081 The Brain and Mindfulness Weekends With Bruce Langford and Alex Hofeldt

April 16, 2016

The brain is a fascinating topic. It is in control of this body of ours, at least it appears to be. We can learn so much about the brain, but it ultimately is why we practice mindfulness, to calm it down. Today I'm happy to chat with Alex Hofeldt about the brain and he suggests its a little likethe battery on our cell phone. Don't leave it plugged in all the time, you need to give that battery a chance to rest between charges. You'll hear him share his interesting insight into the brain and its complex functions. Thanks for joining us here on Mindfulness Mode.

Guest:

Quotes:

  • To understand the immeasurable, the brain must be extraordinarily quiet, still. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Scientists say we know less about the brain than we do about the universe. - Alex Holfeldt
  • To let your cell phone last the longest, you have to lose the charge; that's how the mind works. If you're constantly putting in stimulus it can't reach it's full capacity. Alex Holfeldt
  • When you do fitness and nutrition your body creates happy drugs. Alex Holfeldt

Books:

  • The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer
  • The Race to Nowhere Documentary

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