Living Mindfully, Living Happily Through Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life | Donna Rockwell, PsyD

February 23, 2015 7:20 PM

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Living Mindfully, Living Happily Through Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life | Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Meditation is not limited to the practice of monks sitting silently in Tibetan caves. Unrelated to religion or culture, meditation is an everyday kind of consciousness that all human beings, from time to time experience quite naturally. By tapping into this natural ability, meditation helps the mind stay focused on the realities of the present moment. Attention to one's own mind in mindfulness meditation practice, if undertaken on a regular basis, can heighten mental clarity, hone intelligence, and promote emotional stability. However, only a small percentage of the population practices meditation or knows much about it.

It is ironic that people dash through life trying to figure things out, furrowing their brows in deep concentration and boring their minds like laser beams into making decisions without ever wondering what "mind" is in the first place. Western societies have bypassed what Eastern cultures have taken...

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