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The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation
You will feel a deep sense of peace, contentment and confidence in yourself.
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Our Attention Is Under Siege: Tony Schwartz and Daniel Goleman

The Energy Project's CEO, Tony Schwartz, sits down with thought leader Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence) to dis...
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Daniel Goleman is raising the ante with his new book on "Focus." He says, "the game has changed so much that we have to get conscious and intentional about something we took for granted" -- i.e. our ability to attend and focus.

 

Technology is invading our ability to attend at an alarming rate .  We need to develop tools to help us raise our awareness of what is going on in our mind and know how to bring it back. 

 

Turn off Facebook, Twitter, in fact turn off the computer for a day. No cell phone. If this makes you anxious, then it may be time to get some help in learning how to regain control of your mind.

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Ann-WomanTalk Live's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:47 PM

Most of the women I know feel pulled in so many directions.  Our culture - listen to me, right now, I want it now, I want you to do it now - promotes us being on the go all the time and feeling guilty when we aren't.  I believe it's time to settle in and shut down on a regular basis - to know what's happening within ourselves and to come out fresher with a new lease on life.

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Meditation as Attentional Retraining - A Great Video Presentation by Daniel Goleman

Meditation as Attentional Retraining - A Great Video Presentation by Daniel Goleman | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

What strikes me most about this video by Daniel Goleman is the simplicity of the phrase that he uses, “attentional retraining.” In these two words, we are reminded of what it is that we’re working with during meditation – our attention – and what we’re doing – retraining it.  ~~ Jerome Stone

 

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Mindfulness Meditation Teaches You To Approach Rather Than Withdraw

Mindfulness Meditation Teaches You To Approach Rather Than Withdraw | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Although many skeptics hold that meditation is in fact a way to distance oneself from one’s experience, the truth is that meditation, and in particular mindfulness meditation, creates a paradigm shift by teaching people to approach their lives from a much different perspective.

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Noticing New Things as a Mindfulness Practice

Noticing New Things as a Mindfulness Practice | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer is one of the leading experts on mindfulness from the perspective of Western academic psychology.

 

The way to pay sustained attention, she says, is to notice new things. Staring at something quickly becomes boring, so don't just look at the whole object, look at its parts, and their relation to the whole. You'll find things you never noticed before right in front of your nose.

 

~~ Note from Kat Tansey about this article~~

 

Mindfulness is about Paying Attention with a capital P and a capital A. In my book Choosing to Be, I learn about paying attention when I see how completely absorbed my kitten Catzenbear is while watching the whirlpool of water as it drains out of the tub. 

 

In this excellent 5 minute video, Ellen Langer gives some other examples that illustrate how easy it can be to begin a practice of mindfulness. 

 

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Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters

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Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, on purpose, in a non-judgmental and open way, as Jon Kabat-Zinn states, “as if your life really mattered.” 

 

Mindfulness is about making contact with yourself and the world around you, including the people in it. Mindfulness is not just about going inside to notice what is there, but also about connecting with where you are and who you are with-right now in the present moment.

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com

 

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