The Still, Soft Voice

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Dr. Cliff Brickman said on Aug 7, 2012 2:56 AM

QUESTION (1) ...... "Learning about myself takes a great deal of focus and concentration--and is a lot of hard work for me--both mentally and physically. Why is this so?" --J.K. =============================================== RESPONSE from Dr.Cliff ...... I remember you mentioning this on my radio program, that reaching the inner core or the Still, Soft Voice could and would be a 'lot of hard work.' My response was, 'Yes it is a lot of hard work -if- one is working too hard at it.' ........................................................................................................ 

I'll elaborate especially about the "why" of all this at various levels, psychologically. To hear this as a recording, copy and paste this address: ................................................................................................ ........ http://cinch.fm/inner-core/465944 ........................................................................................................ 

Well the first thing is (I'm reminded by the current activity on the screen) is that things kind of "pop around" these days for a lot of people, for a lot of us, a lot of you. And that is, we are so plagued with so much activity, and multimedia, and zipping around from thing-to-thing, it's like there's an epidemic of attention deficit. Whether we call it a disorder or not, I'd say // TESTING

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Dr. Cliff Brickman said on Jun 26, 2012 4:40 AM

QUESTION (1) ...... "Learning about myself takes a great deal of focus and concentration--and is a lot of hard work for me--both mentally and physically. Why is this so?" --J.K. =============================================== RESPONSE from Dr.Cliff ...... I remember you mentioning this on my radio program, that reaching the inner core or the Still, Soft Voice could and would be a 'lot of hard work.' My response was, 'Yes it is a lot of hard work -if- one is working too hard at it.' ........................................................................................................ 

I'll elaborate especially about the "why" of all this at various levels, psychologically. To hear this as a recording, copy and paste this address: ........................................................................................................ http://cinch.fm/inner-core/465944 ........................................................................................................ 

Well the first thing is (I'm reminded by the current activity on the screen) is that things kind of "pop around" these days for a lot of people, for a lot of us, a lot of you. And that is, we are so plagued with so much activity, and multimedia, and zipping around from thing-to-thing, it's like there's an epidemic of attention deficit. Whether we call it a disorder or not, I'd say almost 100% of people have some attention deficits .. especially if they're not tuned in to the Still Soft Voice or have no idea of it, or no concept of it. ..... So the difficulty with finding it is the same difficulty--and possibility--in dealing with the still, soft voice: How to slow down. ........................................................................................................ We're rushing around busily engaged in sales activities, business activities, running from place- to-place, delivering items; and there's no time for just some reflection... This reminds me of what Albert Einstein said about those who are reading too much, thinking too little, and ending up with a passive thinking apparatus. That is politically incorrect to say, "reading too much?" Most people are reading not at all; but it is the idea of, too much education, too much thought that is pressed IN to the person, rather than coming OUT of the Core of the person. ..... So that's part of it. ........................................................................................................ 

I'm reminded of a presentation many years ago at Rush-Pres-St. Luke's Grand Rounds training for psychiatrists and other therapists; it was about a new concept, a new term at that time, called "Alexithymia" .. Just as you may have heard of "Dyslexia"--('un-awareness of the written word')-- regarding "A-lexi-thymia," the "a" stands for "without," the "lexi" would be reading or tuning in, and then "thymia" would be "soul" in a sense, or inner awareness. It's the lack of inner awareness--or a significant difficulty tuning in. ... {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexithymia} ........................................................................................................ 

Most of the Low hypno-tizable people are better at intellectually dealing with things, intellectualizing, learning, thinking, talking--but they have a some trouble tuning in more deeply. This naturally goes with their territory. ........ Then there are those who have no trouble tuning in; and they go very deeply. These are the High hypno-tizables. They have some trouble taking Action on things. ........ And then there are those in the Middle who take some action, and can also tune in, at least somewhat. ........................................................................................................ 

So what has happened since the time "Alexithymia" was first presented decades ago? Might we now have a Culture of Alexithymia, a culture of--a Facebook culture. I saw something--The Atlantic--sitting on a stand of magazines. On the cover were two lonely people, holding each other--kinda. One was looking at his Facebook, on his iPhone; and the two were endarkened, in a darkened place. But not a very enjoyable or a sexy place; they were rather just kind of in a dark place. ........ Now we are in touch with many so-called 'friends' or at least 'acquaintances' on Facebook, and that can be wonderful, from a world point of view of connecting with people, but it's not wonderful in terms of tuning in more deeply with one another, in terms of what we're feeling, what we're sensing in a body sense, in a soul sense, in an emotional sense. ........................................................................................................ 

Now we have a world of busy-busy-busy; and that's why working at this with the Still, Soft Voice, the way we work at other things, will not quite work! ........ Okay I'll stop at this point; and I hope this gives you a little bit of a beginning, in terms of "why is it so hard to learn about myself?" .. and to tune in .. to slow down and stop. ........................................................................................................ 

My final thought is something I put up many years ago on the Family Stress Clinic site. It was a takeoff on Timothy Leary, who was the big advocate of LSD (that I never could understand or agree with since he caused perhaps a lot of destruction or at least he tuned into it). He said, "Turn on -- and tune in." My own quote was and is, ........................................................................................................ "Tune in ~ then turn on." I endorse a natural approach rather than a drug-induced coma.

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Dr. Cliff Brickman said on Jun 25, 2012 2:16 AM

QUESTION (2) ...... "Physically, it`s hard to concentrate, because standing on my feet is exhausting and believe it or not sometimes it is related to the mental as well, I think. What are your thoughts about this physical part, in my difficulty relaxing, and tuning in to the Still, Soft Voice?" =============================================== RESPONSE from Dr.Cliff ...... "The physical truly does effect the mental, and mental the physical. This is the nature of things for better or worse. Whether a vicious circle, where someone remains in their exact same pattern or things get "worse-and-worser" =or= a wholey circle where things easily get "better-and-best." ........................................................................................................ From a physiological point of view, the best homeostatic balance is a great thing, because this will allow for the possibility of a better frame of mind, and be able to better tune in to the deeper self and positively engage with the Still, Soft Voice. ........................................................................................................ 

Bio-physiologically, ruling "out" toxic metals or general illness or even mild dysfunction can be critically useful. Ruling "in" good nutritional balance and neurotransmitter functioning is the positive side of the equation. ........................................................................................................ Movement and physically working out, whether nuanced or more heavy-duty is a basic. Start out with whatever appeals to you, beginning with a little, then a more brisk, walk. ........................................................................................................ 

As you say Jim, believe it or not, mental attitude with optimism and positive intention to lead to best followthrough will in fact bring about the best followthrough. ........................................................................................................ When doing this in conjunction with your Still, Soft Voice how can you go wrong?" ........................................................................................................ 

{An Audio interview with J.K. is at ~ http://cinch.fm/inner-core/496580 Is 7.0 mins & entitled, "Do it NOW ~ Do it LATER."} ...... We discuss Focus & Procrastination and how it gets in its way including physically, and, How to find that sweet spot of relaxation & concentration.

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James Kupper said on Jun 23, 2012 6:16 AM

QUESTION TWO ............................. Physically, it`s hard to concentrate, because standing on my feet is exhausting and believe it or not sometimes it is related to the mental as well, I think. What are your thoughts about this physical part, in my difficulty relaxing, and tuning in to the Still, Soft Voice? ..................... (orig posted on Amazon Jun 13, 2012)

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James Kupper said on Jun 23, 2012 5:55 AM

QUESTION ONE .............. Learning about myself takes a great deal of focus and concentration--and is a lot of hard work for me--both mentally and physically. Why is this so? ............. (originally Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:56 PM on Amazon)

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Margarita Ivanova said on Dec 12, 2011 10:39 AM

Dr-Cliff, I worked this weekend and my mind is kind of smoking :) too many patients in the hospital because of the cold weather. Meanwhile, last night I was thinking to post something in connection with astrology and I started to write about looking from inside-out and something just came through my fingers- the SSV, so instead of astrology, I connected it with your book and I posted on my wall. Look like someone put a words in my pen and I wrote something I did not think about when I started. Interesting, who was it? You can see it there. I hope you like it. Margarita {see below}

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Margarita Ivanova said on Dec 12, 2011 10:37 AM

"Making peace with inner conflicts is worth much more than getting along with others. Redefine who you are from the inside out. When you respect, trust and love yourself, success in relationships is bound to follow. You can get in touch with your inner child or the cord of your heart. You are only one step away." Read Dr –Clifford Brickman’s book “The Still Soft voice”, a breakthrough of psychoanalysis, a new frontier of self: http://www.stillsoftvoice.com/

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James Kupper said on Oct 26, 2011 12:09 PM

Your newly revised Overview gives more insight to clarify & to understand the importance and the necessity for this book. (see it at www.stillsoftvoice.com)

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Souma said on Oct 26, 2011 6:09 AM

"Break free" ............................................... I woke up to hear that voice kept silent within for a long time shouting loud, ... Telling me to break the spell that has been keeping me all tied. ... In a very unusual way i seemed to hear it very clear, ... Like nothing could have been that near. ... The tiny voice got bigger to rise above any kind of cowardice, ... That once distracted from choosing which way it should cross. ... It becomes much wiser now to tell which path it's right to take, ... After stumbling many times over the fence of being unawake. ... After being stuck in the middle of nowhere ,now it could find a place, ... From where it can start the journey of a whole life with a pace. ... Now, everything looks brighter than the sun' lights, ... promising dawns waving ahead shunning away the dark of the nights. ... Now, only soaring singing birds which paint my sky, ... That knew nothing before but heaps of clouds which made her cry. ............................................. ..... 

by Souma S., Algeria

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Margarita Ivanova said on Oct 22, 2011 1:50 AM

Dr. Cliff, I just returned from a trip to Bulgaria and read your book there; and was impressed by the results of the connections with the SSV of your patients. ................ 

It was very interesting to learn about how hypnosis works and how patients accept the presence of the inner voice. The way you work with your patients you show your concerns and love of people. Your unique way how to get in touch with SSV is remarkable and I think, kind of painless. ............. 

I did have a very interesting experience when I was in Bulgaria. First, your book, then I read poems, written by my childhood friend, it happened in my childhood home, where my mother lives. It was in my own room where I used to sleep. I knew it was time for retrospection, to stay alone for a while and to get in touch with my soul, but my ego resisted it; I call friends and relatives to get in touch, to socialize, I have no desire to stay alone, as I am very socialable. During the second week, I was not able to go out- unfortunately, I got a bad flu with high fever and I had to stay home 5 days. I was sending my brain a command to get in touch with my SSV, to send me some dreams, sign or anything that can bring me back to my childhood and to find out “Who I am” and “What I need” in order to find a peace of mind and be a more complete person. I did not get anything. After I finished your book, one night I was reading the love poems that my old friend wrote right after he split with his first wife. Unexpectedly, I start to cry, I was in tears, I could not stop. It was 1:00 am, I was in touch with my feelings and emotions and I feel the pain that my friend felt; I feel the emptiness of the loneliness. It was completely clear that my heart was touched and the inner child was awake. I have the feeling that the same girl, still 16, was here and she was crying and looking for help. ..................... 

Your book was with me all the time, close to my bed, your eyes, from the covers of the book were watching me without batting. Firm, distant, but at the same time soft and compassionate, your eyes grabed my attention again. I was looking for the answer I could not get from my dreams. Your eyes staring at me had something to tell me. I knew what it is. Somehow it was the idea & promise of helping me get more in touch with my SSV. --Margarita

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Dr Clifford Brickman said on May 17, 2011 11:38 AM

Hello, Softcover release date is May 18, 2011. Please join in about this concept, idea and your very own experience with the Still, Soft Voice ~ greetings

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