Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Differentiates Pleasure from Wellbeing

Call to action: Exercise your mind.

He likens pleasure to the surface of the ocean, erratic and fleeting. Wellbeing as the depths of the ocean, which is unchanging. Pleasure has a lot of external conditions and requires control. People who are happy have strong inner conditions that external conditions have only minimal effect on their wellbeing.

The primary quality is consciousness, to be cognizant and aware. Another perspective is to find specific antidotes or a general antidote to all negative emotions.

He then presents data on the state of the mind related to emotion. The research shows that meditation works on the left prefrontal cortex of the brain that deals with with loving kindness, patience, openness, and pretty much HAPPINESS. Convincing.

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