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2013 as the Year of Mindfulness: Critics and Defenders - Patheos (blog)

2013 as the Year of Mindfulness: Critics and Defenders - Patheos (blog) | Mindful | Scoop.it
“2013 as the Year of Mindfulness: Critics and Defenders Patheos (blog) Those who have followed 'mindfulness' in the Western Buddhist world in recent months have noticed a rising debate between those who find it useful on the one hand and those who...”
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5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Year after year, people complain of being more overwhelmed than they were the year before,”

 

"Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to "rest and digest" can reverse the damage."

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It may seems counter-intuitive but turning off the noise and tuning your focus can aid in getting more done...

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Christi Krug's curator insight, November 24, 3:39 PM

"Creating time for unconscious thought" is especially important for creative people. If you're not feeling creative lately,  you could be short on this.

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7 daily excuses that prevent you from meditating (and how to stop making them up)

7 daily excuses that prevent you from meditating (and how to stop making them up) | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Your mind was set, you were going to meditate every single day, so you sold off your PS4 on ebay and turned your bedroom into a minimalistic Zen garden."

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Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study

Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study | Mindful | Scoop.it
Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.
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5 Everyday Practices to Living the Good Life

5 Everyday Practices to Living the Good Life | Mindful | Scoop.it
  While growing up I often would ask questions about things that perplexed me and my dad often answered me with, “life doesn’t come with an instruction manual.” As a kid I would just look at him still perplexed as he would go back to reading his newspaper, as a teenager I would scowl at …
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 6:16 PM

The endless practice of being and becoming who we are is ongoing. I wonder what that means in teaching and learning?

 

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The Buddha Walks into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be.

The Buddha Walks into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be. | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Imagine for a moment a world where an entire generation took the view that it is more important that they determine who, not what, they want to be when they grow up. Some would still become baseball players and astronauts, but they would engage their work with the values that are most important to them."

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Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course | Mindful | Scoop.it
Google's class on mindfulness training, called "Search Inside Yourself," regularly has a wait list stretching six months.


"Self-knowledge: "Once your mind is calm and clear, you can create a quality of self-knowledge or self-awareness that improves over time, and it evolves into self-mastery. You know about yourself enough that you can master your emotions,"

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Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself

Practice Self-Compassion to Improve How You Feel About Yourself | Mindful | Scoop.it
I've been thinking about self-esteem lately, and how you can never have too much of it (or so I thought). I wanted to find out more about how self-esteem works and how to give it a boost when it's running low. I was surprised to find that self-esteem isn't as straight-forward as I'd thought--what matters more is self-compassion.
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The Beauty in Focus: Accept What Is.

The Beauty in Focus: Accept What Is. | Mindful | Scoop.it

"We are all walking around actively living out our own version of this one-act (with many chapters) play called life. It is so much easier to avoid, over-think and see the toughness than it is to be present and actually focus on what it is to be alive and that there is beauty in the struggle."

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This Japanese Practice Could Transform Your Day

This Japanese Practice Could Transform Your Day | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Japanese researchers have found that leaving the civilized world behind for a few hours could be the healthiest thing you do all day."

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How To Become More Self Aware: Mindfulness Techniques to Learn to Meditate

How To Become More Self Aware: Mindfulness Techniques to Learn to Meditate | Mindful | Scoop.it
Mindful meditation can help you reach a higher understanding of yourself. If you want to learn how to become more self aware, you must meditate mindfully.
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Contemplative Based Resilience Training

Contemplative Based Resilience Training | Mindful | Scoop.it
Humanitarian relief and development work takes place in an often stressful and frequently traumatic environment, which can create an enormous psychological burden for the workers – and result in a similarly negative impact on the organizations that employ them and on the beneficiary populations they seek to serve.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 19, 7:11 PM

We don't build. It is a matter of trans-forming and per-forming in compassionate ways in daily life.

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Making mindfulness work at work

Making mindfulness work at work | Mindful | Scoop.it
Everybody's talking about the benefits of being mindful, so how to build it into your day?


"While there is no mindfulness pill, potion, bottle or lotion (note to self: come up with this and I will be a gazillionaire) – you don’t have to go to an ashram, wear crystals, or make the pilgrimage to a six-week silent retreat in Southern India to achieve the benefits associated with the ‘M’ word."

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Why Do "Strivers" Meditate?

Why Do "Strivers" Meditate? | Mindful | Scoop.it
How did mindfulness meditation become so popular among cultural and financial "strivers"? A recent New Yorker article looks to ABC News Anchor Dan Harris' 10% Happier for answers.
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A Long And Happy Life - Eleven Ways

A Long And Happy Life - Eleven Ways | Mindful | Scoop.it
What makes you happy? Do you know the road to a happy life? Surprisingly happiness takes more work than you'd think.
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With a little work all of us can increase our level of happiness and when our happiness goes up even just a little the whole world benefits along with us.

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Authenticity

Authenticity | Mindful | Scoop.it
Do you find it hard to be yourself at times? Do you sometimes behave like someone you’re not because you’re afraid of being rejected, or worried about what someone might think of you, or perhaps you’re not comfortable with a particular part of yourself? It could be as simple as giving someone the impression that …
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How To Accept Everything & Stop Struggling In Meditation

How To Accept Everything & Stop Struggling In Meditation | Mindful | Scoop.it
Do you struggle against life or do you accept it as it is? Meditation teaches you how to accept life as it is and find deeper meaning in yourself.
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Getting the Life You Want

Getting the Life You Want | Mindful | Scoop.it
“It’s never too late to do something that your heart really desires,” says perpetual student Jennie Richards, who is studying for her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise. “I didn’t get married until I was forty-five. Now I’m back in school at age fifty-two. My life is proof that you don’t ha
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Arduously Breaking Patterns

Arduously Breaking Patterns | Mindful | Scoop.it
Breaking Patterns in our life will open up a whole new view of reality and that view can become a stream of creativity.
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Release the Phoenix of Opportunity and turn your life delightfully upside down.

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Hey, procrastinators: Timeful's new iOS app will help you manage your time

Hey, procrastinators: Timeful's new iOS app will help you manage your time | Mindful | Scoop.it
I’ll be the first to admit that managing the hours of my day is something I’ve yet to get a handle on. Fortunately, I’m not the only one facing this challenge, and a startup called Timeful is relea...
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5 Ways to Suppress Your Inner Serial Scheduler & Create More Space in Your Life

5 Ways to Suppress Your Inner Serial Scheduler & Create More Space in Your Life | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Do you ever daydream about a superhero alter ego? In my reveries, I’m a mad scientist remixing the brain chemistry of the clinically depressed and injecting the chronically unconfident with invisible vials of self-love. I’m changing the world, in short, by sharing one Yoga or meditation practice at a..."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 7:09 PM

The idea of a serial inner scheduler is interesting. It contributes to a hyper-kinetic life and we need time to just be.

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We Must First Heal our Hearts to Save the World

We Must First Heal our Hearts to Save the World | Mindful | Scoop.it
There’s something going on, have you noticed? With social media, people like me and you, are connecting. And learning that we aren’t so different, are we.
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Inner Peace On The Wings Of A Butterfly

Inner Peace On The Wings Of A Butterfly | Mindful | Scoop.it
A moment of Synchronicity and inner peace traveling upon the wings of a butterfly shaping the world in unseen ways.
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Radical Compassion Symposium | Event: Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

Radical Compassion Symposium | Event: Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado | Mindful | Scoop.it
This gathering of international thinkers, contemplatives, scientists and activists focuses on one of the most dynamic and important topics of our time: compassion.
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Practicing Contemplation on the Road

Practicing Contemplation on the Road | Mindful | Scoop.it

"There’s something about righteous indignation that feels so good, so superior— at least for a minute.  And then it all comes crashing down.  What am I doing?!?"

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Christi Krug's curator insight, July 23, 7:47 PM

“Perfection is not the elimination of imperfection, as we think. Divine perfection is, in fact, the ability to recognize, forgive, and include imperfection!" --Richard Rohr

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Interview With David Lynch

Interview With David Lynch | Mindful | Scoop.it
David Lynch wants to bring Transcendental Meditation (TM) to anyone interested in practicing. The award-winning director/writer/producer—best known for films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive and seminal TV series, Twin Peaks—has worked to raise public awareness of TM via his namesake charity, The David Lynch...
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