November 23rd, 2011 by admin
ENSO Pearl supports A Course in Miracles lessons
Gloria Oelman of South Australia wrote to tell us that she uses her ENSO to support her practice of A Course in Miracles lessons…. “I’ve had a variety of timers over the years and this is by far the best. I use the ENSO for meditation. I also study A Course in Miracles and that has a workbook with affirmations that often require frequent periodic repetitions, so I use it for that too…”
While A Course in Miracles doesn’t suggest daily meditation in the traditional sense of the word, the journey through the 365 daily lessons essentially is a journey into meditation and mindfulness.
As with any other meditation practice, Course students will recognise that while the approach called for in the daily lessons is not of itself complicated, it is a daily challenge to find the dedication needed to undertake the lessons as prescribed. The Course explains that this is our ego in action. It would rather keep us focused in the dramas of our daily lives, rather than support us to ‘return Home’ to ourselves and find true peace.
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, Enso Pearl
November 7th, 2011 by admin
Over an Hour of Meditation Reduces Pain – source : Deccan Herald
A little over an hour of meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, a new study shows.
“This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation,” said Fadel Zeidan, who led the study.
“We found a big effect – about a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness,” added Zeidan, post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre.
“Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce pain ratings by about 25 percent,” said Zeidan, reports the Journal of Neuroscience.
For the study, a group of healthy volunteers who had never meditated attended four, 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique known as focused attention, according to a Wake Forest statement.
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, Pain Management