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10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind

10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Studies find meditation provides lasting emotional control, cultivates compassion, reduces pain sensitivity, boosts multitasking and more...

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Meditation has been shown to reduce pain, improve blood pressure, focus, immunity, life quality.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:42 PM

Jeremy Dean, author of "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick", explores the multiple benefits of meditation spilling over into everyday life.


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Shalini VadheraPotts's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:11 PM

Through my own personal growth and search to find balance, a day doesn't go by that I'm told to meditate.  There are so many ways to do meditation and even more benefits. My latest practice is a walking meditation where I repeat a mantra while walking through nature.  I love it and the affects it has on my overall well being are amazing.

 

Here are some more reason why you just need to meditate!

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When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

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A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.

 

Empathy can be painful. Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research. When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.

 

Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, suggests that we can better cope with others’ negative emotions by strengthening our own compassion skills, which the researchers define as “feeling concern for another’s suffering and desiring to enhance that individual’s welfare.”

 

“Empathy is really important for understanding others’ emotions very deeply, but there is a downside of empathy when it comes to the suffering of others,” says Olga Klimecki, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany and the lead author of the study. “When we share the suffering of others too much, our negative emotions increase. It carries the danger of an emotional burnout.”


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Pamir Kiciman's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:18 PM

Such an important topic and distinction. I've been teaching this to my Reiki students for years and years. I'm glad there's now research being done about it. We can help others without causing harm to ourselves! We can help and still remain functional.

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:40 AM

empathy works best when paired with compassion

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The Healing Power of Compassion

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Cindy Ricardo, LMHC, CIRT - Suffering causes people to want to recoil from the pain. Not reacting or judging oneself opens the door to self-compassion.

 

 


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The science of compassion is growing.  We are wired to connect and to turn to other humans for comfort.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:31 PM

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

—Dalai Lama


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