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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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The Purpose of Buddhist Meditation Is to Be Real - by Lewis Richmond

The Purpose of Buddhist Meditation Is to Be Real - by Lewis Richmond | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

I often say when I teach meditation, "We meditate not just to be calm, but to be real." Meditation has become quite popular in the West, and Buddhist teachers abound, but I wonder if we have yet learned this profound lesson well enough.

 

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Mindfulness = Heartfulness

Mindfulness = Heartfulness | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

In Asian languages,
the word for ‘mind’ and
the word for ‘heart’ are the same word.
So when we hear the word ‘mindfulness’,
we have to inwardly also hear ‘heartfulness’
in order to grasp it even as a concept,
and especially as a way of being.

 

Jon Kabot Zinn

 

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What Meditation Can Teach Us About Productivity

What Meditation Can Teach Us About Productivity | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Most productivity writing is about tips for organizing our workspace — creative ways to arrange our e-mail inbox, write to-do lists, color-code folders, and so on. These techniques can be useful, but they don’t deal with one of the biggest obstacles to getting our work done: our own minds. 

 

Kat Tansey

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Best Meditation Apps

Best Meditation Apps | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Things are most easily accomplished when your mind is clear and you can focus all your energy on whatever needs to be done. That being said, meditation is the best way to still your mind. It can be done at anytime throughout the day, just not as effectively as when you have nothing at all to do.

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A Harvard Study Links Happiness With Mindfulness

A Harvard Study Links Happiness With Mindfulness | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes them unhappy. So says a study that used an iPhone Web app to gather 250,000 data points on subjects’ thoughts, feelings, and actions as they went about their lives.

 

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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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Creating A Simple Reminder to Bring You Back to the Present Moment

Creating A Simple Reminder to Bring You Back to the Present Moment | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Creating reminders in our environment is a wonderful way to help us focus on what really matters. This can be the ringing from our phones, a green sticker on our computers or a picture of someone who exudes presence and compassion. 

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Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media

Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

In a time when connections can seem like commodities and online interactions can become casually inauthentic, mindfulness is not just a matter of fostering increased awareness. It’s about relating meaningfully to other people and ourselves.


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» Practicing Mindfulness for Busy People

» Practicing Mindfulness for Busy People | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Most of us fly through our days with just enough time to get dressed, eat and go to work. Who really has the time to stop and smell the roses? But we don’t need much time to practice mindfulness, which is a great thing because being mindful can really perk up our lives. 

 

So how can the busiest of busy people be fully present in their lives?

 

Kat Tansey

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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction.


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Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters

Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

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

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