On Mindfulness

  • Some time ago I heard a man saying: "...when I walk I walk, when I eat I eat, when I read I read..." He was a mindfulness practitioner and I didn't have idea what he was talking about. It sounded very boring doing just one thing at the time. Multitasking not single-tasking is the mantra of our times. We praise and admire multitasking, we are proud of commanding that skill of doing things simultaneously. How efficient and effective we are. We attach great value to that illusion of doing many things at the same time. And the very same multitasking magician ends up burned out, depressed and nervous wreck. Can our attention be divided between two or more tasks or is it rather about moving it very quickly from one to another? So quickly that it is maddening, exhausting and even dangerous.

    In a rush of a day, have a 10 minutes break, allow your-self to do one thing with full awareness of doing it. It is mindfulness and it will bring you  back where your body is, into the reality.