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The Mindfulness Movie can change people’s lives

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by The Mindfulness Movie

Changing perspective is important…

can you buy ivermectin over the counter Excerpt from: The Huffington Post | by Alena Hall

Sometimes it takes a life-changing or tragic moment for us to reconsider what we really want from life. Unemployment, illness and personal loss are just a few of the many wake-up calls that cause people to reassess how they’re living, and what they consider to be success.

Author Matt Tenney’s wake-up call came in the form of a five and a half-year prison sentence after he embezzled almost $3 million of U.S. government money. While this conviction could have sent him spiraling further along a dangerous path, he consciously decided to make a change — and it just might have been the best thing he could have ever done for himself. While in prison, Tenney started reading about mindfulness — which ultimately helped him to discover true, lasting happiness.

“When I started learning about this practice, it made so much sense. It was very logical, it was something that I could apply effort to and see results. And so I started practicing pretty diligently,” Tenney told HuffPost Live host Jordan Freeman. “I started learning about the practice about a year into my confinement, and within maybe a month of beginning the practice, I was making the effort to be mindful during just about every moment of the day.”…see article

One day there will be no more dragons…

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by The Mindfulness Movie

Mindfulness Can Help You Slay Your Dragons and Come to Terms with It…

 

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A short snippet from Michael’s Interview:
I was having breakfast with Supercoach, Michael Neill the other day and we got to talking about our thought-experienced reality among many other things. And I remembered this great story which came out of his interview for the movie and wanted to share it with you:
“I had a client once, business client, and he said to me, I think it was two weeks before the first session and the second session, and he came back for the second session and said – what did you do to me? I said what do you mean?
He said, I have been biting my nails for 20 years, I have tried hypnosis, I have tried CBT, I have tried all these things, I am not biting on my nails, I can’t even get myself to bite my nails, what did you do? I said, well we can agree that I didn’t do anything because I didn’t know you bit your nails, you didn’t even talk about it. I said but I can tell you what probably happened, and I said imagine there’s a world filled with dragons, like evil nasty dragons. And the bite or scratch of a dragon is toxic and will make you ill and stressed and feel horrible. And so you would naturally build castles to try and defend yourself against the dragons.
Some people try to build the castle out of money, if I just have enough money the dragons won’t get me. Some will try and build it out of love. If I can find one person who loves me enough or a lot of people who love me a little that’ll keep me safe from the dragons. Some people try and do it through power. If I become powerful enough the dragons won’t be able to get me. Well meanwhile there’s a whole bunch of people, who just the castle building thing isn’t going to work out for them and they are just trying to cope with dragon bites, and so they drink or they smoke or they bite their nails or they over eat, or they do whatever they know to do to cope with dragon bites.
What if you wake up one day and you realize beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are no dragons. Now everyone else still thinks there are, you can’t even really talk to them about it, because that’s crazy, of course there are dragons. Well you might go back to your castle building and kind of…you might still build it because its fun but you wouldn’t build it with that same sense of desperation behind it anymore.
And if you used to do something to cope with dragon bites and you realize that you can’t be bit by a dragon and that feeling is just your own fear, your own thoughts creating fear inside you, well you don’t need an antidote to rat poison that you didn’t drink. You don’t need a coping mechanism when there’s nothing left to cope with and that’s the power for me of mindfulness, that’s the power of clarity of mind, of recognizing that we live in a thought-created experience of our lives, and if we allow it to it will flow and change…”

The Mindful Revolution

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by The Mindfulness Movie No Comments

Becoming more analog in a digital world

And Excerpt from Time Magazine

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By Kate Pickert Monday, Feb. 03, 2014

 

The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don’t look particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, I take one in my fingers and examine it. I notice that the raisin’s skin glistens. Looking closer, I see a small indentation where it once hung from the vine. Eventually, I place the raisin in my mouth and roll the wrinkly little shape over and over with my tongue, feeling its texture. After a while, I push it up against my teeth and slice it open. Then, finally, I chew — very slowly…

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