The Human Brain and Stress
There are many challenges that people face on a day to day basis. There are also many things that people trust on a moment by moment basis. For example, a person will purchase a bottle of water at a store and be comfortable that drinking its contents will not create any harm. Of course, people trust the many agencies that require certain standards that must be met. If people would not have that such of a comfort it begs the question as to how much more stress we would have to endure.
Stress comes in many situations. Perhaps, one is “running late for a meeting.” Another may be an important life decision such as a career change or marriage. In the extreme case there are violent places in the world where people fear for their lives on a daily basis. War is not something to simply observe. Every war has changed people’s lives in some way. For some it may be psychological and for others it may be the physical loss of a limb or both. And of course, there is death which has the most widespread effect on people as it relates to loved ones.
There are many good ways to deal with stressful situations. However, sometimes a keen eye on the lookout and patience is all one can do.
The following article on the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University provides some very interesting data on how meditation truly affects the brain.
I hope you enjoy it. maz\
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