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The Mindful Counter-Revolution

The Mindful Counter-Revolution | Mindful | Scoop.it

"I go back about 35 years in the do-good PR and communications field and have spent much of the last decade working to build awareness of specific ways contemplative practice can facilitate deep social and environmental change. So I’m heartened by the surge of mainstream media coverage of mindfulness"

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 18, 6:29 PM

Mindfulness the way it is approached can be referred to as McMindfulness where we look at instrumental outcomes rather than the benefit to people and the world.

 

This is not a lot different than the way we do School. It is not about growth but about some bottom line which is corporate rather than humane.

 

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The Responsibility of Opportunity

The Responsibility of Opportunity | Mindful | Scoop.it
Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. May those of us who have been given opportunity refuse to waste it.


"Be diligent. There is great responsibility that accompanies our opportunity. Our most important response is to make wise and diligent use of it. Work hard. Study hard. Everyday."

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Why Is Meditation So Hard?

Why Is Meditation So Hard? | Mindful | Scoop.it
Why is meditation so hard? Why is it tough to start and sustain your practice? Here are 6 things you need to know about the challenge of meditation.
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Let it Flow: The Importance of Losing Yourself in a Pursuit.

Let it Flow: The Importance of Losing Yourself in a Pursuit. | Mindful | Scoop.it
I tend to be someone who jumps with a vengeance into projects that interest me. Slightly obsessive by nature (thanks, Dad) and usually outcome oriented, I can bust out work with great intensity whe...
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A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart | Mindful | Scoop.it
For some reason I stumbled across and read the post I wrote at the beginning of the new year. I think a little fairy dust was sprinkled over  me, or perhaps it was my muddy angel swinging by to get...
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The Step After Getting Clear

The Step After Getting Clear | Mindful | Scoop.it
Clarity is power. There is, however, a step beyond clarity that you can take to channel that power productively.  Whether you get clear about something, including what you need to do next, the thin...
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The Importance Of Downtime For Productivity

The Importance Of Downtime For Productivity | Mindful | Scoop.it
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:
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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.

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4 Lessons from the Forest on Dealing with Difficult Times

4 Lessons from the Forest on Dealing with Difficult Times | Mindful | Scoop.it
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.
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Connecting and learning from nature can be a lifesaving moment helping us to stop and clearly see our current reality.

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3 Reasons to Stop Conforming to the World Around You

3 Reasons to Stop Conforming to the World Around You | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.” -Paulo Coelho

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Mightily society squeezes us into a predetermined shape, never asking if we wish to be that shape?

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The Mindfulness Backlash: True or False?

The Mindfulness Backlash: True or False? | Mindful | Scoop.it

"has mindfulness become another form of snake oil, claiming to cure everything under the sun from anxiety to sneezing?"

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 11:45 AM

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.

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25 Minutes Of Mindfulness Meditation Can Be Best Stress Buster

25 Minutes Of Mindfulness Meditation Can Be Best Stress Buster | Mindful | Scoop.it

"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."

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How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue

How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue | Mindful | Scoop.it
Stop being your own worst critic. Here's how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.
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No Time for Mindfulness? Try This Walking Meditation Practice

No Time for Mindfulness? Try This Walking Meditation Practice | Mindful | Scoop.it
During the day many of us are moving so fast, sometimes physically, but almost always mentally.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 28, 11:10 AM

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.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, June 30, 8:21 AM

Mindfulness On-the-Go: Walking Meditation Practice

  1. Appreciate
  2. Ground
  3. Come to Your Senses
  4. Say a Helpful Phrase


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How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit?

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? | Mindful | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to change a bad habit or perhaps just form a new, good habit, but then found that you lack the discipline to stick to your intention? if so changing that pattern might not be as difficult as you think. This article share about the research behind forming new habits and also some guidelines for getting started.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 18, 6:30 PM

This suggests repetition is important in learning and that means multitasking might not be ideal.

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Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads. | Mindful | Scoop.it
The simple living movement is a beautiful community. I enjoy every opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less.
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If you can't choose wisely, pick at random

If you can't choose wisely, pick at random | Mindful | Scoop.it
When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark
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23 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Dalai Lama

23 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Dalai Lama | Mindful | Scoop.it

"One of the many reasons I am so fond of Dalai Lama and many of the Buddhist teachings is because of the softness of their words and the fact that through the simple words used in their messages, they empower the whole world."

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How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research

How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research | Mindful | Scoop.it
Everyone says you should be positive... but how? Here what science has to say about how to be optimistic.
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Meditating through the madness

Meditating through the madness | Mindful | Scoop.it
You may have heard about the buzz around meditation and mindfulness as of late. Everyone from celebrities to entrepreneurs to big-time techies are looking for a little stillness amidst the rush of everyday life. Workshops and retreats are ...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 12, 10:47 AM

Meditation practices moved from the cushion to life are important. It is about being and becoming a better person and contributing to a better world.

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How to be Happy.

How to be Happy. | Mindful | Scoop.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"

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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...

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3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend | Mindful | Scoop.it
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.
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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.


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The "I" in Our Illness and the "We" in our Wellness

The "I" in Our Illness and the "We" in our Wellness | Mindful | Scoop.it
A Buddhist teacher offers advice for the healing of the nation.
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I love simplicity and this post really hits the nail on the head...

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Meditation: The Minimum Amount That Works

Meditation: The Minimum Amount That Works | Mindful | Scoop.it
Study finds least mindful people benefit most from a surprisingly small amount of meditation.
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Where Did The Present Go

Where Did The Present Go | Mindful | Scoop.it
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.
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Here's a short video about a clock and the present moment... check it out, you'll be glad you did.

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How to Meditate: Mindfulness for a More Peaceful Mind

How to Meditate: Mindfulness for a More Peaceful Mind | Mindful | Scoop.it

"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."

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