Mindfulness: But what if the moment sucks?


If you are a human being living in the 21st century you have probably been exposed to a life-philosophy/holistic preaching called mindfulness. To be short, mindfulness is being fully present and aware in any given moment. According to Buddah, mindfulness is one of the steps on the eight-fold path to enlightenment. Buddah reasoned that mindfulness eliminates the suffering experienced when living in the past or present and allows one to obtain complete fulfillment. Now, not to undermine the teachings of Buddah or anything, but I have a theory that practicing mindfulness during certain moments in your life can cause far more suffering than would a brief mental departure from the situation.

Here is a little back story… I recently started a new job that requires me to stand for hours and do repetitive work. This is when I began to think about mindfulness and how it could help me get…

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