Namaste yogis, and welcome to another beautiful week on Earth! I have been surrounded by amazing vibrations lately, moreso than usual. Due to my curious nature, I developed the nagging urge to do some research into the 'Good Vibes' phenomenon to help convince my not-so-spiritual friends, and I found some interesting stuff!
The Law of Attraction
For those unfamiliar with the concept, The Law of Attraction in a nutshell [Because it in a deep and meaningful philosophy], stated simply, is that the energy you put into the universe is the energy you will get out of it.
The saying "Good Vibes" is a modern day and shortened down version of The Law of Attraction; You put in good vibes, you get good vibes.
The best part about this mystical and awesome law of the universe? It's infinite; There's no limit to how much you can wish it into your life! Once you understand and harness this power, you will become unstoppable.
Sounds Like More Woodstock, Flower Child BS To Me. I Demand Science!
Lucky for my skeptical friends, researchers at Brigam and Women's Hospital published an article in the October 2012 issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience about the science of mindfulness, which produces good vibrations.
The researchers identified various cognitive functions that are active in the brain during mindfulness practice. These cognitive functions help a person develop self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence. They highlight six neuropsychological processes that are active in the brain during mindfulness practice:
| Inention & Motivation | Attention Regulation | Emotion Regulation | Extinction & Reconsolidation | Pro-Social Behavior | Non-Attachment & De-Centering |
Basically, these processes begin with an intention and motivation to want to attain mindfulness, followed by an awareness of one's bad habits. Once these are set, a person can begin taming him or herself to be less emotionally reactive and to recover faster from upsetting emotions. Science, bitch!
Bottom Line: Don't Think Too Much About It
When you have a bright outlook on life, a bright future will follow. Curiosity is a very important and driving force behind human kind, but don't let it get to you too much. Accept the good vibes, and return them to the universe.
Think of it as the best investment you will ever make in your life. The more you give, the more you receive.
Thanks for reading yogis, I couldn't do it without you!
Dan The Yoga Man
"A mantra is nothing more than a collection of words strung together to create a positive effect." - Robin S. Sharma