03/26/2014 05:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Wisdom Can Lead To Behavior Changes

In conjunction with the release of Arianna Huffington's book "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder," HuffPost Live is taking a closer look at wisdom and the importance of building it throughout our lives.

Judson Brewer, the director of research at the Center for Mindfulness, spoke to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about the value of wisdom in helping us break out of self-destructive patterns.

"It's about paying attention," he said of the process of "developing and fostering wisdom."

"Whether it's smoking, whether it's eating unhealthy foods," he continued, "[it's] really just [about] seeing what we're getting from what we're doing and really have[ing] that wisdom just kind of unfold naturally from that, and that just leads to behavior change."

Watch the rest of what Brewer had to say in the full HuffPost Live segment on wisdom below:



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