How meditation may change the brain | @NYTimes

– @CALLISTE It feels great to be back on the path. I’m back to including meditation as part of my daily activities. After morning prayer today at 06:24 hrs ET, I spent the first of three daily 20 minute Transcendental Meditation (TM) sessions really listening to my body and hearing what I think was every sound that surrounded me. I eventually started to tune out some of those sounds. Today’s session also made me realize how much outside noise is beating up on my physical body and mind.

After awhile I heard less of the noises and I started seeing very clear, colorful and vivid images of, honestly, those daily images Bing.com posts to its web page. One recent image was of wooden bridge. I imagined myself walking along the bridge. Then certain people crossed my mind. I focused on trying to send a mental message to some of those people to see what comes of it in the days ahead. Then I started really focusing on trying to locate and connect to the tone of the universe.

When I was done I ate fresh fruit for breakfast. I decided I needed to write about this experience and share it with all of you. I had very positive interactions with Transcendental Meditation (TM) practices in the past and from my experiences I learned a lot and I believe I succeeded at attaining my life goals because of TM.

Also this morning I searched for a free clipart image to include in this post and in the process I found this article…”How meditation may change the brain” by Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times http://nyti.ms/fXsHnh. Read the NYTimes.com article. There is a report mentioned…here I just grabbed the link…Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging titled “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density”  http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927(10)00288-X/abstract.

I eventually found a couple of images to share with all of you. Until next time enjoy!

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