Mind: A Journey To The Heart Of Being Human
1 Welcome 1The Mind's Curiosity About Itself 5A Common View: The Mind Is What the Brain Does 7Our Identity and the Internal and Relational Origin of Mind 12Why this Book About the Mind? 13An Invitation 16The Approach of Our Journey 17Words Reflecting on Reflecting Words 202 What Is the Mind? 26Working on a Working Definition of Mind (1990-1995) 26The System of Mind: Complex Systems, Emergence, and Causality 42Reflections and Invitations: Self-Organization of Energy and Information Flow 513 How Does the Mind Work in Ease and Dis-Ease? 62Self-Organization, Lost and Found (1995-2000) 63Differentiation and Linkage: The Integration of Healthy Minds 75Reflections and Invitations: Integration and Well-Being? 854 Is the Mind's Subjective Reality Real? 99Adapting to a Medical World that had Lost Its Mind (1980-1985) 100Mind sight in Health and Healing 110Reflections and Invitations: The Centrality of Subjectivity 1155 Who Are We? 123Exploring the Layers of Experience Beneath Identity (1975-1980) 124Top-Down and Bottom-Up 127Reflections and Invitations; Identity, Self, and Mind 1406 Where Is Mind? 145Could Mind Be Distributed Beyond the Individual? (1983-1990) 145Neuroplasticity and Cultural Systems 177Reflections and Invitations; Within and Between 1827 A Why of Mind? 188Meaning and Mind, Science and Spirituality (2000-2005) 188Integration as the "Purpose of Life?" 200Reflections and Invitations; Purpose and Meaning 2068 When Is Mind? 212Exploring Presence in Mind and Moment (2005-2010) 212Attunement, Integration, and Time 227Reflections and Imitations; Awareness and Time 2359 A Continuum Connecting Consciousness, Cognition, and Community? 257Integrating Consciousness, Illuminating Mind (2010-2015) 258Consciousness, Non-Consciousness, and Presence 277Reflections and Invitations: Cultivating Presence 28710 Humankind: Can We Be Both? 302Being, Doing, and Integrating Mind (2015-eternal present) 302The Systems of a Plural Self and Integration of Identity 316Reflections and Invitations: MWe, an Integrating Self, and a Kind Mind 323Show Moreif(typeof performance.mark !== 'undefined' && typeof performance.measure !== 'undefined')performance.mark("Product_Tabs_loading_end");performance.measure("productTabsDur","Product_Tabs_loading_start","Product_Tabs_loading_end");Related Subjects Human Anatomy - Nervous System Mind, Philosophy of Neuroanatomy Neurology Neuropsychology & Neuropsychiatry Neuroscience Human Anatomy - Nervous System Mind, Philosophy of Neuroanatomy Neurology Neuropsychology & Neuropsychiatry NeuroscienceEditorial Reviews"Dan Siegel is a true pioneer in applying the latest science to well-being, education and public policy. In Mind, he takes us on a scientific and philosophical journey far beyond the view that the mind is just brain activity, with profound implications on how we think, how we feel, and how we live."
Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
"With a graceful blend of humility and certainty, Dan Siegel ushers us through one of life's biggest questions: "What is the mind?" The book invites us to consider who we are as humans, our value systems, and to explore some of life's most confounding questions. Defining myriad aspects of being human with clarity, poetry, and accessible academic intelligence, this book is a philosophical, neurobiological, scientific, and spiritual tour de force. Its clarity and brazen innovation puts it in a category all its own."
Neuroscience studies the brain. A full examination of what we mean by the term "mind" has traditionally been the province of philosophers but here Daniel Siegel explores what neuroscience can teach us about it-how the mind differs from consciousness and how we know who we really are. In Mind, Siegel, The New York Times best-selling author, brings his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to this most perplexing of topics. He explores the nature of the who, how, what, why and when of your mind-of your self-from the perspective of neuroscience. Mind captures the essence of our true nature, our deepest sense of being alive, here, right now, in this moment. How science explains it is one of the most exciting journeys into knowledge we can take.
Is there a road in life I can follow with all my heart? Is there a path of heart's desire? If there is always a loss, always a road not taken, it may seem the human heart will always be divided. I will always be divided between something and something else, between someone and someone else. If there is a heart's desire, on the other hand, there may be a road leading to its fulfillment. I may be able to give my life to something, to share my life with someone. What is the heart's desire? If I let myself feel the loss of the road not taken, if I let myself feel the loneliness of the road I have taken, I am led on a journey into my heart, I come to know my heart's desire, and not only my own but that of others as well; I am led on a journey into the human heart.
What are the reasons of the heart at work in Christian believing? Although "reason does not know" them, they can become known to the mind. It is when the reasons of the heart become known to the mind, I believe, that insight occurs. There is method in this, a method that can serve on our journey. At every turning point in our journey, we can hope, reasons of the heart will come to light. It is true, we will be coming upon an unfulfilled heart's desire everywhere we turn. Still, the way we are following, into solitude and back again into the human circle, may itself be the path leading to fulfillment. We may be entering already upon the path of heart's desire, taking our first steps on it, when we enter upon our journey into the heart.
Reflection: In this passage, Fr. Dunne speaks of "hoping to discover the path of heart's desire". As I begin to reflect on God's presence in my 'story of self', what are my hopes and anxieties for the discernment process? Trusting that God has played a part in every step of me being where I am today, how can I once again open myself up to God's call?Fr. Dunne asks, "Is there a road in life I can follow with all my heart?" Have my experiences during my time in ACE hinted at such a road for me, at least for now? As concretely as is possible at the moment, what is this road? When I think about the road I might take next year, are there regrets about any roads not taken? Which ones?
In Mind, Siegel, The New York Times best-selling author, brings his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to this most perplexing of topics. He explores the nature of the who, how, what, why and when of your mind of your self from the perspective of neuroscience. Mind captures the essence of our true nature, our deepest sense of being alive, here, right now, in this moment. How science explains it is one of the most exciting journeys into knowledge we can take.
In this book, noted neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., brings his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to this most perplexing of topics. He explores the nature of the who, how, what, why, and when of your mind - of your self - from the perspective of neuroscience. Mind is the essence of our true nature, our deepest sense of being alive, here, right now, in this moment. How science explains it is truly one of the most exciting journeys into knowledge we can take.
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The one caring and the one being cared for are interconnected; the caring-healing process is connected with the other human(s) and the higher cosmic energy of the universe; the heart-centered, caring-healing-loving consciousness of the nurse is communicated to the one being cared for; caring-healing-loving consciousness exists through and transcends time and space and can be dominant over physical dimensions.
It is a fact that human beings seem to be hardwired for laziness. A new study shows that our brains may be wired to prefer lying on the couch. We are attracted to sedentary behaviour; that is the majority and not the gym addicts. Get off that couch.
Fear contracts, love expands. Our spiritual journey is one of expansion, one of falling in love with everyone and everything. Look for the divinity in everything. Vedanta tells us that when our ultimate goal is reached, the entire universe appears like a speck of dust within our fully expanded heart of love. Here we live fully from the spiritual heart rather than the mind, the ego is harmonized, our life is guided only by love.
Sit quietly and imagine radiating the Pure Love of your spiritual heart to those you love. Your family, your friends, and those with whom you work. See them light up with Love. Remember that this love is unconditional, it never judges, so share this Pure Unconditional Love with those who may challenge you. Think of the sick, the depressed, the lonely, the houseless, those affected by war and violence, the unhappy people of the world. Radiate Pure Love to them all. Surround our beautiful Planet Earth with Pure Unconditional Love. Allow this Love to heal our planet, bringing peace, hope, and love to all beings.
You may try to change in ways that allow you to be more healthy and happy, but this is done because you care about yourself, not because you are worthless or unacceptable as you are. Perhaps most importantly, having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness. Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses will occur, you will make mistakes, bump up against your limitations, fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and all your fellow humans in the experience of life. 041b061a72