Feeling One With Everything
Researchers at CMU (Carnegie Mellon University)(in my adopted hometown of Pittsburgh) have stumbled upon an interesting finding about mindfulness meditation practice: older adults (55 to 85 years of age) who practice mindfulness show a decrease in loneliness.
Now, this isn’t about the Sangha Effect* (of socializing in meditative groups). This is about solo practice that, I guess, helps you feel one with everything. After all, if you feel one with everything what is there to feel lonely about?
At least, that’s my take on it.
References: APA Monitor on Psychology, October 2012 (citing Brain, Behavior & Immunity, online July 20th)
*Sangha Effect – sangha is a contemplative community; when I say “Sangha Effect” I mean “Community Effect,” which does not seem to be the case in this particular study.
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Somov, P. (2012). Feeling One With Everything. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 30, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/10/feeling-one-with-everything/