WHY MINDFULNESS IS THE ANTIDOTE TO MULTITASKING

By Drake Baer, on Fast Company

“The work of mindfulness isn’t to never get distracted, since that’s always going to happen. Instead, it’s about recognizing that the meandering has occurred and returning to the task at hand…”

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EJ post: Finding happiness among uncertainty

I feel desperate to live life, explore the world, meet new people, make  a difference. In times I wonder what keeps me from doing all this – and more. I have come to terms that I fear and worry abour every single aspect of these.

After self loathing and procastinating on the internet, I stumble upon an Elephant Journal post like something send from heaven.

Pema Chödrön  remains me that everything that isn’t going the way I imagined, it still isn’t the end of it. That I should better focus on the present, release all the stress caused by uncertainty and future actions or situations. I am starting to come in terms with my life, experience fear and doubtness, let it all in. Inhale life, exhale worries.

Hopefully this post will help someone else, whatever their situation and emotional state is.

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Estoy tan fastidiada de pasar mis días en la computadora, buscando algo que me ayude a salir de esta situación. Tengo ganas de viajar, conocer, vivir, comer. Encontrarme en la peor y en la mejor situación posible. Reencontrarme una y otra vez.

Me gustaría decir que tengo la suerte de tenerlo todo, pero lo que más anhelo no lo tengo. 

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Brutality against the LGBT community in Russia

A dear friend just send me a Vice documentary about the lastest hatred crimes against the LGBT community in Russia. Maybe some of us, myelf included, haven’t really being paying attention to what Sochi Olympics are portraying. 

In June 2013, an anti gay propaganda law was enforced. Ever since, an increase in violence against the LGBT community has escaleted.

In words of Miriam Edler, “The law in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights. It introduces fines for individuals and media groups found guilty of breaking the law, as well as special fines for foreigners.” (The Guardian, 2013) 

I feel disgusted by these terrible acts against another human being. If the Catholic card is being play, why then don’t remember the most simple of them all: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12: 31). 

These horrible actions just remind me of a phrase: “Never again…” spoken in the Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

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