Posted by Gregg Braden, Briding science, spirituality, and the real worldMindfulness, meditation, kinds of meditation, who should meditate, why do we want to consider all of this or, indeed, any of it? As memes go, this could be consider just another ‘latest and greatest’. Well, as a clinical psychotherapist and student of behaviours that support mental and emotional health, I assure you that to ignore this one (mindfulness, meditation practices and related activities) is like ignoring the latest verifiable developments in scientific knowledge about what is reality. As well, there is the growing observable evidence of ‘busy and distracted’ that prevails. But, just because we are busy and distracted doesn’t mean we have to miss out on life as it is intended. How is it intended? Just watch the sheer joy of being alive that is readily observable in healthy, vibrant children at play. If we get even a little better at being mindful, we benefit in crucial life-giving ways.
“When our mental capacity is loaded, we are more exploitatory and les creative.” (Moshe Bar as published in Psychological Science).
Moshe Bar is a neuroscientist and the director of the Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.