A blog post I read the other day reminded me that mindfulness is not just something hipsters (or hippies maybe?) do, it is a scientifically proven way to alter your mind (if you are interested the link to the blog post that inspired me is at the end of this post).
I remember when reading ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ (by Mark Williams and Danny Penman) that its references to cold hard scientific research showing how the patterns of the brain can be altered by practicing mindfulness gave me comfort. This wasn’t just some ‘mumbo jumbo’, this was a practice with proven benefits.
There are many studies that show similar findings, the brain is physically changed by a regular mindfulness practice. And it doesn’t take long if you want to try it out. Studies have shown 8 week programs are enough to show a change in brain activity. You don’t need to spend a cent either, there are plenty of free online resources showing how to get started.
Scientific studies or not, I know mindfulness has helped me.
It gets easier every day.
Thank you WordPress bloggers for bringing me different news, ideas, information and plain old ramblings every day. See the blog post that inspired me here: Endless Light and Love