April 22, 2009
Our Brain At Its Absolute Best
When neuroscientists tested brain activity in Tibetan monks, they found inner peace had significantly expanded the usual networks that generate higher order brain function. These networks were larger and more fully integrated than brain scans show on the average person, with increased blood flow to the region.
As a result, brain function in these monks had reached levels never before reported in the scientific literature. The readings on Gamma Wave activity, signaling higher mental activity, was off the chart. ...
February 16, 2009
Mark Twain once said, “I’ve been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” I call this “Thought Attacks.” Thought attacks are the origin of a self-destructive attitude. This attitude begins in fearful thoughts that, when believed, quickly turn into negative emotions that create perceptions of threat. These perceptions are not real; they are mind made. As the famous stress researcher, Dr. Robert Sapolsky of Stanford, states: “We humans are smart enough to generate all sorts of stressful events purely in our heads. We can experience wildly strong emotions, provoking our...