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Buddhist teachings offer a vivid image of the way most of our brains work. Our common tendency to feel unsettled, distracted, restless, or confused is labeled “Monkey Mind”. To-do lists, regrets, and concerns can crowd our brain starting the moment our eyes open in the morning.
Writing down the things you’re grateful for is a great tool to help you begin to change your mindset. Instructions: 2-3 times a week, write down 3-5 things—these could be people, sensations, or experiences–for which you are grateful. Explain in detail why you are grateful for these things.
Instructions on How to Meditate Reprinted from Waking Up, by Sam Harris Sit comfortably, with your spine erect, either in a chair or cross-legged on a cushion. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and feel the points of contact between your body and the chair or the floor.
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