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Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

I used to think that sport was sort of mindfulness but it's kinda not cause you always have to be one step ahead and kinda analysing situations to guess what will happen next, especially in sports like football. So it's not mindfulness at all actually
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

Yeah, but when you think about it, sleep is more or less a distraction because you're not dealing with things but rather just pushing them away to deal with later. @N1ghtW1ng

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Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

@Ben-RO you know, sometimes you might not be. You're thinking about yourself in that moment, right? So when you take away everything that has happened and everything that will happen, you think about what is. How you are feeling in that moment and you kind of, go inside yourself sort of and... I dunno, I've lost the thought.
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Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

@j95i reckon it's close to Mindfulness though. Like maybe sport is a cousin to Mindfulness? 

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

@stonepixie true.

@j95 @Ben-RO I think of what we're talking about now more as medative mindfulness, because this is more focused to relaxing and thinking while, like sport for example, you're also thinking in the moment and just ahead of the moment but you're not still.
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Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

@N1ghtW1ng That made me laugh, you proposed that sleep is similar to mindfulness and contradicted it in the same sentence. Sleep is not mindfulness just because we're not consciousness but otherwise it is one of the best ways to relax isn't it. Sleep is the best but I think lacking minfulnes can result in restlessness and poor sleep quality, which brings me to our next questions:

 

How do you do it??, that is, become more mindful. 

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

Hmm, well my understanding of mindfulness is that the meditative stuff is just to teach your brain how to do it the rest of the time @N1ghtW1ng so maybe sport IS a form of mindfulness.

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

Yeah a cousin to mindful is a good one @Ben-RO
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

I guess it depends on the sport, footy - not so much, swimming - I think so
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [Chat] WTF is Mindfulness?

How do you do it??, that is, become more mindful. 

 

Practice! There's lots of apps and stuff (which we can talk about in detail a bit later) but you can also just do really simple things. 

 

My favourite one is called "where are your hands?" 

 

You literally just think about where your hands are right now.... thats it... you're now in a state of mindfulness...until you stop thinking about where your hands are Smiley Tongue