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Scientists at the University of Oxford have undertaken tests showing that meditation can have a measurable impact upon the brain. BBC meditation link
Professor Mark Williams, from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford undertook research on a group of people who practise meditation for 8 weeks. He said the course involved:
“It teaches a way of looking at problems, observing them clearly but not necessarily trying to fix them or solve them.
“It suggests to people that they begin to see all their thoughts as just thoughts, whether they are positive, negative or neutral.”
Although it is difficult to study the scientific evidence of meditation (many other variables could cause changes in mental outlook) it is not the first study to show a positive link.
Picture by: Nabik Daniel Hunt
Some Other Links
A new site Being Peace offers a wealth of inspiration for promoting a more compassionate and peaceful approach to life:
Being Peace is result of the search for knowledge about psychological and spiritual methods that are influenced by Eastern philosophy and thoughts, and how to use the knowledge to live consciously and to achieve happiness and peace of mind. I rejoice if you find the content valuable… (from about)
We are great believers in the power of peace of mind. This is an archived article of ours – Seven Simple Steps to Inner Peace