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Quotes by Richard J. Davidson - (15 quotes)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Awareness category:

Mindfulness - moment to moment non-judgemental attention and awareness. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Change category:

We can change the brain by changing the mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Focus category:

I think the messiness and embodied nature of modern life just produces an enhanced signal for our attention. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Goodness category:

From the youngest of ages, we are oriented to prefer altruistic others and to engage in altruistic acts. Of course, we all engage in these behaviors, but sometimes they become obscured amidst all the other input we encounter on a nearly constant basis. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Happiness category:

We need a different conception of happiness, more enduring and more genuine, not dependent on external circumstances. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Health category:

The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Meditation category:

In meditation you experience time slowing down because you can notice more things per discreet moment and you're more open... The word 'meditation' in Sanskrit comes from the word 'familiarization' - as in familiarization with one's own mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Meditation category:

-May 2001...
Buddhist monks have known for centuries that meditation can change the mind. Now we are inspired by His Holiness to examine with our technology the precise brain changes that occur with practice... The unique collaboration on meditation is just beginning. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Mentors category:

The best way I can mentor and lead those around me is to embody these (mindful) qualities myself. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Optimism category:

Our brain is continuously being shaped - we can take more responsibility for our own brain by cultivating positive influences. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Skill category:

Most people still don't think of qualities like happiness as being a skill, that can be enhanced through training. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Stress category:

Spatial working memory is impaired by stress. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Survival category:

Resilience is the maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being in the face of adversity. It is not that resilient individuals never experience negative affect, but rather that the negative affect does not persist. (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Technology category:

The Dalai Lama challenged me - he said, 'Why can't you use technological tools to study kindness and compassion?' (Richard J. Davidson)

Richard J. Davidson - From the Unknowns category:

We have no idea how the subjective quality of consciousness emerges from the physical stuff of the brain. (Richard J. Davidson)