Mindfulness by Happify

Yes, a cartoon.  I haven’t had my coffee yet and this was sent to me.

Surprisingly, it is pretty good.  The idea that by learning to track your mind’s yakking — (which they don’t say this but this is what really happens when you put your behind on the zafu and try to be quiet and still — your mind goes CRAZY — and then you spend years giving it a go each day, making a bit of headway, hoping for a bit of blessed silence and in the process your become very friendly with the yakking that your mind throws up (and sometimes vomits up is a better analogy) constantly.

Mind you, this can be disconcerting.  Meditation should come with a warning that it will be awhile before you begin to find any kind of still, quiet center, unless you happen to be a kind of master-at-birth.

When I drive, I am at my worst in my mind, so this little cartoon was particularly to the point.

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10 Responses to Mindfulness by Happify

  1. Loving the animation and the anger angle – thing I love about these being mindful thingies is that they give me Choice and Power! Yup they really do!
    http://www.innerbodywisdom.co.uk

  2. Love the way mindfulness is presented here. I’m going to keep breathing and observing. Thanks!

  3. rebecca says:

    That was nice to watch….and learn something. I have tried to quiet the mind….and it is hard!

  4. macjam47 says:

    Love the little cartoon. I think we all can identify with it in any number of circumstances, not just driving.

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