20 Feb Mindfulness Meditation Is the Direct Way to Happiness
We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently, who said, “With all the mass overstimulation and continuously heightened levels of stress, it’s easy to see why we’re all going crazy. The modern world demands so much of our attention that we forget who we truly are in our deepest sense.”
We’re sure you know what we mean: The demands and busyness of life can have a toll on anyone. So what to do? How to live in this world with sanity and ease? The wise yogis said that happiness is our birthright, but where is this happiness found?
What, out of all the things we can get in this whole world, will give us the most happiness, joy, peace of mind, self-friendship, clarity, insight, presence, is totally free but invariably ignored? Yes, you got it, it’s meditation — the most invaluable gift you could ever give yourself! We look everywhere for peace and spend a fortune thinking something will give us happiness while it is, and always will be, inside us. Not only that, but whatever we get we can lose, but what’s inside of us we have always! How outrageous!
Actor Ed Begley, Jr., from our award-winning book Be The Change, points out that:
If stuff made you happy, there would be nothing but happy people living in Bel Air and unhappy people living in Fiji where they have nothing, but I have been to Fiji and there are plenty of happy people there. I have never seen a hearse with a luggage rack on top. We have got to get away from stuff and appreciate what is here.
To read full article, visit Huffington Post.