Jul 16, 2012

Mapping the mind

I was so inspired this morning to find out that the new article series in Swedens second largest (and in my opinion best) newspaper SvD, will cover the connection between the outer and inner world coming weeks. First out to be interviewed is the quantum physicist Arthur Zajonc, who recently was appointed new Director for Mind & Life Institute. His vision for the future is "mapping the mind".

-We need to view the inner world as real as the outer world. They should both be given the same status. Then we can find ways to understand who we really are, says Arthur Zajonc.

Arthur Zajonc is a Professor Emeritus at Amherst College in USA and he meditates reguarly. He predicts that thousands of professors uses meditation. Some of them belongs to Harvard Business School and have started a network called "contemplation and leadership”. They arranged a mini retreat at Harvard a couple of months ago when they meditated together for three hours. Afterwards one of the professors said: Who would have thought we would do this together five years ago?

-It all changes very fast now. Life isn´t dualistic. Everything is an integrated system. People are longing after a life that is connected. A life that is whole, says Arthur Zajonc.

- We shall become everything we can in the outer world (by objective research) and everything we can in the inner world (by examining ourselves). To see both these experiences as real is what makes us fully human, finishes Arthur Zajonc.  

Interesting and inspiring thoughts, I hope you think as well. We will continue to follow this series, since it´s all about inner & outer beauty. And you and I know we need (and can have) both.

Now, I am off to the beach for some outer beauty!

{Link with love! Thanks for use of image via Pinterest from reasonstobreathe.tumblr.com}


  1. wow very inspiring, but very deep too~ i agree about life not being dualistic~ it has to all come together , but that's the hard part!!! thanks for your amazing insight as always! xx

  2. Such interesting thoughts. Glad you'll be continuing to follow the series. xoxo

  3. Härlig läsning! Tack för tipset! :)
    Hoppas solen skiner där du är. Det tror jag nog den gör! Kram

  4. Hmm .. this certainly gives one food for thought ! Thanks for highlighting it :)




  5. Den artikeln måste jag läsa, tusen tack för tipset! Ha det så bra och hoppas ni fick en fin dag på stranden. Kram Jennifer

  6. Härligt inlägg :) Tack för den!!

    Önskar dig en fin kväll

    Fru p