Mindful June 2020

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with love for all

INTRODUCING mindful@home To help navigate these difficult days, check out mindful.org/covid to access a collection of free resources curated to help you tap into community, connection, and love. Anne Alexander is a longtime meditator, yogi, and editor. She is the author of two New York Times best sellers. While we were finalizing this issue—with Mindful staffers working from home, COVID-19 updates on the news—what kept running through my mind was the depth of our interconnectedness. That’s such a far cry from the rugged individualism many of us grew up with. In high school, I remember reading Emerson’s essay “On Self-Reliance” with delight. Its quintessentially American view on how to live—avoid conformity, trust your own truth—combined with Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” and I was raring to seek adventures wherever my heart led. Go west, young man! And…

1 min.
moments of meaning

From brewing a morning drink to reading a bedtime story, our personal rituals are like friends, giving us purpose, stability, and flow through the day—even in tumultuous times. How do rituals show up in your life? How are your everyday rituals helpful to you right now? “Starting with something familiar helps me cope with the many uncertainties of these times.” @BOARD_2_BOX “We play hide-and-seek as a family each night. It gives us a time to laugh and connect.” @VTCONDON “They’re important to measure time.” @JARVEVA “They help me stay on track with self-care, so I can better support myself and others.” @JOANNAZAKANY “FaceTiming with people who are important to me fills me up with hope each day.”@MINDFULSKATERGIRL “They provide a sense of calm in the storm.” @MASLOW40 “My rituals—I have a coffee, go for a run, read my kids stories—give me a sense…

1 min.
in your words

What ritual connects you to your inner power? “Deep breathing and listening to a guided meditation. And, of course, reading Mindful!” ANTHONY KINGSTON, ON “While getting dressed, I read three affirmation books. I’ve been rereading one of the books for over 20 years! Each daily reading gives me something different each time.” PATRICIA BRONX, NY “I go for a walk on the forest trails and stop every so often to do part of a sun salutation. Inhaling and feeling grateful, exhaling feeling grounded and connected.” ELAINE DENBIGH, ON “I try to listen and empathize with people I interact with on a daily basis. It helps me in realizing there is so much joy, laughter, pain, and other emotions people are dealing with from day to day, yet keeping their smile on.” SHAIFALI STAMFORD, CT Next Question… What always awakens your feelings of gratitude? Send an…

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welcome to mindful

Did you know Mindful is a nonprofit? We are dedicated to inspiring and guiding anyone who wants to explore mindfulness to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a more compassionate society. By reading Mindful and sharing it with others, you’re helping to bring mindfulness practices into the world where the benefits can be enjoyed by all. Thank you! Print magazine & special topic publications 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge FREE! Guided meditations & podcasts Mindfulness video courses Visit online at mindful.org Get More Mindful…

3 min.
top of mind

MEDITATION AT THE MOVIES Mindfulness and meditation can be found from schools to boardrooms to prisons—and now streaming in your very own home theater. Written and directed by Rob Beemer, The Mindfulness Movement explores why a growing number of people are practicing mindfulness, and looks at the benefits of meditation. The documentary film features the Mindful staff at work, interviews with executive producers Jewel and Deepak Chopra, as well as Sharon Salzberg, Dan Harris, Congressman Tim Ryan, Richard Davidson, Daniel Goleman, Diana Winston, George Mumford, and more. Each of their stories sheds light on why the practice is spreading so quickly and how the shift toward mindfulness is shaping a happier, healthier society. “Mindfulness is one of those things that you just want to share,” Beemer told Mindful. “Oftentimes you enter…

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acts of kindness

SUNSHINE THERAPY A photo shared by China Daily—and internationally on social media—shows a simple act of kindness in Wuhan, where Dr. Liu Kai wheeled an 87-year-old man with COVID-19 outside to see the sunset. “The elderly man had been stuck in the isolation ward for nearly a month. I thought the rays of the sun might cheer him up,” said Dr. Liu. KID STUFF Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg held a special press conference recently, taking questions from kids, and kids only, about COVID-19. “How can I help?” and “How long does it take to make a vaccine?” were among the queries. Prime Minister Solberg’s main message resonates with young and old alike: “It is OK to be scared when so many things happen at the same time.” CELLO, NEIGHBOR! Cello-playing siblings Taran, six, and…