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Interactive video lesson plan for: Arianna Huffington: Mindfulness Taps into a Childlike Wisdom and Wonder

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Arianna Huffington explains to Maria Konnikova how mindfulness seeks to recreate "the Garden of Eden, but with consciousness." Mindful people seek to erase resentment, bitterness, anger, and judgment, seeking instead to experience the world in the present without the shadows of the past.

This is the fourth video in an exclusive video series of today’s brightest minds exploring the theory of genius. Exclusive videos will be posted daily on http://youtube.com/bigthink throughout 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running March 1 to March 8, 2015 (http://www.92y.org/genius).

Follow the conversation via #7DaysOfGenius

Exclusive interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York studios (https://www.youtube.com/yt/space/new-york.html), include:

- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post and Maria Konnikova, Writer and Journalist, discussing the science of mindfulness.

- Bill Nye, Science Educator, Comedian, Writer and Actor, and Jake Roper, Broadcast Journalist, exploring how to nurture future geniuses.

- Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist, and Carl Zimmer, Science Writer and Blogger, examining neuroscience and genius; and

- Joy Hirsch, professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, and Carl Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.

Follow Big Think here:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink

Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

Tagged under: Arianna Huffington (Organization Leader),maria konnikova,youtube,mindfulness,92nd Street Y (Organization),meditation,yoga,focus,stress,Health (Industry),huffpo,genius,7 days genius,big ,bigthink.,bigthink,lifelong learning,educational,primary school,imagination,resilience

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