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Why a Mental Universe Is the “Real” Reality

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph Tanzi, PhD<p>Science concerns itself with reality, in the form of “real particles”, “real organisms”, and the “real universe”. The tacit assumption is that science can answer the question of reality itself. If this wasn’t the …

Chapman University

7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You A Glimpse Of Enlightenment

<b> <br>by Jordan Bates</b><p>Zen stories are the ancient words and deeds of Zen masters, which have been passed through the ages, crossing the dynasties and …

11 Ways to Develop a Beginner’s Mind | Inc.com

Zen Buddhism teaches a concept of "Beginner's Mind", <i>Shoshin</i>, as a positive attribute, something to cultivate. Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki said, in <i>Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice</i>, "In the Beginner's Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there …

Meditation

The Perfect Mindfulness Practice For Every Astrological Sign

Many people in the wellness community love to meditate and tout the practice frequently. However, it can certainly seem like a hard sell for people …

Guide to Meditation

What if there was a mental exercise you could do that would increase your brain size, make your thinking more efficient, reduce your anxiety levels, …

Meditation

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

Where the most vulnerable suffer the greatest

Many Somalis will take relatives living with mental health problems to traditional or Khoranic healers for treatment. Mogadishu, Somalia. May 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/WitnessChange.org<p>Where the vulnerable suffer<p>Africans with mental illness are the unseen, with no voice in war-torn and impoverished …

The psychology of impulsive shopping

With Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the winter sales all approaching, consumers around the world will once again overindulge in systematic unplanned purchases that provide little more than a short-term emotional fix. At times, this can cause long-term problems, such as regret, debt and …

Psychology

How To Be Still In Meditation & Why It Will Change Your World

Do you struggle to sit still?<p>I don’t mean just in meditation. I’m talking all the time. If you are like me, impatience and restlessness can creep up …