Written by Laurie Cameron.
Mindfulness, the practice of training the mind to focus and be present in the moment, is becoming a major force for positive change in our lives at work. Corporate leaders such as Google and Target are offering their employees mindfulness training, and leaders from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are embracing meditation.
What is mindfulness? It is the practice of learning to focus your attention on the present moment, observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Teacher and author James Baraz defines it as “simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
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