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Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Part 1

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-r
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995). What you'll learn in this podcast: How to live life with intent The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating How to create a love affair with your own life
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It doesn't mean, by the way, that you get real stupid as a consequence of being in the present moment that you don't know that you have a path and you can't remember anything or you can't think about the future and plan or anything like that. Of course, that all happens in the present moment to so again it comes down to how you're willing to be in relationship with your actual experience in the only moment any of us ever have. And so, rather than being a drag and the discipline and oh, now I've got to sit down on my chair or cushion meditation, cushion and meditate for half an hour and who's got the time for that? It can become a love affair with your life while you have it to live. That's I love framing it that way. And can you explain how you can develop that into that love affair? How how can you take that? First of all, that's why I'm talking to you on the phone is because other people are going to be listening to this and if anything that I'm saying, even like 1/1000 of a percent of it makes sense to the listeners. Then Then, uh, you the listener maybe, uh, in some sense reminded that very often there are unhappy consequences to not recognizing how beautiful you are and how complete you are in this moment, no matter what you think is wrong with you. And when you start to actually extend attention with tenderness to yourself with a certain degree of kindness and compassion, that becomes a kind of discipline and a love affair. And one way to do with this. And that's how we start out in envy as far as, uh, if people you know, medical patients come through the clinic, they have to, you know, I have to agree to an immediate lifestyle change, which is that you carve out up to 45 minutes a day, six days a week to practice this non doing, you know, with guided meditation, C. D s. Or, you know, uh, or, uh, apps that allow you to actually formally exercise this muscle of mindfulness. But the real meditation practices, uh, the other 23 hours and 15 minutes again, real meditation practices every moment, how we live our lives and how awake and where we can be and how you know centered, if you will on, uh, awareness the spaciousness of awareness itself and then see how that influences how we conduct our lives. And as I said, I mean, it's not that you get stupid or tap into multiple intelligences. Emotional intelligence, somatic intelligence. Social intelligence is in ways that allow us to navigate moment by moment with our Children, with our partners or spouses in the workplace. And so what in ways that, like no one has the suspect or a meditator, you're just more balanced person, and people will wind up saying to you, I mean, we hear this from my patients all the time. What happened to you? You see so much more like grounded, so much more calm and what's going on. And like, you know, my suggestion is don't ever use the word meditation, you know, or even mindfulness, because you can make mindfulness into a commodity. And the slogan. And there are people out there now selling mindfulness in various mindful bracelet, mindful watches, mindful hamburgers, but nothing to do with mindfulness. Of course, you can prepare food mindfully and with TLC and and that's very beautiful. So you could say the more mindfulness goes into the cooking and into preparing food, the more satisfaction there is, and the healthier it is, we share it. You know, the times when we eat together. Yeah. So? So as people are listening to this really simple, but not always easy. And so how how can they begin? Is there were rapping? You know, I mean again, a listening audience. Um, maybe some people are in their cars driving. If they're, you know, tuning into this program, would that be the case if it's going to be on? Yeah, definitely. So okay. Those of you who are driving be careful, okay? Close your eyes or anything like that. You don't need to close your eyes to be mindful. In fact, driving, you know, is is a quintessential mindful activity, or it should be. And there'd be a lot less accidents if we actually looked out the windshield instead of to the side windows and so forth, and distract ourselves as much as we do. And a lot of accidents now are due to texting and, you know, sort of horrible things. Where so those are your in the car? I know that you're driving is itself a mindfulness meditation.
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