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After playing Mind Games, the correct answer may elicit a memory, people and things that have come before. As a registered Mind Games player you can post a Hi-Res photo and write a short story - give it a Fab title that describes the Mind Games answer and upload it to Face Games on BrunchRadio.com Home Page. All Face Games photos and stories will be voted on for excellence. Like Mind Games, you'll sign in and play no more than once a week. Face Games scores will show the highest score each month and that person will receive a Beatle Brunch Reward.
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HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
A Mind Games Question is presented on Beatle Brunch: "What inspired George Harrison to write While My Guitar Gently Weeps?" The Answer: The I Ching
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The Yin & Yang
By Don E. Gee
There are 2 sides to a story. There's always a positive and negative. This is rudimentary I Ching.
George Harrison brought Eric Clapton to a Beatles' recording session to lay down the tracks on 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' - a title George came up with by randomly opening the book of I Ching and seeing the words, Gently Weeps.
John and Paul were not in favor of Eric's input and recording on the Harrison song, but the outcome created a kinder, more gentle accepting change in the studio.
The Best New Book on Twitter & Facebook is Over 3000 Years Old
By Jack Goldenberg
Other than wine, a 57 Chevy and Betty White, most people today donít appreciate things from the past. In todayís information laden, data driven culture, the mantra seems to be ďthe latest is the greatest.Ē
The iPhone was cool, but what about that iPad, huh? And better yet, have you see the NEW iPhone? And what about the thing that hasnít come out yet? I hear thatís going to be incredible!
In the 1960s we used to be satisfied reading 1950s magazines in the dentistís office, as long as it took our mind off ďOpen wide. This wonít hurt a bit.Ē Now instead, weíre busy checking our smart phones, updating our e-mail and Twitter feed and surfing the Net to get the late breaking news.
We worship future accomplishments more than past achievements for one simple reason. We just donít know any better. We think the future has to be more advanced than the past. Isnít history progress? Maybe not. Or at least, not always.
So, if I told you that the greatest ďhow toĒ book on practically Anything and Everything was written over 3,000 years ago, you might be a little skeptical.
And if I told you that book could predict the future with amazing accuracy, or least tell you what you can or canít do to do to affect the future, Hell, youíd think it was lie, a mistake.
Or worse, maybe I was getting my intel from the President of British Petroleum. Those guys canít seem to get anything right.
But youíd be wrong if you think that a more advanced way of thinking and acting couldnít have existed in our heretofore barbaric past. Because there is a ancient book that can answer any question and instruct you how to have a happier, healthier and more successful life. Itís called the I Ching.
Everything has two sides, Yin and Yang, Negative and Positive.
Most people think the Bible is the oldest book in the world, but itís not. The I Ching, the Chinese ďBook of Changes,Ē has been dispensing wisdom and truth for over 5,000 years.
Even though the I Ching is 5,000 years old, it wasnít written down until 3,000 years ago. They sorta had to wait for writing to be invented. It was that far ahead of its time!
If youíve ever seen this diagram of Yin and Yang, Positive and Negative, then you youíve seen the I Ching. You just didnít know it.
So how is it possible that the I Ching can help you get a job, advise you whether an upcoming date with be a passing fancy or a lifelong influence, or figure out whether LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are worth the time and effort? How indeed could a 5,000 year-old book answer questions that didnít exist even a few years ago?
Thatís a mystery thatís easier to understand once youíve experienced the I Ching in action. It teaches us to be led by our superior qualities so that our thoughts and actions are free from inferior influence. It not only gives you a specific answer to whatever question you ask, it helps you affect the outcome of the question. In truth, the I Ching doesnít always help you get what you want. But it always councils you to get what you need.
Now, I can understand if you donít believe any of this yet. It goes against so many things we know. But just keep this in mind, if the advice and predictions of the I Ching were as flimsy as, say, a daily newspaper horoscope or Chinese fortune cookies, it would never have survived 5,000 years of existence.
The I Ching councils us to exhibit modesty, acceptance, awareness, adaptability, compassion, tolerance and perseverance if we are to triumph over lifeís negative emotions.
Hereís a little more about how the I Ching works. There are 64 possible answers you can receive when you ask the I Ching a question. So while it seems little more than chance that you might get one answer or another, youíll just have to trust me (or not) that real wisdom and a specific answers to your questions are written in a book thatís over 3,000 years old.
You see, the wisdom isnít really in the book. The book is just a guide, a teacher. The real wisdom is deep inside you. Itís buried under ego, pride, fears and all the negative emotions that cloud your daily life.
Deep down, all people and therefore all religions are the same. Weíve just bastardized religion by segregating humanity into different, mutually exclusive paths. True religion (hardly ever practiced) knows better. Weíre all One. And One with the Universe.
The I Ching is never wrong. It speaks to a higher self that is difficult for many of us to find. It puts perspective and balance in your life and teaches you the wisdom that is hidden inside your greatest teacher. You.
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