Gary Collins
Nov 24, 2018

Self-Imposed Mindful Destruction

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Be Wise, Be Mindful by Gary Collins, 2018

 

Coming to the end of another fast paced technologically advanced year where everyone seems to be more connected than ever in a virtual reality world forgetting the urgent need to disconnect and give the mind a break from self-imposed destruction.

 

Technology is a great advance for humanity but it is also humanities greatest failures as we are so disconnected with the mind, body and spirit that we are pouring a majority of our time looking into a screen whether a mobile phone, laptop, tablet or virtual reality headset that we can't seem to understand or live in the present moment where our brains, our mind needs a complete disconnection from our made up virtual worlds.

 

The mind is at a stage of self imposed destruction as we cannot grasp the difference between reality and virtual reality, with so many people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and now new mental conditions like selfitis due to their addiction to social media.

 

 

ACTION PLAN

Disconnect right now, spend the next 5 minutes giving the mind a break, feel the breath, feel your physical body, listen to your mind.

 

Give yourself reasons to disconnect during the day giving your mind a well deserved break, be mindful and reward yourself, mindfulness meditation.

 

Step 1 - Sit, relax and take a couple of deep breaths.

Step 2 - Observe your physical body, how is it reacting to sitting still, your posture!

Step 3 - Observe your thoughts, don't give them any attention.

Step 4 - Observe your breath, notice how you are breathing, heavy, slow, fast, belly, chest?

Step 5 - Reset, relax and continue bringing mindfulness to your breath, just breathe.

 

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