Mindfulness.

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Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers — mindfulness. “Mindfulness is related to being aware of the present moment without too much emotional reaction or judgment,” said the study’s lead author, Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the medical school, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “We now know that some people are more mindful than others, and those people seemingly feel less pain.” (1)

Weird.

Focusing on the “now” makes you feel less pain, while the opposite would sound more logical.

And yet, what is “now” but the complete ignorance of everything else than existence itself?

There is nothing here NOW.

Not your senses. Not the others. Not even your own self. Nothing. Just you. Alone. Wandering in the forest of pure existence. Step into that river and everything will go away. Step into that river and suddenly things will start being as only inexistent things can ever be…

You do not “feel” pain.

You chose to make pain be…

And now all the universe is crying with you…

Meditation. Compassion. Ancient knowledge, long gone…

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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…

Mindfulness’ meditation. Gene expression.

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It’s no secret that mindfulness meditation – a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment – can ease emotional stress. And evidence is mounting that mindfulness also may have key benefits for your physical health – from lowering blood pressure to helping curb addiction. But a new study conducted by researchers working in Wisconsin, Spain, and France shows that mindfulness can even affect your genes. Specifically, the study shows that mindfulness can limit the “expression” of genes associated with inflammation. (1)

Philosophy made easy with science.

The only trick, is to be able to see the evidence in front of you.

Let go. Don’t think too hard. Just accept them.
Analyzing amazing observations TOO MUCH can alter them to disappearance, the same way meditation alters genes…

Too much thinking is synonym to dogmatism.
A free mind just feels the cosmos as it is.
And guess what: This is the ONLY way…