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True Mindfulness And Meditation – Part O

True Mindfulness And Meditation – Part One: Enter The Silence

First things first: before we discuss mindfulness and meditation itself, and its techniques, my basic Mantra is this: Stop Thinking – It Gets in the Way! Most of the time we simply don’t need it. What I mean here is that tendency towards analysing, comparing, judging, naming, checking, recalling, criticising, predicting, pondering and entertaining useless […]

Are Genes Conscious? (A New Look at Evol...

Are Genes Conscious? (A New Look at Evolution)

  ‘One of the most crazy-making yet widespread and potentially dangerous notions is ‘oh, that behaviour is genetic’… for most people out there it winds up meaning a deterministic view of Life, one rooted in biology and genetics – genes equal things that can’t be changed.’ – Dr. Robert Sapolsky One of the most persistent […]

Where Do The Memories Live Inside Your B...

Where Do The Memories Live Inside Your Brain?

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer. – Robert Epstein It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no […]

Why Thoughts Aren’t in Your Head: What i

Why Thoughts Aren’t in Your Head: What is Consciousness?

Even a detailed knowledge of the brain’s workings and the neural correlates of consciousness may fail to explain how or why human beings have self-aware minds. – David Chalmers B. F. Skinner actually put forward – and this is a measure of scientific desperation over consciousness – the idea that consciousness was a weird vibrational […]

 
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