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The Mental Endurance : Can your mind run marathon?

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Can your mind run marathon?
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How often your mind pursue marathon?
Or it gets tired in 100m race?
Don’t tell me that it is worst that your mind can’t even run 10 m.

Attention span is the amount of time that a person can concentrate on a task without becoming distracted. Most educators and psychologists agree that the ability to focus one’s attention on a task is crucial for the achievement of one’s goals.

Whatever the mind thinks of, the organs of action strive to materialise: hence, again, mind is action.

A short attention span is a much greater problem than just not being able to concentrate on something. The issue needs far more serious thought than it is given today. Since mind(minding) is a action, less time spent on it will result in ineffective actions by organs of actions and ultimately inefficient working, lethargy and FAILURE.

Read more about mind and its attention span. Train it to run Marathon!

How to train mind to run marathon?

I could think of three physical/mental exercise to train mind.

Uninterrupted Sports(Hockey,Footbal,Table Tennis like sports which requires non-stop attention. Not like Golf and Cricket where you rest for most of game time) can help mind to run marathon.

Easy but hard to follow : Early morning meditation in nature.

Uninterrupted reading (Reading is endangered hobby.

Placebo power: Depressed people respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones

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placebo-effect

Different levels of brain response to sham treatment could predict resilience in the face of depression, help lead to new treatments

When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they’ll respond to a real one, new research finds.

Those who can muster their brain’s own chemical forces against depression, it appears, have a head start in overcoming its symptoms with help from a medication. But those whose brain chemistry doesn’t react as much to a fake medicine, or placebo, struggle even after getting an active drug.


We are not mere physical body. There are layers. One of them is मनोमय कोष. Mind. Cure efficacy highly depends upon patient’s strong will to live life fully (जिजीविषा) and doctor’s pious heart to see patient healthy asap.


Association Between Placebo-Activated Neural Systems and Antidepressant ResponsesNeurochemistry of Placebo Effects in Major Depression

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2443355

Main Outcomes and Measures  Changes in depressive symptoms in response to active placebo and antidepressant. Baseline and activation measures of µ-opioid receptor binding.

Results  Higher baseline µ-opioid receptor binding in the nucleus accumbens was associated with better response to antidepressant treatment (r = 0.48; P = .02). Reductions in depressive symptoms after 1 week of active placebo treatment, compared with the inactive, were associated with increased placebo-induced µ-opioid neurotransmission in a network of regions implicated in emotion, stress regulation, and the pathophysiology of MDD, namely, the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex, nucleus accumbens, midline thalamus, and amygdala (nucleus accumbens: r = 0.6; P < .001). Placebo-induced endogenous opioid release in these regions was associated with better antidepressant treatment response, predicting 43% of the variance in symptom improvement at the end of the antidepressant trial.

Conclusions and Relevance  These data demonstrate that placebo-induced activation of the µ-opioid system is implicated in the formation of placebo antidepressant effects in patients with MDD and also participate in antidepressant responses, conferring illness resiliency, during open administration.

 

 

 

 

Moon, Mind and Life

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Moon, Mind and Life – disordered thoughts
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No of days in a year: 360
No of bones in a newborn : 360
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Full Moon Gazing https://goo.gl/Iod8Gk
Full Moon Gazing

https://goo.gl/Iod8Gk


चन्द्रमा मनसो जातश्चक्षोः सूर्यो अजायत ।

Moon represents universal mind (and Sun universal eye). As soon as the child is born from the womb, it is the moon that makes the child breathe as per moon’s position in janma-nakshtra. As long as we are alive, it is moon governed chandra nadi that keeps the life’s time cycle in motion in Muladhara chakra.

Just as the moon keeps the time-cycle of our universe in motion, it is the moon that keeps time-cycle of the human body in motion.

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Macrocosm = Microcosm
Universe within = Universe outside.

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Think about it. Good night.

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