At YourThinkingCoach.com we have been exploring mindfulness. We discovered that it is just one of a set of 8 Buddhist principles that support and reinforce each other. Here is our take on it:
- Right Understanding – Sammā ditthi – Try it out for yourself and then decide.
- Right Intention – Sammā san̄kappa – Commit to more constructive thinking.
- Right Speech – Sammā vācā – Practice more constructive language in your day to day work.
- Right Action – Sammā kammanta – Increase constructive behaviour each day; refrain from aggressive/defensive or passive/defensive behaviour.
- Right Livelihood – Sammā ājīva – Make your leadership of others a means for good not of exploitation.
- Right Effort – Sammā vāyāma – Cultivate constructive states of thinking and behaviour.
- Right Mindfulness – Sammā sati – Develop awareness of your body. Your body position can change your state of mind.
- Right Concentration – Sammā samādhi – Develop your thinking. Get clarity.
There is no doubt that there is power in being aware of your body and mind. Just take a look at Amy Cuddy’s Ted video:
This could be the start of your mindfulness practice in just two minutes a day.
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