one source – each delivering a momentary endorphin boost, but almost none having any lasting effect on the reader.
The Vibe takes offers a different approach. The Vibe uses modern techniques in learning to deliver daily insights that stick, that do more than give an endorphin boost – they help you build a long-term life view that can lead to happiness and fulfillment.
Habit Formation and Breaking Old Patterns
Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic.[i] Habits, of course, extend far beyond our urge to light up a cigarette or to tie our left shoe lace first. Dr. Joe Luciani, author of “Self-Coaching” writes that even core psychological challenges, such as depression and anxiety can be the result of entrenched habits.
This mind patterning (habit creation) is the result of the formation and strengthening of neural pathways. These are basically etchings in our brains which become the paths of least resistance for thoughts and patterns of thinking to flow through our brains. Like streams and rivers, thoughts flow through the same carved landscape they have for years and years.
Until approximately ten years ago, these neural pathways were considered permanent. It was thought that the core wiring of our brains developed in childhood and remained with us for the rest of our lives. Recent studies have proven beyond a doubt that our brains are far more adaptive than we previously thought. We now know that through repetition and reinforcement of our thoughts and behavior, we can continually evolve and change the wiring of our brains. This is the basis of neuroplasticity and the foundation of the philosophy of The Vibe.
[i] Psychology Today
Perspective is Power
Our reflexive attitudes and beliefs – “I am a winner,” “I am a problem solver,” “I am connected to others and the planet” or their opposites, “I am a loser,” “I struggle with problems,” “I am lonely and disconnected,” tend to have a cascading effect on the brain, right down to the formation of brain chemicals which control our mood, fears and general sense of well-being.
“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.”― Oscar Wilde
Perspective is the most available, simplest, yet most powerful tool our conscious mind has through which to communicate with our subconscious. By using our conscious mind to simply change perspective, and by enforcing that perspective through repetitively and meaningfully focusing on simple and clear messages, we can ‘choose’ to retrain the way we think, the way we react and feel emotions by effectively rerouting those ancient rivers in our mind.
A Path to Mindfulness
A happy and fulfilled life comes from adhering to a few basic principles. These principles are not particularly new, in fact, they are ancient, but we need to be reminded of them – in different ways and from different perspectives. We also need to consider, use and practice them in our everyday life.
The Vibe helps us do this by not only providing us an enlightening daily perspective each morning, but by reinforcing the essence of the perspective.
The daily ‘Vibe’ is essentially a distillation of the morning perspective in the form of an affirmation or a axiom. Several times a day; your phone will give you reminder with the Vibe text. When you are ‘vibed,’ simply take a moment, say the Vibe in your head and perhaps relate it to your current daily life – you will be surprised that the Vibe is almost always relevant is some way.
The Vibe reinforces the perspective, helping you to manifest positive and meaningful change in your life, previously unattainable in such little time.
By both repeating and using lessons during your busy day, research has shown that you can improve your retention of the knowledge by 700% over reading it alone.