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Mobile mindfulness: An unscientific review of the Headspace meditation app | Ars Technica

I once scoffed at heady mindfulness practices. Now, I meditate every day.<p>It's hard to anticipate stressful times in life before they happen. …

Mindfulness and Torah

I went to my first 10-day silent retreat because I was attracted to the idea of sitting in silence and letting go of the wordiness of my rabbinic …

The Dark Side of Self-Improvement

As a company and as people, we spend a lot of time and energy exploring ways we can be better, feel healthier, and act more consciously—a worthy …

Descartes on Wonderment

“Wonderment is the first passion of all… Those without any natural inclination to this passion are ordinarily very ignorant.”<p>Looking back on his life, the elderly Albert Einstein located his most significant existential turning point in a single moment of wonderment when he was a small boy. But …

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield<p><i>Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and one of the most well-known teachers of</i> …

Meditation

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

Spirituality

The Illusionist

Daniel Dennett’s latest book marks five decades of majestic failure to explain consciousness.<p>It seems to me that we have come this way before. Some …

Consciousness

Whoever Owns your Attention, Owns You.

EYE by ANNETTE KIM x HAPTICPRESSTim Wu wrote a book called “The Attention Merchants”— a fascinating expose on social media companies, and how …

Street Photography

Enlightenment: The Spiritual Meaning of Light in Angels and Miracles

Light has significant spiritual meanings associated with both angels and miracles. Angels often appear as beings of light, and they use light’s …

What Does Headspace Want?

Four years ago, I was a diligent Headspace user. Stressed and contemplating a career change, I turned to the popular meditation app for peace of mind …

Meditation

Archangel Metatron's Cube in Sacred Geometry

The Geometry and Patterns of Creation<p>In sacred geometry, Archangel Metatron, the angel of life oversees the flow of energy in a mystical cube known …

Is the Universe Conscious? Prominent Scientists Say Yes

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Consciousness

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

Everything, even a rock, has some degree of consciousness

Philip Goff, associate professor in philosophy at Central European University in Budapest, argues that the idea of panpsychism ("mind is everywhere") …

Consciousness

How to live forever: Every single way you can achieve immortality

How to live forever: Every single way you can achieve immortality<p>Ten years ago, you could’ve been forgiven for expecting a satire of silicon valley …

Stop A Heart Attack In 1 Minute!

Majority of us still do not know that we can stop a heart attack with one item only and in 1 minute.<p>It is cayenne pepper. This is the best known …

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Revisiting the Noumenon

By John Brady<p>What is a <i>Noumenon</i>? Ask any (philosophy) person on the street, and you’ll no doubt hear how Kant divided the world into the phenomenon …

End of Heaven? Quantum science says you ALWAYS have existed and ALWAYS will exist

GETTYConsciousness comes from the universe, according to some theorists<p>Scientists are still baffled by consciousness and questions about why we have …

5 Movies that Explain the Concept of Singularity - OpenMind

The concept of <b>technological singularity</b> is inevitably linked to the world of <b>science fiction</b>. In fact, the term itself was created by one of the most …

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Suffering

We should not be afraid of <b>suffering</b>. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering. Handling our …

Zohar's Translation Unlocks the Secrets of Jewish Mysticism in an Age of Extremism

Culture Zohar Kabbalah<p>If you haven’t read Hebrew since the rite-of-passage ceremony known as the bar mitzvah, customarily conducted at the age of 13, …

Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger<i>By Jules Evans</i>Read at Aeon

Bertrand Russell

Why the "You" in an Afterlife Wouldn't Really Be You

<i>The Discovery</i> is a 2017 Netflix film in which Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves that the afterlife is real. “Once the body dies, some part …

A head start with mindfulness

Mindfulness is a hot topic these days, but its potential importance to higher education has not yet been broadly recognised.<p>It can be described as a …

The 432Hz: Raise Your Vibration With This Healing Frequency

<b>Kalee Brown</b> – As sound healing becomes more popular, more and more people are starting to experiment with it. You have people learning how to chant, …

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Buddhist researchers seek to reveal link between heart, mind

Researchers at Hong Kong’s Center of Buddhist Studies have published findings that point to a connection between the heart and the mind.<p>Researchers …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

Diaphragmatic breathing is one of the easiest ways to engage your vagus nerve and create a "relaxation response" that counters the panic and anxiety …

Neurology