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Mentally Blocked

Updated on July 12, 2013

Have you been “blocked” mentally? I have been through blocks which take away my strength trying so hard to recovered my “lost”. The “lost” of a memory, information or idea, required in a specific moment. The thought of being dumb or ill comes to the mind making worst the “blocking”. Cognitive science, explains kind of well what is going on in our brains.

The “blocking” is a natural system which the mind is processing. Yeap! Just like our computers. The input is there somewhere…and I don’t know about others but…when I get it…I assure you it is in another place. The bathroom is my inspiration or released moment I guess. When the water is running by my head or back…the precise forgotten “thing” arises like “peak a boo”.

Parents, teachers and health professionals even forget that being blocked has many reasons not necessarily means irresponsibility or not motivated or illness. Our individuality makes it difficult to determine the cause of the blocking. The pessimist thought of Alzheimer's disease takes a first place. Than the optimist mind will search for whatever to deal with this normal (in many cases) process.

Silence Reorganization

Dr. Jordi Mas, made research in cognitive science to human behavior. In his Theory of Silence Reorganization; he explains the "block" as interval. And that the interval is an event. In that moment is where the reorganization takes place...silent lessons learned. Wow!!!! I loved when I read that. Deep! It consoled my many years thinking I had something going wrong. It also helped me understand children around me.


Medical support is needed, but, self-help is required. We always know these things but many of us just keep forgetting to follow:

  1. drink water
  2. eat healthy
  3. exercise daily
  4. write plans
  5. use working lists
  6. write important days
  7. talk and listen to others
  8. read
  9. walk
  10. have fun…
  11. live!!!!

Life is worth living

We are simple complex humans. A body to take care, a mind a soul to nourish and a spirit that keeps us update with God. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Life is worth living even when we forget things. Let's have in mind that forgetting is a natural procedure of being alive. "Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” (Isaiah 29:14).

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Experiment life, smell, run, see the world enjoing God's creation.

© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      rachelstenn thanks for entering into my writing corner. I am so happy to know what are you feeling with this information. I felt a big relief with this information as a person, mother, teacher and wife.

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      5 years ago

      Thank you very much for the article Silence Reorganization, I am very grateful that I can now understand the attitudes of my students' learning.

      Best wishes


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      5 years ago

      thank you very much, I am grateful for the article Reorganization Silence, I can now better understand the development of my students.

      Best wishes.


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      Betty Ruiz 

      7 years ago from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

      Oh, yes! I sometimes get that "blocked" brain syndrome. I know the info is there... I can even "feel" it on the tip of my tongue. Gesturing with my lips to get it out makes it worse. The harder you try, the "blockier" it gets. That thing you're trying so hard to remember, succumbs deep inside millions of memory slots... fading away into forgetfulness... until you give up. Days, weeks or months may pass by... and then, all of a sudden, that bit of information (a name, a place, a situation), pops out of the archives as if an excellent secretary had been hired to organize your brain docs... and the block disappears.

      A word of advise: don't dare your capacity to remember something too soon after the recent blockage has been cleared... you might get a splitting headache and risk losing the capacity of recalling that which needs to be remembered.

      ... !?!... What was I talking about???

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Actually, I think Spanish is really hard. I love you

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Filkman you have us thinking who you are. Than we think harder and get block. You have to be you. Blesses! Frooy213, thanks for being a patience teacher with this reorganization constant periods I go through. Spanish is my native language...English is kind of hard.

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Another great one!

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      7 years ago

      Very positive and poignant, Ms. Heart...sometimes when forgetful, I forget to remember to forget it but it's soon forgotten by the time I remember it...

      ..well, just forget all that silliness and remember I luv ya! :)


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