N.O.W.: Deconstructing Mindfulness

We all have heard that “meditation is good for you.” However, good in what terms?

All the benefits we hear about, are they just reports from people that have been meditating for 10 years or more? 

Are there validated scientific studies showing empirical results? What is all this hype around Mindfulness? Is it really worth investing your time in?

What is this thing called Mindfulness? What comes to your mind when you hear the word Mindfulness?

A plethora of questions that I’m going to explore in this course with you and give you my take on them. We will also dive right into a few meditations for you to get familiarized with Mindfulness from the start and decide if, through the tools provided by regular practice, you could create a paradigm shift and discover new possibilities for your present and future. Perhaps even uncover limiting beliefs and/or unhelpful patterns, that you are no longer helpful to you.

“We’re all very good at developing mental worst-case scenarios and then convincing ourselves that it’s an inevitability.” — Jake Wilder

There are countless ways to reach our personal goals: Most methods to attain equanimity, reduce stress, enhance our well-being an so forth are valid for some people and less so for others.

What had failed for me in the past, was a practical approach (intertwined with the holistic one) on how to access a possible shift in mindset and on how to shift my focus in an organic, non-pushy way.

I found this in the science-based modern take on Mindfulness. While keeping a bit of mystery, this is my personal intersection where spirituality meets science.

Mindfulness is but one of many techniques, some call it technology, to learn how to observe, take a step back and non-judgmentally examine the contents of our brains, before jumping to a predefined solution.

When we cultivate Mindfulness, we allow new perspectives to manifest because we allow our thoughts to slow down, to pause, to momentarily suspend the vicious circle we sometimes tend to fall into: «if this happens…then this other thing will happen… alternatively, this other thing might happen…»,  and so forth.   

A new way to define and recognize a problem is already half the solution.

Thank you for joining me and see you in the next chapters.

Samantha

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