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“To find the Beloved,
you must become the Beloved.”
—  Rumi (via shaktilover)

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“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”
—  Alan Cohen (via saras-vati)

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“You have to learn to speak sky with an earth tongue.”
—  Ursula K. LeGuin ~ Always Coming Home  (via arrow-and-oracle)

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“What we, each of us, is approximately one hundred trillion cellular robots, that’s what we’re made of, and not a single on of them is conscious.”
—  Dan Dennett - Can we know our own minds? 

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Brain training ‘helps treat depression’ | BBC News
June 8, 2012
A brain training technique which helps people control activity in a specific part of the brain could help treat depression, a study suggests.
Cardiff University researchers used MRI scanners to show eight people how their brains reacted to positive imagery.
After four sessions of the therapy the participants had seen significant improvements in their depression.
Another eight who were asked to think positively but did not see brain images as they did so showed no change.
The researchers said they believed the MRI scans allowed participants to work out, through trial and error, which sort of positive emotional imagery was most effective.
The technique - known as neurofeedback - has already had some success in helping people with Parkinson’s disease.
Brain activity
But the team acknowledge that further research, involving a larger number of people, is needed to ascertain how effective the therapy is, particularly in the long term.
Prof David Linden, who led the study which was published in the PLoS One journal, said it had the potential to become part of the “treatment package” for depression.
About a fifth of people will develop depression at some point in their lives and a third of those will not respond to standard treatments.
Prof Linden added: “One of the interesting aspects of this technique is that it gives patients the experience of controlling aspects of their own brain activity.
“Many of them were very interested in this new way of engaging with their brains.”
Chris Ames, from the mental health charity Mind, said: “While these initial results are interesting, the research is clearly at an early stage.
“Further research should give a better idea of how beneficial this technique could be as a treatment for depression.”
Copyright © 2012 BBC.
[Image: Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the head. (via Mail Online)]

androphilia:

Brain training ‘helps treat depression’ | BBC News

June 8, 2012

A brain training technique which helps people control activity in a specific part of the brain could help treat depression, a study suggests.

Cardiff University researchers used MRI scanners to show eight people how their brains reacted to positive imagery.

After four sessions of the therapy the participants had seen significant improvements in their depression.

Another eight who were asked to think positively but did not see brain images as they did so showed no change.

The researchers said they believed the MRI scans allowed participants to work out, through trial and error, which sort of positive emotional imagery was most effective.

The technique - known as neurofeedback - has already had some success in helping people with Parkinson’s disease.

Brain activity

But the team acknowledge that further research, involving a larger number of people, is needed to ascertain how effective the therapy is, particularly in the long term.

Prof David Linden, who led the study which was published in the PLoS One journal, said it had the potential to become part of the “treatment package” for depression.

About a fifth of people will develop depression at some point in their lives and a third of those will not respond to standard treatments.

Prof Linden added: “One of the interesting aspects of this technique is that it gives patients the experience of controlling aspects of their own brain activity.

“Many of them were very interested in this new way of engaging with their brains.”

Chris Ames, from the mental health charity Mind, said: “While these initial results are interesting, the research is clearly at an early stage.

“Further research should give a better idea of how beneficial this technique could be as a treatment for depression.”

Copyright © 2012 BBC.

[Image: Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the head. (via Mail Online)]

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HWY 2

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Faust’s Vision Detail 

balanos:

Faust’s Vision Detail 

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The only thing that makes life bearable is the love we share with each other

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Head Like a Kite ”Director’s Cut”

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Lokapala 8th-9th cent.

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Lokapala 8th-9th cent.

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Man with 30 second memory.

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blackspaceandstars:

Everybody should do the Ministry of Silly Walks

every time they walk

and the world

would know

peace

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sometimes

blackspaceandstars:

I forget love

feeling the emptiness
pushing through me

hard knots and tender hurts
 barriers to love

the dead and constricting
being scraped away
like snake skin on black stone

and put on display
 so much pain

Breathing the dying breath
of everything unable to live
in space

the only Koan is you and
the obstacle is the path

to remember love
be guided by love
this is the key

don’t loose it

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