Don’t worry, this comes from the parody news site, The Onion.
ITHACA, NY—A study released Monday by animal behaviorists at Cornell University found that dogs that twitch, move their paws repeatedly, or growl in their sleep are, in fact, dreaming vividly about tearing their owners limb from limb. “After thousands of hours of observation, we are…
“It’s a safe bet that anyone who’s spent a prolonged amount of time looking at a painting—or failing that, can recall the Seurat scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—can recognize the meditative power of art. But several artists have taken this idea further, building entire environments meant to help viewers experience deep serenity or contemplation. From giant saltwater tanks to secluded Appalachian outposts, these nine works provide space to guide in focused meditation.” Read full article at link below – (this article has been curated by the Armchair Dreamer)
Notes from the Armchair Dreamer:
Having a place to go in your imagination can greatly enhance your work.
The article shows beautiful and sometimes mysterious places for imagination work. We can develop our own artsy places by:
-Finding them in our community – What building fasciantes you? Is there a special place where you can go and be? Is there a nature area that strikes you as super cool?
-Use our imagination to remember (visualization) a cool place we have been or imagine (create something new in your mind’s eye) a special place well suited for imagination, contemplation, and meditation.
Every year the International Association for the Study of Dreams holds a conference, perfectly organize for dreamers, artists, and dreaming researchers. Loaded with workshops, seminars, and hands-on-techniques, all attendees are guaranteed to leave the 5 day conference packed with insights, renewed enthusiasm, and new contacts within the broad field of dream working.
A new video from the Armchair Dreamer. Click the image below to go to YouTube or use this direct link.
A Tiny Spot In Mouse Brains May Explain How Breathing Calms The MindA cluster of neurons connects breathing and emotion centers in mouse brains, researchers say. If this turns out to be true in humans, it could explain how controlled breathing calms the mind.