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!
Of course, people who have developed their mindfulness to an extremely high degree possess a skill that can seem otherworldly to the rest of us, mystical even. They can be a real inspiration for the development of our own mindfulness. But it’s important to understand that you can experience tremendous benefits in your life even without training your mindfulness skills to such a high level.
Let me make an analogy with triathlon. If you train for a triathlon, even if it’s just a sprint distance one, you’ll get many benefits related to that training. You’ll be fitter, stronger, probably sleep better, etc. Notice that you didn’t need to compete at the elite level in an Ironman to start seeing significant improvements in your life and your health. You don’t need to be Chrissie Wellington or Dave Scott. The same is true for mindfulness.
So, don’t mistake mastery for necessity. Even a little mindfulness training can go a long way!
I’ll share with you how to cultivate and apply mindfulness to transform your relationship with things like stress, anxiety, anger and other difficult emotions, based on my 20+ years of meditation experience.
I’ll also share a precise, effective, down to earth method for spiritual development (if that’s your thing), without all the fluff and hazy mystical language you’ll often run into with this kind of stuff.
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