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The Mindful Geek


Michael Taft




The Mindful Geek tells you how to derive the real world benefits of hardcore mindfulness meditation without having to drink anyone’s metaphysical Kool-Aid. In the book, Michael Taft gives you step-by-step instructions in the powerful and reliable techniques of mindfulness meditation, and outlines the psychological and neuroscientific research underpinning these practices — all without you having to believe in reincarnation, karma, or other sacred cows


Hi. So this is a talk, uh, called Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, which is, um, largely out of the Mindful Geek Book. Okay, so we'll go into how, uh, mindfulness can help you cope with emotions in this talk. Come, it's an iconic moment. The Rebel Alliance is making a desperate attack on the death. As Luke Skywalker rolls his X-Wing fighter in towards the surface of the battle station, the voice of OB one Canobe speaks into his head saying, Luke, trust your feelings.

At first, Luke is confused, thinking he must be hearing voices, but he sees the other pilots failing to hit the mark, and at the same time, obiwan keeps whispering in his ear saying, use the force and trust your feeling. . So finally, Luke folds away his targeting computer and in fact uses his feelings to make the shot.

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