Mindfulness was one of the first skills I learned that helped me to find peace for myself as I traveled this path very much alone. Today a quick read that discusses the science behind the benefit of meditation.

“It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life,” says Britta Hölzel, first author of the paper and a research fellow at MGH and Giessen University in Germany. “Other studies in different patient populations have shown that meditation can make significant improvements in a variety of symptoms, and we are now investigating the underlying mechanisms in the brain that facilitate this change.”

via Eight weeks to a better brain | Harvard Gazette.

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