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Why Meditate?

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Why Meditate
• Meditation is one path to use to unlock the power of your subconscious mind and reprogram it
for your betterment. The deep relaxation induced by profound meditation will help to filter out the
distractions of the surrounding world and allow you to focus on reprogramming your
subconscious. Getting rid of the negative information in your subconscious is possible through
meditation by allowing positive thoughts to flood into your mind while you are in a relaxed state.
With practice, you will be able to reprogram your subconscious mind to contain thoughts and
information that are good for you, rather than letting negative and harmful thoughts control your
actions. Meditation can alter your everyday brainwaves, beta waves, to alpha waves, making
your subconscious much more accessible to you, and allowing you to reprogram it as you wish.
#6: The "Emotionally Intelligent" TPJ — How Meditation Boosts EQ
What's Better, IQ or EQ?
"IQ gets you hired. EQ gets you promoted." — Time Magazine
What's the most accurate "successful career" forecasting metric?
Is it how much of a "smarty-smartpants" we are? Once upon a
time, just about every scientist would have answered yes, "IQ"
determines how high we can can soar.
Got a perfect SAT score? The CEO's corner office has your name
on it. You can memorize 1,000 digits of Pi? There is a senate seat
waiting for you. Solve a rubix cube in 6.54 seconds? You are on
track to head NASA. Does this happen in the real world? No.
Today, we know better. It's not the super-geniuses that ascend to
the top of their respective fields. How high we soar and how far we
go has a far more accurate crystal ball.
In 1996, a world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Daniel Goleman, published a groundbreaking
book that turned the psychological community on its head.
The Power Of Emotional Intelligence
In his New York Times international bestseller "Emotional
Intelligence: Why It Matters More Than IQ," Dr. Goleman's case for
"EQ over IQ" was so compelling that academic textbooks had to be
rewritten in his name.
So, what kind of characteristics do these folks display? People high
on the EQ chart tend to be masters of both work and play. They
usually have prosperous careers, long-lasting, fulfilling
relationships, and tons of friends. They are often generous,
empathic, self-motivated, with the ability to love and be loved.
Since we aren't born with a fixed amount of this elusive
characteristic, figuring out how to "fill up the old EQ tank" has
been of particular interest to psychologists in recent years. After all,
who doesn't want to be more popular and successful?
How Meditation Builds A Bigger, More Emotionally Intelligent Brain
How to meditate?
In 2013, with the goal of mapping out the "EQ" regions of the brain, University of Illinois
researchers CT-scanned 152 Vietnam veterans engaging in "emotionally intelligent" centered
activities, like (in-person) social interaction.
A landmark finding, the brain map imaging showed one particular region, the "temporoparietal
junction (TPJ)," to be especially important. Dubbed the so called EQ "command and control
center," figuring out how to strengthen this area of the brain would, in effect, power up emotional
"I would love to be popular and successful. But I think my EQ and therefore, my TPJ might be
weak. Should I get a brain transplant?"
Save yourself the headache. Meditation's got you covered.
In 2016, a team of Spanish and German researchers (Yang et al) fMRI imaged the brains of 13
meditation newbies before and after 40 days of mindfulness training. What did they find?
In addition to massively reducing their anxiety and depression scores (as illustrated by countless
other studies), the meditators' had, in just six short weeks, significantly increased the "internal
consistency" of their temporoparietal junction (TPJ).
The Coolest Of The Cool
For those of us looking to climb the career ladder, master social
grace, and just do better at life, what does this mean?
By strengthening the brain's "EQ command & control center,"
meditation opens the door to a wonderful and especially
important bundle of traits: self-awareness, adaptability, empathy,
conscientiousness, self-motivation, emotional balance, the list
goes on.
Meditators have been the coolest of the cool for millennia, now
confirmed by science.
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