When we package anything, what does it become but a new quick product. Mindfulness is a way of living that cannot be packaged as a one-size-fits-all and super-sized. I am always wary of corporate views of anything.
A new study has found an association between meditation and wisdom.
Researchers with the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology have found that meditation, and physical practices such as ballet, might lead to increased wisdom. The study, “The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom,” was published in PLOS ONE.
Is the mystery of wisdom about to be revealed? And isit that surprising that it should be associated with holistic and reflective practices? What people involved in spirituality have known for centuries is becoming mainstream.
The mind is a powerful asset, and like any other organ it needs equal rest and stimulation. It's become obvious that our workplaces are increasingly stressful with longer work hours, high pressure deadlines and increased workloads.
There has been a lot of discussion lately in mindfulness in education circles (for example, here, here, and here) about the need for mindfulness programs in educational contexts to be comple...
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:
Religious might be the wrong word. Spiritual is more in keeping with what mindfulness is. Similar to prayer, there is a need to be attentive and listen with care to the world, internal and external.
Jon Kabat-Zinn's point about Buddha not being a Buddhist is accurate. Jesus was not a Christian as we understand it. When we use the word religion, it is what binds people together in a meaningful way and that transcends religion.
I think the key question for me is "What role does mindfulness play in the secular world?"
We all have conversations going on constantly in our heads. For some of us they are subtle, passive, and help us feel protected and safe. For others, they are much more aggressive and destructive. Make your self-talk work for you rather than against you.
Extremes of every kind of attention are a problem. It’s important to find a balance between too narrow a focus, and attention that's too widely dispersed. Attention too far in either direction can throw you off your game.Many consider flow to be an ideal state. That’s when your concentration is utterly absorbed – and you're most likely being challenged. You’re better able to tune out your mental chatter because you’re fully engrossed in a task. That can feel great since you’re not only being productive, but you’re also not distracted by negative self
This post is not about high-stakes testing. It is not about testing in schools of any kind. Or even education. This post is about human dignity—to put a fine point on it, about our very human propensity to indignity. So what is the real test? The real test is about whether or not you will…
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:
Hannah Arendt wrote about living-in-plurality and Gert Biesta picked up on that for education. Conformity and compliance do not exist. What exists are differences. The result is teachers play a significant ethical role in the lives of students.
We now have the scientific evidence to back up those claims. Research conducted by Greg Feist of San Jose State University found that when people let their focus shift away from others around them, they're better able to engage in "metacognition," the process of thinking critically and reflectively about your own thoughts.
Where things get tricky, though, is figuring out what to do in order to encourage metacognitive thought in the first place. When we're routinely overwhelmed with outside noise, carving out space for unstructured daydreaming takes planning, structure.
Sometimes the most productive periods of contemplation come to us unawares and don't last very long—but that doesn't mean they aren't useful.
“This is for the do-ers, myself included.It seems like we are always doing something, even when we aren’t doing anything. Doing nothing means different things to each of us, but it usually boils down to not getting anything meaningful accomplished.”
People often tell me that they don’t have time to practice mindfulness and I tell them that you don’t need time to practice mindfulness. In fact Mindfulness is the one thing that you don’t need time for. You can only practice now!
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