Attention: Beyond Mindfulness by Gay Watson

By Gay Watson

awareness is valuable to every little thing we do and imagine; but it's always invisible, obvious, misplaced in the back of our fixation with content material. We be aware of this and that second or we permit our realization wander, yet we infrequently concentrate on the method of attending and distraction. it truly is more often than not considered instrumentally, by way of what it could in attaining, and so its method and perform are neglected, but it really is important to neuroplasticity – the brain’s skill to create new neural pathways as a way to adapt – and underlies either the mindfulness revolution and the worry in regards to the impression of latest social and electronic media.

Gay Watson explores awareness in motion via many disciplines and methods of existence, from neuroscience to browsing. The ebook comprises interviews with, between others, John Luther Adams, Stephen Batchelor, Susan Blackmore, man Claxton, Edmund de Waal, Rick Hanson, Jane Hirshfield, Iain McGilchrist, Wayne McGregor, Garry Fabian Miller, Alice and Peter Oswald, Ruth Ozeki and James Turrell.

A precious and well timed account of anything important to our lives but all too usually missed, this e-book will attract all those that locate their consciousness wandering as a result of the distractions and clamour of recent existence, and need to grasp why.

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