WHAT DOES MINDFULNESS MEAN AND HOW IT OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE?
What does mindfulness mean and why is everyone talking about it. And what should you know about mindfulness to optimize your life opinions?
Being mindful means being a fair-minded observer. It is the capacity to remain conscious at the time without allowing the brain to get diverted.
It’s to some degree condition of heightened sensory mindfulness where you are no longer helpless for your own habitual ideas.
You are rather ready to see things all the more opaque and deliberately.
WHAT DOES MINDFULNESS MEAN TO YOUR BRAIN?
Our mind has 86 billion neurons and build other neurons throughout our life, we make relatively few new neurons and in fact, we lose 2 billion neurons throughout the course of life.
So you may wonder if we are losing 2 billion neurons and we are not making it back then what are the new mental habits and behaviors that make your identity.
The answer is in activity-dependent plasticity by which your mind is continually modified through 150 trillion cell to cell synaptic connection that is made in response to your everyday experiences.
They are contributed to your self-identity and are constantly influencing your health and longitivety.
A systematic form of training like meditation can potentially transform yourself and your mental habits in a positive way.
Mindfulness meditation can be stated as a way of paying attention that is continuously watchful and discerning that what is arising and passing in our mind and in the external world.
Think about all your life experiences have led to who you’ve become today and to explore your thoughts and emotions today will lead you to who you become tomorrow.
It is been stated by Dhammapada that “Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think”.
Which means from birth to the present day our self-experience of being someone our desires, our hopes, our values, our whole self-identity is continuously constructed.
By the string moment-to-moment processes of selling and these moments can be further broken down into processes of perception, sensory awareness, evaluation all which happened on a timescale of half a second 500 milliseconds.
“WHAT DOES MINDFULNESS MEAN AND HOW IT OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE?”
What does it mean to Mindfulness?
The few pieces of research have been found that the brain stem and the subcortical regions are helping out filter the information that is relevant to you and prepares your mind for action and this part is happening without conscious awareness in the second sensory cortices located through the outer surface of our brain.
Which is integrating information coming from perception and awareness and preparing inferences and predictions to inform our behavior and only by the end of each moment the awareness arise and then we begin to evaluate what we are experiences?
So these three moments is sustaining our mental habits which are self-perpetuating to repetition which is continually informing our present state of awareness and coloring our memories from the past and making predictions for the future.
A young boy when transferred to the young individual it takes 56 Billion memories to become one.
The skill of Meta awareness affect mental habits and Meta awareness refers to awareness where our attention is and where it is going at any moment and when we practice it using mindfulness-based approach.
It acts a wedge to open our mind and provide inside to the mental habits that arising again and again.
The state of anger provide all the emotions and the state of mindfulness is often described to our wedge and inserted deeply into our minds.
Which is described by Buddhist scholar Andy Lenski is –
“WHAT DOES MINDFULNESS MEAN AND HOW IT OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE?”
The idea here is when we practice mindfulness the awareness and the wisdom both work together.
Mindfulness helps in reducing the time in judgment and evaluation to be situated in the present moment with our sensory awareness and to allow the emotions like anger to arise and pass without the impulse act.
Aside from anger, there are other emotions that can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing anxiety, stress, worry, fear and sadness all have the tendency to destruct the mental habits and dispositions.
But only when they are having great frequency when they put the people around yourself at risk for injury or them interference with your social functioning.
These three dispositions specifically have the most intensive scientific data to support their role as risk factors for the onset of the clinical levels of depression anxiety, cardiovascular disease and found to promote cellular aging at the level of your DNA.
Mindfulness training can highly reduce the chronic symptoms.
Which proves that mindfulness practices such as meditation can improve your mental habits of attention in both conscious and non-conscious level.
The more one meditates the more the brain relief from the normal-age related atrophy that we all get, unfortunately.
All our brains are shrinking in size after age 20. If you meditate you can protect that.
Every thought is our brain is literally sculpting at every moment and although we don’t have any control of past we have the power at this moment and going forward to choose to how to pay attention to your thoughts and emotion every moment.
Which becomes the opportunity to change the way we perceive the world and ease the burden by which there is potential for destructive emotions like anxiety, and sadness.
Question is from what you fill your mind with then?
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