Read #1: 4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart, brain and creativity

Fantastic article at blog.ted.com. One of the best I have read for those who think meditation is weird, for hippies or cultish guru types.

“Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind, but actually it’s much different than that,” says Puddicombe. “It’s more about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly — witnessing it coming and going — without judgment, but with a relaxed, focus mind.”

http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/11/4-scientific-studies-on-how-meditation-can-affect-your-heart-brain-and-creativity/

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