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A wonderful clip from Dan Harris (“a fidgety and skeptical news anchor”) on the power of meditation to help you focus on what’s happening right now. After having a panic attack on live TV, he went looking for answers.
As he says:
“In the 1940s if you told people that you went running they would say, who’s chasing you. Right now if you tell people you meditate – and I have a lot of experience with telling people this, they’re going to look at you like you’re a little weird most of the time. That’s going to change.”
“The neuroscience is where it really gets sci-fi. There was a study out of Harvard that shows that short daily doses of meditation can literally grow the gray matter in key areas of your brain having to do with self-awareness and compassion and shrink the gray matter in the area associated with stress.”