Meir Ezra WOWed all of us. His presentation was filled with so many golden nuggets of information, splattered with exercises of both the mind and body, as well as some pretty funny dirty jokes in his rather strong and charming Israeli accent. When he comes to town again (he LOVES Hawaii!!), please go. [Update: Meir will be teaching again on August 17 and 18 at the Hyatt Place. To sign up, go to The Genius Tour and choose Hawaii.]
Here are the notes that I took from this intense 2 day seminar. Most of them are stand alone ideas that deserve time to absorb:
What do you expect from the seminar? If you don't know what you expect, how will you know that you arrived there? We must define what we want.
Essence of genius is simplicity. Know the definition of words.
A professional is one who thinks it is simple.
What is truth? Exact time, place, form and event. Does not contain continuation. A Lie is the opposite time, place, form and event, and continues.
People are ethically good. We are the worst judge of ourselves, so when we do something bad, we feel bad. When we do something good, we feel good.
Must understand the mind – everything you deal with are minds.
How do you find a purpose, how do you find what your purpose is? It is your Fuel of the soul. What is your purpose? Write down your purpose. Look up the definition of purpose.
Ideas are conveyed by sentences. Sentences are conveyed by words or symbols. If you do not understand the sentence it is because there is a word or words that you do not know in the sentence. If you do not understand the sentences, you will not get the idea. Your IQ is defined by the number of WRONG words you know. Increase the number of words that you do know, and you increase your IQ.
People become criminal because of the number of words that they don't understand. A good man comes across a word or symbol that he does not understand, which causes confusion, which causes sins. Once you go past a misunderstood word without figuring out what it means, your understanding goes away. The more words you do not understand, the stupider you become. Learn definitions of words from the dictionary.
The first dictionary was written by Webster in order to empower people to understand words so they have power and cannot be cheated.
Ethics – ability of the individual to uphold the moral code.
Justice – when an individual violates the moral code, the group puts force to get the individual to be ethical.
Moral code – a set of standards, laws, or rules that we hold ourselves to, based on our own group consensus.
If you have a problem, look at all the data of the problem in order to find a solution. For a problem to be a problem, it must contain a lie. If something becomes complex, it contains a lie.
Find the lie and you will solve the problem. Simple brings the result immediately. (Task: change IX to 6 using just one continuous line *see solution at end).