Some might say that brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor got the research opportunity of a lifetime; in 1996, she experienced a stroke that enabled her to “research” the shutdown of the brain’s left hemisphere from the inside out. Continue reading
It has been estimated that there are eight to ten major human emotions: joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, curiosity, disgust, anger and anticipation are some of the terms used. From there, more complex emotions are variations or combinations of these.
I have read many NDE (near-death experience) accounts over the years, but few even come close to Anita Moorjani’s. She had her experience while in a coma on her death bed with stage four cancer. During the experience, she “remembered her magnificence” beyond the human form.
Few astronauts have talked as in depth about the spiritual impact of being in outer space as Edgar Mitchell. In various media, Mitchell has discussed how his consciousness shifted dramatically during the Apollo 14 mission to the moon in 1971.
To me, the most powerful and appealing part of Buddhist mindfulness practice is the possibility of getting to and living from the truth of who we are.
There are many variations/translations of this prayer, but this version is one of my favorites. It is powerful to meditate upon its words and hold them as intentions. It is also effective to “tap along” to the statements using EFT Meridian tapping points.