Journal

Seeking Mindfulness for Brainfulness

Multitasking is a myth—we are all serial thinkers…. I confess that once again, I write this email while multitasking, realizing that I multitask because I think I have too much to do or feel like there is not enough time to do what I think needs to be done. In addition to multitasking, I notice I have a tendency to keep my mind busy when I am not sufficiently interested or engaged in what I am doing. I go to google and search for the latest mindfulness news and research, or I check facebook-twitter, or find music, look at apps, or plan another mindfulness class or a future trip. This continuous doing and looking for things to do causes my brain to feel full. And this BRAINFULNESS - not to be

What Mindfulness is not

Mindfulness meditation is about experiencing and accepting the present moment and in that sense is different from other styles of meditation. Studies on the benefits of meditation have been done on people that practice mindfulness meditation so it’s important to know what mindfulness is not. 1-IT IS NOT VISUALIZATION: Mindfulness is about being present and focusing on what’s happening right now in this moment. Visualization usually involves imagining the future or a different place or situation, which takes you out of the present. 2-IS IT NOT THE REPETITION OF MANTRAS: Mantras involve focusing the attention on a specific phrase or words. Mindfulness is about making the body the object of at

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