Mindfulness: a Little can go a Long Way

Mindfulness is often described in mystical, uber-spiritual language that can make it seem more rarified and unattainable than it actually is. That’s a shame, because, although mindfulness can be viewed as a special way of attending to experience, it is most certainly within reach of all of us (learn more about what mindfulness is; learn more about how to develop mindfulness). In fact, we already have all the necessary equipment to do it: a human body and mind. All we need is a little training and some practice!

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Training Mindfulness Through Meditation

There are many ways to develop mindfulness skills, but one of the most effective ways is meditation. Why? Because meditation allows you to create an ideal set of conditions in which to isolate and then train your mindfulness skills. It’s similar to how athletes train particular skills in the gym in order to improve at their sport.

In the video below, I talk more about why meditation is so effective for training mindfulness, and how to go about doing it using a particular type of meditation called ‘noting practice’. Noting practice is the most effective form of meditation that I’ve come across for training mindfulness.

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is really going mainstream. It seems like almost every day there’s a new mindfulness book popping up on Amazon. But what is mindfulness, really? Is there more to it than slowly eating a raisin or paying attention to your breath?

To find out, watch the video below…

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