Jon Kabat-Zinn's 'Wherever You Go, There You Are'

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Busy life, busy mind

Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of “Wherever you go, there you are” noted, that we live in a frantic world. This statement is surely true. All of us are surrounded by noise and distractions; we are in a continually raised nerve state. We work from nine to five, and our boss is so hectic that no one can keep with his changing demands. (Someone should have put that report on his desk by last week! Of course.) You must take the children to the school, to the tennis training or music class, besides, the housework is waiting for you as well. You sit down in the evenings, and you don’t feel more energy but watch the TV show exhausted. The family needs you, all 365 days a year. Every year.

Whatever we do, work, eat, love, study, we
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Without the continuous tense of attention, your spirit can have a break, can calm down. And your body will have a rest too. The meditation for ten-twenty minutes, not only a mental vacation but physical comfort as well. During meditation, you are letting off the tension from your body, and this relaxes your muscles as well. Due to our overloaded, stressed life, from time to time we have soreness in our neck, shoulders, or stomach. Sometimes we don’t even realize what has led to this; we just feel the ache. When we are in stress, our muscles become tense, and this causes the pain. We are all prone to the sensitivity of a particular area; some people frequently have it in the neck, others in the shoulders, and so on. In meditation, we turn to ourselves, we can notice this soreness before it becomes uncomfortable, and we can relax those body parts. After a few week or month meditation, you will be aware the early signs of stiffness in your muscles, not just while meditating, but also in everyday life, so you can relax them before it turns too tight. Surely this is a pleasant side effect, but the essence of meditation is to calm down and focus the mind.

Occasionally, do you watch TV or listen to the radio? We hear the radio broadcast, but we don’t feel committed to act, right at that actual moment, whatever they
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The first reason, we find meditation is so difficult, that the outer world always distracts us, and so do our thoughts and feelings.

On the other hand, we commonly deceive ourselves with the belief that we are equal to our thinking. Furthermore, we live in an assumption, that our thoughts are identical with the real world. Don’t get me wrong; I do not tell you that we don’t live in reality. Of course, we do. The problem is that reality and what we think about it rarely match. Let’s carry out a little experiment. Assuming, you have an imaginary picture of you, how could you describe yourself? What trait pick you up first? And what if a stranger looks at you? Will he think the same? Maybe you know that you 're a remarkably kind person, but at the moment this person meets you, let’s say for some reason you are angry. He won’t think you are lovely. He might think, you are a furious guy or woman. His reality entirely differs from yours. Both are correct, just don’t

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