Welcome to my blog---an eyes-open, no-holds-barred exploration of Western and Eastern spirituality, mindfulness, philosophy and literature. A member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, I lectured at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry to mental health workers for 14 years. I also work as a lawyer and minister. My interests include the psychology of religion, transformative ritual, mythology, addiction recovery and the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and Vernon Howard.
researchers looked at whether having ‘dispositional mindfulness’—which means
you’re the type of person who’s very aware of, and attentive to, what you’re
feeling and thinking at any given moment—was a factor for a healthy heart. They
found a significant correlation between the two: namely, people with high dispositional
mindfulness scores had an 83 per cent greater prevalence of good cardiovascular
Now, some people are ‘naturally’ dispositionally
mindful. The rest of us are not, and have to learn how to be
For more information about the Brown
University study, here is a link to a recent article in Time magazine. The reference to the study and report is immediately
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