Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.
A Stradivarius is the best violin a player could ask for. Low density, high speed of sound, and a high modulus of elasticity are what signify good wood for violin making. A new study reveals that fungus might be the trick to making new violins that sound nearly identical.