“Wearing meditation and mindfulness practice on your sleeve, appears self-absorbed, and frankly narcissistic.”
Today we discuss the powerful experience of using meditation and mindfulness in your day-to-day life. We have mentioned meditation and mindfulness in previous episodes, especially in the context of running. We get a lot of questions about where these two skills fit into an integrative approach to health and wellness. Therefore, I believe the topic deserves its own show – today we deliver!
Have you ever had a negative gut reaction to people discussing meditation and mindfulness in your presence? I have! It is entertaining how many people I run into calling themselves, “Buddhists.” In fact, I doubt that most even know what that actually means, other than from watching, “Seven Years In Tibet.”
In a rather rambling reflection, I discuss the often self-absorbed and frankly narcissistic appearance of many, who wear these helpful tools on their sleeve.
Tools For Meditation and Mindfulness
Finally, I provide two very useful takeaway resources. First, I dive into my experience, albeit on and off, using the “Headspace” guided meditation app, available both on iPhone and Android. I reveal my sometimes ambivalent relationship with the app, by reviewing what I love, and where I have minor reservations.
Second , I introduce a must-know technique passed down to me from my graduate major professor, called, “The Savouring Exercise.” I have taught it to countless clients over the years. The tool requires a keen focus on the senses as a form of mental self-care.
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