Saturday, February 27, 2016

From Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom By Rick Hanson

"(...) What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. (...) In a larger scale your mind is made by your brain, body and natural world. (...)

(...) Cool the fires of greed and hatred to live with integrity; steady and concentrate the mind to see through its confusions; develop liberating insight.

(...) It's a remarkable fact that the people who have gone the very deepest into the human mind and heart - in others words, the sages and saints of every religious tradition - all say the same thing: the fundamental nature of every human being is pure, conscious, peaceful, radiant, kind, and wise... and is joined in mysterious ways with the ultimate underpinnings of reality, by whatever name we give That.

(...) well, who is the one person in the world you have the greatest power over? It's your future self..."

So how can you change your brain?

"(...) when remembering an upsetting experience, recall the feeling of being with someone who loves you, which will gradually infuse the upsetting memory with a positive feeling.

Nurturing your own development isn't selfish it's actually a great gift to other people.

stay young and pure
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