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Promoting the simplicity, elegance, and power of meditation to transform lives, calm the noise, and provide tools to support growth and Self knowledge. http://www.aboutmeditation.com
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When Mindfulness Trumps Flow

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Which do you choose when these two positive processes collide?

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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 17, 2013 1:10 PM

Want to thank Ryan for getting me out of my flow.  We are realizing that we are mind/body/spirit. and it is so interesting to get caught in one area forgetting that we are not three different parts. I am a human or as Pat Murray would say quoting Wilfred Bion: We are herd/pack animals. George Sheehan MD often called the Mark Twain in running shoes reminded me:


We are poets, philosophers, artists, saints, inventors. But first and foremost: Be a good animal. It is hard to move the body when I am in the flow in front of my computer screen.  Trust, I can have a stand-up desk and I can have a treadmill stand-up desk. And as he reminded me: The brain, like heart, lungs, stomach and all vital organs are secondary organs. Each important for sustaining Life.


My brain would like me to think that it is the most important. Hmmmmmm, who is telling me that story?



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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

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Learn how to say "yes" to the present moment.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:46 AM

Greenberg provides basic concepts of mindfulness. A mindfulness practice fosters a deeper connection to self and grounds your very being in the present moment. In the Christian tradition centering prayer opens oneself to the presence of God within and deeply into the experience of the sacrament of the present moment. Learning to say 'Yes!' is an invitation to living beyond words, emotions, and thoughts and leading from within. 

ozziegontang's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:42 PM

No need to add.. Read Annette Schmeling's insight. For those that have read Melanie's blog post, it is a good reminder and also a good piece to share with others inquiring about Mindfulness.


Thomas Aquinas said when asked how do you explain the world. Explain the world in terms of God.  The follow on question flowed quite naturally: How do  you explain God.  He said: You explain God in terms of complete and absolute Mystery.


Lee Thayer's next book in process is on Mental Hygiene. All that we address and talk about are human explanations and interpretations. What we speak of as reality is something that we will never know as it is always seen through the eyes of the beholder.


We say: I learn from my experience. What we mean is: I learn from my interpretations of my experience. I realize I may have the same  near death experience as you and our interpretations of that experience may be polar opposite.

Peter L Wiltshire's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:23 AM

Mindfulness is a way of being present to yourself and the present moment. It is also a process of becoming your true self.

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» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology

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Two broad categories of results can sum up most people’s purposes for meditating. The first is to fully experience the present moment and to encounter thoughts and bodily sensations without judgment. The second is to enter a place of calmness away from the reactivity that can overwhelm us.

 

One meditator sails into the maelstrom, the other seeks a temporary shelter from the storm. The most interesting thing is that each result comes from the same basic techniques. So what the meditator seeks, and how much time he or she is willing to put into it, determines the outcome.

 


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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:12 AM

Dorothy Mitchell, a dear friend and professor of counseling for 30+ years at Long Beach State shared this which is on my wall as a reminder:  Am I awake and fully present and living my life intentionally?


I have always enjoyed this quote:  If you want to live your dream; WAKE UP.

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How Mindfulness Can Turn You On - Huffington Post

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How Mindfulness Can Turn You On
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When we live our life with mindfulness, which is being present each moment, and aware of everything and everyone around us, the ecstasy we can experience is similar to having a love affair with someone.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:05 PM

It is more about a love affair with life.


Jon Kabat-Zinn shared:"Ultimately, I see mindfulness as a love affair -- with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world."


A wonderful series of moments where mindfulness can be practiced and made part of one's love affair with life.

elysha lenkin's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:33 AM

Getting #mindful in the bedroom makes a major difference