Do you know that you can calm your mind with meditation, which is widely used in the Islamic mystic (Sufi) tradition?
As psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert discovered, almost half of the time we operate while our mind is wandering on other things. We spend a lot of time thinking about what is not going on around us or might never happen. This “stimulus-independent thought” or “mind wandering” appears to be the brain’s default mode of operation. As the psychologists write, “Although this ability is remarkable evolutionary achievement that allows people to learn, reason and plan,” it comes with an emotional cost. In other words, “a human mind is a wandering mind, and a wondering mind is an unhappy mind.”
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