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Why do novel experiences feel more intense gritty and real?

 The Red Masked Mast

The Red Masked Mast

A fabulous article by Daniel J. Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. His latest book is Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (2016) summarizes the thinking I experienced when I first started working on this series. It articulates beautifully how the mind tends work around habit and thus why as an artist you need to keep fresh in order to explore and find the novel both in your art and in your life.