According to a new study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, a form of meditation known as cognitive-based compassion training (CBCT) could be your ticket to being able to read others better.
First, the skinny on CBCT: Instead of focusing on breath and awareness—like you do with mindfulness meditation—compassion meditation involves contemplating specific things, like your affection for other people, in an effort to refocus your attitudes toward the people you interact with on daily basis, says study co-author Jennifer S. Mascaro, a postdoctoral fellow in the anthropology department at Emory University.
Nature is a force of good. And good is not only a concept, it is a spirit. So says mycologist Paul Stamets. Along with mushrooms, all life has a language and an intelligence that we ignore at our peril.