quotes tagged with 'problemsolving'

We believe cooking will contiue to evolve, and not only as a means of "doing" (i.e., putting dinner on the table, or "problem-solving" by "following a recipe"). Over time, we believe more people- including perhaps, yourself - will have discovered a way of "being" in the world. We have learned enough over the past decade or two to question why cooking is done one way versus another. This thoughtful sensory engagment leads to a store of experiences that allow us to bring more intuition to the cooking process, synthesizing what we've done before into innovative approaches to creating a dish. Ultimately, cooking offers the opportunity to be immersed in one's senses and in the moment like no other activity, uniting the inner and outer selves. At these times, cooking transcends drudgery and becomes a means of meditation and even healing.

Author: Karen Page & Adnrew Dorenburg, Source: The Flavor Bible, preface p.xSaved by mlsscaress in process meditation cooking problemsolving healing expereience inutition 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I know that each one of you faces overwhelming challenges. Sometimes they are so concentrated, so unrelenting, that you may feel they are beyond your capacity to control.


Don’t face the world alone. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5.)


In many ways, the world is like a jungle, with dangers that can har

m or mutilate your body, enslave or destroy your mind, or decimate your morality. It was intended that life be a challenge, not so that you would fail, but that you might succeed through overcoming. You face on every hand difficult but vitally important decisions. There is an array of temptations, destructive influences, and camouflaged dangers, the like of which no previous generation has faced. I am persuaded that today no one, no matter how gifted, strong, or intelligent, will avoid serious problems without seeking the help of the Lord.


I repeat: Don’t face the world alone. Trust in the Lord.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Source: http://tinyurl.com/lnkjreSaved by mlsscaress in control righteous faith jesuschrist world trust mortality trials decisions capacity overcome problemsolving influences temptations 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Now, Instead of skill or knowledge growth, let us consider the internal growth (emotional and spiritual) of an individual. Let us say, for instance, that a particular mother is at day five intectually (to use the analogy of the six days of creation) but at day two emotionally. Everything is okay when the sun is shining or when things go well. But what happens when fatigue and/or the pressure of screaming kids, diapers, dishes and telephones join together? Or struggling with uncooperative teen-agers and a husband who is always gone?


This emotionally immature mother may find herself absolutley enslaved to the emotions of anger, impatience, and criticalness. She may find herself incapable of acting upon what she knows in her mind is right, because of the built-in, ingrained habit of losing her temper. All this adds to her guilty feeling. And yet in public, when things are going well, one may never detect this internal deficency, this emotional immaturity. She has a good mind and seems to be patient and in control.

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, pp. 7Saved by mlsscaress in control patience appearance habits growth problemsolving pressure spiritual emotional internal 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The notion that you solve a problem with three basic building blocks—sequence, iteration and choice—that was fascinating to me.
Author: Eric Denna, Source: http://www.digitaliq.com/parser.php?nav=article&article_id=222Saved by richardkmiller in choice problemsolving sequence iteration 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You lean into a problem, especially a long-term or difficult one, by sitting with it, reveling in it, embracing it and breathing it in. The problem becomes part of you, at least until you solve it. You try one approach and then another, and when nothing works, you stick with it and work around it as you build your organization and your life. [I don't mean you just bully the problem, or attack it. I mean that you accept it, live with it, breathe it and whittle it until you've achieved your goal. Once you start looking forward to your interactions with the problem, then you're leaning into it.]
Author: Seth Godin, Source: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/01/solving-proble...Saved by richardkmiller in goals problemsolving lean 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sloppy and inconclusive thinking becomes a habit. The more one does it the more one is unfitted to think a problem through to a proper conclusion.
Author: Lord Thomson quoted by M. Russell Ballard , Source: "Thinking Straight,” New Era, Mar 1985, 44" http://www.lds.org...Saved by mlsscaress in effort habits thinking problemsolving 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In between meditations, the gamma signal in the monks never died down. Even when they were not meditating, their brains were different from the novices' brains, marked by waves associated with perception, problem solving and consciousness. Moreover, the more hours of meditation training a monk had had, the stronger and more enduring the gamma signal.

It was something Prof. Davidson had been seeking since he trekked into the hills above Dharamsala to study lamas and monks: evidence that mental training can create an enduring brain trait.

"This positive state is a skill that can be trained," Prof. Davidson says. "Our findings clearly indicate that meditation can change the function of the brain in an enduring way."
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in mind meditation capacity mental exercise consciousness problemsolving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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