Ten Minutes of Mindfulness

“We live in an incredibly busy world,” begins Andy Puddicombe in this TED talk posted just 2 days ago (and already with nearly 20,000 hits on youtube alone).

“With that in mind, I would like you to take a moment to think: when did you last take any time to do nothing?”

Such is the question and one we should all ask. If your New Years resolution is to meditate more, or simply to maybe give it a try (or try again) in 2013, this video would make a great start.

Meditation isn’t easy. That it is might be a myth pushed on Western society by too many over-eager gurus who really didn’t understand the people they were teaching. The fact is, it can be excruciating. That’s because in meditation we have to face whatever comes up. And if you’ve lived a life of avoiding all of that, then there is simply going to be A LOT that wants to come up.

Better now than never, though. Just 10 minutes. See what a difference it makes.

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