Mindfulness is not a breathing exercise, nor an attention exercise, but rather it is an awareness exercise.
And it works precisely in this way – by increasing the strength and sensitivity of our awareness. In this article, I’ll explain what that means.
I’ll begin with a story.
In a now famous social experiment (video below), Joshua Bell, one of the world’s greatest violinists, played classical music for 45 minutes during peak time commute at a busy tube station. There were no signs or other mentions of who the violin player was – he simply played...
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