The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation
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You will feel a deep sense of peace, contentment and confidence in yourself.
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What’s The Difference Between Mindfulness And Meditation?

What’s The Difference Between Mindfulness And Meditation? | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and meditation practices often overlap, but they have two distinct definitions.
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I learned to meditate in the early 90's before "mindfulness" hit  the scene. Have to confess the distinction between the two is a bit fuzzy for me too.  Here is how this article describes it:

 

"Meditation is a large umbrella term that encompasses the practice of reaching ultimate consciousness and concentration, to acknowledge the mind and, in a way, self-regulate it. It can involve a lot of techniques or practices to reach this heightened level of consciousness — including compassion, love, patience, and of course, mindfulness. So mindfulness is a type of meditation, alongside tantra, yoga, sexuality, silence, breathing, and emptiness."

 

"Mindfulness is the act of focusing on being in the present, such as focusing completely on drinking a hot cup of tea, taking in its scent, warmth, and taste and removing overpowering emotions from the mind."

 

So one can practice mindfulness meditation -- and one can also practice mindfulness in daily life. The meditation helps you get better at practicing mindfulness in everyday life.

 

I still need to work on this distinction myself -- are you clear about it? Does it matter?

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5 things people get wrong about mindfulness - Mindful

5 things people get wrong about mindfulness - Mindful | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

The good news Mindfulness is so hot right now. Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce goes beyond the buzz and cuts through the confusion.

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Astute observations about how people are reacting to the Mindfulness tsunami.

 

Kat Tansey

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Rose Emma's curator insight, December 26, 2016 3:35 AM
May be right in some cases :D
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LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulne...
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Very nice graphic and summary of studies in this article about how meditation benefits us in so many ways.

 

Kat Tansey

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, May 15, 2014 7:40 PM

Studies show #meditation can rewire your brain to be more connected and less reactive.

Shakia's curator insight, May 19, 2014 12:37 PM

Meditating will put your mind at restaurant and get rid of the stress. It helps you calm your nerves and be peaceful. It takes your mind away from everything and focuses you on what's better for you. 

Christine Blyth's comment, June 23, 2014 7:37 AM
good informative web site
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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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Salesforce put a meditation room on every floor of its new tower because of Buddhist monks

Salesforce put a meditation room on every floor of its new tower because of Buddhist monks | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff decided to put meditation rooms on every floor of its new tower after a conversation with the Buddhist monks staying at his home.
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It seems to me that with open offices and the constant stream of noise, light, movement, talking -- an island of quiet with a place to sit and meditate should be required these days. Good for Marc Benioff for making this happen at Salesforce.

 

Kat Tansey

www.ChoosingToBe.com 

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5 Buddhist Slogans for the Office - Lion's Roar

5 Buddhist Slogans for the Office - Lion's Roar | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it
By practicing the famous mind training slogans, you can bring profound Buddhist wisdom into your day-to-day life.
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These mind training slogans are worth considering as a mindfulness practice for the office.  Read more about them and pick one to try tomorrow.

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com

 

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Could Mindfulness Meditation Increase Creativity?

Could Mindfulness Meditation Increase Creativity? | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

One of the benefits of a meditation practice is that it allows you to access what we call "beginner's mind" -- which comes in handy when you are problem solving. Here's a study that shows how people who meditate are able to find quicker, easier solutions to logic problems than people who do not meditate. Given the complexities in the world today, having "beginner's mind" can make your life easier in many ways -- I like to think of it as X-Ray vision.

 

Kat Tansey

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Audrey Rochas's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:16 PM
Try a little meditation for a change...
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New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made

New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful article about Resolutions that are grounded in wisdom and might very well enrich our lives, even if they are not made at the beginning of the New Year. In fact, we might consider reading this list every month, just to remind us of the possibilities for the rest of the year.  <Kat Tansey>

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