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Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain - Massachusetts General Hospital

Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain - Massachusetts General Hospital | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. In their report in the November issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston University (BU), and several other research centers also found differences in those effects based on the specific type of meditation practiced.

 

"The two different types of meditation training our study participants completed yielded some differences in the response of the amygdala – a part of the brain known for decades to be important for emotion – to images with emotional content," says Gaëlle Desbordes, PhD, a research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and at the BU Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology, corresponding author of the report. "This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state."


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Indigenous and Western Worldviews

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For  a while now, and especially following the interviews that I recently conducted with twelve Shipibo healers (that I wrote about in my last blog post), I have been wondering about the Shipibo wo...
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Walking Away From The King - Kindle edition by Mike Penney. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Walking Away From The King - Kindle edition by Mike Penney.
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How should I act when I don't agree with the majority of people because I think they don't think deeply enough? - Quora

Most people have made up their minds and are not interested in Objective truth and you will just aggravate them by presenting a point of view they don't agree with.  A couple of interesting saying I have heard and use:

"I have made up my mind, don't confuse me with facts"
"Don't try to teach a pig to sing: You waste your time and irritate the pig."

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some good answers for the eternal question

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Blue is the sky on Vimeo

BLUE, IS THE SKY Synopsis Lojz is contemplating about time, geography, colors and bible in an old military bunker high up in the Alps. A lot of people, even…
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hermit film

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Off Grid: Living Off The Grid – Living Off The Grid

Off Grid: Living Off The Grid – Living Off The Grid | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
Off Grid Living - All about living off grid, sustainable living, renewable energy, homesteading, prepping and survival. Off grid projects, designs, natural building, DIY, how to's. Shipping container homes, shelters, cabins, and survival bunkers from recycled shipping containers.
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Joseph on Severence on Vimeo

Joseph Lazenka, director for the School of Lost Borders speaks for a few minutes about the severance phase of a rites of passage.
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THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE FILM

THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE FILM | quest inspiration | Scoop.it

htDiscover the science behind the interconnection of all things in the Universe.

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high production values, a la what the bleep

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Three Years, Three Months, Three Days

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THREE YEARS, THREE MONTHS, THREE DAYS is a French documentary about embracing an extreme way of life. A man in his forties goes on a spiritual journey for four years to perform the "Great Retreat" of Tibetan Buddhism.

A man is caught at a crucial time of his existence as his choice would challenge the whole of his life: either to continue the fulfilled stream of his forties or to decide for the extreme pathway of an ascetic experience, locked away in a 9 square meter cell and cut off from the world during three years, three months and three days. This story is about embracing an extreme way of life.

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A Couple's Incredible 550,000-Mile Odyssey Through 177 Countries Over 26 Years. In a Single Car.

A Couple's Incredible 550,000-Mile Odyssey Through 177 Countries Over 26 Years. In a Single Car. | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
In moments of peak stress, boredom, or desperation for change, we've probably all shared the same dream: why not just drop everything and travel. Many are lucky do it for a few months, or even a couple of years, but perhaps no modern travelers have been more ambitious than Gunther and
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WISDOMKEEPERS, PAQO ANDINO on Vimeo

Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino is a unique cinematic journey into the ancient, heart-based intelligence and celestially guided lifeways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. Through the film's intimate and expansive content, viewers receive an unmediated, experiential understanding of the animistic relationships, high-altitude environments and prayer-filled ceremonies of one of the planet's few uninterrupted wisdom lineages. 

This non-narrated film follows the day-to-day activities of the Andean Paqos (spiritual masters) to help audience members rediscover essential components of personal and collective well-being at a time when unprecedented numbers of people find themselves out of balance with the natural world and seeking a deeper means of connectivity and renewal. 

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything

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 Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. Ms. Klein argues that nothing else matters - war, pestilence, disease, economic collapse - if we don't have clean air to breathe and water to drink. But we seem to be sleep-walking en masse towards a point of no return.


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Hacker 'elf' Pavlik Connects the Moneyless World

Hacker 'elf' Pavlik Connects the Moneyless World | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: "elf" works tirelessly.
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has a bunch of interesting links

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Who Really Wins In The Share Economy? - YouTube

The share economy makes life more convenient for a lot of people. But companies like Uber and Airbnb have their share of critics. So what exactly is the shar...
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great video

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We Are Not Containers! On Experimental Objects, Past Struggles and Alternatives for Education

We Are Not Containers! On Experimental Objects, Past Struggles and Alternatives for Education | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
“Obviously, a school that makes active children sit at desks studying mostly useless subjects is a bad school. It is a good school only…
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bp's going to love this place

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FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out - YouTube

Anxiety is the “Dizziness of Freedom” - Kierkegaard Timothy Leary “The Vertigo of Freedom” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Mr Nobody As long as yo...
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This guy is bonkers
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A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying

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When you’re nervous, how can you be yourself? How you can force yourself to relax? How can you try not to try? It makes no sense, but the paradox may be essential to civilization.
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Framing the Other - Official Trailer on Vimeo

The Mursi tribe lives in the basin of the Omo River in the south of the east African state of Ethiopia. The women are known for placing large plates in their lower…
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Panda Bear - Boys Latin in Vimeo Staff Picks on Vimeo

This is the story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool. Her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man…
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gorgeous!

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The surprising origins of Europeans

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Geneticists David Reich and Nick Patterson detailed recent work on human migrations that led to the populations of today’s Europe.
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Here's What Happened When A 65-Year-Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab

Here's What Happened When A 65-Year-Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
This is how it feels to take the psychedelic drug psilocybin.
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Human Nature [Gabor Maté] - YouTube

Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the topic of his next book "Toxic Culture". He explains why it is that our culture makes so many of us unhappy, unkind to one anot...
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How to be Ultra Spiritual (funny) - with JP Sears - YouTube

How to be Ultra Spiritual (funny) - with JP Sears http://www.InnerAwakeningsOnline.com http://www.Instagram.com/AwakenWithJP http://www.facebook.com/InnerAwa...
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Classic, then you watch his other videos and realize he does a lot of the things he criticizes here, see this for example:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nddTLsTMKPI

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25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small

25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
The idea of living large suddenly seems strange...
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This German Guy Wants To Give You A Bunch Of Money To Do Nothing -

This German Guy Wants To Give You A Bunch Of Money To Do Nothing - | quest inspiration | Scoop.it
What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to worry about your source of income? Would you just sit around all day and do nothing with your life? Or would you spend your time following your dreams and doing something meaningful with your life? A 29 year old founder of a tech …
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