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There's No Way Around It, Mindfulness Practice Takes Work

There's No Way Around It, Mindfulness Practice Takes Work | personal development | Scoop.it
Misconceptions surround the practice of mindfulness, which is part meditation and part a greater awareness of the things around you.

 

"it takes time and sustained practice to experience the benefits.”


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craig daniels's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:57 AM

It's a very old saying, "nothing worth learning is easy."  Mindfulness is worth learning and yes it takes time and persistence if you hope to understand it and become adept at the practice of mindfulness.


Don't let my sobering comments scare you off from putting your toe in the water of taking up a mindfulness practice. The practice of mindfulness is well within your grasp, it just is not easy. Would you want it to be any other way?


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:14 PM

I believe in it. My practice is flawed, but, what there is, provides sustenance and energy to move forward refreshed or more refreshed.

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Learning to Measure Time in Love and Loss

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"For about 10 years, I worked full time in prisons as a teacher, logging more than 40 hours a week behind those fences, including a long winter at one facility that had been a cereal factory and stood near the highway in downtown Indianapolis. It was a rock of a building with finger-thick grilles on the windows.
 

During my first week there, an inmate laughed when I asked him to reset the wall clock.


“A few minutes off?” he said. “We need one that goes by months and years. What do we care about five minutes?”


I mention this only because his words summed up the love story that had defined my life. When my wife left me, I..."

 

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Lisa A Romano's comment, January 4, 2014 5:06 AM
This is just such a beautiful article to share.I really relate to that aching bitter-sweetness that the author writes to in his exhortion to the damsels to make good of time....
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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: We need the coldness of death to see clearly.

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: We need the coldness of death to see clearly. | personal development | Scoop.it

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