Originally Posted by MWM
I think the Buddhists may have it figured out. I'll never actually join any kind of organization like this, but I've done a lot of reading recently on their views of the mind and on peace and happiness and they make a lot of sense to me....and resonate as well. The neuroscience research they've been doing at the University of Wisconsin with the brain imaging technology and studying buddhist meditation masters is fascinating. Buddhists probably know more about how the mind works than modern day neuroscientists.
Just this minute I was worked by a Buddhist monk. He's been approaching people all week near my work in downtown San Francisco. I've tried to avoid him but he just slipt up on me. Gave me gold placard, had me write my name in a book, slipped a bracelet on my wrist, said namaste and then asked for a donation. I pulled out my money but only had a $20. I told him I couldn't give him that. He had change. So I got peace and light for ten bucks.
Jung was big on meditation which is why I got into it. I've also been doing a lot of journaling, including automatic writing.
The riddle of peace of mind goes back thousands of years and crosses all cultures. To think that 21st century American researchers have figured it out with their computer modeling is the ultimate hubris. Some things we can't "figure out", like politics or economics.