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How to Think Like A Wise Person, by Adam Grant

How to Think Like A Wise Person, by Adam Grant | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Wisdom is the ability to make sound judgments and choices based on experience. It’s a virtue according to every great philosophical and religious tradition, from Aristotle to Confucius and Christianity to Judaism, Islam to Buddhism, and Taoism to Hinduism. According to the book From Smart to Wise, wisdom distinguishes great leaders from the rest of the pack. So what does it take to cultivate wisdom?


Via Cathryn Wellner, John Michel, Bobby Dillard, The BioSync Team
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John Michel's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:50 PM

Wisdom emerges not from experience itself, but rather from reflecting thoughtfully on the lessons gained from experience.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:06 PM

From the Article:  Wisdom emerges not from experience itself, but rather from reflecting thoughtfully on the lessons gained from experience ... Cultivating wisdom is a deliberate choice that people can make regardless of age and intelligence.


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Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation

Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
An encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the scientific study of meditation

 

What passed between these representatives of two distinct intellectual modes of thinking about the world were facts, data—knowledge. That is, knowledge about the more than two-millennia-old Eastern tradition of investigating the mind from the inside, from an interior, subjective point of view, and the much more recent insights provided by empirical Western ways to probe the brain and its behavior using a third-person, reductionist framework. What the former brings to the table are scores of meditation techniques to develop mindfulness, concentration, insight, serenity, wisdom and, it is hoped, in the end, enlightenment. These revolve around a daily practice of quiet yet alert sitting and letting the mind settle before embarking on a specific program, such as “focused attention” or the objectless practice of generating a state of “unconditional loving-kindness and compassion.” After years of daily contemplative exercise—nothing comes easily in meditation—practitioners can achieve considerable control over their mind.

 

Twelve years of schooling, four years of college and an even longer time spent in advanced graduate training fail to familiarize our future doctors, soldiers, engineers, scientists, accountants and politicians with such techniques. Western universities do not teach methods to enable the developing or the mature mind to become quiet and to focus its considerable powers on a single object, event or train of thought. There is no introductory class on “Focusing the Mind.” And this is to our loss!


Via Pamir Kiciman
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We need to learn how to be present with ourselves and to tune out all the chatter.

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