Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern science up to speed with ancient wisdom.
Mindfulness and compassion — the practices of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, and extending a loving awareness to others — are part of every religion and wisdom tradition, and we’re at last beginning to understand the profound impact that they have on the brain, says psychiatrist and mindfulness expert Dr. Dan Siegel. (1)
Try to remember.
Try to go back.
Back to an era where you did not “understand”.
But you did know.
Back to an era where you did not analyze the cosmos into pieces.
But you did see the whole as One.
Back to an era where you were more “primitive”.
But more wise in any sense…