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MINDFULNESS IN MODERN SOCIETY
Are You Lacking Peace in Your Busy Day?
The concept of mindfulness has been permeating our culture recently, but few people seem to understand it at its core. With the rapid increase of digital distractions, modern society has slowly lost sight of one fundamental concept that has made life enjoyable for centuries: the moment. Mindfulness is actively being present in the moment, being where you are and who you’re with. It may sound rudimentary, but studies suggest that mindfulness is a crucial indicator of happiness. Here are three ways you can start practicing today. Eliminate Distractions We live in a digital world, and with that comes the potential for our attention to be diverted. Smartphones receive a lot of the blame, but distractions that eliminate mindfulness began long before the invention and subsequent popularity of the iPhone. Television, car displays, watches, radios, and even billboards can divert
our attention from living in the moment. To experience what is around us, we must see and comprehend our surroundings.
Actively Participate Mindfulness doesn't necessarily require active participation, but it certainly helps. And participation doesn’t automatically mean talking. In some cases, you can be mindful and participate with the world around you without using any communication. Participating can be a state of mind where you are cognizant of what is going on in the world around you and you interpret the meaning of what you see. Reflection In some cases, participation will turn to reflection. Introspection is not to be confused with distraction. By taking a look inside and considering how a specific moment affected us, we’re able to take a step toward peace and emotional prosperity.
Give these principles a try and see how your day is affected. Likely you can experience the joy and serenity that mindfulness brings along with a more vivid life experience.
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