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Contemplate the mind-blowing journey that is before us all - our circumambulation around the great fireball of the sun which we have been circling for the last 4.5 billion years.
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The Importance of Downtime for Productivity is crucial! Having a bit of downtime to relax your mind will make you a better employee and person. Here's why:
Are you a person that sets aside a chunk of time everyday for meditation and exercise? If you don't here's something you might find surprising, downtime with help make you more productive at work.
These are some of the valuable lessons I learned in the forest, and I hope they can help others deal with difficult times in their lives.
Connecting and learning from nature can be a lifesaving moment helping us to stop and clearly see our current reality.
"Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.” -Paulo Coelho
Mightily society squeezes us into a predetermined shape, never asking if we wish to be that shape?
"has mindfulness become another form of snake oil, claiming to cure everything under the sun from anxiety to sneezing?"
Mindfulness is an important part of human growth and forming. The backlash might more accurately be seen as against making mindfulness into a commodity. This diminishes its value which is intrinsic to the practices involved and not something which adds to corporate bottom lines which is often what it is being used for.
"If there’s one mental practice that’s stood the test of time and rigorous laboratory tests, it’s meditation. Mindfulness meditation in particular has done a good job of proving itself effective in reducing stress and depression, improving attention and cognitive performance, and even increasing grey matter density in the brain."
Stop being your own worst critic. Here's how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.
During the day many of us are moving so fast, sometimes physically, but almost always mentally.
There are many daily activities which can help practicing mindfulness. For example, Thich Nhat Hanh described tea drinking as an ordinary activity which can be a mindful and extraordinary activity. It is about being present in a given moment.
Mindfulness On-the-Go: Walking Meditation Practice
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"Whether you’re as skeptical as I used to be, or you’re well ahead of me with a meditation habit of several hours, I think it’s always interesting to find out how new habits affect our brains. I had a look into meditation to see what’s going on inside our brains when we do this, and what I found is pretty interesting."
Neuroscience informs us well on brains on meditation. What are educators doing with this research and how is neuroscience being used in helping teachers teach and students learn?
Mindfulness You will hear the term mindfulness in many conversations these days. People are talking about mindfulness in the board room, at retreat seminars,...
Feelings of unworthiness often hinder us from achieving happiness and our full potential. Practicing mindfulness can help us alleviate insecurities by learning self-acceptance through a meditation called the RAIN of Self-Compassion. It begins by discovering how to be true to yourself
Practicing mindfulness to help silence that critical inner voice.
Editorial: Mindfulness emerges as hottest meditative tool,This year we have therapists from New York and London along with their Indian counterparts at the retreat. I hope next year we have a larger population from all over the world coming to India, where mindfulness as a concept probably originated, said Babu
Mindfulness helps students cope with academic stress and the pressures of life outside the school gates. Matthew Jenkin examines the benefits of silent reflection in education
This article, adapted from Time in a Bottle by Howard Falco, explores the role fear plays in our life and taking creative action in our lives to overcome it.
"Before you even get out of bed, clap your hands and say something wonderful about yourself, your world, and the day you’ve got ahead of you"
Who among us doesn't want to be happy? For most of us it's not a dreadful ordeal to turn our gaze toward a few simple life changes in order to create more happiness within ourselves.
Two of my favorites in this post are Patience and Life's Short... I'm off the mind if we just learn those two practices we will tap into a deep deep level of happiness...
It's easy to cheat our rest by cramming more into our weekends. But there are three very good reason to take it easy and unplug for a change.
Michael Hyatt lists 3 reasons to keep your laptop closed this weekend and number 3 is my favorite. We Need Time With Our Thoughts, this sometimes seems like a forgotten art. Give it a try.
A Buddhist teacher offers advice for the healing of the nation.
I love simplicity and this post really hits the nail on the head...
Study finds least mindful people benefit most from a surprisingly small amount of meditation.
People keep telling us to Be Here Now but what I hear most is Where Did The Present Go or what happened to the day,week or the year.
Here's a short video about a clock and the present moment... check it out, you'll be glad you did.
"What is interesting is how meditation can be so important for us, whether we’re looking to enhance our well-being, hoping to get a bit of a better handle on our lives, or throwing our lot into the great exploration of this life’s meaning and purpose."
Studies show the practice of mindfulness can improve your health and grow your brain!
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Mindfulness is good for us, AND good for our children. Get started with these strategies to teach mindfulness to kids!
Click here to find out why mindfulness matters more than ever in our busy lives today - by Shaa Wasmund, Author of #1 Bestseller Stop Talking, Start Doing.
"We all know that life is suffering - but why do we suffer? And when we spend ten minutes sniffing, examining, chewing, and finally mindfully eating a raisin, what exactly happens to our brains?"
With the advances in neuroscience, science offers considerably to mindfulness and meditation. If we applied that kind of thinking to teaching and learning in our schools, it would make a difference.
Rick Hanson is amazing. I have taken his course on creating positive emotions. He has a way of putting things that is engaging and easy to understand. I would recommend this work.
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
What is the best time to meditate? Mystics, sages, & meditation masters through time are unanimous in recommending that you meditate in the morning.
"In truth, meditation can happen any time. It’s possible to practice morning, noon, or night. I find that I drop into meditative awareness at the most unexpected moments."