Archive for June, 2011

Arthur Zajonc’s book

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Arthur (here’s his website) gave a talk in Stourbridge this week, so I finally got round to reading his book, which was a kind gift from people I stayed with on one of my journeys (rare to get given a gift by one’s hosts). Here’s the link to the book:

Arthur’s gave a great introduction to some of his thoughts from the book. I am very interested in his ‘modern yoga’ idea, the breathing of attention, living in the oscillation between focussed and open attention. This seems to offer a very good way of making a contemplative mood in which to ‘hear’ a verse that one wants to work with. I would be very interested to hear any comments and experiences. I’ve also just discovered Arthur’s blog on Psychology Today, which has some really interesting-looking articles.

Wired to connect

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Neuroscience has discovered that our brain’s very design makes it sociable, inexorably drawn into an intimate brain-to-brain linkup whenever we engage with another person.
Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

The neural physiology of koinonia?