Reply To: The Salience Network

  • Don Salmon

    July 1, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    By the way, if you want one of the simplest switching practices imaginable, here’s one that goes back thousands of years. The Zen Buddhists stare at a blank wall, as did the Chan Buddhists (China). The Tibetans have a pre-Buddhist shamanic practice that may be 10s of thousands of years old – sky gazing.

    Just let your attention rest in the midst of a cloudless sky (you can imagine it but it’s likely to have more effect if there’s not the slight personal effort to visualize)

    The left hemisphere has nothing to hold on to, if you “grok” what this is about, it’s remarkable how rapidly people who have meditated for years and never experienced awareness without verbal dialog suddenly “get it.”

    Try it and see what happens.