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You’re Awake, But Are You Aware?

By: Laura Silva.

In the simplest of terms, mindfulness is a state of total awareness. Awareness of your body. Your thoughts. Your emotions. Your surroundings.

Mindfulness originates from the teachings of ancient Buddhist meditation, but has since been extensively verified by modern scientific research.

When you’re mindful, you’re completely immersed in the present moment. There is no mind chatter, no physical distractions, no thoughts of past events to weigh you down from experiencing life’s greatest gift – the here and now.

How exactly does mindfulness affect your life?

When you are mindful of what you say… you can empathize better with yourself and others.

When you are mindful of your negative feelings… they will never overpower you.

When you are mindful of your decisions at work… you’ll go further in your career.

When you are mindful of how you spend money… you’ll never have to worry about financial distress.

When you are mindful of your body’s signals… you’ll cope better with stress and avoid health issues.

Mindfulness positively impacts every aspect of your life.

Best of all, it does this on autopilot. You see mindfulness is not like meditation–it’s not a technique or an exercise, but rather a passive skill that you train yourself to practice automatically, every second of your waking life.

The big question is of course, how do you achieve mindfulness? This is what the Mindfulness Project is all about, and we can’t wait to show you what Laura and neuroscientist Mark Waldman have spent the past 2 years coming up with.

Until then, we’d love to hear YOUR thoughts on mindfulness. So drop us a note in the comments section below, and tell us:

How would your life change if you could be more mindful?

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Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. pinky
    April 23, 2011 at 8:49 am

    i will try this mindfulness….i think it is great…when we live in present moment we are not making our mind as traffic jam…

  2. April 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    @ Pinky – Practice makes us perfect, very true, live in the moment and in every situation see your options and choose with full awareness 🙂

  3. rajeev
    April 23, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Better be Mindful than empty or full mind…

  4. April 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    @ Rajeev – Yes 100% agree, being mindful is walking with awareness 🙂

  5. Shammi Sabharwal
    April 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Good idea..we must practice it

  6. April 26, 2011 at 7:00 am

    @ Shammi – Agree 🙂

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