Fantastic news: Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

"The research, published in the Nov.11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, showed that study participants who practiced mindfulness meditation reported greater pain relief than placebo. Significantly, brain scans showed that mindfulness meditation produced very different patterns of activity than those produced by placebo to reduce pain."

http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2015111100230092.html

WHAT NOW? by Jean Harris ©

The end has arrived……………………………………

The breaking of a bond.

We came bringing the gifts of life to the table;

We shared our lives, our thoughts, our fears;

Together we laughed and we cried;

We were guided with wisdom, warmth and love.

And trod unknown paths of revelation.

Do with it what you will…………………

It won’t be easy, but what rewards?

As new friends we parted with sadness and hope.

We all hold the light gently in our hands,

don’t let it go out.

………………….it is the arrival of the beginning.