Thursday, June 23, 2016

Have You Actually Tried It?

The only way to truly discover the power of mindfulness is to learn how to do it, and then try it for yourself.”
I think it was Albert Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again while hoping for a different outcome.  If you are frazzled or stressed out, why don’t you actually try to practice mindfulness?  Even Humana is offering courses on it as part of leadership development.  As you go about your day today, try to be where you are and only do what you are doing.  If you are drinking coffee, drink coffee.  Smell it.  Taste it.  Feel the warmth of your coffee mug.  If you are walking, just walk.  If you are processing a claim, be one with the claim. (smile)  Whatever you are doing be there and nowhere else.  Avoid unnecessary multi-tasking.  Try to only do one thing at a time and finish one task before starting another.  I am not saying this is easy.  However, trying to live in a mindful way shouldn’t stress you out.  What stresses people out is going in ten different directions at the same time while trying to do ten different things.  Imagine a man or a woman spinning ten plates on the top of ten long sticks.  This is often “normal” life for many people in our modern culture.  Stop the madness!

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