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July 24, 2013 at 19:08 #1294

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“Multitasking, When it comes to paying attention is a myth. The brain naturally focuses on concepts sequentially, one at a time. at first that might sound confusing; at one level the brain does multitask. you can walk and talk at the same time. Your brain controls your heartbeat while you read a book. Pianists can play a piece with left hand and right hand simultaneously. Surely this is multitasking. But I am talking about the brain’s ability to pay attention. It is the resource you forcibly deploy while trying to listen to a boring lecture at school. It is the activity that collapses as your brain wanders during a tedious presentation at work. This attentional ability is not capable of multitasking.”

– John Medina

August 15, 2013 at 17:44 #1349

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“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.”

– Galileo Galilei

August 17, 2013 at 08:34 #1350

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“Fear is the lock, consciousness is the key, and love is on the other side of the door.”

– Graham Hancock

August 23, 2013 at 19:47 #1359

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“And the faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is compos sui if he have it not. An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence. But it is easier to define this ideal than to give practical directions for bringing it about.”

– William James 1890

September 1, 2013 at 11:05 #1378

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“Our habit of getting stuck in thought is years old, and that habit will hang on in the most tenacious manner…conscious thought pastes things over our experience, loads us down with concepts and ideas, immerses us in a churning vortex of plans and worries, fears and fantasies”

– Gunaratana

September 3, 2013 at 19:57 #1380

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“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

– Wayne Gretzky

September 11, 2013 at 23:18 #1393

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“Attention can be modified. It doesn’t have to be done chemically or by changing the environment. Human beings have the capacity to learn to self-regulate their attention, and when you do that it increases the quality of typical, everyday experiences. Listening to music mindfully can be a powerful way of increasing your quality of life. We really found significant increases in the participants’ aesthetic and flow experience. Some were intense. They were really in the zone.”

– Frank Diaz

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130130132415.htm

September 14, 2013 at 12:47 #1395

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven..”

– John Milton

October 5, 2013 at 14:53 #1399

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

– Aristotle

October 26, 2013 at 16:14 #1412

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“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds”

– Marcus Garvey

November 5, 2013 at 02:02 #1413

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“One way or another, if human evolution is to go on, we shall have to learn to enjoy life more thoroughly.”

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

November 5, 2013 at 02:03 #1414

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“Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason.”

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

November 8, 2013 at 12:29 #1415

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”

– Albert Einstien

November 10, 2013 at 20:18 #1416

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“The greatest gift we can give to the people we love is to live to our full potential”

– Hal Elrod

November 11, 2013 at 21:16 #1419

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“It’s always easier to believe something than to understand it”

– Chris Hadfield

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