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Mindfulness by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER2

How Mindfulness Works

In This Chapter

  • Why mindfulness has to be learned
  • How mindfulness changes your mind and brain
  • Dealing more positively with stress
  • Breaking free of mental habits
  • Getting more perspective on your life

Mindfulness seems like a simple thing—why don’t we already do it? Why does deliberately maintaining awareness of your present experience seem to make such a difference? In this chapter I explain how mindfulness affects your brain and your life, in case you like to understand what you’re doing before you do it. I also talk about why most of us default to mindlessness rather than mindfulness, because knowing this can ...

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