Mindfulness & Paz

Um dia de Mindfulness (Atenção Plena) na Google

Foi a primeira vez que o Google teve um Mestre Zen presente na sede da sua empresa em Silicon Valley. Thich Nhat Hanh facilitou durante uma tarde um workshop sobre Mindfulness (Atenção Plena) aos funcionários.
A Google quer assim encorajar mais saúde, felicidade, equilíbrio e reconhecer que as meditações Mindfulness são cruciais para a saúde mental e sucesso dos funcionários.

Veja este vídeo e delicie-se!

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Thich Nhat Hanh fala de Atenção Plena (Mindfulness) em 5 minutos

Este é um belo sumário de atenção plena (mindfulness) feito pelo mestre Thich Nhat Hanh. A sua presença e palavras têm um efeito calmante. Este Senhor é um mestre da meditação mindfulness, compaixão, gratitude. Aqui está o video.

A Mindful Moment for You


As you sit in the chair in front of the computer reading these words on the screen, I invite you to begin to notice a point of contact between your body and the chair… perhaps the point of contact of your back against the back of the chair… or the contact of the back of your thighs against the seat of the chair… perhaps noticing the desire to shift your body a bit to a more comfortable posture… and allowing that shift to happen…

now bringing your attention to the physical sensations of breathing… wherever it is that you experience the breath most vividly in the body…perhaps at the belly…or the chest…

or perhaps you are aware of the feeling of the air flowing through your nostrils on the in-breath… and the feeling of the air flowing out past your nostrils on the out-breath… just noticing that…

taking this moment… right here… right now… just to pay attention to the breath…

feeling the breath as it moves into the body on an inhalation… and out of the body on an exhalation… noticing the quality of the breath… fast… or slow… shallow… or deep… easy…or labored…

maybe becoming aware of a subtle sense of relaxation… of release in the body as you observe the breath… or… perhaps… becoming aware of a tension somewhere in the body… a sensation that you weren’t aware of before… perhaps a sensation in the upper shoulders near the back of the neck… or a sensation… maybe a tightness… in the lower back… simply noticing that… just observing the truth of what you are experiencing… in this moment…right here… right now…

and… if you have a baby growing inside your body… perhaps becoming aware of the presence of the baby within… or the movement of the baby within… one body growing within another body… inside… now…

taking this time…time to just be…to be with what is happening… right now…

and… if you are ready… gently… and kindly… returning the attention to the breath… to the physical sensations of breathing… wherever it is that you feel the breath most clearly… in the body…

letting the breath be an anchor… an anchor to this moment… to right here… right now…

and… over time… as we practice in this way… we may in fact find a way… a way to work with stress… and pain… and intense emotions… or fearful or unpleasant thoughts… or feelings… with greater calm… and steadiness… and strength… and kindness… for ourselves… and for others… as our lives unfold… in each moment… breath by breath…

The Seven Pillars of Mindfulness

NON-JUDGING: consists in taking the position of an impartial witness to your own experience. It requires that you become aware of the stream of judging and reacting to inner and outer experiences and step back from it. This habit of categorizing into good and bad or positive and negative locks us into mechanical reactions that we are not even aware of and that often have no objective basis at all. Tip: observe over 10 minutes how much you are preoccupied with liking and disliking what you are experiencing.

PATIENCE: it demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things unfold in their own time. Practicing mindfulness give us the chance to give time and space to our own unfolding. Why rushing to the next “better” moment when after all each one is your life in that moment.

BEGINNER’s MIND: practicing mindfulness means to take the chance to see everything as if it was for the first time and not allow our illusion of knowing prevent us from being present to our experiences. Tip next time you meet someone you know well try and see something new in this person.

TRUST: developing a basic trust in yourself and your feelings is an integral part of meditation practice. Do not get caught up in the reputation and authority of your teachers. It is impossible to become like somebody else. Your only hope is to become more fully yourself.

NON-STRIVING: almost everything we do is for a purpose. Meditation not! Actually this attitude can be a real obstacle in meditation. Although meditation takes a lot of work and energy, ultimately it is about non-doing. It has no goal other than for you to be yourself. The irony is that you already are! Do not sit to get relaxed, enlighten or sleep better. Sit to learn to carefully see what is happening and accept it.

ACCEPTANCE: often acceptance comes after we have gone through intense period of emotion turmoil and anger. Doing that uses up our energy in the struggle instead of using it for healing and change. You are much more likely to know what to do and have the inner conviction to act when your vision is mot clouded by your mind’s self-serving judgments and desires or its fears and prejudices.

LETTING GO: when we pay attention to our inner experience, we discover that there are certain thoughts, feelings and situations that the mind seems to want to hold on to. If pleasant, we try and prolong our experience, if unpleasant, we try and get rid of them. In meditation, we try to intentionally put aside the tendency to elevate some aspects of our experience and reject others.

As presented by Jon Kabat-Zinn in Full Catastrophe Living

Awakening To Mindfulness by Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle teaches that we are living in times of accelerated consciousness. He says the group consciousness is rising now because it is only now that it is necessary for our survival.

We Are Awakening To Mindfulness

The mindfulness that Eckhart speaks of directs you to become aware of what your thoughts are and how they affect you. The subconscious mind runs old self descructive thoughts over and over again creating insanity of your own making.

When the mind is present in the current moment, when your thoughts are still, only then can you appreciate and enjoy the possibilities of living everyday in peace.

“We, as human beings are at a transitional stage of where we are becoming strongly aware of the pull back to the Source.” Eckhart Tolle

A Felicidade é um Hábito

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”– Thoreau

A Felicidade não é mais que o produto de um pensamento e vida positivo.

1. Vive uma vida simples
Sê moderado nos teus hábitos. Faz da simplicidade o factor mais importante nos teus planos diários. Coisas simples são sempre a melhor opção.

2. Gasta menos do que ganhas
Pode ser um desafio, mas valerá a pena quando pensares nos problemas que daí surgem. Evita extravagâncias.

3. Pensa de forma construtiva
Treina-te para pensar de forma clara. Ocupa a tua mente com pensamentos utéis.

4. Cultiva a paciência e compaixão
Resiste a tendência comum de quereres as coisas à tua maneira. Ouve atentamente os pontos de vista dos outros.

5. Cultiva a Gratidão
Começa o dia grato pelas oportunidades que tens neste momento da tua vida.

6. Modera os teus comportamentos
Cultiva uma atitude de calma e boas intenções.

7. Dá generosamente
Não existe maior prazer que dar algo aos outros. Poder ser apenas um sorriso, passar tempo com alguém que precisa de conversar ou dar um donativo a uma organização.

8. Trabalha na área que amas
Faz do teu trabalho uma prática de desenvolvimento pessoal.

9. Interessa-te pelos outros
Ajudar e servir outras pessoas gerará grandes momentos de felicidade.

10. Dedica tempo ao teu hobby
Caminha na natureza, faz desporto, ouve música, lê um bom livro, tira fotografias, escreve no teu blog, aprende outra língua, faz serviço social, viaja pelo mundo fora. Não te esqueças de transformar essas actividades em relaxamento.

11. Pratica uma atitude mindful
Tira alguns momentos do teu dia para realmente estares presente e sentir tudo o que se está a passar-se contigo e à tua volta. Fica alerta.

Mindfulness

I love this philosophy to be in LIFE. I truly believe that living in a mindful way and accepting reality as it is can bring us a lot of peace. Living moment by moment fully aware is great. I have being applying as much as possible this concept and it’s really powerful to deal with stress and anger. It’s a process that takes time and it also takes true commitment.

I tend to do lots of things at the same time and that just makes me feel stressed and frustrated. Do you know what I’m talking about?

My intention is to practice mindfulness way of being daily as much as possible with all the challenges in the way.

It’s funny because it’s a very simple tecnique but in the other hand so challeging to apply even when we do simple things like having dinner. Are you really eating or thinking about the dinner tomorrow?