Thursday, August 29, 2013

One Moment Meditation

"Beautiful Hearts" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.
I saw this intriguing little video of Martin Boronson's on YouTube in which he walks us through a one minute meditation and rather than suggesting we learn to sit for longer and longer periods of time, he suggests that we learn to meditate in a moment, that our lives are full of moments which could be well spent in practice.  This would also fit the current neuroimaging research of contemplative neuroscientists who say that the important thing is to keep returning to your mindful awareness rather than worry about achieving perfect meditation sessions.  Apparently just the continual returning to mindfulness is very good for the brain (Here's one abstract, but there's tons of research available, just head over to PubMed and type in mindfulness in the search bar.)

I decided after watching the video, that I wanted to know more about Martin Boronson's work, so I looked up his website, his book, his blog, an online workshop and nice articles on Oprah's website (This one is particularly nice because it has 30 days worth of mindful wisdom.)  Oh, and he's got a facebook page with freebies and wonderful quotes!  Lots of material to play with.

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