MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE

FLOURISH AS YOU AGE #1 - Introduction

January 23, 2024 Michael C. Patterson Season 3 Episode 2
MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE
FLOURISH AS YOU AGE #1 - Introduction
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How can we flourish in old age? 

This new series of podcasts from MINDRAMP strives to answer that  question. My starting premise is that our mind determines how we  cope with the challenges and opportunities we  face as we age.  

Certain ways of thinking cause us to struggle and suffer.  Others mindsets make it easier to flourish. The obvious conclusion is that we should get rid of unhelpful mental states and make greater use of  healthy states of mind. But, just how do we make these positive mental adjustments? 
 
I'll look for answers in the  teachings of ancient wisdom systems, such as Buddhism, shamanism and mysticism. And, I'll explore new insights made possible by radical advancements in fields of study like positive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, pharmacology,  and technology.  I'm particularly interested in exploring what these systems of knowledge have to say about unusual states of mind such as flow, mindfulness, equanimity, awe, ecstasis and transcendence. 

I'll share the questions that bug me, and the different lines of research I pursue in search of satisfying answers.  And, from time to time,  I'll report on my efforts to manage my own mind. What am I doing to escape  negative mindsets? How am I working to cultivate healthy  states of mind? How is it going.

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