Happiness. LOVE. Wisdom.
"Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states.
By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.Dr. Rick Hanson's book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use everyday to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
Learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.
If you want to get good at anything, it helps to study those who have already mastered that skill, such as top chefs on TV if you like to cook. Therefore, if you'd like to feel more happiness, inner strength, clarity and peace, it makes sense to learn from contemplative practitioners -- both dedicated lay people and monastics -- who've really pursued the cultivation of these qualities. How can we feel good more often?
How can we cope better with mundane challenges? When your mind changes, your brain changes, too." Excerpted from Dr. Rick Hanson's book,Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. (Image of Couple: Stephanie Rausser)
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