Part 2: Combining Neuroscience with Meditation (Mindfulness) Practice
Rick Hanson from “Neurodharma”
“Further, what is not compassionate and kind–such as hurt, resentment, or contempt–can loom large and persist in a persons mind
The Brain is designed to be shaped by our experiences–and especially those in childhood…...particularly if they were painful and involved other people.
The traces linger and can shadow your days.
These physical changes in your brain are not reversed just by watching your mind.
It takes deliberate practice to heal and to find new ways of being with others.
So let’s see how we can grow compassion and kindness for others–and ourselves.”
My two cents: Our childhood abuse has built strong negative neural networks of suffering for us.
I have healed twice but have not changed my negative neural network.
My mind lacked kindness,approval and support as a child, it is prone to worry, doubt, anxiety and worthlessness.
I can only imagine how constant criticism from my father wired during childhood.
We need to alter our neural networks, well I do!