[PODCAST #4] Thinking, and why it is harder than you think?

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Thinking is a cognitive activity you perform to process information, solve problems, make decisions, and create new ideas. You use your thinking ability and skills when you try to make sense of experiences, organize information. Or make plans and engage in other numerous exercises that impact your life one or another way. Although it sounds like thinking is a universal process our brains conduct for many needs, this perception is wrong. There are several types of thinking. To list some of them: Creative, Analytical, Concrete, Abstract, Divergent, Critical, Holistic etc. Any thinking type makes your brain tune into a specific setting that filters in the information you are receiving, analyze, process and produce an end result. How amazing is that, right? The process we generalize as “thinking” is in fact a huge mechanism comprising numerous settings we can use in our daily lives, experiment around and get desired results! That’s right, thinking as a subject is important, and interesting one. Although it sounds like we are engaged in the thinking process all day long, it is not always true. In fact, thinking is quite harder than we imagine. And most people don’t really engage in thinking process that often.  George Bernard Shaw once remarked:

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[PODCAST #3] The New Earth

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Even it is obvious that we are living in the golden age of humanity with personal freedoms taking over the world, science and technology progressing by flourishing our societies, there just seems to be something wrong with the humanity in general – our inclination towards violence, greedy destruction or aggression in deep personal level is something that bothers each individual. Not surprisingly, this mass confusion finds its projection in various aspects of our daily lives. Take for example the movies we watch. Maybe you never paid attention, or never thought it this way, but most of the movies we watch and enjoy watching are full of violence. How come that we enjoy one human being causing pain and destruction to other human beings, often to countless number of them. Why it is so joyful to watch? Is it something normal to enjoy seeing other people suffer?

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[PODCAST #2] Consciousness, Awareness, and Meditation

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Have you experienced a situation where you caught yourself lost in your mind? You are so busy with that random thoughts popping inside your head you don’t pay attention to what’s going on around. “being lost in mind” situation makes you partially, or even absent in the company of your loved ones, that causes uncomfortable situations to rise.

 

Does it sounds like you, or someone you care about? If yes, folks, I have news for you! This episode is about our consciousness, awareness, and being present, where we’ll talk about these situations. You’ll also learn on how meditation can help you train your mind to keep your thoughts under control. And for sure, make you enjoy your present moment.

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[PODCAST #1] Ego, and Brain’s Default Network

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In 2001 neuroscientist from Washington University Marcus Raichle published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describing a brain network called default mode network that forms a critical and centrally located hub of brain activity that links parts of the celebral cortex to deeper structures involved in memory and emotion. The discovery was kind of a scientific accident that happened during a brain research experiments. During this experiment, while observing patient’s brain under the FMRI, Raichle has noticed that several areas in the brain exhibited heightened activity precisely when the subjects were doing nothing mentally. This state of brain was called “Default Mode” – the network of brain structures that light up with activity when there are no demands on our attention.

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