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Otto Scharmer shares what you can do for a few hours each day to revolutionize your brain — Otto Scharmer
From The Huffington Post Arianna sat down with Otto Scharmer, chair of The Presencing Institute, on HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday, where he discussed the impact of mindfulness practices on brain plasticity. “Even a few hours of mindfulness practice actually can change the epigenetic structure of our brain,” Scharmer said. Scharmer said he has seen “an exploding awareness” for mindfulness, especially among business leaders. “The fast-paced lifestyle is really… more and more disconnecting us,” Scharmer said, noting people are looking for a way to connect with themselves. In addition to mindfulness practices, Scharmer said being a good listener can improve quality of life. “What I’m surprised by… is how fast you can change your quality of listening,” Scharmer said. Scharmer said listening is “at the root of everything.” He said there are four types of listening, two of which many are already familiar with — listening where “we attend to what … Read More »The post Otto Scharmer shares what you can do for a few hours each day to revolutionize your brain — Otto Scharmer appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts. Read the full post >
When I came home from Afghanistan with the military, I was ready to focus on the things I cared about most. I saw how short life could be, and it seemed as if I didn’t have much time to waste. I had been a serious songwriter and musician since my early teens, but recommitted myself to this passion after this deployment. During my transition out of the military, right before entering MIT Sloan, I ran into a guy named Chris Dorsey at a neighborhood blockparty. Within a few minutes, Chris found out I was a songwriter, and I found out Chris was a drummer. After the party, I sent Chris a bunch of my home-recordings and, within a month or so, we headed into the studio to record our music. We experienced a number of inefficiencies while in the studio; but, after recording, we were caught in what felt like … Read More »The post Working to change the Music Industry through online collaboration and sharing – Philip Cohen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts. Read the full post >