30 May '11, 6am

why #meditate? science finds clue @GOOD

why #meditate? science finds clue @GOOD

I think the action of naming distressing events having an almost relaxing effect on the brain is akin to any event where the fear resides in ignorance. If one has something happen to them that they can identify, a known action, then they will feel more comfortable in being able to deal with whatever the action is. If it has a name then it has happened before, and if it has happened before then there must be an answer for the problem. This is the same as the brain recognizing a traumatic event as something that has happened before, whether to the individual or to someone else, and if it has happened before, if there is a name for it, then there is a way out. That simple knowledge, the recognition, is what I think relaxes the amygdala. As if the amygdala is saying, "All right, this is nothing new, simply anger, or fear...; no need to get upset." I remember reading of someone...

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