Instead, we too often view the opposite of “doing” as “not doing,” and then demonize inaction. In fact, good judgment grows out of reflection, and reflection requires the sort of quiet time that gets crowded out by the next demand.
There is a difference between mindfulness meditation and simple mindfulness. The latter isn’t a practice separate from everyday life. Mindfulness just means becoming more conscious of what you’re feeling, more intentional about your behaviors and more attentive to your impact on others.
The reality is that we each have limited working memories, meaning we can only retain a certain amount of new information in our minds at any given time. If we’re forever flooding the brain with new facts, other information necessarily gets crowded out before it’s been retained in our long-term memo
Let’s get real about the risks and build truth into the advertising about these workplaces.
The second reason I’ve shared my story is to point out how much the power of fear – which we generate ourselves — can take control of our lives. Had I not taken on my fear and deliberately confronted my pain, I have no doubt I would be even more disabled today than I was at my worst two months ago.