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How an intense spiritual retreat might change your brain | Psyche Ideas

How an intense spiritual retreat might change your brain | Psyche Ideas

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The Five Elements of Enlightenment Experiences
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  • Intensity - Going through an enlightenment experience regardless of belief makes people experience intensity through feelings of love, joy, or awe. These intense experiences is likely associated with increased activity in t...

The Five Elements of Enlightenment Experiences
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  • Clarity - Our sense of clarity is related to the thalamus that is the central structure that connects various parts of the brain to each other and it is what establishes our consciousness.
  • A Sense of Surrender - With a

Other Benefits of Spiritual Practices or Retreats

  • They can become more sensitised to the effects of serotonin and dopamine 
  • The brains become more functionally connected, most especially the frontal and parietal lobes.

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