This is a truly lovely article and it is a pleasure to share.
Many of you know its insights on various levels (life experience, practices, science, philosophy, intuition) and many of you may not. They bear repetition and revelation.
What are these? I think I’ll wait until you read the article first… they involve empathy, love, our brains and how to live a harmonious life.
I find it amusing and deeply satisfying when psychological sciences end up vindicating practices such as meditation, self-love and Non-Violent Communication (which is about way more than non-violence).
Also, I’m chuffed how contemporary psychology finally managed to grapple with humanism after a long and boring detour via rats and circuits without connecting them to what matters to humans and finally reaching what a more human centred psychology – marginalised for long – has already discovered. I’m saying this, of course, as a psych graduate who turned her back on the discipline for exactly this reason.
What really matters to us? It seems that even fMRI studies yield the same answers as some ancient philosophy.