A Critical Thinker must learn to be the master of his/her emotions. Emotions are powerful and when they’re in control, we tend not to make the best decisions as our thinking is being dominated by our lower mind (i.e., the more primitive structures of the brain). The best thinking, which leads to the best decisions come from engaging the higher mind (i.e., the neocortex). Luckily, there are techniques that we can learn in order to better control our emotions. Once we have learned to keep our emotions in check, we can then recognize when the moment is right for optimal decision making.
One such technique is mindfulness meditation. Now, you don’t need much to begin meditation, but there are a number of resources available to help you get started and, once you do, provide you with additional assets on your meditation journey. At Intelligent Speculation, we’ve tried a number of resources for mediation and we’re happy to share them with you.
Mindfulness is not something that you have to 'get' or acquire. It is already within you—a deep internal resource available and patiently waiting to be released and used in the service of…. Learn more →
Hello and a warm welcome to Mindfulness Daily! This program offers you a powerful and carefully crafted daily training that draws on the best of our many decades of teaching…. Learn more →
We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of…. Learn more →
Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn't know how to get started? On Meditation for Beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield uses clear language and step-by-step…. Learn more →
Pema Chödrön is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the …. Learn more →
What if you could profoundly change your life just by becoming more mindful of your breathing? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, you can. What if paying attention on purpose (and nonjudgmentally) could improve your health? Again, according to…. Learn more →
Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn't know how to get started? On Meditation for Beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield uses clear language and step-by-step guidance to show us how to start—and stick with— a daily…. Learn more →
A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness—a practice sweeping schools, workplaces, and institutions across the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm, and…. Learn more →