Neuroscientists have shown that the structure and function of the brain changes dramatically between an untrained musician eg violinist, and one who's highly trained. The same has been shown numerous times with novice vs long-time meditators. With more practice, the brain changes more, and with these further neurologic changes, the capacity to practice and act mindfully increases, making practice, and life, easier. And on it goes with iterative processes.
Establishing a consistent mindfulness practice is a remarkably agentic step forward - from relying on brain-stem reflexes - to living consciously as Homo sapiens sapiens.
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