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For ages the common thought was that during rest our mind is resting. But science proved that our minds are active even when we are not doing anything. This is what's called the default network. We are not resting, we are lost in thought.
Our thoughts (in this default mode) focus on the past or the future and they come with an emotional baggage that build anxiety. It's like a slow drip of continuous suffering.
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Life happens now. But an unexamined mind bounces between anxiety caused by ruminating about the past or fearing the future.
Sitting meditation is an exercise in awareness of this default mode. We sit to know the world how it really is. This awareness created the opportunity for more present...
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The default mode network is a group of brain regions connecting the cortex, the rational new part of the brain & the older part focused on emotions& memories. It is believed to play a large part in our ego, because it rests when we are focused and active when we are awake and not...
When we evoke our past or visualize our future, the default mode network region of the brain, which includes areas like the medial prefrontal cortex, are activated.
This is usually when we are relaxed and are letting our minds wander.
When we’re consciously doing things we’re using the “executive attention network, ” the parts of the brain that control and inhibit our attention. The attention network makes it possible for us to relate directly to the world presently around us.
By contrast, when our minds wander...
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