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Practice mindfulness 10 minutes a day to change your life and your art

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for ten minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)

Puddicombe says we rely upon our mind to be focused, creative, spontaneous and to perform at our very best in everything we do. And, yet, we don’t take time out to look after our mind or nourish it. He says we spend more time looking after our cars, our clothes, and our hair than we do our minds.

Our minds go round and round until we’re so distracted that we are no longer present in the world in which we live.

You don’t have to become a monk, like Puddicombe did, to learn how to nourish your mind so you can be the clear, creative, compassionate soul you’re meant to be.

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To read more about my experiences with meditation and writing, click here.

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  1. This is an interesting idea, but I find it hard in practice! I get anxious if I’m not constantly doing something, so I think this would be pure torture for me! I’ll probably give it a try sometime, though.

    February 7, 2013
    • I know what you mean. It can be difficult for me to still those wild horses in my mind! Maybe practicing a “moving meditation” is a good place to start…doing something I love and being totally immersed in that. Sometimes, a nice long walk will do that for me or practicing my guitar. 🙂

      February 7, 2013
      • That does sound a little easier! I think I’ll start there!

        February 7, 2013

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