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The Power of Being Present

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Welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. You know, some people misunderstand mindfulness and they think it's about zoning out or blissing out, or you know, rising above normal daily life. But it's actually the exact opposite of those things. It is rather an act to full engagement in life. Mindfulness involves deepening our ability to be fully attentive to the present moment and continually returning to the present moment if we lose ourselves in our wondering thoughts.

And this process of being more aware, more awake, gradually untangles us from being caught up in the thoughts that create our anxieties, our worries, and our restless nights. It unwinds stress and suffering and makes us less reactive. It restores inner calm. Importantly, it also gives us the mental space to make wiser choices in life. The ones that lead towards us living a more healthy, happy, and meaningful life.

And perhaps most importantly, research now compellingly points to the fact that happiness is a skill. You know Matt Killingsworth from Harvard University did the largest study that's ever been done on human happiness and discovered that happiness isn't about getting the big house, the big achievement, the perfect partner. He found that what actually makes people happy is being present in the moment. In fact, he found that the more present we are in our lives, the happier we are and conversely, the more our minds wander, the more unhappy we are. Taking all of that into account makes mindfulness really the most intelligent and effective way to cultivate happiness from within and carry it with you wherever you go.

It truly is so much power in being present. Whereas you may have noticed already, although being present in the here and now is a simple concept. It's not always actually easy, which is why regular practice is so important because like anything worth having in life, you have to invest the time before you experience the full benefits of what mindfulness has to offer. And with time and practice you'll gradually notice that that awareness that you develop in meditation starts to take up residence inside you like warm sunshine and begins to flow into your whole life.

Melli O'Brien

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The Power of Being Present

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. You know, some people misunderstand mindfulness and they think it's about zoning out or blissing out, or you know, rising above normal daily life. But it's actually the exact opposite of those things. It is rather an act to full engagement in life. Mindfulness involves deepening our ability to be fully attentive to the present moment and continually returning to the present moment if we lose ourselves in our wondering thoughts.

And this process of being more aware, more awake, gradually untangles us from being caught up in the thoughts that create our anxieties, our worries, and our restless nights. It unwinds stress and suffering and makes us less reactive. It restores inner calm. Importantly, it also gives us the mental space to make wiser choices in life. The ones that lead towards us living a more healthy, happy, and meaningful life.

And perhaps most importantly, research now compellingly points to the fact that happiness is a skill. You know Matt Killingsworth from Harvard University did the largest study that's ever been done on human happiness and discovered that happiness isn't about getting the big house, the big achievement, the perfect partner. He found that what actually makes people happy is being present in the moment. In fact, he found that the more present we are in our lives, the happier we are and conversely, the more our minds wander, the more unhappy we are. Taking all of that into account makes mindfulness really the most intelligent and effective way to cultivate happiness from within and carry it with you wherever you go.

It truly is so much power in being present. Whereas you may have noticed already, although being present in the here and now is a simple concept. It's not always actually easy, which is why regular practice is so important because like anything worth having in life, you have to invest the time before you experience the full benefits of what mindfulness has to offer. And with time and practice you'll gradually notice that that awareness that you develop in meditation starts to take up residence inside you like warm sunshine and begins to flow into your whole life.

Melli O'Brien

4.5

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