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Our latest work published in @PAINthejournal: Attention to Breath Sensations Reduces Pain Independent of Endogenous Opioids.

We dissected components of mindfulness meditation by randomizing folks to a #mindfulness #meditation, sham-mindfulness, + slow-paced breathing group 1/n
This was a double-blinded, randomized crossover designed study where subjects received IV naloxone or placebo-saline during noxious heat (49°C) to determine which aspect of mindfulness (if any) engages endogenous opioids to reduce pain. 2/n
We discovered that mindfulness and slow-paced breathing significantly reduced pain independent of endogenous opioids.

However: Sham-mindfulness meditation reduced pain during saline infusion but analgesia was reversed when we blocked endogenous #opioids 3/n
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I was meditating just now, working on a lesson by Sam Harris on sitting through extreme discomfort, exploring feelings and sensations of the mind as the discomforts happened. Man, it's hard. Less than a minute into the season, I fucking scratched my face.
More lessons and practice a needed to build the mental fortitude to endure discomfort - both psychological and physical. But I am rather determined to get through this and take more control of how my mind works.
I have feeling I am going to need my mind in it's peak performance for all the possible things that could go wrong at any time with the things I am involved in. #meditation
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It is 2020!
At the beginning of each #newyear, we make #new plans, new #resolutions, new #goals , want new #directions, forge new #paths and much more. This is wonderful. It sounds like we all want #CLARITY in our hearts about what to do and how to get it done. @PD_PneumaFaith
As I was thinking about this over the last couple of weeks, the scripture for #PneumaFaith kept coming to my mind. "The unfolding of your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple." (Psalms 119:130 NIV). @PD_PneumaFaith
The word #UNFOLDING is used in many translations of this verse (#entrance, #teaching, #revelation, #explanation #disclosure #opening #declaration) Whatever translation we read, it implies the #reading or #meditation of the #word brings #light, #illumination ...
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This thread is about steps/ideas that can be done to make healthcare more sustainable. Evidence for these will vary, but Im hoping this will increase awareness and start the dialogue. This will also help guide the direction of future shows.
Early goals of care discussions.
We shouldnt be having these conversations after putting our loved ones on life support. Lets have honest conversations with our loved ones. Lets respect their values.
Furthermore, the cost of taking of ICU pts is crazy.
-1% of GDP
-Population is aging
We really need to think about who is actually going to BENEFIT from an ICU admission
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Throughout the centuries, people came to India for self realization. That time there was no religion. It was just dharma and adharma. Eastern Dharma are different then those of their counterparts. This includes: Sanatan dharma, Chinese folk, tao, Shinto, Buddhism, Jainism
Transforming the Atman into a fully realized soul is the ultimate goal. When the boundary between body and rest of the world diminishes, we can say that we stepped into higher #consciousness
This knowledge began primarily by shaivas of Kashmir, Buddha of Nepal, Vaishnav chennai
Seekers always seek as they know they are blinded by externalities. Caught, enthralled, bound by Maya. Over the years of life, start feeling to be enslaved by the system of the world. The ultimate understanding remains obscure. Our ultimate quest is in hidden in ourselves
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Kamakshi was a miserly rich old lady and was living alone. Her main desire was to go to Heaven and enjoy, after death. She would never willingly part with even a rotten apple for a beggar.

One day a hungry old monk entered her house as the door was ajar, sat down outside her kitchen and refused to leave unless some food article was given to appease his hunger at least partly. She was helpless and finally got rid of him by donating a carrot half of which had rotted.
A few years passed and suddenly one day she saw Yama, the God of death standing before her and ready to take away her soul. Yama told her, “I have come to take you to hell as you have never done a single good deed in your life.”

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After much contemplation, I finally wrote about my experience with #Vipassana meditation.…

Sharing some quotes/excerpts/concepts in the thread below.
#Vipassanā in Pali means “#insight” or “seeing deeply”.

The practice of Vipassanā meditation, thus, revolves around training your mind to observe reality as it is, and not as you wish it to be. And in the process, overcome #suffering.
It is a #meditation technique that the #Buddha mastered over time and found to be the most effective in eradicating all kinds of suffering in the world.
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A young boy 7 years or so old came to Ramana and asked him, “Can you explain to me what is meditation? Whenever I ask my parents they tell me that I need not bother about it now. I will come to know when I grow up.” Ramana said, “I shall tell you, but you sit quietly by my side.
” A little later somebody brought a carrier full of dosas and placed it before Ramana who would not eat anything unless equal quantities are distributed to all the people present. Ramana took a small piece himself, gave one full dosa to the boy by his side in a leaf and
ordered the rest to be distributed to the devotees present. He told the boy, “Look here, till I raise my first finger and say ‘hoon’ you will go on eating and you should not finish it before I give the signal. The moment I give the signal ‘hoon’,
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#Tarot #Meditation // 10 of Gourds x The Rider
A pair that chose to be pulled together, the 10 of Gourds & the Rider foretell strength, determination & a waterfall of cosmic blessings kissing our path; we have passed a trial of universal tests & lessons & have made it to the promise land.
The 10 of Gourds embodies wondrous fulfillment; the magic that occurs when we are fully connected to Spirit, in alignment & flow. Our cups overflow, our intuition sharper than an arrow, our hearts overjoyed & content with gratitude & creativity.
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#Tarot #Meditation // King of Wands x Dragon
This is an ideal pull for today’s New Moon in Aries. The King of Wands embraces his authoritative power & may be categorized as opportunistic, eager, passionate & fearless. These are the characters you can invoke during this New Moon phase, with ease and excitement.
The King is in the front of the line, seeking new avenues to make his manifestations real, waiting for no one, often 10 steps ahead of the game. Seize the day; don’t wait for things to fall in your lap, take them. Your will power determines your momentum & success now.
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#Tarot #Meditation // 6 of Wands x Lucky
The 6 of Wands symbolizes inevitable success and victory. It represents the journey of perseverance, triumphing over challenges and hardship and remaining consistent to your faith.
There could be a boost in your confidence as you finally realize how close you are to a goal or intention. This card points to you being on the right path and the accomplishments that you achieve along the way.
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#Tarot #Meditation // Knight of Cups x Earth
The Knight of Cups brings forth the energy of nurturance, intuitive gifts and creative wealth. Open your arms to receive the downloads of wellness - how your spirit needs to be fed, how your soul longs to be heard and how your heart desires to be healed.
Healing is arriving at your footsteps, pay attention to the ways in which this can happen. You may find yourself fertile with a secret project that is urging to be born. It is time to take that idea or concept and birth it into fruition.
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#Surrender doesn’t depend on the object, it is a quality that you bring into your #being. To whom you surrender is irrelevant.

Any object will do. You can surrender to a tree, you can surrender to a river, you can surrender to anything, your wife, your husband, your guru.
Even through stones, people have attained because it is not a question at all to what you #surrender.

You surrender, and that brings the whole thing, that opens the door. Surrendering, the effort to surrender brings an opening to you.
If you are open to stone, you become open to the whole existence, because it is only a question of opening. How can you be open to a stone, and not open to a tree?
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The #mind is always ready to go on a trip because it is only in trips that it feels alive. #Meditation simply means sitting silently, doing nothing, not even #thinking and the mind disappears. Because you are not on any trip, the mind is no longer needed.
The #mind is a guide for great journeys. If you are going somewhere, the mind is very happy; in your going somewhere the mind can feel enhanced. But if you are not going anywhere, just sitting #silently, doing nothing, the mind feels very #sad.
It will happen almost always to meditators that when the mind feels sad, it starts creating #boredom for you; that is a strategy of the mind. The mind is saying, "Come on! Let us go somewhere, let us do something. Why are you sitting? Just sitting doing nothing brings boredom!"
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#Meditation happens beyond #mind. It involves watching #mind. When the real YOU, the watcher, becomes stronger the mind becomes the #servant.

No #discipline, #mantra or #scientific instrument can lead to meditation. No technique can go beyond mind.
The basis of all misunderstanding in a scientific circle is: when the being of a person is in a state of meditation, it creates certain waves in the mind. These waves can be wavelength from the outside by #technical means. But those waves will not create #meditation
You may go on practising with #scientific instruments for years; it will not change your #character, it will not change your #morality, it will not change your #individuality. You will remain the same.
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Start with #desire.

One has to begin with desiring something that cannot be achieved by desiring. But if you are aware of this fact - if you are aware of the fact that you are desiring something that cannot be desired - it helps. At any moment, you can take the #jump.
With the #mind we cannot understand anything which is effortless. Mind means effort. The faculty of the mind is to do something; it is an instrument for doing. The very faculty of mind is to #achieve something, to gain some desire.
You cannot begin with no #desiring. The mind will make this non-desiring also the desired object.

The mind will create new desire and say, “Okay, I will try not to desire.” It will say, “Really, it looks fascinating. I will try to do something so that this no desiring happens.”
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#Distraction can be made the very object of #meditation - and it is a distraction because there is some appeal deep down, some #harmony.

Whenever you feel something is distracting, that simply shows that you are naturally attracted towards that, nothing else
Why create #conflict with distraction?

Move in the same #direction; make it an object of #meditation. Be #natural, don’t be #suppressive and don’t create #conflict and you will attain.

Nobody ever attains through conflict. Conflict will create a split #personality.
Move to the #natural #attraction; then you are one, then you are whole, then you are together. Then you are one piece, not a house divided against itself. And when you move as one piece there is a dance in your step and there is nothing which is not #divine.
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#OSHO #hypnosis

The #unconscious #mind is nine times bigger than the #conscious; it has tremendous treasures, all the memories of your past.

Below the unconscious, there is the collective unconscious. One can descend into the collective unconscious also with somebody’s help.
The master of Mystery School will take you slowly towards the unconscious and the collective #unconscious.

In your collective unconscious, you have memories of your #PastLives as animals, as birds.
Below the collective unconscious is the #cosmic #unconscious.

Slowly, slowly one can go deeper and deeper, and the cosmic unconscious has #memories of your being trees, rosebushes, stones.
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#Intelligence is a response to a new situation, not out of your past memories but from your present awareness, this very moment.

Intelligence is a spontaneous #responsibility. It has been misunderstood. It has become almost equivalent to #duty. The #reality is different.
There has been a perennial conflict between #intelligence and #intellect.

The man of intellect thinks that he is #intelligent because he knows so much. He has accumulated a great heritage of #knowledge, he is burdened with all kinds of #information.
The man of #intelligence is innocent; he functions moment to moment, his functioning has a freshness and a beauty. But to find intelligence one has to go beyond the mind. #Meditation is the way.
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#Tarot #Meditation // 9 of Pentacles
The 9 of Pentacles has been pacing herself, placing the right amount of time and energy on her projects. Her consistency is what lends to the accumulation of her wealth: because she is committed to winning, there is no doubt that she will.
This card speaks on the importance of one’s work ethic and how it lends to future prosperity.
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There was a young archer who was winning competition after competition. Riding high on success he challenged the old master to a test of skills.

The young archer let the first arrow loose and it landed dead center of the bullseye. The second found its way home too.
"Ha! Beat THAT, if you can!" he boasted.

The master smiled nodding his head slowly. "Impressive. Let's take a walk," he said as he headed towards the nearby mountain.

Up they climbed all afternoon. The master said nothing. The young challenger grew more curious.
They finally reached a deep chasm with an old fallen tree acting as a natural bridge. The master calmly strode to the middle of the log, called a distant tree as his target, took aim, and let the arrow fly.

Dead center of a tiny knot in the trunk.
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#Tarot #Meditation // Wheel of Fortune

This is an auspicious time, filled with magic, fortune & divine timing. Often, the Wheel of Fortune can bring up circumstances that repeat in our lives, patterns, habits & energies that circulate, so that we may be aware of our power to perpetuate said patterns or to end them.
When the Wheel of Fortune is revealed, you are called to be more conscious of your choices, thoughts, emotions & actions that you project into the world daily. The accumulation of this, is the bulk of the manifestations that surround you.
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#Tarot #Meditation // 7 of Wands + the Magician + the Moon

What do you stand for and where do your defenses lie? It may be time to armor up, strengthen your voice, your boundaries and your stance on things.
The 7 of Wands puts us in warrior mode; the habit of jumping to conclusions is at an all time high, but we may also need to be mindful of our space and how to protect that better.
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#Tarot #Meditation // 10 of Swords + The Chariot + Page of Pentacles

What is currently dying in your world, be that physical or metaphorically speaking, that gives space for new life? The 10 of Swords brings an end to a difficult way of doing things, ushering a release of energy and putting a halt to troubling karmic patterns.
Things have run their course when it comes to the 10 of Swords, it's best to let go and allow the flow of things direct you towards a new portal. The Chariot is the representation of what happens when your will is aligned with that of the universe; miracles occur.
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