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The real meditation practice


"The real meditation practice is your life. It's not about so many minutes each day and the job is done. It's about letting the practice spill over into every waking moment, of your life-cultivating a kind of love affair with the present moment without making it a big chore. It doesn't take any energy to remember you're breathing, seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, touching. Sensing your body and your connection with nature, with your colleagues at work, with your family members, with your own heart- that is what builds the foundation of mindfulness that supports your formal practice.You're no longer practicing a technique. It becomes a way of being."  

-interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn at



A brief talk by Jon Kabat-Zinn on what mindfulness is really about and what it means to find your own way in the practice. Highly recommended:  

An Evening with Jon Kabat Zinn: What is Mindfulness? (video) An intimate presentation including guided meditation by the teacher who introduced mindfulness into modern healthcare.


Just This

guided meditation - Jon Kabat Zinn

from Mind and Life Institute series


Notice how it feels to be in your body right now, bringing your attention to the areas of contact of your body to your chair or bed (or your feet to the floor if you are standing or walking)...tuning in to whatever sensations you are feeling most vividly in the moment. If while doing this you find your mind wandering in thinking or commenting or judging, simply notice this, and then return your attention to your direct bodily sensations, without making this anything special. Waking to awareness starts with coming to our senses in the moment- which is available anytime, anyplace, any circumstance.

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