1
Your experiences change your brain.
2
3
Lazar, et al. 2005.
Meditation
experience is
associated
with increased
cortical thickness.
Neuroreport, 16,
1893-1897.
4
You can use your mind
To change your brain
To change your mind for the better
To benefit yourself and others.
5
Inner Strengths Are Built From Brain Structure
6
Inner Strengths Include
Capabilities
Positive emotions
Attitudes
Virtues
7
Inner strengths are grown from
experiences of them that are
turned into neural structure.
Good traits come from good sta...
Have It, Enjoy It
9
But There’s a Problem
Your brain is good at learning from the bad.
But bad at learning from the good.
Even though learni...
10
Velcro for Bad, Teflon for Good
11
The Negativity Bias
12
13
We can deliberately use the mind
to change the brain for the better.
Take in the Good
Have a Good Experience
Enrich It
Absorb It
Link Positive and Negative Material
Have a positive experience.
Enrich it.
Absorb it.
Link positive and negative material. (optional)
HEAL Yourself
20
Growing Gratitude
 Take in gratitude:
 Have the experience – Think about some of the
good facts in your life . . . Fo...
21
Be mindful of the difference between:
an idea and an experience, and
having an experience and internalizing it.
22
Over time,
lots of little good things
add up to big good things inside you.
The Law of Little Things
23
Think not lightly of good, saying,
"It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the wise o...
24
People who like you
Feeling caring
Getting stuff done
Beauty
Music
Food
Relaxing
Cozy pleasures
Spiritual moments
Seein...
25
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Find
good
facts?
Have
good
experiences?
Take
them
in?
Have It, Enjoy It
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Nandi slides 1st interview

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Self Improvement      Education      Technology      
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Transcripts - Nandi slides 1st interview

  • 1. 1 Your experiences change your brain.
  • 2. 2
  • 3. 3 Lazar, et al. 2005. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport, 16, 1893-1897.
  • 4. 4 You can use your mind To change your brain To change your mind for the better To benefit yourself and others.
  • 5. 5 Inner Strengths Are Built From Brain Structure
  • 6. 6 Inner Strengths Include Capabilities Positive emotions Attitudes Virtues
  • 7. 7 Inner strengths are grown from experiences of them that are turned into neural structure. Good traits come from good states. Growing Inner Strengths
  • 8. Have It, Enjoy It
  • 9. 9 But There’s a Problem Your brain is good at learning from the bad. But bad at learning from the good. Even though learning from the good is the primary way to get the good stuff Into your brain and your life.
  • 10. 10 Velcro for Bad, Teflon for Good
  • 11. 11 The Negativity Bias
  • 12. 12
  • 13. 13 We can deliberately use the mind to change the brain for the better.
  • 14. Take in the Good
  • 15. Have a Good Experience
  • 16. Enrich It
  • 17. Absorb It
  • 18. Link Positive and Negative Material
  • 19. Have a positive experience. Enrich it. Absorb it. Link positive and negative material. (optional) HEAL Yourself
  • 20. 20 Growing Gratitude  Take in gratitude:  Have the experience – Think about some of the good facts in your life . . . Food in the fridge, people you love, flowers blooming, chocolate . . . Open to a growing feeling of gratitude . . .  Enrich it – Help it last . . . Feel it in your body . . .  Absorb it – Sense it sinking into you . . . Let it land inside you . . . Receive it like a sponge . . .
  • 21. 21 Be mindful of the difference between: an idea and an experience, and having an experience and internalizing it.
  • 22. 22 Over time, lots of little good things add up to big good things inside you. The Law of Little Things
  • 23. 23 Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little, fills oneself with good. Dhammapada 9.122
  • 24. 24 People who like you Feeling caring Getting stuff done Beauty Music Food Relaxing Cozy pleasures Spiritual moments Seeing the good in yourself Times to Take in the Good
  • 25. 25 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Find good facts? Have good experiences? Take them in?
  • 26. Have It, Enjoy It