Anxieties and fears for the future of a sustainable human society and Earth continue to increase in an age characterized by a loss of humanity and threats to the global ecosystem that result from the rapid development of material civilization, but any solution to these problems depends on how humans understand and use the brain.
For just as what produced today’s human civilization is the infinite creativity of the human brain, so, too, the key to resolving the present crisis facing humanity is found in the human brain.
Brain Education is a “peace technology” for awakening and developing the character innate in the human brain. As a form of brain-integration education based on a peace philosophy, brain-development principles, and experiential education methodology, this system makes possible the recovery of the value of humanness and the development of the creativity possessed by everyone. It is also a “human technology” for awakening natural intelligence by realizing that humans are a part of nature and restoring inner vitality through body and mind based training for using the brain.
Major developed countries are focusing investment on studying the brain, which is an asset for the future of humanity and the final frontier of science. Consequently, vigorous convergence research is taking place in all fields, including physics, chemistry, bioengineering, cognitive science, and psychology. The results of in-depth research into the human brain will contribute to the development of learning as well as to spreading awareness of the brain to all of society, including the areas of health, education, and culture.
However, the importance of knowledge of the human brain brought by the development of science is ultimately found in the proper application of the brain. The brain is basically an information-processing organ. The same information can produce completely different results depending on how it is processed, how the brain is developed, and on what direction is pursued.
Information has a massive impact on the brain especially in the information age, a time when everything is connected. Brain Education was developed as an information processing technology for the human brain, to make creative, peaceful brains. For we will come to realize that the key to the healthy, happy, peaceful life humanity pursues is found in our brains when we recognize that the human brain is something to be applied and not merely a subject of research.
Brain Education passed through a process of academic exploration and application in a broad range of fields over 30 years, including health, education, and self-development, based on brain science research. It was developed into an academic discipline, which has included the establishment of a four-year college and a graduate school offering masters and doctoral degrees in the field of Brain Education for the first time in the world.
Brain Education is a meeting between 21 st -century brain science and a spiritual/cultural asset of Korea 5000 years old. Since ancient times, the ancestors of the Korean people have adopted as a living culture Chun Ji In (天地人), an ideology stressing the unity of humanity with nature, Shim Shin Ssang Su (心身雙修), practices for governing mind and body together, and Suseung Hwagang (水昇火降), Shim Ki Hyeol Jung (心氣血精), and Jungchoong Kijang Shinmyeong (精充氣壯神明), which are principles and methodologies for the growth of human consciousness.
In the ancient Korean document Sam Il Shin Go Shinhun Pyeon is found a verse that reads, “Jasengguja gangjaeinoe (自性求子 降在爾腦).” Interpreted, this means, “Search in your true nature. It has already come down and dwells in your brain.” This system of thought and training provided a philosophical and methodological foundation for today’s Brain Education. In particular, the peace philosophy of Brain Education is rooted in Hongik Human (弘益人間) Thought, which encompasses the universal spirit of humanity and the founding ideology of the ancient Korean kingdom of Dahngun Joseon, which was to “widely benefit humanity.”
The goal of Brain Education at Global Cyber University is to guide people to evaluate and update the core information in their brains, such as beliefs and preconceptions, enabling them to deal with their social and natural environments effectively and proactively.
The system of international cooperation centered on Millennium Development Goals, which were pursued by international society for 15 years beginning in 2000 to eradicate poverty worldwide, achieved a great deal of success, for example, in economic growth and expansion of primary education.
However, development excessively centered on economic growth has been reconsidered due to threats such as accelerated environmental destruction, polarization of wealth, and social instability. On this backdrop, new Sustainable Development Goals for pursuing a balanced development of the environment, society, and economy were established, and international society has agreed to cooperate on these centered on the United Nations for 15 years beginning in 2016.
Comprising 17 goals in the five areas of humanity, the earth, prosperity, peace, and cooperation, the Sustainable Development Goals are oriented on building a common future in which everyone can realize their value through society as they lead healthy, happy lives without being isolated economically or socially from development.
Additionally, the program specifies that, in pursuing the development and prosperity of the present generation, this is to be realized with consideration for future generations and respect for the earth, the foundation of all life. Due to the inclusiveness of the changes that Sustainable Development Goals are aiming for, the importance of change, engagement, and cooperation in all sectors of society has increased. More than anything else, the role of education is emphasized as the driving force of fundamental change.
For education to be a catalyst of substantial changes in individuals and the world, being more than the acquisition of knowledge, a process for reflecting on internal information, on “who I am” and “what I can do” as the creator of change, is needed. Brain Education presents a process for expansion of information regarding “who I am” through direct experience of the brain’s potential and creative power as a physical body, energy body, and information body (spiritual body). And, as I go through the Five Steps of the Brain Operating System, I discover and act on a longing and confidence to create positive changes for myself and my community. The following is a detailed look at the connection with sustainable development goals in the fields of health and education where priority has been placed on incorporating the principles and methods of Brain Education.
Promotion of Health and Brain Education
Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Added to the third Sustainable Development Goal were detailed implementation targets for promoting mental health and preventing noncommunicable diseases, which have generally been a problem in developed countries, in addition to tasks that have been pursued as part of the previous Millennium Development Goals, including prevention of communicable diseases and promotion of mother and infant health.
Positive choices and behaviors for your health and happiness are more important than anything else for preventing noncommunicable diseases and promoting mental health. Brain Education seeks to promote physical and mental health by restoring natural senses the human brain originally had. Brain exercises, developed to alleviate stress by relaxing the body and to activate the brain, Brain Wave Vibration, which is actively involved in the formation of healthy brain waves through repetitive motion, and Belly Button Healing, which enables simultaneous management of physical and mental health based on the latest scientific research into the gut-brain connection, are all health-related educational methods of Brain Education that help restore the brain’s original senses.
Brain Education and Quality Education
Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
For promoting social integration and sustainable development through education, it’s important to increase the quality of education as well as to provide equal educational opportunities. In other words, instead of ending in being a means of acquiring knowledge and skills, education must enable all people to develop the potential within them and to realize that potential in the communities to which they belong.
In particular, Brain Education can become a new, easily accessible educational alternative for spreading peaceful, nonviolent culture and awareness of global citizenship, which is specified as the seventh target. For it provides a peace philosophy, brain-development principles, and an experiential education methodology that bring actual change to the brain. Everyone has the potential to bring out their innate peace and develop their brain, regardless of race, language, or educational understanding.