Thursday, August 15, 2013
Why should we control our minds? The wisdom of the ages and now, modern neuroscience, shows that "a human mind is a wandering mind and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind." On the other hand, being in the "flow", or being completely present to the moment, is linked to greater happiness. And achieving this state of mind isn't as ambiguous as one might think. It simply involves effectively controlling attention, and from that, the control of emotions naturally emerges. This article shows the remarkable evidence behind how skillful training of the mind can lead to more presence and joy.