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Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness Meditation & Thai Massage

Do you know that feeling when you hear someone talk and the truth just lights you up?  It helps show you the way or confirms some kind of meaning in your life… I’ve always said that putting the benefits of giving Thai Massage is difficult to put into words. Well, in this video I talk about Jon Kabat-Zinn and his On Being interview with Krista Tippett where he describes mindfulness meditation as heart-full ness. I make the link that this is exactly what is at the center of giving Thai Massage and that’s what makes all the difference in the world.

Here is the excerpt of the interview where Kabat-Zinn talks about mindfulness as heartfulness:

“…when you hear the word “mindfulness,” if you’re not in some sense automatically hearing the word “heartfulness” you’re misunderstanding it. And mindfulness in any event is not a concept; it’s a way of being. And it’s a way of being awake. It’s not a big deal; it’s just that we’re never taught that this is part of the human repertoire. So what does wakefulness mean? It means resting in a kind of awareness that is so stable that it’s not thrown off by the comings and goings of events within the field of awareness. So that you lose your balance when things go this way and things go that way, but you actually stay grounded when things go your way, as we put it.

And when things don’t go your way, it doesn’t mean that you have to rocket yourself or spiral into depression and hopelessness and a sense of despair…”

To listen to the entire interview, please click here

Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear if you have tried meditation and what you’ve experienced as its benefits!

 

 

 

 
 

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