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Meditate. Or at the Very Least, Do Nothing.

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There's increasing study on the benefits of mindfulness or, in some circles, no-mindedness. "Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain. In a new paper, Brown University scientists propose a neurophysiological framework to explain these clinical benefits." — Neural Basis for Benefits of Meditation

Andy Puddicombe backs this up with his TED Talk "All it takes is 10 mindful minutes" to reboot the brain. So let's all shutdown the computer and smart phones, relax, and take a few minutes of mindful practice.

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  • Max SchorrMax Schorr

    Thanks for sharing. With the strong scientific proof points, meditation is reaching more and more people. One day, meditation may become as common as brushing teeth. You don't leave home or go to sleep with dirty teeth, why would you leave home or go to sleep before clearing your mind.

    • PhillipPhillip

      "You don't leave home or go to sleep with dirty teeth, why would you leave home or go to sleep before clearing your mind."

      That's a great point. The history of toothbrushing as a habit is interesting (I read version of it in "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg) and it'd be interesting if we were able to instill meditation into our habit loop as well.

      The mental defragging and focus on breathing are certainly two attributes of possibly many benefits that mediation may bring. Thanks for commenting and jumping on board!