Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode

Conversations about meditation are often reduced to the spiritual and the foreign, thereby masking the physical benefits of the practice. Here’s a great video and an equally great endorsement of meditation from Dan Harris:

The headline:

Short daily doses of meditation can literally grow the gray matter in key areas of your brain having to do with self-awareness and compassion, and shrink the gray matter associated with areas of stress.

In other words, when you meditate, you are hacking your brain to improve presence, memory, and focus. The concept is so much more relatable on those terms. Of course, there’s more to meditation if you want there to be more to it, but those three benefits alone should be enough to interest anyone overwhelmed by the world around them.

via SwissMiss

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