Just 10 Mindful Minutes
Andy Puddicombe | 9:26
We live in an incredibly busy world, the pace of life is often frantic, our minds are always busy, and we're always doing something. So with that in mind, I'd like just to take a moment to think when did you last take any time to do nothing, just 10 minutes, undisturbed.
And when I say nothing, I do mean nothing. So that's no emailing, texting, no internet, no TV, no chatting, no eating, no reading, not even sitting there reminiscing about the past or planning for the future. Simply doing nothing. I see a lot of very blank faces, I think is probably have to go a long way back.
And this is an extraordinary thing, right? We're talking about our mind, the mind our most valuable and precious resource through which we experience every single moment of our life, the mind that we rely upon to be happy, content, emotionally stable as individuals and at the same time to be kind and thoughtful, and considerate in our relationships with others.
This is the same mind that we depend upon to be focused, creative, spontaneous, and to perform at our very best in everything that we do.
And yet, we don't take any time out to look after it. In fact, we spend more time looking after our cars or clothes and our hair than we Okay, maybe not I have, but you see where I'm going to. The result, of course, is that we get stressed. You know, the mind whizzes away, like a washing machine going round and round, lots of difficult, confusing emotions.
And we don't really kind of know how to deal with that. And the sad fact is that we are so distracted that we're no longer present in the world in which we live. We miss out on the things that are most important to us. And the crazy thing is that everybody just assumes, well, that's the way life is.