In keeping with the holiday season, today’s post is a simple reminder to set an intention to be grateful. If I were to represent the topics of my thoughts over the course of a day as a pie chart, the biggest slice usually represents things to do, with a tiny sliver dedicated to things to be thankful for. Furthermore, thoughts and feelings of gratitude often come and go fleetingly, without my mind resting on them and giving them the attention and focus they deserve.
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I will be giving a presentation tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17) on apps that can help to promote focus and mindfulness at MIT (Room 4-270), as part of the Radius “Hack Your Mind” program. There has been a boom in mindfulness apps over the last year or two, which makes this an exciting time to give the presentation.
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In an effort to share a range of perspectives on the meaning of mindfulness and to facilitate a discussion about this important topic, we are posting a series of short essays by different contributors on “What Mindfulness Means to Me.” Below is an essay by Sang H. Kim.
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I’ve had the privilege of writing a guest blog posting on Everyday Mindfulness entitled, “Responding Not Reacting: Mindfulness Lessons From The Martial Arts.” In it I describe some lessons I have learned about responding rather than reacting from my training in martial arts over the years. In particular I thought it would be interesting to explore how an action can be a response even when it is immediate, in light of the fact that I often hear it said that responding is about pausing before taking action.
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As the word “mindfulness” gains wider use and moves more into the mainstream, confusion can arise about what it means. In addition, “mindfulness” means different things to different people. In an effort to share a range of perspectives on the meaning of mindfulness and to facilitate a discussion about this important topic, we will be posting a series of short essays by different contributors on “What Mindfulness Means to Me.” The piece below by Zan Barry is the first in the series. Stay tuned for more!
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