“It flies in the face of conventional wisdom and historical precedents that you can (learn mindfulness) with a device in your pocket,”
— Dr. Michael Baime
This Week’s Highlights:
Stay Tuned as we continue to track the top stories impacting the World of Meditation..!
The ‘Mehndi’ is a pre-wedding ceremony in Hindu culture where women (and men) come together and use ink to adorn their bodies with elaborate designs (think “henna tattoo”)… But like most gatherings, people egos and issues can often create stress and judgement.
That’s why Zainab Mohiuddin is hosting Mindful Mehndis – an event that aims to create a true community atmosphere by incorporating mindful practices like EFT…
davidji LOVES the concept of Emotional Intelligence… So, in his latest blog post, he goes over its history and reviews his SWEEP process that – according to him – can boost your EI by shifting your stress response in as little as one week.
(FUN FACT: Daniel Goleman was NOT the first person to coin the term “Emotional Intelligence”. Read the article to find out who did..!)
One group recieved mindful monitoring AND acceptance training (e.g. learning to say “Yes” to pain) while the other two groups either recieved mindfulness monitoring training or no training at all…
The results showed that the first group “…reduced daily life loneliness by 22 percent and increased social contact by an average of two interactions each day.”
Back in the day… Susan Shumsky served as personal staff to (arguably) the world’s most famous meditation teacher – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Today, she’s the author of “Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru” which has a BOATLOAD of revelations about The Beatles as well as the person they briefly called “guru”.
“We tend to think of meditation in only one way.
But life itself is a meditation.”
– Raul Julia