John Muir Project: A Path to the End of Suffering Lies in Learning how to Consciously Reduce my Heart Rate Rapidly through Meditation and Prayer

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder I and I have been off of lithium carbonate (1200 mg) and Zyprexa (10 mg) for ~ one week.  Yesterday, I walked ~ten miles to meditate on how to cure bipolar disorder I in my own brain and mind.  My new method for managing my own bipolar disorder employs an attempt to reduce my heart rate consciously when subjected to disruptive environmental stimuli.  The graph below shows my heart rate decrease to ~56 bpm during this morning’s four hour meditation training session. Today was a breakthrough in my ability to consciously reduce my heart rate. I use a heart rate monitor to monitor my heart and mind’s moment to moment response to environmental stimuli. Sometimes, these stimuli overwhelm my homeostatic capacity. I seek to build up a greater tolerance to disruptive environmental stimuli to promote an enlightened state of being moment to moment. Learning how to end suffering requires compassion and love. These traits are best shared in a comfortable state of balance and homeostasis.


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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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