If you haven't explored the mindfulness movement, it may be time to do so. A clear mind, an open mind that has a positive and optimistic focus creates happiness and health. Don't just take my word for it. There is a plethora of research and documentation on the benefits of meditation, relaxation training, yoga, biofeedback, hypnosis, visual imagery for mental rehearsal, music, art and exercise. However, how we think about things becomes the lens we view everything. Our thoughts and beliefs direct our actions. In all of our lives, it is possible identify or find patterns that lead us to freedom or roadblocks. Unfortunately, doing this without a guide, coach, therapist is VERY difficult. One reason to consider this difficulty is to ask yourself the following; Do you ever lose an argument to yourself in your own mind?" I doubt it. If you are interested in finding out, leave the "screen time" and move to "face time" with trusted friends or colleagues. It may be time for a paradigm shift or as I mention to many in our sessions together, an upgraded operating system is needed. Mindfulness changes the brain in positive ways. See the simplicity, calm and beauty all around you. Be present, thoughtful and observant. Then, feel gratitude. Clear your mind of the clutter. The founder of MBSR Jon Kabat-Zinn has published books, a curriculum and practices to be more mindful. Remember, an empty mind is an open mind. An open mind gives you a sense of calm.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)