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Busy Signal -- How Multitasking Leads to Ignorance

Busy Signal -- How Multitasking Leads to Ignorance | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

As I write this I am eating my breakfast and checking back to the Busy Signal article to see if there is a quote I want to use. I live in two worlds -- the world of multitasking and the world of meditation. When I don't spend enough time in meditation, I feel myself unraveling, doing more and more with less and less true connection and insight.

 

There have been studies and articles about the value or possible harm of multitasking from both sides, pro and con. I tend to be in the middle, because that is where I live. But if I were to choose I would have to side with cons, simply because I see so many people who do not have some sort of meditation or quieting the mind practice, and when we discuss the benefits of such a practice they invariably say something like "I just can't sit still long enough to meditate" or "My mind races too much to mediate." And yet, if they were to be still and look at their lives as an observer rather than a participant, they might be able to see that they are in a speed race to nowhere.

 

This article is written by Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D., who is the executive director and senior scholar at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, in Barre, Massachussetts. Unlike many of the studies about multitasking, he looks at the issue from the perspective of the Buddha's teaching. Enjoy!

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com

 

 

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Be a Better Photographer

How Mindfulness Can Help You Be a Better Photographer | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

One benefit of becoming a meditator that is not often discussed is that as you become more mindful, awake, and aware -- you might become a better photographer.

 

You will develop a different way of seeing, one that allows you to take in the complete scene and hold it in your awareness. And at the same time you begin to pay attention to the rhythms and small changes happening in that scene. It is really a multitude of individual scenes, and you may never get the best shot when your mind focuses on only one possibility and your finger presses the button.

 

Of course, if you shoot a lot of pictures, you will probably find the one picture of that scene that works. This is allowing the camera to do the work for you. Mindfulness allows you to be a more intimate part of the process.

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com

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