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To Grow Mindfulness Practice Paying Attention

Zen Breaks
To Grow Mindfulness Practice Paying Attention
By Zen Breaks • Issue #27 • View online
ZEN BREAKS 27 - How mindfulness changes your brain

88. What You Practice Grows Stronger
The Power of Mindfulness
The Power of Mindfulness
Shauna Shapiro uses modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can change the way we live and create positive changes in our brains. 
“Research from Harvard shows the mind wanders on average 47 percent of the time 47 percent that’s almost half of our lives that we’re missing that we’re not here.
So, part of mindfulness is simply learning to train the mind in how to be here where we already are like right now.”
Now, you know the secret is simple: practice. Because what you practice grows stronger, notice and choose wisely what you practice on your daily life.
89. Connection Comes From Paying Attention
How the power of attention changes everything
How the power of attention changes everything
Jeff Kleins explains that is the simple process of paying attention that can allow us to be present and create an effective connection between people.
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In this space lies our freedom and power to choose our response, and in our response lies our growth and freedom.” Viktor Frankl
“Everything is connected to everything else, yet we forget. Between stimulus and response, there is a space. Let’s pay attention to that space.
In it lies infinite opportunities to connect to ourselves, to others, and to the possibility of transforming our relationship to the world. Our lives and the lives of our children, their children, their children’s children may depend on it.
When we connect, we always make a difference. And paying attention is the key to connection.” Jeff Kleins
90. How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain
How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains
How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains
Richard J. Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose. 
“The first pillar is awareness and awareness includes the capacity to focus our attention to resist distraction.
(…) The second pillar of a healthy mind is connection. Connection refers to those qualities, which nurture harmonious interpersonal relationships qualities, like appreciation, like kindness, like compassion having a positive outlook.
(..) the research shows that it doesn’t take much to start activating these latent qualities which can flourish and become stronger the third pillar of a healthy mind is insight and insight is about insight into the narrative that we all have about ourselves at the very extreme end of continuum.
(.,,) Finally, the last pillar of a healthy mind is purpose, and here we’re talking about having a sense that our life is headed in a particular direction and most importantly it is about taking more and more of the activities in our lives as belonging to this sense of purpose. ”
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