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…Teach A Man To Fish, And You Feed Him For A Lifetime!

"Give A Man A Fish And You Feed Him For A Day.  Teach A Man To Fish, And You Feed Him For A Lifetime!"

The 100 MILLION Dollar Man Is Teaching In Iowa July 30th

Chris Terry, Founder & CEO of iMarketsLive, is teaching men and women around the world to fish in the largest economic pond on the planet, the 5 Trillion Dollar per day Foreign Exchange (FOREX) Market.  Most people are intimidated by this pond, and you have every right to be because it is NO picnic.  It will take your lunch money, your kids lunch money, and your grandkids lunch money, lol.  But Chris is a MASTER Trader with 24 years of experience, and around 100 MILLION Dollars in earnings that say, he knows what he is doing!  And he is teaching men and women, who knew Nothing about fishing in this pond, how to successfully fish in it and get Major catches, too.  And he will be in West Des Moines Iowa, July 30th, to teach us MORE, and you are invited. Are you coming?

Chris Is Teaching Men & Women Around The World How To Fish

Some of us have NO intentions of ever trading.  And then, there are some of us that have heavy schedules and are making money using the IML Mirror-Trader, for now, to trade for us, and we are studying in our available time to be able to trade our own account in the near future.  Whether you want to trade, or never want to learn to trade, you can make from 5-30% per month by using the IML 100% Hands-Free Mirror Trading Service.

Some of us are interested in the network marketing aspects of this project, and some of us have NO interest in it at all.  But regardless, everyone comes to IML as a customer, being a product of the product.  Everybody has the option of getting their IML Services for FREE by sharing it with 2 others.  Then, and only then, can you upgrade to IBO, and start building your IML business, if that is something you are interested in.  Otherwise, just enjoy your life, and let IML provide you a way to make your money work for you in your sleep like the Banks do, as an IML customer.

Earn & Learn – iMarketsLive Explained by its Founder & CEO Chris Terry

* No Sales * No Recruiting * No Rejection * Just Make Money *

The beauty of what Chris has put together with iMarketsLive is that the product is what attracts most people to IML.  This is truly "The Rise of the Entrepreneur."  He has taken something that was extremely difficult and overwhelming and simplified it for the masses.  You can make money with IML and not recruit a soul. You are not selling anything, either, to make your money.  You just decide if you want to learn how to trade your account yourself, or if you want one of IML's Master traders to trade it for you. You have several to choose from.  You are always in the driver's seat concerning your account.

And if you have CASH tucked away in a Bank earning 1% or less per year, or in some other investment vehicle earning you little or nothing, you may want to look at putting some of those funds to work earning you some income, instead of earning you NOTHING.

How Do You Get Started?

If this makes sense to you, and you would like to get started like so many of our friends and loved ones are doing.  Open your iMarketsLive Account ===> HERE.  At the bottom left of that application enter my referral ID# or the ID# of our team member that referred you to this post that will appear there ==> < 782235 >.  To finish setting up your account go to www.imltrain.com,  and just follow the instructional videos.  If you have any questions, please contact me or our team member who referred you to this post.  And let me be the first to welcome you to our iMarketsLive family.

Learn From Chris Terry In Person

Come meet Chris Terry on July 30th, here in West Des Moines Iowa, and learn how iMarketsLive can help you realize your DREAM.  He will be sharing with everyone, who comes, how they can utilize the FOREX Market to reach their Financial Independence.  We will be hosting him at the Sheraton Inn, West Des Moines from 9am – 4pm. And guests are FREE. So, please come be my guest.  Just go register ===> HERE!  And please tell a Friend, and bring them with you.  Come meet the 100 Million Dollar Man and Learn How To Make Your Money Work For You, Instead Of You Working For Your Money!

To The Members Of Our IMarketsLive Family

If anyone would like to have a page similar to this to promote their IML business, please text L.B. at (515) 991-3999 with your request, and he will text you instructions on how to set up your own page for FREE with its own URL and your referral links in it that you can text, and post on any or all of the social media platforms.

Your humble servant – L Basheer (LB) Hasan  – www.TheServants.iMarketsLive.com  –  515-991-3999

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Learn A POWERFUL Way To Make Your MONEY Work For YOU…

Learn A POWERFUL Way To Make Your MONEY Work For YOU…

…Instead Of YOU Working For Your MONEY!

Wednesday evening, June 15th, a project came across my desk, (in the 2nd video below), from one of my business partners that stopped me dead in my tracks.  It was so striking that, not only did I sign up for it the very next day, but 48 hours later I was wiring Five Hundred Dollars to fund my 1st account in this project.

After further investigation, within the next 72 hours, I had decided that the 5K that I had requested from one of my other accounts the previous week to invest in another project, I was going to place in this project too.  On Friday, June 24th, I wired that 5K to fund my 2nd account in this project.  In other words, I had just found a POWERFUL Way to make my money work for me, instead of me working for my money, earning anywhere from 8-38% per month.

Not only will my account make those kinds of gains, but I have to recruit No One, and all I have to do is Set It and Forget It, and it does the rest. That got my attention, my friends. You may be wondering, what is this you are talking about LB?  The name of the Company is iMarketsLive, Founded by Multi-Millionaire Christopher Terry.

The 100 Million Dollar Man

Since 2001, Mr. Terry has been a Headline speaker at many of the major derivative conferences, for Moneyshow.com/Traders Expo events, as well as TradeStation World, Traders Library Annual Forum, International Online Traders Expo, and many other Private Groups. Over the years, he has built a worldwide following and has traveled extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, and South America, speaking on Understanding and Applying the Principles of Success, and how to create financial independence. His goal is to reach out to as many people as possible around the world who want to achieve their desires of financial independence on a scale they never dreamed was possible. And in August 2012, Mr. Terry made the decision it was time to act on this Philosophy, and International Markets Live, Inc. was born.

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Take a few moments and get a glimpse of the heart behind this company in the video below.  And then take a few more moments and look at the next video, which is one of the Leaders in this Company, that was the first video that I ever watched about this Company and project.

A Way To Fund Your Favorite Projects

My favorite project is that of acquiring  a SERIOUS Savings in GOLD, Real Money.  I had put in a request for that 5 Grand to buy me a Karatbars Premium Package.  But a week after I had put in for that withdrawal, that I did not receive until this Friday, I was shown a way that not only will I be able to buy my Karatbars Premium Package but every month thereafter I will be able to add at least 2 Grand to my savings in GOLD.  That, my friend, was an opportunity that I just could not afford to pass up.

I am using the MIrror-Trader/Auto-Trader to do all this, one of iMarketsLive three Awesome products.  You just set it and forget it, and go about living your life.  You don't have to worry about learning how to trade if you don't want to.  And I don't want to at this time, but if you want to you can.  I have too many other things I want to spend my time doing, building my team and enjoying me some life. You now have a way to fund your favorite projects.  Just put you a chunk of money to work for yourself, instead of you working for your money, and after a time, make regular withdrawals like I intend to do, and like so many others are already doing.

How Do You Get Started?

If this makes sense to you, and you would like to get started like so many of our team members are doing.  Open your iMarketsLive Account ===> HERE.  At the bottom left of that application enter my referral ID# or the ID# of our team member that referred you to this post that will appear there ==> < 782235 >.  To finish setting up your account go to www.imltrain.com,  and just follow the instructional videos.  If you have any questions, please contact me or our team member who referred you to this post.  And let me be the first to welcome you to our iMarketsLive family.

And To All You Seasoned Network Marketers…

In my 40 plus years of network marketing, never have I seen it so easy to produce a $600 monthly residual income, as it is here with iMarketsLive.  And that's only the BEGINNING!  This marketing plan is a complete BEAST, my friends.  See for yourself in the video below.  And if you prefer to have it in PDF, you will find it ===> HERE.

To The Members Of Our IMarketsLive Family

All of the posts that I have made since April has been using the MarketHive platform.  It matters not what your interests are, MarketHive can help you do it better.  It is FREE, generic, and does not conflict with whatever your interest are.  I invite you to come test drive this vehicle.  You might just find that you like it, just like myself and host of others do.  It's like NOTHING ELSE out there. It is the most powerful inbound marketing platform on the Net.  And you can keep loving what you do without any competition. And as a bonus, you will be able to take this post and any post that I or my associates make, and edit it and make them yours.  I invite you to come join "The Rise Of The Entrepreneur" as our guest.

Your humble servant – L Basheer (LB) Hasan  – www.LBLeads.com  –  515-991-3999

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MarketHive: Multi-Million Dollar Inbound Social Marketing Platform In Pre-Launch

MarketHive: Multi-Million Dollar Inbound Social Marketing Platform In Pre-Launch

Markethive has created a Multi-Million Dollar inbound social marketing platform that will rival the existing social media platforms in many ways.

Many times change comes along and we don't recognize it until its too late. Internet Marketing has changed with the advent of Millennials all searching for information specific as to what they want, no longer does SEO [Search Engine Optimization] play a major role in getting noticed on the internet. Millennials want to find information, not have it jammed down their throat.

They are seekers not persuaders!

The new trend of getting noticed on the internet is through referral basis. No longer do you have to pack your articles or website full of key words and hope the search engines notice them and give them top ranking, today you just have to make sure your message gets out to the public in a social way where people notice it, and then come to you for more information. Social Infusion Marketing is the new way to market your goods and services with people seeing what you are offering, and when the time comes that the person needs your offer they will take action.

Markethive has perfected Social Infusion Marketing with a unique social platform that allows anyone who is interested in marketing their products or company to be able to do it without paying huge sums of money to get noticed. No longer does anyone have to put up with the confusing language of the SEO guru's who charge outrageous sums of money with little results, you can do it yourself!

The Markethive platform is Free to join and use, and is funded partially by an advertising platform that enables the entrepreneur to get a huge reach with low cost. Markethive is built for the Global entrepreneur, and gives them a level playing field in a world that is cluttered with everyone trying to get into each others pocket financially.

So if you have read this far, Markethive is rolling out a Pre-Launch offer, before it goes to Crowdfunding, to anyone who want to join up and learn how to use this platform to grow their business. The Social part is being built by adding as many people as possible and assisting them in growing their business through Social Infusion Marketing.

To join just click here and you will be directed to a sign up page where you can enter the platform and poke around. Here is the secret, when the platform goes to CrowdFunding the people responsible will share in the rewards, so don't waste time this launch will be HUGE!

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell

PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. He can be reached through Markethive

My Message To All Of My Friends Of My Business & Personal Life

If you have been paying attention, all of the post that I have made since April has been using the MarketHive platform.  It matters not what your interests are, MarketHive can help you do it better.  It is FREE, generic, and does not conflict with whatever your interest are.  I invite you to come test drive this vehicle.  You might just find that you like it, just like me and host of others do.  It's like NOTHING ELSE out there.  And you can keep loving what you do without any competition.

Your humble servant  – L Basheer (LB) Hasan     – www.LBLEADS.Com

 

 

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Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster? How Karatbars Is Helping One Courageous Woman…

Can We Go Nowhere Any Faster?  How Karatbars Is Helping One Courageous Woman…

How Karatbars Is Helping One Courageous Woman Fuel Her Passion To Empower An Entire Region

When I saw the notice on FaceBook that Karatbars had launched my new friend, and fellow Karatbars affiliate, Dr. Debi Thomas's collector card, shown above, I was struck by her story and achievements, that I was compelled to write about it.  It is such an inspiration to people, who have struggled, fallen down, and gotten back up again.  And then to cap it off, take on a Mission to empower not just herself and a few, but an entire Region.  Also, it takes great character, humility, and lots of LOVE, to be so vulnerable in the face of others.  My hat is off to you both, Jamie & Debi.  I wish you much Success in your Mission, and I will do what I can to contribute to it.  And my friends will, too.

There is No Shame in falling down.  All the greats have done so, at some point in their lives.  The shame is in not getting back up.  The book says, "…judge not, that ye be not judged." And here are some holy words of GOD that I keep very close to my heart, "…Here no evil and see no evil, abase not thyself, neither sigh and weep.  Speak no evil, that thou mayest not hear it spoken unto thee, and magnify not the faults of others that thine own faults may not appear great; and wish not the abasement of anyone, that thine own abasement be not exposed. Live then the days of thy life, that are less than a fleeting moment, with thy mind stainless, thy heart unsullied, thy thoughts pure, and thy nature sanctified, so that, free and content, thou mayest put away this mortal frame, and repair unto the mystic paradise and abide in the eternal kingdom for evermore." The meanings of these words are goals I reach for throughout my life.

 

  

Save Coal Country's Economy & Environment Network (SCCEEN)

The Founders

Jamie Looney and Dr. Debi Thomas are an odd couple, but a strong force together. Jamie is a country-boy who grew up in Grundy, Virginia and worked in the coal mining industry over a 20 year span. Debi is a former Olympian and orthopedic surgeon who moved to the community to start a private practice, but found a new passion for helping the community by learning from Jamie about the socioeconomic struggles of the region and suggesting they make a team effort to bring much needed socially responsible economic change to the Appalachian Mountain communities.

The Mission

Our mission is to improve the economy and environment of our communities with fresh 21st century ideas while respectively celebrating and preserving the culture and beauty of the Appalachian Mountain region

How do we plan to do it?

We have done the research and know the facts. We know there are many citizens and organizations out there who have similar ideas. We also know there is untapped potential to reach businesses who have never considered this region as a place to conduct business. We want to create a network which brings together interested parties to work together on a regular basis to bring real and more rapid change. We are affiliates of an e-commerce business, Karatbars International, which has a system in place for generating financial security through gold savings while providing the opportunity to generate passive income through referrals. This system is FREE to join, and requires limited skills. Click here to learn more about it.

How can you help?

We need progressive thinkers to support our cause. We feel that this is a socially responsible purpose and have left our professions to work full time for a cause which we believe will improve the lives of many in our communities where there is still a great deal of socioeconomic distress.

My Message To All My Friends

I support Jamie and Debi in their Mission to improve the Economy and Environment of the Appalachian Mountain Region.  And on behalf of Jamie, Debi and me, I ask all of my friends, Please go visit their site at, (Save Coal Country's Economy & Environment Network SCCEEN), and contruibute what ideas, time, and treasure that you can, to this NOBLE Cause.  I will do all I can to help their cause, and I ask you to do what you can, too. Jamie, Debi, and I thank you. And the people of the Appalachian Mountain Region thanks you too.

If you believe that my message is worth spreading, please use the share buttons if they show at the top of the page.

Your humble servant  – L Basheer (LB) Hasan  – www.LBLeads.Com

 

 

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Do You Know What Zen Is?

 

Do You Know What Zen Is?

 

It is very simple and yet, it is very complex to describe. Zen Buddhism is a path and a vision of life that does not belong to any of the formal categories of modern Western thought. Zen is not a religion or a philosophy; there is a certain degree of psychology and science. It is an example of what is in India and China  known as a “Path of Liberation”, and in this sense is similar to Taoism, Vedanta, and Yoga, Zen does not force anyone to change their beliefs and their lives. Everyone has the freedom to believe in their own ideals and truths.

Zen, is a form of Buddhism that emphasizes seeking one’s own Buddha nature through meditation.

The purpose of Zen practice is to become fully consciousHere and Now! To become one with the present moment; It is to be truly in the place in which we live. The purpose of the practice of Zen is to experience our true nature, our Buddha nature!

Defining Zen is like trying to describe the ocean to someone who has never been close to the seashore. Zen is just to sit without any purpose or spirit of enjoyment, if the posture, breathing, and attitude are in harmony, you experience the true Zen, the Buddha nature is perceived.

Zen Buddhism is a practice that has been transmitted without interruption from master to disciple, that goes back to the spiritual awakening (Satori in Japanese) of a man named Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni Gautama in Japanese) – The Buddha, 2,500 years ago in India.

Zen Buddhism is not a theory, an idea, or a statement of understanding. It is not a belief, a dogma or a religion; but rather, it is a practical experience. You cannot understand Zen through the intellect; you must experience it, in person. Zen is not a moral teaching, nor a dogma. It does not require that you believe in anything in particular.

Zen practice is the process of learning how to live one’s life in accord with the teachings of the Buddha; being awake and aware and cultivating the inherently human qualities of wisdom and compassion.

Where Zen differs from other forms of Buddhist practice is the emphasis on using Zazen, or seated meditation, to look into one’s own nature. There are thousands of books on Zen and Buddhism, but to practice Zen, you don’t have to read a single one. The direct experience of reality, and living in accord with this, is available to each one of us at every moment.

Being Zen is to learn to forget oneself and thus be able to concentrate on one thing. Being Zen is to know how to make silence within yourself and discover our true dimension. The secret of Zen is Zazen or seated meditation.

 

Please come join our Mindfulness group here at MarketHive.  We are building a community of people who want to practice mindfulness to make our world a better place to live in. Let’s work together to build a better world! And take control of our mind, body and well-being by living in the present moment!  And Thank You for taking the time to read this post.

                   Your humble servant – L Basheer (LB) Hasan – http://www.TrueSuccessFast.com

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My Why For Joining MarketHive

My Why For Joining MarketHive…

I have been an entrepreneur since the age of 12 when I got my first of three paper routes before the age of 14.  I was the first of eight children.  I have worked a job of some kind since the age of 14, and throughout my Junior and Senior High School years.  We were poor so I had to help out.  I did not go to college , but I did graduate from High School.

 

I have always had a love for people.  I meet No Strangers.  As a newly-wed when I was 22, I was introduced to Home-Based business for the very first time in 1972.  Since that time I have worked some kind of Home-based business along side my J.O.B. every year til 2014.

 

July of 2013 I found the Home-based business that has allowed me to experience the Greatest Success Of My Life.  And in March of 2014 I was able to Quit my J.O.B.

 

In 2004, my mission statement was made clear to me, “To seek, embrace and teach, spiritual, financial, and healthcare for all people, by increasing more life for more people, and creating new possibilities for myself and others, that I may fulfill Your words that says, “… By the Most Great Name!  The splendor of such a wealthy man shall illuminate the dwellers of heaven even as the sun enlightens the people of the earth!”  And that I may travel teach throughout Central States spreading Your fragrances of holiness that You direct me to, and that I may sustain myself, and teach others to sustain themselves through the entrepreneurial efforts You have guided me too.”

 

That has been my prayer for all these years to this day, and when MarketHive came into my life, I saw it as being the latest piece that GOD has sent my way to help me in fulfilling the above prayer that will allow me to give many hundred’s of thousands of Dollars, or whatever our currency may be, to my favorite charity, so that the world can be a better place because I came this way.

Your humble servant – L Basheer (LB) Hasan – www.TrueSuccessFast.com

L Basheer (LB) Hasan – TheGoldServants.Com

Take Control Of Your Mind, Body And Well-being By Living In The Present Moment

Take Control Of Your Mind, Body And Well-being By Living In The Present Moment

Diane Baumer admits she was fairly certain mindfulness wouldn’t work for her. “I knew it had worked for others, but my depression was so severe and nothing had ever worked [for treating it]. I’ve had it all my life, and it’s completely rearranged the pathways in my brain.”

 

She first became aware of mindfulness in the 1980s, when she was introduced to Buddhism, but had only learned about it in theory. Last year, desperate to ease her depression and obsessive thoughts, she enrolled in an eight-week mindfulness course. The course taught her how to stay in the moment and not get carried away by her thoughts.

 

“I was amazed by the change in me,” says Diane, who lives in Florence, Kentucky. “I didn’t have racing thoughts, and my obsessive thoughts about death and dying were gone. By the end of the eight weeks, I had learned to just notice my thoughts rather than grab them and run with them. It’s been life changing.”

Appreciating life as it happens

Mindfulness, experts say, is a practice that helps us pay attention to and self-regulate our thoughts. Staying mindful, or in the moment, allows us to appreciate life as it happens. When our minds are busy doing that, it’s impossible to also be ruminating about the past or worrying about the future.

 

Although it is based on a 2,600-year-old Buddhist practice, interest in mindfulness has surged globally in recent years. It began gaining significant traction in the U.S. in the 1970s when Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., began studying the effects of mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He created the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, the first documented structured program to teach mindfulness, which became the model for many programs developed since then.

 

Today, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs have been implemented in more than 200 medical centers, clinics and hospitals around the world. But it also has gone beyond the medical field. Neuroscientists continue investigating how mindfulness can change both the structure and function of our brains; psychologists use it for their own cognitive improvement as well as to help clients with everything from anxiety and depression to compassion and self-acceptance; business leaders are looking at how mindful decision-making can redefine their workplaces; and educators are embracing such concepts as mindful learning and mindful reading.

 

Studies show mindfulness can improve communication and happiness between couples and co-workers, and prisons have even used it to help reduce hostility and mood disturbances among prisoners.

It’s about paying attention

“When I start talking about all the things mindfulness can do, I sound like a snake oil salesman,” jokes Richard Sears, PsyD, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation at Union Institute and University in Cincinnati and author of Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment.

 

“It increases happiness, improves relationships, helps alleviate conditions like depression and chronic pain.…But really, what’s going on is awareness. It’s about paying attention, bringing us back to what is going on right now.”

 

Richard’s work in the area of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a form of MBSR that implements cognitive therapy-based exercises. Cognitive therapy explores and challenges negative thought processes; MBCT is effective in treating problems like depression and anxiety, he says, because it creates a connection between our thoughts and our feelings.

 

Take a moment, take a breath

“Once you’ve experienced depression, it cuts a pathway in your brain and makes it easier to become depressed the next time you feel sad,” Richard says. “MBCT teaches you to notice signs of the problems coming up so you can prevent them.” Mindfulness teaches us to take a moment, take a breath and get back to what is happening right now rather than reacting to the “what ifs” of the situation.

 

For Diane, that means one rough patch in her day no longer spirals into negative thoughts that trigger bad memories and depression. “With more awareness comes better choices,” Richard says. “If I’m aware of how I’m reacting, I can lower my stress response, and that makes other things better. I’m less vulnerable, and my immune system can heal better. Everything improves when you become more aware.”
 

Healthier mind, healthier body

The mind-body connection has been well proven over time, and mindfulness proponents and practitioners say it holds many keys to creating a healthier, happier life by influencing the body. “It’s not a cure-all, but it will assist in whatever a person is struggling with, whether that’s physical, mental or emotional,” says Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, education director at the VIA Institute on Character and author of Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing

 

“It offers support and assistance in whatever you’re trying to accomplish. Take for example someone with chronic pain; to learn how to face that directly is a huge challenge. But to bring an honest awareness to your own suffering can completely change your relationship with it.”

 

Studies have documented the effects of mindfulness on physical ailments. Ryan says medical and scientific endorsements have boosted its popularity and have shown the ways it can help both physical and mental challenges. “Before” and “after” brain scans show that certain areas of the brain get thicker after practicing mindfulness for about eight weeks, according to Richard. He equates it to building muscle by lifting weights—over time, you get stronger, but it has to be maintained in order for the results to continue.

 

A powerful tool for health

Some clinical studies have focused on how mindfulness can influence specific ailments, including substance abuse, anxiety, PTSD, depression, autism, cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, AIDS, high blood pressure and headaches. On the broadest level, mindfulness is seen as a tool to improve health because it boosts our immune system. Scientists have attributed this to lower secretions of cortisol and adrenaline, both of which suppress the immune system.

 

Louis Alloro was working on his Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree when he first learned about mindfulness. “Even though I had been involved with personal development my whole life, and had started getting involved with positive psychology, I kept thinking, ‘I don’t know how to do that.’”

 

But once a friend (and fellow MAPP student) started teaching him mindfulness, he realized that not only was it something he could do easily, it was something he had always had the tools for. All he needed was someone who could show him how to use them.

 

Today, Louis can’t imagine daily life without mindfulness and meditation practices, which he says help make him more positive and appreciative and benefit him both physically and mentally.

Easy self-care

“I think the future of health care is self-care, and mindfulness is such an effective, easy and cheap strategy for self-care,” he says. “We can calm our parasympathetic nervous system, which is our rest-and-digest system, and those are two things that just seem to always be in overdrive today.”

 

Being mindful has allowed Louis to slow his reactions, calm his mind and become healthier. In doing so, he is able to accomplish more while feeling  less stressed. “I love the adage that you have to slow down to speed up,” he says. “Mindfulness lets you do that.”
 

Driven to distraction

A study by the National Science Foundation discovered that, on any given day, our brain generates some 50,000 thoughts. That averages out to about 52 thoughts a minute during waking hours, so is it any wonder that many of us find it a challenge to “stay in the moment?”

 

As a doctoral student at Harvard, Matt Killingsworth became interested in the association between happiness and what we’re thinking about. He developed the Track Your Happiness app to study the causes of happiness and monitored users in real time.

 

With more than 15,000 subjects in 80 countries, Matt collected 650,000 “live” reports that led to the conclusion that “a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” People who were “in the moment” consistently were happier than those whose minds were wandering, even if they were performing a task they didn’t enjoy.

Unquiet minds

What Matt found most surprising was just how often our minds wander. Overall, our minds are on something other than what we’re doing 47 percent of the time. And, unfortunately, when our minds wander, they usually aren’t visiting a happy place. We often end up with anxiety and worry about the future or anger or regret about the past. Matt’s studies showed that a wandering mind isn’t the consequence of unhappiness and related anger or anxiety; it’s the cause of it.

 

“The only moment we can ever be in is the present,” Richard points out. “Mindfulness is about being in the moment, bringing our attention back to what’s happening right now.” For most of us, learning to be in the moment takes some work to undo what’s become a deeply ingrained pattern. As children, we have the innate ability to enjoy the present moment as it unfolds, but before long, we’re taught to start thinking about the future. 

Your life is now

“We’re often taught that the ‘good thing’ is coming. It’s always about the next thing,” he says. “Over time, we lose the capacity to enjoy good moments. Even when we [accomplish] a great thing, we’re already thinking about what’s next.”

 

While there is a place for planning, he says the current model doesn’t allow us the chance to enjoy the moment. As children, we start talking about what we’ll be when we grow up; we go to high school and think about college, and while in college we dream of the career waiting for us. The cycle continues once we get that job; we start saving for our dream house, working for the next promotion, building the future. Before long, it’s time to save for retirement and plan for the golden years.

 

“About middle age, a lot of us wake up and realized we’ve been tricked. We realize, ‘This is my life! It’s not coming; it’s already here!’ ” Richard says.
 

Putting it into practice

Mindfulness can help put us back in touch with our true thoughts and feelings, and millions of people around the world have found it transformational. One of the most effective paths is through meditation, but Ryan says many people are intimidated by the idea.

 

“The three most common reasons for people to abandon their mindfulness meditation practice is that their mind wanders, they forget to do it or they don’t have time,” Ryan says. “Meditation is a way of cultivating mindfulness, so having a formal meditation process is helpful in improving that. But it’s more about finding the right fit.”

 

For one person, that fit might be a centering prayer; for another it might be self-hypnosis; someone else might choose to do an insight meditation. Many classes and online courses now teach mindfulness and meditation practices. Keep in mind that there’s no one size-fits-all solution; it’s what works for the individual.

Find your fit for meditation

Louis, for example, is fond of taking mindful walks as a way to improve positive emotions. “I put away my phone and purposefully attend to the experience of taking a walk,” he says. “I feel my feet each time they connect with the ground, and I see things to be grateful for. I can feel my heart rate slowing down, and I become more calm, more at peace.” Walking or eating mindfully are easy, effective ways to take a break—and they can be done unnoticed by others.

 

Diane practices mindfulness in everything from washing the dishes to taking a walk, being careful to notice the touch of sun or water on her skin or the sounds around her.

 

Other simple, common ways to implement mindfulness can include:

 

• Sit quietly and observe what you’re experiencing in that moment. Observe the sights, sounds, and smells that typically go unnoticed during a busy day.

 

• Take note of the physical sensations you’re feeling, whether it’s the texture of a book in your hands, the feeling of the chair against your legs and back or the feeling of water splashing on your skin as you wash your hands.

 

• When experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, become an observer; look at how your body is responding to the emotion instead of becoming absorbed in the feeling itself.

 

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD of Harvard Medical School, likens it to watching clouds drift by; Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., compares it to watching soap bubbles float in the air. Try using the experience as an opportunity to understand the feeling rather than reacting to it.

 

• And, when all else fails, just take a breath.

 

“With mindfulness, there is no goal than to become more aware,” Ryan says. “A great place to start is just to breathe. Follow your breath, it’s something we all have. And you’ll notice physiological changes almost immediately.”


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Introduction To Mindfulness

Introduction To Mindfulness

Professor Mark Williams introduces Mindfulness in the first of four short videos in this series.

We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics? In this series, Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific advances that have radically altered our understanding of depression and related disorders.

Also discussed is the latest treatments and therapies that are offering hope to those suffering from depression. Professor Williams co-developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a treatment for anxiety, stress and depression that is at least as effective as drugs at preventing new episodes of depression. It's now one of the preferred treatments for depression recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

The same technique, based upon an ancient form of meditation, can also help us cope more effectively with the relentless demands of our increasingly frantic world. Professor Williams and Dr Penman co-authored the bestselling book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

Introduction to Mindfulness

 

The Science of Mindfulness

Supporting Mindfulness

A Guided Meditation

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