Researchers in a latest article say that however hard some people try, they won’t excel at their chosen job, sport or hobby. This is because the key to perfection lies in the mind.
Practice doesn’t always make perfect – but meditation might.
They have shown that people who rise to the top have ‘highly-integrated’ brains finely-tuned for creativity.
The good news is valid for those not naturally blessed is that mediation may help. So, if we decode this, it means, we can achieve higher level of success and excellence by properly training our brains through meditation.
This contradicts the widely-held belief that practice will, eventually, make perfect. But that is exactly what is claimed and advised by Dr Fred Travis, a US neuroscientist and advocate of Transcendental Meditation.
Dr. Travis is an internationally renowned neuroscientist. In a distinguished career that has spanned more than 30 years, Dr Travis has published over 70 scientific papers, many in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has given presentations at major international conferences. He is a leading figure in global research into the field of consciousness and the development of consciousness through the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Dr. Travis said: ‘Some people put in long hours and do not excel. It is a simple fact that some people stand out and we are trying to tease out why”.
‘We hypothesized that something must be different about the way their brains work and that’s what we’re finding.’
Key to Dr. Travis theory something called brain integration.
In the highly-integrated mind, connections between various regions of the brain are strong, attention is keen and the brain is quick to spring into action when faced with a question.
To make it easy, we can think about an analogy of a machine at its best of condition.
When world-class athletes, top managers and professional managers have been tested, all have shown high levels of brain integration. Engineers responsible for product development were highly creative, and the more imaginative and resourceful they were, the more integrated their brains.
In his latest study, he showed that brain integration appears to spark the creativity that is often key to success.
Being full of ideas also went hand in hand with the ability to process information and make decisions quickly and a sense of being in control, the Creativity Research Journal reports.
Dr. Travis said that brain integration may be ‘the inner factor that leads to outer success’.
Co-researcher Yvonne Lagrosen, of University West in Sweden, said that optimizing brain functioning should be a priority.
Dr. Travis said: ‘People who want to excel in any field should consider learning transcendental meditation.’ The technique claims to wipe away anxieties and fears by helping people let go of their thoughts and enter a state of complete relaxation.
Dr. Travis he has shown that when people lose themselves in the process, brain waves change in a way found in highly-integrated minds.
In his research around the world, Dr. Travis has used electroencephalograph (EEG) measurements to observe changes in brain functioning which occur during practice of Transcendental Meditation. This research shows that TM enhances brain wave coherence and promotes integrated brain functioning. Several studies indicate the development of Total Brain Functioning through the regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
To quote him, “Meditation changes the brain”. So the key to success is now at your hand. Start today!
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“Meditation – Your doorway to well being!”
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