26 januari 2013

TED Mindful Puddicombe

"All it takes is 10 mindful minutes"
from TED about Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe.

Who is this guy?
Andy Puddicombe wants you to take a break -- not just from work, but from your own mind, which is so full of anxieties about the world and anxieties about its own anxieties. To help you do that, Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, co-founded Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. Puddicombe also writes prolifically for the Huffington Post and the Guardian, on the benefits of mindful thinking for healthy living.

What does he say:
Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually it's … about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going.”

Why not hear his TED talk here -
"on average our minds are lost in thoughts almost 47% of the time"
familiarize yourself with the presence of the moment and experience a greater sense of focus - calm - clarity...:
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