consider what comes first, then what follows, then act

before you proceed, step back and look at the whole picture. don’t react to impulse. decide what happens first, consider what that leads to, and act based on what you learn.

cultivate the habit of surveying and testing a perspective.

the brain’s many regions are connected by some 100,000 miles of fibers referred to as white matter. scientists have studied the brain for centuries, and even by the 1800s understood only the regions visible to the naked eye.

new technologies let scientists look deeper into the hidden architecture of the brain with high-resolution images that reveal those fibers of white matter arranged in mysterious grid structures.


being able to perceive outside the visible spectrum. it exists in all of our bodies, occurs throughout the plant and animal kingdom, and is a normal, natural part of humans, mammals, marine animals, grasses, peas, amphibians, mold, mushrooms, bark, flowers, and roots.

in lizards and amphibians, this third eye has a lens, cornea, and retina that is light-sensitive and helps regulate body temperature and skin coloration.

in humans and mammals, this eye has evolved upward into the brain, and is not directly sensitive to light. light turns off melatonin, during the day and under artificial light.

this response prepares us for the seasonal shift, pregnancy in spring or fall, hibernation in the winter, fat loss in summer.


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