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Can You Learn To Control Your Mind

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.

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ANATASHIKI 8/20/2013 2:59PM

    I'm not that convinced emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/16/2013 12:37PM


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LOSER05 8/16/2013 9:47AM


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TENNISJIM 8/16/2013 6:16AM

    Thank you for sharing the article, Kelly.

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CAROLJEAN64 8/15/2013 9:02PM

    I highly recommend any book by Rick Hanson. He deals with neural plasticity. He has written Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing and has a new book coming out OCTOBER 8,
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.

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BAIXOMUSIC 8/15/2013 6:30PM

    I've already lost my marbles.

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CAT-IN-CJ 8/15/2013 3:44PM

    Interesting article, but my mind kept wandering . . . . emoticon

Actually, I've been researching 'meditation', trying to find something that is not religion (Buddhism) based.

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TEALLEN04 8/15/2013 3:21PM

    Thanks for the interesting article!

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PEPPYPATTI 8/15/2013 2:57PM

    Thank you for sharing this! It so true. I learn whenever I feel scrambled I just say the word NOW over & over-lol!
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GMO_JEN 8/15/2013 2:55PM

    I'll second it- interesting. Just hard to stay in the now sometimes.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/15/2013 2:26PM

    Wow - interesting!

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