What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

By Carolyn Gregoire

Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern science up to speed with ancient wisdom.

Mindfulness and compassion — the practices of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, and extending a loving awareness to others — are part of every religion and wisdom tradition, and we’re at last beginning to understand the profound impact that they have on the brain, says psychiatrist and mindfulness expert Dr. Dan Siegel. […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Mind|0 Comments

Life is a Journey – Enjoy The Ride!

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” ~ Buddha

Here is a great little 3 minute video that was produced by the Western Australian Government for road safety.  This is not what you think!  The wisdom that is condensed into this short advertisement is quite profound.  Don’t rush towards the ending of your life – make sure that you occasionally  “just stop and smell the roses.” […]

By |February 20th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Scientists Embark Upon Their Most Challenging Project Ever – Mapping The Human Brain!

“No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can’t find the point where these molecules became conscious.” ~ Deepak Chopra

Seeking to do what the Human Genome Project did for genetics, the race is now on to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity. In the United States, the Obama Administration recently announced its plan of a decade-long scientific study which will include federal agencies, private foundations and teams of neuroscientists and nanoscientists in a concerted effort to advance knowledge of the brain’s billions of neurons and thereby gain greater insights into perception, actions and, ultimately consciousness. […]

By |February 19th, 2013|Brain|1 Comment

Can the Human Body Survive Without Food or Water? – Maybe it is Actually Possible!

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.” ~ Hal Lindsey

Ask most people whether it is possible for a human being to survive without food or water for any length of time and the answer will be an emphatic NO.  We have enough medical evidence now to show that extreme dehydration, shock and eventual death will occur if a person does not have water within 3 to 5 days.  A person can survive longer without food, 28 to 76 days, but that time depends on the person’s initial weight and physical condition.  Heat, cold and other environmental stresses also determine how long a person can live without food, but everyone generally agrees that death is inevitable without it. […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Mind, Mysteries|3 Comments