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Survival of the Kindest or Survival of the Fittest

Charles  Darwin believed we are a social and caring species and that kindness, sympathy, empathy, and compassion for all life both human and non-human was the highest moral achievement, although most people associate him with the phrase “Survival of the Fittest” and wrongly assume that he thought humans were ruthless, competitive and selfish in their natural state.

Experiments Demonstrate Response to Feelings

The Institute of Heart Math performed the following experiment which demonstrates how our physical DNA is affected by various emotions.
Human placenta (the most pristine form of DNA) was placed in containers from which the researchers could measure the changes in the DNA. Twenty-eight trained researchers were involved in the experiment.  It was discovered that the DNA changed its shape according to the feelings of the researcher who held the container of DNA. When the researcher FELT gratitude, love and appreciation, the DNA responded by RELAXING and the strands unwound. The length of the DNA became longer. When the researcher FELT anger, fear, frustration or stress, the DNA responded by TIGHTENING UP. It became shorter and SWITCHED OFF many of our DNA codes.

In another experiment researchers at the University of California said that the brains of volunteers lit up when they were (FEELING) rejected in virtually the same way as a person experiencing physical pain, an insult or snub created the same response in the brain as physical pain.

Our physical bodies respond to our emotions and can create health or dis-ease based on the feelings we choose to experience.

Which Response do you Choose?

Scientists say we have about 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day and that 95% are the same thoughts we had yesterday and many previous days. And perhaps 80% of those are negative. The good news is, our thoughts aren’t always true. And even better news, we are not our thoughts, we are simply thinking them. Therefore we can choose to change them and in doing so change our mental and physical health.  The research show that thinking new and different thoughts creates new neural pathways and when we choose to think positive thoughts and think them more frequently, the negative neural pathways shrink and the positive neural pathways widen, making it easier and more automatic to think them in the future.

The Silva Method Dynamic Meditation is suitable for people who choose to take an active role in creating the positive thought processes and so create a more positive experience in their life.

The Silva Method Seminars


It seems everyone is busy these days. And if we are not busy we have the pressure of a long list of things that must get done asap! We all read the articles screaming “Stress Kills” and wish we had the time to take a vacation or at least get a good night’s sleep (which we haven’t had in ages!) but we’re too stressed to relax and sleep well

The Good News – it’s not the stress, it’s what you think about the stress that matters. Instead of believing the pounding heart and faster breathing are damaging, realize the faster heart rate helps prepare you for action and the rapid breathing sends more oxygen to your brain, helping your body rise to this challenge.

In a study of 1000 adults ages 34-93 it was found that the subject’s who realized those benefits had a healthy response. In a 8 year follow up 30% of those who experienced major stress died. Among those who cared for others during such a stressful time there were no deaths. The conclusions were that we can see stress as helpful and engage courage and connection with others to create resilience and strength.

The Siva Method seminars are designed to help us “rewire” our brains to a default of relaxation in the presence of stress. The basic Silva Life System, through the use of dynamic meditation, enables us to learn body and mind relaxation leading to restful sleep, improved memory and concentration, management of our habits, improved decision making, relieve of headaches and other pain, and many other benefits.

*The Truth About Stress, Kelly McGonical on TED Talks.