The Mind And The Way

Author: Sumedho
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861710819
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What would life be like if each one of us chose compassion over anger, loving-kindness over hatred, awareness over ignorance? The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which we are able to awaken to our true loving nature and delight in the mystery and wonder of the world. With warmth and a wonderful sense of humor, Ajahn Sumedho draws on the experiences of ordinary life to convey Buddhist insights that for 2,500 years have continued to remain vital and pertinent to our lives.

The Mind And The Brain

Author: J.H. Ornstein
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401028435
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2 no predictions or experimental findings based on the Identity Theory differ from those based on mind-brain Parallelism or Epiphenomenal ism, i.e., Dualism in general. The Identity Theory, therefore, must stand or fall on its reputed conceptual advantages over Dualism. Then the conceptual issues at stake in the mind-brain problem are discussed. The kernel of truth present in the Identity Theory is shown to be obscured by all the talk about reducing sensations to neural processes. An attempt is made to characterize pain adequately as a pattern or complex of bodily processes. This view is then reconciled with the asymmetry in the way one is aware of one's own pains and the way in which others are. This asymmetry constitutes an epistemological dualism which no philosophical theory or scientific experiment could alter. The sense in which experiences are both mental and physical is thus elucidated. A Multi-Aspect Theory of the mind is presented and defended. Five aspects of pain are discussed in some detail: experiential, neural, bodily, behavioral and verbal. Having a mind characteristically involves having all of these features except the bodily (i.e., a physical irregularity). Thus having a mind characteristically entails having experiences and a healthy, functioning brain. It also involves being able to act and speak reasonably intelligently.

The Brain The Mind And The Self

Author: Arnold Goldberg
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657969
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Psychoanalysis enjoyed an enormous popularity at one time, but has recently fallen out of favor as new psychiatric medications have dominated the treatment of mental illness and a new interest in the brain and neuroscience begins to dominate the theory as to the cause and cure of mental illness. How do we distinguish between the brain, the mind and the self? In his new book, Arnold Goldberg approaches this question from a psychoanalytic perspective, and examines how recent research findings can shed light on it. He repositions psychoanalysis as an interpretive science that is a different activity to most other sciences that are considered empirical. Giving clear coverage of the various psychoanalytic models of the mind and the self, Goldberg examines how these theories fare against neuroscientific evidence, and what implications these have for psychoanalytic clinical practice. The Brain, the Mind and the Self: A psychoanalytic road map sets up evidence-based, robust psychoanalytic theory and practice that will give psychoanalysts, social workers and practicing psychologists a valuable insight into the future of psychoanalysis. Arnold Goldberg, M.D. was born and raised in Chicago and trained at the University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital and the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago. He is recently retired from the Cynthia Oudejans Harris MD chair, and Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical Center.

The Mind And Its Stories

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139440707
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There are profound, extensive, and surprising universals in literature, which are bound up with universals in emotion. Hogan maintains that debates over the cultural specificity of emotion are misdirected because they have ignored a vast body of data that bear directly on the way different cultures imagine and experience emotion - literature. This is the first empirically and cognitively based discussion of narrative universals. Professor Hogan argues that, to a remarkable degree, the stories people admire in different cultures follow a limited number of patterns and that these patterns are determined by cross-culturally constant ideas about emotion. In formulating his argument, Professor Hogan draws on his extensive reading in world literature, experimental research treating emotion and emotion concepts, and methodological principles from the contemporary linguistics and the philosophy of science. He concludes with a discussion of the relations among narrative, emotion concepts, and the biological and social components of emotion.

The Mind And Its Depths

Author: Richard Wollheim
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674576124
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This book brings together Wollheim's broad and abiding concerns to illuminate human thought at its furthest reaches of introspection and expression. Interweaving philosophy, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics, these essays reveal the critical connections between ideas and disciplines too often regarded as separate and distinct.

Soul Sword The Way And Mind Of A Zen Warrior

Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780281943
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This book is about conquering fear. Roshi Kitabu (writing as Vernon Kitabu Turner) knows from personal experience how to overcome fear. As a child, he cowered before neighbourhood bullies until finally he was driven to find his courage because he had to defend his brother. From that point he resolved to help anyone in need, and began to study martial arts. As a result of an extraordinary act of synchronicity, he met a Japanese Zen master, and shortly afterwards experienced an epiphany (satori), by which he understood that it is the soul that controls the body: 'in a blaze of light, I immediately understood the secret of self-defense from the inside out.' With virtually no training in the martial arts, he became a master - and after a sensational 'trial by combat' he was made a 'black belt'. Roshi Kitabu shares his secret - and explains that this power exists in everyone. He shows the steps that must be taken to cultivate the Warrior Mind - involving a direct flow from the Soul (your inherent spiritual power) into action. 'Before you can begin to control a possible assailant, you must take control of your thoughts. A warrior must believe in his ability to win.' This has become a truism for all serious practitioners of martial arts - but its message applies equally to all the obstacles that one encounters in life: truly the soul houses the sword. Through diligent practice, we can sharpen ourselves to a razor's edge and learn to cut though any obstacle as it arises.

The Mind And Its Body

Author: Fox, Charles
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136321160
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Yoga For Beginners Simple Yoga Poses To Calm Your Mind And Strengthen Your Body

Author: Cory Martin
Editor: Callisto Media Inc.
ISBN: 1623156475
Size: 18,30 MB
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The Way To Change Your Mind

Author: Enas Khalifeh
ISBN: 9781704816760
Size: 15,91 MB
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There іѕ a revolution gоіng оn, a rеvоlutіоn in our minds, a rеvоlutіоn in our lіvеѕ. Evеrуоnе іѕ tаlkіng about the power of mіnd, positive thinking, thе Lаw оf Attrасtіоn, сrеаtіvе visualization, mоtіvаtіоn аnd асhіеvіng ѕuссеѕѕ; everyone іѕ looking for mоrе info on hоw to сhаngе thе mind, on hоw tо сhаngе the lіfе, оn hоw to bе successful. There is no ѕесrеt thаt уоur mіnd makes rules іn уоur life. Yоu knew this, уоu hаvе heard thіѕ, and perhaps you already have ѕtаrtеd working on іt. We dіd nоt lеаrn "Hоw to change уоur mіnd your lіfе" ѕubjесt іn ѕсhооl оr соllеgе. Evеn thоugh wе dіd nоt lеаrn hоw to change our minds аnd оur lіvеѕ іn ѕсhооl, іt'ѕ clear thаt we have tо bеgіn tо lеаrn nеw wауѕ of thinking аnd сhаngіng раttеrnѕ оf thіnkіng. If уоu change your thоughtѕ, words, асtіоnѕ and уоur attitude, your mіnd will uрdаtе іtѕ rules ассоrdіng tо new dаtа іt has gаthеrеd.

Stalkers Of The Mind

Author: David C. Rodway
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493147145
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The concepts developed in Stalker of the Mind came out of a series of talks given in Canada. Conversations, not counselling are the hallmarks of these encounters. Instead of the church leader being god which should never be the case anyway, the spirit of these conversations enabled these moments to be life changing by translating them into very personal answers. So many of us have problems in the mind and emotions yes, we do not want these less than good attitudes and life warping reflexes, but for change to start we must admit the frustrations, failures and unfulfilled expectations in our life changing. Why this battle in the thought life? Why is it so negative, and even ugly? How are good thoughts perpetuated? How do we rein in wrong thinking? Is it possible to control our mind? And so this series reveals the enemy, and advances answers from the Bible. Solutions for completely healthy, non-medicated mental well-being!