Are You Present During Your Rehab Process?

Today I want to talk about something that is pretty fun. Are you present during your rehabilitation process? This is a fun topic for me, because you can interpret this in many different ways. So what does being present mean?

When you go to someone to get help, don’t just sit there and zone out. This will not help you and you won’t get much out of the session. However, if you walk side by side with them, you are going to start learning what your body is really doing. This is because you are paying attention to what is happening. To be present, you have to stop everything. For example, when you go to a massage therapist and you go to sit down on the table, clear out all the noise. You need to pause and then listen to what is going on. Then clarify by paying attention to what your massage therapist is doing. How does it feel as your muscles are being worked on? Trust your body and what you are doing to be present. When you are running outside, stop all the distractive noise. It is you time. Listen to what’s truly happening. How does your knee feel as it’s running? Then clarify by seeing how it needs to move instead. Finally, trust your body to take you to through that process. You will be surprised how just that thought change will shift the way you feel. This applies to all rehabilitation processes.

No longer can you solely depend on someone for improving yourself, you need to be part of the process by being present. This is because the body is designed to defend itself against anything external. So be present on what’s happening and keep an active role. Don’t ever let anyone take your power away, because then you are diminishing your self-worth. That’s not worth it, because then your body is going to give up. Remember this: whatever you tell yourself – is right. If you think someone else needs to fix your pain, then someone else will need to fix your pain. Yet if you think you can improve by yourself with some assistance, then this different type of thinking will change your attitude. So please stay present during your rehabilitative process. If you liked this tip, please share it to others. This is important in getting people to look within to see what it is they need help with.

Present Time – The Threshold of the Emerging Futures and the Vanishing Point of the Present

How fast time exceeds is dependent on Earth to the mass and the gravitational effects of that mass in that if their relativistic constancies were higher, time would exceed slower although we would not be able to tell a difference with any ordinary clocks or with our own experience, as everything would exceed in a slower pace. Thus, how fast what we experience as the present time exceeds in different areas of the cosmos cannot be said to have any constancy, but the nature of the experience of the present time as the threshold of the emerging future and the vanishing point of the present remains as the same.

If you play your favorite music with the rhythm and the beat it has, whether drum and bass, psytrance, black metal, hip hop, or nu-jazz, you cannot recognize a moment when the music would seize to exceed, but experience constantly how the music keeps on exceeding from the threshold of the emerging future, while the moment you experience as the present time vanishes to the past, although leaving traces to your working memory, thus enabling you to experience that there is some logic in relativity with the music exceeds, especially in that the lyrics make sense.

It is impossible for human neurophysiology in the brains to ever reach the exactly same active combination during the whole existence of being. The dynamic connectivity in the brains can produce possible connections and different active combinations that are in total more than the universe has atoms, and inside such a vast combinatory space, there are hardly any perfect life strategies to be formed, especially when the world as it is, is under the constancy of change, and because the cosmos as it is cannot also reach exactly the same combination in spatial terms. Life remains non-the-less in its information driven form, always exceeding, seizing only to death.

The experience of the past is a neurological phenomenon, appearing as representational reconstructions of world that no longer exists as being the actively present casualties experienced as the reality. Energy and matter keeps on changing its shape, and only the long chain of cause and effect the contents of the cosmos have gone through can be called as the past, similarly as the past of the individual’s life and the continuum of mankind can be in the information driven reality recognized as the sum of the cause and effect mankind has gone through. The emergence of the future is based the casualties the cosmos is in, and as the experience of the past is a neurological phenomenon in that the connections made between neurons, and contents in the memories increase in complexity, an individual is increasingly shaped from the consequences of his or her actions, as is the world that is inherited daily by the new emerging generations, between the threshold of the emerging futures and the vanishing point of the present.

Presentation Skills – Proper Slide Delivery

Frequent readers know that the only way to assure your presentation audience will stay with you every step of the way is to maintain proper eye contact throughout your presentation. Proper eye contact involves delivering your presentation as a series of one-on-one conversations with each member of the audience, and holding eye-contact with members through to the end of a thought or complete sentence. Most presenters hold eye contact with any one person no more than one second – to effectively bond with your audience, you need to pump that up to a range more like three to eight.

The image to keep in mind here is that you are never delivering to a group of individuals, but rather to individuals in a group. (When people ask me what’s the largest number of people I’ve ever spoken to, I always answer, “one”.)

When delivering a PowerPoint presentation, maintaining proper eye contact becomes difficult if your slides are structured like most we see in the corporate world today – with way more information than the audience can digest before the speaker feels compels to start speaking. In order to maintain constant eye contact with members of the audience, you must restrict the volume of information that you toss up on the screen at any one time. Otherwise, you will do what most presenters do, which is to spend much of the presentation looking at the screen. In fact, you must restrict each new parcel of information to that which can be absorbed by both you and the audience in just a few seconds – ten at the very most.

That will set you up to then smoothly and coherently transfer the information from the screen to the audience. We call the procedure for doing this “Absorb, Align, and Address.”


When new information appears on the screen, all eyes will follow it, and at this point it is OK, and desirable, for you, too, to look to the screen. By doing so, you “give permission” to the audience to get prepared for what’s coming next. That’s all the screen info should include, too: just enough information to set the stage for what you are going to discuss. At this point, because you are not looking at any individual in the group, you must be silent.

Rule Number 9: If your eyes aren’t locked, your jaw must be.

When you have absorbed the data bite, you can now think for a moment on how to phrase what you want to say to start off. This would not include expounding on the point, but merely filling out the talking points to make a grammatically correct statement.


Once you and your audience have had the opportunity to take in this info, you then need to turn your attention away from the screen, and lock eyes (align) with a member of the audience. This is the most difficult part, physically, to perform, as the natural tendency is to begin speaking as soon as you have formulated your statement.


Locked on, you finally can address your selected member of the audience with your version of the talking point.

Understand that if what you’re addressing is a bullet point, this address should not be the actual words. You may always say more than the line on the screen, but never, never any less. Keep in mind that the group will read everything that’s on the screen, so if you put words up there but don’t speak to them, you are actually insulting your audience: These words aren’t important enough for me to bother with but I wanted to take up your brain’s time and effort just the same.

How many times has this happened to you: You go to a presentation and see slide after slide with all kinds of footnotes and small type, or graphs with legends and data to which the presenter never refers? You’re looking at all the elements on the slide trying to figure out which stuff is most important, and then the presenter never even mentions half the stuff you’ve read. How does that make you feel? For most people, the first slide that contains more information than the presenter chooses not to discuss is the point at which they check out, deciding to figure it all out later from the handout, which, of course, they trash at the first can they see outside the presentation room.

Once learned, the Absorb, Align and Address system is a beautiful thing to behold. Slides designed with this system never suffer from TMI, and thus never have too much for the presenter to deal with. Presenter confidence is high, and the audience feels this big time. The audience is forced to turn their attention to you, because there’s not enough information to allow them to jump to their own conclusions. By the same token, you are now able to direct all of your speaking to the audience and not the screen.

But here’s the really fun part: When you follow this simple plan for both design and delivery, almost anyone can look and sound like an expert on their subject, regardless of how much prep time they’ve put into rehearsing the presentation! We prove this in our corporate training classes by having participants deliver other participant’s presentations that we have edited and revised to comply with the “rules” (next chapter). Preferably, off course, you would have a good background in the subject matter, so that you can deliver the “meat on the bones” part effectively. But if you know to what the talking points refer, and you also know that no more material than you can deliver in just a few seconds will appear, you can actually give a presentation for the very first time and sound like you know what you’re talking about!