“My mind is always racing to other places when I need it here with me.” “I can’t remember the last time I really enjoyed what I was doing.” “It’s like my life is on autopilot.” “It feels like it's been forever since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a meal.”
Ever find yourself saying or thinking these things? Maybe the time has come for you to take a break from your mile-a-minute multitasking lifestyle and allow yourself to breathe into living.
Mindfulness is the application of millennia-old Eastern wisdom to uniquely modern-day problems. The practice hasn’t changed, but the method of delivery has.
We’ve all heard the buzzword, but what exactly is the definition of mindfulness?
As defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, father of the movement in the West, mindfulness is “being in the moment, nonjudgmentally.” That means both being conscious of what’s going on right now and leaving aside judgments and evaluations (like this is good, bad, confusing, typical, etc.).
At first glance, it sounds kind of hokey. But only at first glance. Mindfulness exercises have research backing the fact that they can help. Studies have found that people who cultivate mindfulness in their lives tend to live longer, work with more fulfillment, and lead generally happier lives.
Mindfulness is not to be confused with meditation. One of the main differences lies in where and when you choose to practice. Meditation is usually done in a specific environment, focusing only on what needs to be meditated on. Mindfulness, on the other hand, can and should be done anywhere, at any time and, most importantly, incorporated into you daily routine and lifestyle.
In mindfulness, we use practices or exercises to develop our skill, encouraging awareness, not control. We aren’t interested in “doing it right” or “breathing correctly.” We are interested in working on our ability to watch ourselves as we experience life.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. It’s amazing.
You’re a brave guy. And a lucky one too. How do we know that? Because you survived your heart attack. And now, you’re ready to move on. Maybe you think the best way to do it is to forget it ever happened. But how far will that get you? Chances are, not very. To really move on you need to first deal with what you’ve gone through and then start re-structuring the pieces of your life. That’s a tall order even for the bravest and luckiest among us. You need – and deserve –the best tools to help get you there. We have gathered these tools for you right here, in the ‘Recovering from heart attack’ community. This is the no-nonsense place where men like you come to learn how to process what they’ve gone through and move on. It’s where they share their experiences with one another and practice the steps that support and sustain their recovery. In fact, it’s the only place where you can access all these tools within the framework of our uniquely effective approach to recovery. Just for brave, lucky guys like.
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