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Science Has Discovered That What Happens To The Brain During A Spiritual Experience Is Outwardly

For as long as humankind has been alive, we have been trying to make sense of our existence. We often experience existentialist thoughts like "why am I here" or even 'how did I get here?" We're trying to impose meaning on what we don't understand. For some of us, we simply are just trying to exist. We're living in the moment. We're in a state of gratitude for being here even if we don't necessarily know when or how we got here, or how long we'll be here for. Some of us have developed a spiritual ability to exist among the unknown and yet still feel connected to the universe at large.

It turns out this spiritual experience is powerful than we ever thought, according to science.

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Science Found That Spiritual Experiences Increase Selflessness

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​Science is suggesting that more than one part in the brain is activated when processing a spiritual experience, whether connecting with a higher being or the universe at large.

In fact, some of the studies even found that when spirituality was experienced and practiced long-term it actually decreased activity in the right parietal lobe which is what makes us stay focused on ourselves. This means that spiritual experiences seemed to increase our sense of selflessness in the brain.

Speech Is No Longer Generated From Normal Centers

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When we practice a spiritual act like meditation, in a sense we surrender our will, even if just for a moment. We then replace our speech with thoughts, movements, hums or chants, even silence or other forms of speech. Science is finding that when doing so we also decrease activity in our frontal lobes. This finding suggests that speech at that point is generated from somewhere other than the normal speech centers.

The more the front lobes are decreased, the less activity we experience in the part of the brain that regulates the flow of incoming sensory information.

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It Actually Modifies Behavior

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​We have the power to actually change our behavior depending on the kind of spiritual experience that we practice. Let's use meditation as an example again, because its focus on mindfulness and breathing encourages us to concentrate on something over and over again.

Doing so activates the frontal lobes, which is the area responsible for directing attention, changing behavior, and expressing language.

It Connects The Self To An External Presence

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When are deeply immersed in a spiritual experience we allow ourselves to a strong feeling of connection to something bigger, even outwardly. We surrender ourselves to it. The person who meditates opens themselves up to experience a sense of oneness. In one moment, they are able to feel connected to all that is living around them. Scientifically this is because the reduced activity in the parietal lobes, blurs the perceived lines between the meditator and everything else.

Researchers write: "taken together, the present finding suggests that spiritual experiences may involve a perceived encounter with a spacious ‘presence’ or entity external to oneself."

It Raises Awareness Of Ourselves And Others

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How we experience the world is then up to us. We can play the victim and convince ourselves that everything and everyone is against us or we can cultivate a collective awareness that makes us feel connected to one another, and pushes us to want to treat each other well.

Since spiritual experiences reduce patterns of activity in the left inferior parietal lobe which is tied to a person’s awareness of the self and of others, science is suggesting that it changes the way we perceive and process ourselves, others, and representations of the world. Ultimately this can even buffer the effects of stress on mental health, especially when it is social.

It Strengthens The Brain Against Depression

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Research by Prof. Lisa Miller, the editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology & Spirituality, found that people with habits of spiritual practices are able to thicken their prefrontal cortex. Keep in mind that this is the same part of the brain that is weakened and thinned out by depression.

That means that spiritual experience can have the power to strengthen the brain in battling sadness and hopelessness.

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The Four Zodiac Signs That Make The Best Husbands

Women give a lot of time and thought to their idea of the best husband. Most would agree that he must be caring, loyal, attentive, understanding, and independent. No woman is looking to marry a man-child who is just looking for someone to mother him while he contributes the bare minimum. The tricky part is that most men are skilled at charming women into thinking that they will give them the world only to later find out that this was nothing but a facade, an idea they presented but had no intention of maintaining.

Luckily astrology has shown that some signs hold traits and characteristics within their core that naturally give them an advantage. Their personalities hold the traits of the best husbands.

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Aries: A Man On An Honest Mission

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​Aries is the kind of man who steps up to the plate without waiting for an invitation. You don't need to ask him twice to take out the trash, because he loves to take charge and be proactive. When they're at their best, Aries men want to become the financial head of their family. They want to ensure that they are working independently to provide and care for the one they love to the best of their abilities.

What makes Aries men great husbands is that they take care of themselves first so that they can actually care for a partner. Sometimes this means that they'll avoid relationships and stay single for long periods of time before they feel like they're in the right place for marriage. However, they tend to be honest about where they are along their path and with their intentions, making them easy to trust and later upfront husbands. You usually don't have to play guessing games, as they'll lay out their cards for you straight on the table.

Leo: Carefree Nature

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Leo men usually have a carefree nature and are happy to do their own thing while letting their partner do theirs. They are easy to plan with and communicate with because they are just happy if you are happy. They're not the jealous type or the overprotective kind that needs you home by a certain time and feels the need to check your phone when you're not looking. The trusting and natural connection they build makes for healthy relationships where both partners are independent in their own ways but can unite in an equal partnership.

Leos are also known to be courageous. Their carefree nature allows them to take risks without overthinking the outcomes. They are likely to go out of their way to make the first moves and put in the effort. They will make their wives feel supported, protected, and lifted.

Virgo: Supportive And Thoughtout

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A Virgo man is husband material because he actually takes the time to think things through. He doesn't rush into relationships and commitments unless he truly feels that it is right. This means that once he chooses the woman he wants to marry, he becomes entirely loyal and dedicated to her. He's willing to work through the hard times and doesn't give up easily. He takes time during arguments to think of logical responses rather than fight in the heat of the moment.

Virgo men are good at providing validation and reminding their wives that they are loved and cared for. They take their hard work ethic with them in their relationships because they understand that love is a muscle that needs to be trained in order to keep functioning at a healthy level. When Virgo men make a promise, they keep it forever.

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Taurus: Protective Of The Heart

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​A Taurus man is both caring and loyal. He is the kind of husband who will always reassure you that he's on your team. He wants to face all your problems with you, not against you. You can count on him when you need support or even just a little help around the house. His reliability means that he always shows up, and remembers birthdays and anniversaries.

Taurus men have a great moral compass that easily guides them in their relationships. They hate to disappoint you so they go out of their way to make sure that you know how much they are trying to love you. Taurus is a romantic at heart, which makes him the ideal partner for a stable relationship that doesn't get comfortable and boring. From the moment he marries the woman he loves, he becomes protective of her heart

Cancer: A Lover Of Love

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Cancer men can't help but love everything about love. They can come off as needy but they are just craving to be loved the same intense, everything in, passionate way that they give love. They are emotional and sentimental making them some of the most romantic partners. They love to surprise their wives with flowers, or acts of service without being asked, just to see her smile at the end of the day.

They give a lot of affection and actually enjoy spending quality time with their wives. They are not confrontational and are great communicators. Marriages with them tend to be calm and patient because they don't let issues bottle up and talk calmly whenever there is an issue. They are genuinely kind and make caring partners.

Get Personal And Break The Cycle

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We don't blame you for being frustrated with dating but if you're struggling to find and keep a quality man click here to find out how to break the cycle. In any relationship, always look at how you feel and ask yourself: does this person make you love yourself more? Do you want to grow old with them?

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