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Question for January 27, 2013: Mindful Life
Medivate — 5 years ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

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fredclaymeyer — 5 years ago — permalink
For me, a big part of meditative mind seems to be gentleness. Over the past years, I've gotten in the habit of seeing how others, and I myself, do everything out of a desire to be happy. ("Happy" may not be quite right--"safe" and "okay" are also words that come up; or you could even say "People are trying their best," and leave it at that.)
The softness this perspective creates seems to help a lot to connect me with the mind I associate with meditation practice.

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Question for February 3, 2013: Best Advice
Medivate — 5 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the most helpful piece of advice you ever received about meditation or mindfulness?

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bertry — 5 years ago — permalink
To be gentle with myself. I used to get a little down on myself once I realized that my mind had wandered off into thought. But it happens so often that I used to do alot of self bashing. Now, once the awareness comes back, I welcome it with open arms, so to speak, and move on.

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terrormortus — 5 years ago — permalink
"Don't rush it." I have a habit of doing things too quickly and making mistakes because of it. Since I've started focusing more on meditating well rather then trying to get it done done done I've been getting more out of it.

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Question for June 30, 2013: Mindfulness Opportunities
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you try to practice mindfulness anywhere else but your meditation practice? Are there specific places you most recommend trying to bring mindfulness?

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Question for August 25, 2013: Pain in Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever experience pain while meditating? How do you deal with it?

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Question for November 24, 2013: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

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rachelcotterill — 4 years ago — permalink
I think anything that reminds and encourages mindfulness in daily life can only be positive.

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davidbhayes — 4 years ago — permalink
I mostly agree. I do think there may be some way in which these hybrids would degrade or change the concept in the way it's understood in the wider world. That's the biggest risk I can foresee, but I know of no specific examples of that problem.

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Lullabyehaze — 4 years ago — permalink
I think the reason mindfulness is everywhere these days is that it IS everywhere-- it is a part of almost everything we do, or it should be. Maintaining a healthy weight comes from mindful eating and moving. Having good posture and a healthy back comes from mindful working and sitting. Having good relationships comes from mindful communication. Etc... I can see how people might think it's getting "trendy" or something, and that can be annoying. But I think anything that makes us more mindful of any part of our lives can only be good because it seems to bleed into other parts of life.

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davidbhayes — 4 years ago — permalink
I think you're right. Mindfulness is getting applied in all these new place because it's applicable in all these places. I literally can't think of problem in my life that mindfulness hasn't or doesn't have the potential to play a role in making better. A very good point.

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Question for January 11, 2015: Mindful Life
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

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Lullabyehaze — 3 years ago — permalink
The challenge for me is to stay mindful throughout the day at work. When I can, I try to take a little walk around the block. This helps my back and all the muscles that don't like to sit at a computer all day, but it can also revive my mind and help me to look at a situation in a more balanced way without simply getting caught up in my own perspective.

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davidbhayes — 3 years ago — permalink
I've never tried it with much determination, but I think there's some good advice I've heard about triggering actions you might be interested in. What I mean by "triggering actions" is that you'll pick a specific event — the phone rings, you flip a light switch, you walk through a doorway, etc — and try to just be mindful around that behavior. Use that specific action as your check-in point about mindfulness.
It sounds like you use a walk for that, but if you'd like to be more mindful throughout the day this might be helpful. Actually putting this down has made me think that I really should try to find one for me. One thing that came attached to the advice is that it's good if it's something you do regularly, but not so commonly that you'll be hitting this check-in point every five minutes. Too much and you'll just get overwhelmed. Every hour or so is what I'm thinking I'll try to find for me.

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Lullabyehaze — 3 years ago — permalink
I like this idea! I remember hearing it before, but I forgot. For some people it is waiting at red lights, stuff like that. Someone also suggested putting a small "dot" sticker in a certain place-- on the computer or phone for example-- to remind you to be mindful.

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Question for May 10, 2015: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

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Question for November 15, 2015: Best Advice
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the most helpful piece of advice you ever received about meditation or mindfulness?

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Question for January 31, 2016: Mindfulness Opportunities
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you try to practice mindfulness anywhere else but your meditation practice? Are there specific places you most recommend trying to bring mindfulness?

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tusculum — 2 years ago — permalink
Every time it comes to mind throughout the day, I bring attention to my body and breath and stay present as long as I can. It's often very refreshing. I have experimented with trying to associate specific triggers with the practice, like coming back to presence each time I see a red light or go through a door or wash my hands or ... whatever. What seems most effective has been just having the intention to come back to presence many times through the day.

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Question for March 27, 2016: Pain in Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever experience pain while meditating? How do you deal with it?

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Question for January 8, 2017: Mindful Life
Medivate — 11 months ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

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Question for April 16, 2017: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 8 months ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

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Question for October 1, 2017: Best Advice
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
What's the most helpful piece of advice you ever received about meditation or mindfulness?