Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (And How To Break The Habit)

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (And How To Break The Habit) reveals that your mind becomes what you practice, and if you practice complaining, well, you get the picture.

Mindfulness, at minimum, can make one aware of these kinds of habits.  Plus, you are practicing to be aware and relaxed, so you become ...



The Case Against Reality

The Case Against Reality, a think piece covering everything from evolution-based insights (selection favors survival over a realistic world view) to philosophy of mind.

Magic Mushrooms and the Healing Trip

Magic Mushrooms and the Healing Trip, a short video about "Eddie Marritz, a cinematographer and photographer in remission from small-cell carcinoma, [who] was a participant in one of N.Y.U.'s Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety research studies. Marritz, and the researchers, take us through the experience"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stephen Fulder was the sample of one in the paper "How does it feel to lack a sense of boundaries? A case study of a long-term mindfulness meditator."

His descriptions of internal experience were characterized as a fading away or dissolving of the following senses:

  • sense of internal vs. external
  • sense of time
  • sense of location
  • sense of self
  • sense of agency/control
  • sense of ownership
  • sense of touching/touched structure
  • sense of bodily feelings
  • sense of center/first person - egocentric - bodily perspective

Saturday, July 16, 2016

(Video) Interview with Kenneth Folk

From meaningoflife.tv, an interview with Kenneth Folk, influential figure in the Pragmatic Dharma movement.

Friday, July 15, 2016

You Can Meditate Anytime

Here’s How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere, simple instruction video from Mingyur Rinpoche by way of Huffington post.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain

People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain describes that meditators may become aware of their impulses some 90 milliseconds before non-meditators.

It seems in line with the training of awareness, as well as such descriptions as "extra bandwidth" from advanced meditators, a sense that one is further "back" in the chain of processes of the mind.