Every so often you come across a blog that is so compelling it sucks you right in. This happened when I stumbled upon Raptitude; I wanted to devour every post. I love how the writer, David Cain, slices through the bunk and unearths so much of what lies hidden in our conditioned minds.
A few days after writing my first Newsletter – a mindfulness themed one – the latest Raptitude post landed in my inbox titled ‘Why Mindfulness Seems Annoying’. It made me squirm in my seat just a little, even though the writer is himself a proponent of mindfulness and meditation (though he suggests doing it in manageable chunks).
His post did lead me to another brilliant article on mindfulness – by someone clearly not a proponent. Though cynical, it was a hilarious and refreshing piece which made me think of this meme (it gets me every time):
Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.
Mindfulness might be pop culture woo woo, but I’m sticking with it. As a compulsive thinker, slowing down for just a few seconds (literally), to catch my breath and surrender to what is has been wonderfully soothing.