Sunday, September 29, 2013

Slower & Simpler - Life is What You Focus On

Our lives this weekend have been the epitome of slower - walks in the rain, board games, coloring, reading, talking and sharing, and focusing on each other.  Which, of course, brings to mind an article that I just read:

How To Focus A Wandering Mind

"A recent study by Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert sampled over 2,000 adults during their day-to-day activities, and found that 47 percent of the time, their minds were not focused on what they were currently doing. Even more striking, when people's minds were wandering, they reported being less happy. This suggests it might be good to find ways to reduce these mental distractions and improve our ability to focus. Ironically, mind-wandering itself can help strengthen our ability to focus, if leveraged properly. This can be achieved using an age-old skill: meditation. Indeed, a new wave of research reveals what happens in our brains when our minds wander -- and sheds light on the host of cognitive and emotional benefits that come with increased focus." This article shares more about the mind that wanders and its "remedy". { read more }
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. --Wayne Dyer

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