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Thinking out-of-the-skull

Last year after the relaxation of our annual vacation, I wrote about the benefits of ‘Mind wandering‘ .  Our brains work in two modes known as central executive mode, for those tasks requiring focussed attention, and mind-wandering mode that involves day-dreaming and surfing from one idea to another leading to the emergence of new ideas.  295 more words

Engineering Soapbox

What Were You Thinking?

Ken Wapnick says that what we think is not the problem in our spiritual practice. The problem is that we think at all! Thinking is the process of thought-energy moving through the brain, says Ramtha, … 643 more words

General

Scientists Discover A Wandering Mind Can Impart A Distinct Cognitive Advantage

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a wandering mind can impart a distinct cognitive advantage. 849 more words

Leadership In Medicine

Where my mind wanders to..

*Disclaimer: I have had this weighing on my mind for far too long, and I really just need to get all of this off my chest (and hopefully out of my head). 875 more words

Daily Riches: The Value of Mental "Down Time" (John Hersey)

 “Fifty-eight percent of American adults have a smartphone today. The average mobile consumer checks their device 150 times a day, and sixty-seven percent of the time, that’s not because it rang or vibrated. 437 more words

Silence

Mild electric shocks

A friend of mine gave me one of those data-gathering bracelets for Christmas. It tells me how far I’ve walked, how long I’ve slept, how fast my heart is beating and whether I’m still alive – usually not far enough, too long, about right and yes, just. 110 more words

Mindfulness and happiness

In my opinion, much of our worry and unhappiness are the result of our inability to be in “the present”. Most of the times, we tend to be ruminating about our past or worrying or planning about the future. 666 more words

Learning