Don Joseph Goewey
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be the change you want to see in the world
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Nelson Mandela
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness is loving life just the way it is. It is the affirmation and acceptance of the man or woman you are and are becoming, encompassing the whole of you—your failures and successes, your strengths and weaknesses, your joys and sorrows, your positive qualities and those that are not so positive. "Perfect happiness" is a sense of perfection emerging from the imperfections. It is an authentic moment in which the authentic person that is you is felt by you, opens wide in you, and is welcomed into the heart of all that is. Five seconds of this feeling is enough to transform a life.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Working with people
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Inner peace, empathy, and excelling at whatever I do
April 22, 2009Our 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. ... see more