Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Meditation can promote creative thinking.

From The Huffington Post
by Douglas LaBier

"...Meditation can promote creative thinking. And even of you've never meditated before, according to findings from this study, conducted at Leiden University, published in Mindfulness, that meditation can have a long-lasting effect on your thought processes, including the creation of new, imaginative ideas. 

Interestingly, though, the study found that enhanced creative thinking was associated only with such meditation practices as mindfulness - observing and acknowledging thoughts and emotions that arise; being receptive to them without "following them." In contrast, an increase of creative thinking was not associated with meditation practices that involve singular concentration on an object..."  Read it all

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