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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dancing Buddha

Pip and Mom--Dancing Buddhas in Training
I have focused on self-care and nurturing my mind for many years. I started serious work and searching fifteen years ago. I had experienced a few personal tragedies and triumphs that exposed my mind as something that was very powerful and needed harnessing, nurturing and enrichment.

I have been practicing the philosophies of Buddhism for ten years. I meditate, read Buddhist philosophy, neuro-science and attend various retreats, meditation groups.
My latest read is Buddha's Brain by Rick Hansen PH.D. Enjoying it tremendously.

I have learned much from my spiritual quest. Most importantly that the mind is more powerful than we can comprehend. One fact I will put out there is this: your brain has 10 to the millionth power of possible neuron firing combinations. The universe is estimated to have 10 to the eightieth power of atoms in it.

Another fact is that the brain and the mind are directly connected (this is only recently being discovered in neuro-science but was well know by Buddha 4000 years ago in India). Every thought, emotion in the mind causes neurons to fire and wire together. The mind can change the brain.

I believe my quest to care for my mind continues to improve my world.
When one nurtures one's mind--happiness is inevitable.
I love challenging my brain--learning new languages. Lately I have been totally immersed in the language of dance for the past six months. It is a very difficult language to master. But so much fun trying!

Studying Buddhism and neuro-science could keep me occupied for the rest of my days. But for now, it is dancing that feeds my mind pure goodness. Dancing may not make me financially wealthy, but is makes me incredibly happy and healthy. Is there anything better?

***btw, Thank-you for your support! My readers have been so kind to me. If you haven't voted for me today yet, please press the 'Top 25 Circle of Moms' button up and to your left. Then scroll down until you seeModernista Mama and vote. Thank-you so very much my friends :)

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