“I have a poor memory” Really!
These are statements and questions often made to me.
“I have a poor memory” Really, is that true! Think on this …
Your memory is a vast storage reservoir which can hold an entire life experience recorded in smells, noises, colors, movement and tastes (Speech and Brain Mechanisms: Penfield, Princeton NJ, 1959)
Your memory can vividly recall dreams, past experiences triggered by a smell, sound or perhaps a previous familiar place (eg a school).
I have a strong and striking memory of the public hall where as a primary school student, I prepared for school plays and shows. I am constantly astonished by how fast the scenes and activity of this time flashes through my mind as I smell the odour of enclosed timber flooring in a room. The other students, nightly crowds as I squash toward the drinks table for cordial, the noise, cheering, clapping, the dimmed lights, the bins for refuse … all flash through my mind prompted by that odour – simply amazing and very reliable as it happens every time I smell that smell! It really is a marvellous odour !
and are better than anything that can
ever happen to one again.”
Another memory feat is the “finding” of lost items like keys. Have you ever had one of those instances where you “recall” where they are? Come on .. I bet you have!
This is really about being “originally aware”
and can open every door in the house of my life.”
So how poor is YOUR memory really !
It is a powerful, storage place for you, waiting for the proper tools to unleash its potential.
How can I use it better?
The answer is …. YOU CAN …
There is substantial scope to improve our memories, or better, LEARN how to use our memory better. My favourite place to do this is MindTools. MindTools provide food for my mind, just like my favourite restaurant provides food for my body. Like my favourite restaurant, each time I visit, I find exquisite gems that feed my brain, mind and memory. Tools to increase and improve my memory.
Indeed, it is …. Memory is required for everything we do. It wraps and defines our lives, our shape, like skin.
We CAN make it even better
How can I improve my memory?
Mind knowledge … Exercise … more Mind knowledge … Exercise …
You need a memory aid, or perhaps a remember aid !!
Let’s explore knowledge about the mind and “Remember Aids”