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  • Things are moving so fast these days.

  • We've got Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, text messages, Instagram,

  • and it's just so easy for us to get distracted.

  • We've got a lot of to-do lists, and sometimes,

  • we forget to take a moment to just be in life.

  • Do you sometimes feel like your head's gonna explode?

  • We get distracted, burned out, from all that information.

  • These days, taking a (pause) is a radical act.

  • Meditation is one way of taking a pause.

  • It can help you put the to-do lists to the side,

  • and tune in to yourself and be present to what you're actually doing.

  • This will make you more effective at work, and at the same time,

  • be able to appreciate the beauty of the world.

  • Maybe you've tried meditation before, but your mind just can't stop thinking.

  • Well, welcome to the club.

  • That's what minds do: think.

  • So don't worry. You're not alone.

  • Meditation may look like a whole lot of nothing from the outside,

  • but it only takes a few minutes of sitting to realize how much effort it takes to focus the mind.

  • Meditation is about becoming a master of your mind,

  • rather than a slave to its every impulse,

  • so you can be more focused, effective, and calm in everyday life.

  • There's now hard scientific evidence supporting the fact

  • that meditation can literally reshape your brain for the better.

  • It's not only for the monks anymore.

  • Big companies including Google are bringing meditation into the work place.

  • Convinced?

  • So, are you interested in finding out more about meditation but don't have enough time?

  • Well, you can. Mindful in May is a one-month meditation challenge,

  • starting on May 1st, that teaches and invites you to experiment

  • with bringing ten minutes of daily meditation into your life,

  • and notice the benefits. And the money raised during the campaign

  • will help build clean water wells in developing countries.

  • You'll need motivation for this challenge, so dedicate your practice to a larger cause

  • by making your own donation, and invite your friends and family to sponsor and support you

  • in bringing more clarity and compassion into the world.

  • Watch your mindful ripple make a tangible life-changing difference

  • to the one in six people living on the planet without access to life's most basic needwater.

  • It's a win-win situation. Clear mind for you, clean water for others.

  • www.mindfulinmay.org

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    Chloe Tyan posted on 2016/07/01
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