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This page hosts a step by step program for starting and improving your mindfulness and presence. You don't need a big deal practice to make a big deal difference. The key isn't to have a huge mediation every day in the most perfect place you can find. The key is to simply add more mindful moments into your life every day. And that is easy, delicious, and gets quick results.
A lot of people are struggling with the notion of "being in the present" or being mindful and wonder just exactly what that is like. I've met people that were very frustrated and have tried numerous practices but still didn't have an experience that landed for them as being in the moment. The hand exercise is designed just for such a purpose. The key point is that you this is much easier than you "think" (ha!).
Next, I want to bust the notion that you have to have a huge commitment to meditation or some hour long daily practice. Yes, that helps, but is not required. The article, be mindful, anywhere, instantly suggests that you can do lots of small moments as a very effective practice. Do this. It makes a difference.
Supercharge you conversations presents a powerful yet simple technique to bring more presence into a conversation in real time.
There is a lot more to talk about, and I'll be adding additional posts over time including some guided meditations and more.
If you think “I just can’t be mindful” – this article is for you.
Ok so you’re not a meditation person, and can’t think of anything worse than trying to sit still focusing on your “feelings”. Seems stupid to try to have some kind of big experience when there’s so much going on and besides, it’s just boring. And all this talk about “accepting the moment”. Hey, things are bad in the world and my rent doesn’t get paid by “accepting” that I owe it. Stuff has to get done! Change needs to happen.
At the same time, there’s a lot of talk about mindfulness, blah blah blah and it would be good to be happier and enjoy life more. But it seems like everything you’ve tried just doesn’t work or isn’t “for you”. And you don’t want to ditch the moral outrage you have about the injustices in the world in order to find peace. What good is peace if you just bury your head in the sand?
I get it. I really do.
Here’s an easy way to bring more mindful moments into your life and model how to do so for others.