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Each moment is full of possibilities and stories untold, it's often only after the moment has passed that we see those stories.
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How to let go of the expectation and hype surrounding mindfulness.
What Is Mindfulness?
You will never find one true definition because the experience varies by culture and personal experience. Virtually all cultures around the globe have some version of what we collectively refer to as mindfulness. It could involve Eastern traditions of meditation, Western traditions of prayer, or completely secular experiences of simply living in the present moment."
Brad Waters shares with us a simple road map for understanding the practice of mindfulness, how it differs depending on the context of culture you put it in and why it is way simpler than some would have you believe.
Above all mindfulness is a practice built on non-striving or no goals. Sure you get better at it the more you integrate mindfulness into your daily life and routines but there is no place to get to because we are already there.
Schools for the most part haven't taught us to recognize the wonderful truth that being in the present moment is mindfulness. If your mindfulness practice is causing you stress it's probably because you are trying to get somewhere when you are already there.
Mindfulness has a way of sounding complicated. It’s anything but. “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present
"“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” according to Marsha Lucas, Ph.D, psychologist and author of Rewire Your Brain for Love."
I recently watch a 3 minute video produced by the good folks at TED. The video featured a woman who had found out she had a brain tumor. Her talk was about all the wonderful things that had happened to her because of that tumor or as she called it her gift.
The TED video was quite moving and jam-packed with insight and emotion. What was the big thing I took away from her talk? I took away that mindfulness is one of the most powerful practices that we can ever hope to utilize in our lives.
Paying attention gives lets us see so much more of our lives and the lives of those we love, Mindfulness opens up a reality that we mostly miss out on because of the life of distraction so many of us lead.
Come home to your life, practice mindfulness.And check out the rest of this post.
If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question: Can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind? Can you do this without feeling like you're coming out of your skin?
The benefits of mindfulness seem to grow the more your practice it. It's kind of like a perpetual motion machine that just keeps going and going.
Learn to meditate in a moment with this hugely popular animated video, based on Martin Boroson's book, One-Moment Meditation. Reduce stress, improve focus an...
What if someone gave you a gift that made you feel more relaxed, more alert and gave you more energy. Now suppose this gift also made your food taste better, helped you to sleep deeper and made your significant other want to kiss you more...:)
Meditation even just for a moment is such a gift and here's the really neat thing, it's a gift you can give yourself many times a day without having to give up anything... How does that sound? Don't you want it right now?
The above video shows us how in just a minute a path to relaxation and abundance. Now if you don't want to watch it right now, that's ok. The video by Martin Boroson will be here when the mood to watch it strikes you.
It only takes a moment to change the next moment...