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Mindfulness

I have been practicing mindfulness to handle stress for some time now and can vouch for its effectiveness. Do visit for a short read on what it basically is…

The Art of Health

 Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown about a lot, but what exactly is it?

#jonkabatzinn, the founder of mindfulness based stress-reduction (MBSR) program, defines it as “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.🦋

Purposely directing our attention to the present moment, again and again, is the more obvious part. Making a regular practice of it goes a long way in keeping our minds calm and centered.🦋

The more difficult part is to do so non-judgmentally, as an observer. Most of the times we do not realize that we are judging ourselves constantly: I am not good enough, I look fat, I could have done more for this relationship, I don’t have good friendships – the incessant chatter goes on!🦋

Developing a compassionate attitude towards ourselves can provide a relief from this chatter, and can hone our mindfulness skill!🦋

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About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

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6 thoughts on “Mindfulness

  1. to do so non-judgmentally… is not easy. Yes, mindfulness! Thank you for the reminder, Dr. Hb.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 09/04/2021, 2:43 AM
  2. I try to practice it all the time. Yes, it’s helpful!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Mick Canning | 04/04/2021, 4:04 PM

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