Mindfulness Published 21/02/2013 by inspiringyourspirit A very simple introduction to Mindfulness, easy to follow showing the benefits of its practice and being in the NOW. Enjoy 🙂 Namaste Mark Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintTumblrRedditMoreLinkedInLike this:Like Loading...
Living in the moment is what we are all doing, but we seldom are ever IN the moment, for we worry about the future, and hold onto the past… forgetting the GIFT we are given in the Now, which its why its called the PRESENT.. 🙂
Wishing you a great weekend Mark
Oh yes 🙂
You too my friend
I have a profound question here. I wrote a post last week about the difference between awareness and metacognition. And here I see mindfulness. I know that this has been around for 25 years in the Western Hemisphere and that it is a watered down version coming from buddhism. But in a way, this video makes me pleasantly agitated. There is no answer here. It is like publicity for sigarets. And if I walk around the internet, I see 700 different interpretations of mindfulness, awareness, metacognition and so on.
Many people, if not most think that meditation is sitting cross legged, listening to Enya in the vicinity of a candle and some incense.
So let me come back to the question. Could you give a concise and correct definition of mindfulness, in respect with my brain and mind, so that people know when they are mindfull and when they are mindless. (like me right now 🙂 )
Hey Bert, Wow, a great and very deep question and one in which I guess is debated constantly around the world, especially between scientists and ancient and more traditional forms of religion..I will post two things which may help with answering this question, one is an article in which I think helps from a Buddhist meditative perspective and on a YouTube video by Prof Mark Williams from Oxford University where he provides a 1 + hour presentation on Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy showing how the science of the brain and the use of ancient Buddhist meditation techniques help in clinical and everyday life.
Thank you very much for this effort.
Your very welcome 🙂 Off to rest now as its the end of my day. Have a great weekend .