Mindfulness is a Powerful Tool to Make Changes
Not just another technique?
Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool. In fact, I have been teaching a method of mindfulness that I call W.A.M. or Watch, Accept, and Modify. I honestly believe that this is one of the most incredible Zen techniques I’ve used over the years to change behavior, see things more clearly, deal with negative thoughts, and change my mood. It works and it’s easy to do once you learn the basics. But like anything else that’s worth pursuing, it requires a little practice and you need to stick with it during the times you need it.
For instance, when you are standing in the rain waiting for a taxi and notice yourself getting angry because you just got splashed by a passing car. Or when someone at work says something to you that just rubbed you wrong and you instantly respond inappropriately or you might even turn and repress it which eventually will do more harm. There is a choice between both of those reactions and it is to take action by using mindfulness and applying the W.A.M. technique. Click here to go to a PDF download of the technique
ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.
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Paul Harrison AIA
aka Master Nomi
Architect, Author, Creator of the Zen Advantage Program™ (ZAP)