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Simon Lewis

Author, Writers Guild of America, west

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Conversation with Simon Lewis: How do we make the most of our Consciousness?

Due to enthusiastic responses we are keeping this conversation for two days!

My goal is to find ways to answer this most important question of our time, so others may find their inner selves. Everyone wants and needs maximum mental performance, yet school dropout rates attest to the size of the gap that our adolescents drop into. Why are these solutions a hidden secret? How can we develop an integrated approach to maximize our most precious resource on Earth — our collective consciousness — and nurture it in each of us? Why aren’t measurable repeatable approaches, to bridge the gap from potential mind toward actual mind, widely known and available to all from youth to old age, and how do we make this become a reality?
I hope you join me to discuss these and other questions,

Simon Lewis
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Closing Statement from Simon Lewis

I just finished reading all of your final comments and want to extend special thanks to TED for making this civil, thoughtful and remarkably global forum possible, as well as the INK organization who originally invited me to India in association with TED, and gave a first opportunity to share my ideas before an international audience.

And I want to thank each of you, who spoke or who listened, for it is your contribution that empowers all. I understand from TED that remarkable audience of some 2,000 participated online in our swiftly assembled colloquy, with over a hundred drawn to participate with comments from countries as far apart as the USA, India, South Korea and China.

I wish all of you of the happiness to be found in seeking the hidden path toward actual mind, and I thank you for showing me how much interest and concern there is, how many tangible ideas are offered, from around the world to help achieve this for all societies and ages.
Thank you, Simon Lewis

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    Sep 27 2011: Simon - you talk in the book about how the training was tiring and I find following *this* challenging. :) Good luck!!

    After hearing your INK (TED) talk http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_lewis_don_t_take_consciousness_for_granted.html

    I was inspired at the end as it seemed like you were talking about healing consciousness challenges that the world is experiencing at large - depression, migraines, headaches, Alzheimer's, stroke and a whole lot more.

    It feels like you're talking about helping each other and tapping more of our human potential!

    What are things we can DO to help?!

    Here are some of the ideas I have:

    1) Do our part to curb depression and loneliness by connecting, broadening and nurturing our social circles
    2) Teaching and giving brain gym to everyone including patients recovering from stroke
    (About brain gym: http://esl.about.com/od/englishlessonplans/a/braingym.htm)
    3) Teaching Accelerated Learning & Motivating kids ( My career )
    4) Help kids get off computer addictions
    5) Volunteer and old folks some brain stimulation ( I was moved when I walked past the Alzheimer's Association and saw the old folks in an empty and quiet room. :/ Empty room. Empty mind )

    What is something we can do to help?

    What are you most involved in right now Simon?

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