There are countless meditation variations, and the basics we cover – the “easy way” and the “easier way” – provide significant mindfulness benefits. It’s mental training to help us respond with authentic choices vs. reckless reactions to the “doing-mode-overload” of modern life.
- When Nelson Mandela first came to France,…South African leader, finally a free man,…role model around the world,…news reporters asked him what he most wanted to do,…see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, great restaurants, music…Mandela said what he most wanted to do was…to sit and do nothing.…He explained,…ever since I got out of prison, I haven't had time…to just sit down and do nothing.…It wasn't because he was physically tired.…He didn't say, "I need to catch up on my sleep."…or "I need some rest."…Mandela knew exactly what he was saying.…
Sit and do nothing.…It's a subtle but crucial difference.…He wanted to stop all the non-stop doing…and just be.…Mandela's concern is our's too…because modern life harasses us constantly…to do, do, do.…There's always more to do, at work, at home,…things not done, coming undone that need to be done.…I call it doing mode overload…and we justify it.…At least I'm doing something.…Sitting and doing nothing seems wrong,…a waste of time, even irresponsible.…
Doing mode overload, even becomes a part of our…
UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Every technique is confirmed by research and validated in practice to give you results for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt, and for increasing confidence, peak performance, and connection with others.
- The fundamentals of mindfulness and practicing mindful meditation
- Dealing with unwelcome experiences, such as stress, fear, and self-doubt
- Strengthening your connection with others
- Mindfulness for peak performance
- Practicing mindful leadership