Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

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Re: Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

Post by mirco » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:15 pm

Kabouterke wrote:So, let me give an example of what this little method looks like. Example: Cooking
1. "(Posture)Standing...standing...(dominant activity)chopping...chopping...(Posture)Standing...standing...(dominant activity)chopping...chopping...(posture)walking to fridge....walking to fridge....(dominant activity)grabbing....grabbing...(Posture)Standing....Standing....(Activity)peeling....peeling...(posture)standing....standing....(activity)peeling....peeling...(posture)standing....standing....(activity)peeling....peeling...(posture)walking....standing.....(dominant activity)grabbing... putting in pot...(posture)standing....standing....(dominant activity)picking up spoon....stirring...(posture)standing....standing....(dominant activity)stirring...stirring...(posture)standing....standing....(dominant activity)stirring...stirring...etc.
Do you think all that?

I mean, do you think "standing" instead of being aware of it?


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Re: Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:20 pm

khlawng wrote:...only with a quiet mind, can you be mindful.
A quiet mind certainly helps, but what about when our mind is busy? Surely we can be mindful of that too?
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Re: Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:23 pm

retrofuturist wrote: Remain cognizant of Right View.
Retro, could you briefly say what you mean by Right View in this context, and how you remain cognizant of it from a practical point of view?
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Re: Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

Post by khlawng » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:18 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:... but what about when our mind is busy? Surely we can be mindful of that too?
thats a good question. how does one's mind come to a state of being busy?

surely the deliberate effort to try and note everything that one is doing will keep the mind busy. and on top of that, when there is any free moment, entertain all the other thoughts that are generated through your senses, memory, stray thoughts, thoughts planted by other beings.. how can anyone establish mindfulness this way? the mind is never naturally busy, it can only be deliberately busy. and whenever the mind is busy, there is no mindfulness to be experience. there is chaos. maybe focus or concentration depending on the activity being performed but that is just mundane mindfulness and that doesn't help our progress one bit.

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Re: Mindfulness in daily life: 'Best practices'

Post by PimonratC » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:59 am

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This is a great quote of mindfulness.



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This book is describe this quote really great in practicing and can be proven.
And this quote was from this book. A very good one.



Here it is. :meditate:
http://01.learndhamma.com/pramote/books ... 0eBook.pdf




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