Monday, July 25, 2016

People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain

Integrative Medicine and holistic healing can encompass a variety of methods to plan for a better "you." Here at Inner Passages, we often encourage deeper thought and meditation for some of our clients. There are many proven benefits to this and today we are sharing an article which sheds some light into another awesome aspect to meditation: becoming more aware of our subconscious.  Take a look below and follow the link to read the full article. 

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People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain
By Clare Wilson 

"People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain activity – or so a new take on a classic “free will” experiment suggests.

The results hint that the feeling of conscious control over our actions can vary – and provide more clues to understanding the complex nature of free will.

The famous experiment that challenged our notions of free will was first done in 1983 by neuroscientist Benjamin Libet. It involved measuring electrical activity in someone’s brain while asking them to press a button, whenever they like, while they watch a special clock that allows them to note the time precisely.

Typically people feel like they decide to press the button about 200 milliseconds before their finger moves – but the electrodes reveal activity in the part of their brain that controls movement occurs a further 350 milliseconds before they feel they make that decision. This suggests that in fact it is the unconscious brain that “decides” when to press the button."

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Why Doing Nothing Is The Key To Happiness

"What matters most in life is the quality of our experience, the ability to be awake to what is real and true in our lives, for the difficult and the happy times, to be awake to each person we touch, to our own experience, to the moment we are in, to the simple, sweet, and alive gifts of a smile, a touch, a kind deed, the breeze on our skin, or a firefly flickering in the early summer night.

But that is harder than it sounds. Our monkey mind gets in the way. In order to pay attention we need to be quiet, to be practiced at stillness, to know the habits of our mind and be skilled at dancing with them, not to be controlled or dominated by them. To witness the thoughts and feelings we have without having them overwhelm, dominate, and control our lives."

The above excerpt was taken from the article entitled 'Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness.' And although it has a more specific focus, it does bring up some great points about how easy it is for us to be weighed down with life and lose our ability to "be awake."  To continue reading more and find out how mindful meditation can help you achieve your own personal happiness, visit:

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Three Ways To Be A Peacemaker In A Time of Hatred

After the tragic events that happened last week, and over the last several weeks in our country, we felt that this article was in need of a share. Please take a look and have hope!

Three Ways To Be A Peacemaker In A Time of Hatred

"In the face of escalating hatred and violence that is tearing at the seams of our country, many of us are left wondering how to be a peacemaker. How can we counteract the anger and violence without engaging in further attack? How do we unleash the power of peace?

Beneath all the xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia, racism and sexism we are witnessing lies a fundamental misunderstanding about reality: that something called separateness exists.

The question is, how do we respond to this erroneous idea without engaging in the same posture of attack that such an idea engenders? I am going to suggest three ways, based on the principles of nonviolence."

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


"If you leave the world better than you found it, there isn’t any job title that will surpass that success."

Today we are sharing a quick article from  entitled '5 Questions to Determine Your Success.'

"We are raised in a society where one of the first things somebody asks us is, “What do you do for a living?” as if that somehow defines who we are. That question absolutely drives me batty! So much so, that I used to freeze up and try to come up with something beyond just, “I’m a waitress.” I would first start spouting off a list of all the things that I was pursuing and really doing and then finally get around to the fact that I make my money waiting tables. What a crappy way to live. What a crappy way to have to think that somehow I wasn’t going to be seen as good enough because of what I ‘do’.

Thankfully, what I’ve since come to learn and believe for myself and for all of us is, true success is how you have added value to the lives of others and this planet."

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