How to use this material
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.
There is a simple and powerful practice to improve your communications and capacity to be mindful. It is, quite simply,
There’s not a lot of magic in life (well actually there is, but that’s another post), but this is a nice trick you can use anytime. Simply ask yourself “am I mindful now?” – answer is always yes. If you weren’t mindful when you asked, you have to become mindful in order to answer the question.
Many people find it challenging to sit still. Others find the thought of willing yourself into disciplined practice of daily meditation an overwhelming experience, just too big to fit into an already busy life. Plus there’s so much information on what to do, and how to do it that it’s hard to know where to begin.
So here’s how.