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What is a restful mind?

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To reduce stress and prevent burnout we need rest but what is a restful mind? With eyes closed, removed from external distraction it is common for the mind to experience a relentless stream of thoughts & emotions without much effort. Given the heavy demand of modern life on cognitive load, managing the onslaught of ongoing sensory and mental events throughout daily life and improving efficiency of mental processing is of high concern.

Based on: The brain on silent: mind wandering, mindful awareness,
and states of mental tranquility. David R. Vago and Fadel Zeidan

Published in: ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Issue: Advances in Meditation Research