How mindful are you?

A lot of interesting research out there on mindfulness. That is being aware of your thoughts yet not overthinking it. There is of course more to it than that and variations on this type of awareness.

Consider for a moment how useful it could be to be more aware of what ya thinking and how that can help you towards your potential.

Check this out…

“When a thought comes, you say hello, and then you say good-bye right away. When other thoughts come, just say hello and say good-bye again. Don’t fight. Don’t say, ‘Oh, I’m so bad,

I think of so many things!’ You don’t need to think like that. You just say hi and bye, relax and let go. You bring your mind to the present moment and rest in awareness of your body. It’s like soaking mung beans in water. You don’t need to force the water to enter the mung bean. You let the mung bean be in the water, and slowly, slowly, it goes in. Gradually the mung bean gets saturated, swollen and tender. The same is true for you. Letting go, the tension will be released slowly, slowly, slowly. And you will become more relaxed and more peaceful. The training is to just keep bringing your mind back to the present moment with your body.” Thich Nhat Hanh

How mindful are you?

with Arete,


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