Hangin’ with Sheldon
Companion video: Hangin’ With Sheldon Cooper
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I remember my first YUEN Method® class many years ago in Toronto – and also attending Dr. Kam’s usual “night before” free seminar preview of the training.
The audience of maybe 80-100 varied in age from what I could tell.
One lanky, bearded guy in the audience caught my attention He looked well educated, maybe 35yrs old. By his dress, I was fairly certain he was an engin-nerd type.
(strangely, your humble author and even Dr. YUEN have backgrounds that includes being an engin-nerd)
Let’s call this person I observed – Sheldon Cooper
Sheldon was clearly skeptical. Why? Well, Sheldon thinks he understands quantum physics – how things really work. He holds the common materialist view most highly educated people hold – without actually admitting they have that (a) “belief” system.
Perhaps someone familiar with YUEN Method® told Sheldon about Dr. Kam – and he came to the free, night-before presentation to get material to debunk the Method to his “believer” friend.
After Dr. Kams’ demonstration / presentation, I sat near Sheldon in the small hotel lobby – looking at my notes – and overheard him on his cell phone.
(short snippet) “His (YUEN’s) diagnosis don’t make any sense … He’s not really DOING anything”…
Sheldon had dogmatically rejected what others experienced – and even what he saw with his own eyes. Perhaps what Sheldon saw didn’t fit into a neat mathematical model or box – or reaffirm some “settled science” in this beliefs or of other physicists in his narrow “echo chamber” academic circles.
Skepticism … Hurts (really)
Sheldon was a textbook skeptic … and partly a cynic.
Sheldon would probably consider himself extremely open – when it comes to questioning everyone else’s beliefs – and especially others’ experiences… but he holds his own belief system sacred and unchanging (as correct). He simply won’t question his own dogmatic beliefs – or even admit he also has them
… long enough to posit “how is that/this physically possible?”.
As I can feel his energy now – from that time long ago – he saw our Dr. Kam – a man with mastery of this SIMPLE method (strong/weak) as some kind of charlatan – a side-show snake-oil salesman.
Sheldon was only there to debunk – to confirm his own beliefs – and gather fuel to free others’ woo-woo minds from the “scam”. He could brag to his Ph.D colleagues “I went to another fortune teller last night, what a phony”. The herd wins again.
Continuing, Ahem ..Education
Like so many highly educated people, Sheldon was looking for something MORE COMPLICATED than what he could understand – as a measure of truth, usefulness or value.
When the concept was SIMPLE (and worked), his openness – what little he had – evaporated – in his uneasiness of being confused by what he saw. Educated people often won’t explore anything that confuses them. And, instead of introspection / questioning his own beliefs/education (“hmm… this isn’t what we are taught”), it triggered zealot mode in him – defending his education, “settled” science – more-or-less.. vs having a direct, and measurable experience (he didn’t go on stage to experience it)
i.e. “Don’t stray from the herd (be safe)” beliefs – even if the herd is WRONG.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.”
— Nikola Tesla
Sheldons’ familiar story repeats – especially with other modalities in the energy work or body work fields. If the modality they’re familiar with is COMPLICATED and SLOW, and took much time / effort to LEARN – they can’t let go – and accept the simplicity or immediacy of YUEN Method®.
And, it’s their loss.
It’s best not to debate – or grieve for – or spend 1 second trying to convince the Sheldon Coopers – or give them more attention than they deserve. As free people, we all make our own choices. There are ~7.2 Billion people on planet earth – and only so many hours in a day to spread the simple truths we uncover in what we call YUEN Method®.
Sheldon: “My back hurts – it must be coming from my back”..
Me: Yeah, I’d go with that Sheldon, I’m sure there’s a pill for that. (Eventually, you’ll come around)
Authors Note: None of us – as closet “Sheldons” – came to shift our beliefs overnight. We had to be shown, over and over – throwing away what we thought we knew – before our own (new) experiences & realizations & insights – forced a hard reset.
Our Dr. Kam freely offers (paraphrase) “hey, I thought this (conventional) way before too, but now I know the truth”.
.. and now, so do you.. if you choose.