Change Your Map, Change Your World?

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Contributed by Premadasi Amada In the words of Lauryn Hill, “How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?” Social change work can’t succeed when those doing the work are stuck in beliefs and patterns that hold them back. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is one way to break those patterns. Cynthia Silva Parker writes about […]

Change Your Mind, Change Your World

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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CCMS) began its work in the early 90s with the intention of “reflecting on the contemplative traditions as powerful techniques that have potential for beneficial change in American society.” In other words, CCMS was one of the first organizations to understand the great impact that inner change could have […]

Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again

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One of the things people who get a lot done tend to boast about is how well they multitask. According to this article, they have it all wrong.  Don’t believe the multitasking hype, scientists say. New research shows that we humans aren’t as good as we think we are at doing several things at once. […]

Dr. Herbert Benson on the Mind/Body Connection

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In terms of healing, many of us believe that the mind has an affect on the body–that if we think good thoughts, for instance, we’ll avoid the cold that everyone else seems to be getting. There’s some truth in that. The mind can affect the body.  People who meditate, can, over a long period of […]

A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy One

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If you’re a skeptic about the value of doing one thing at a time, consider this most of the we’re doing one thing we’re actually thinking about another. AND, for the most part, while we’re distracted we’re also unhappy. For instance, if you’re a runner, you probably don’t think about running every time you hit […]

The Trouble with Triggers

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Suddenly, almost without warning, I can be somewhere else–at a different time, a different place. It’s like I’m whisked away, held hostage and traveling, strapped into the seat of an involuntary time machine. Except it’s not in a silver DeLorean. And I’m not aiming to save my very existence by ensuring my teenage parents fall […]

You Have a Hive Mind

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Our minds work in ways not dissimilar to bees working together to make a decision. It might not be obvious to us, that is, unless we have damage to our frontal lobe, but we gather together several possibilities before settling on one as the action we’re going to take. Here’s how: Every decision you make is essentially […]

Creating Meaning by Facing Our Mortality

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I was recently reading through Stephen Levine’s book A Year to Live, which encourages people to live as if this year were their last. This article is a concentrated version of the same, giving us a chance to face our fears and live more fully, among other things. As humans, our awareness of death is […]

Drive | The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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“This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.”  Watch The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Original text from Superconsciousness Magazine.      

Changing Ourselves to Change the World

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Our brains adapt to routine, making the same old thing seem comfortable and reassuring while they resist change which feels, of course, uncomfortable, weird–just not the way it should be. Check out this article on how we can teach ourselves to embrace change instead of turn away from it. We are not doomed to repeat […]

Political Gridlock

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Whodda thunk it? It seems your political beliefs may be related to your psychology. And if that’s the case, compromise is a hard won lot. Perhaps fueled by increasing gridlock in Washington, lately there have been a lot of studies published on why people form and keep the political beliefs that they do. While none […]

The Key to Ending Suffering Is Letting Go

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A few nights ago at Center for Transformative Change Victor Lewis came by to offer a quick workshop on Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, a practice that is related to accupressure because it stimulates the nervous system through tapping on various parts of the body. It’s an easy technique that anyone can learn. […]