Mindfulness: Your Key to Fulfillment and Success
Mindfulness practice. It’s the new buzzword in today’s media. We encounter it on television, online, the daily newspaper. Employed by Buddhists 2500 years ago, mindfulness is now cited in hundreds of clinical and scientific studies as a proven approach to reduce suffering, increase performance, and experience fulfillment in the midst of our chaotic 21st century life. The term is also fast gaining traction in the worlds of business and commerce precisely because it generates these outcomes for business executives, mid-management professionals and staff on all levels.
Beyond and Intimate
You’ve worked hard on your career, your relationships, your health. Yet something is missing. Perhaps you feel as if you are sleepwalking through your life. Well you are not alone. Surveys indicate a growing number of Americans feel the same way: disengaged.
Mindfulness is waking up. Going beyond self-imposed expectations. Becoming intimate with people and the world around us. No gimmicks or gadgets. It’s all within you right now!
So what is it? Mindfulness, in essence, is the cultivation of an ability to see what’s going on in our minds, without getting pulled around by the chatter. It is a learned practice to lock into the present moment, moment by moment.
On the most basic level, one sits in an erect but comfortable position and focuses on the breath moving through the nostrils, entering the lungs, and inflating the lower abdomen. The abdomen deflates and the breath is expelled out through nostrils. When the mind wanders – and it will wander – one simply brings attention back to the breath.
Sounds simple, right? However, like any skill, it takes practice. Most people find it helpful to employ a mindfulness coach.
In today’s world, celebrities, professional athletes, concert performers and consulting companies have endorsed mindfulness as a tool to relieve stress, build equanimity and increase performance.
Hundreds of scientific studies have demonstrated that mindfulness:
- Improves outcome with chronically ill patients;
- Reduces anxiety and depression;
- Successfully addresses substance abuse disorders;
- Improves anger management among prison populations;
- Enhances cognitive and athletic performance.
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