Beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. But short daily doses will not get us to the highest level of lasting positive changeâ€”even if we continue for yearsâ€”without specific additions. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious, less attached view of the self, all of which are missing in widespread versions of mind training. The authors reveal the latest data that point to a new methodology for developing a broader array of mind-training methods with larger implications for how we can derive the greatest benefits from the practice.
Category:Mindfulness/Mind-Body Subcategory:Meditation/Stress Reduction Series:Brain Science Author:Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson