The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh


Welcome to the 47th edition of the MayWeather Newsletter series, a weekly newsletter where I share my thoughts and new ideas on things that I learn on personal productivity; somewhere between due diligence, good thinking and note-taking.

I took a glimpse at my past and I remember how much I wanted meditation to be taught in high schools. Perhaps, wishful thinking! I felt it was more beneficial to teach mindfulness and meditation, emotional intelligence and their clique.

<<First Name>>, have you heard about the benefits of mindful meditation, wanted to try it, and maybe even sat down to do it, only to find it extremely difficult?

This might sound familiar: your mind is racing, and you can’t sit still or calm your thoughts. To be fully present and not overly reactive is actually tough.

We all feel the same way about it, but the key, like most things in life, is to simply practice. Starting a meditation practice can have huge benefits if you stick with it.

Having a regular meditation practice is one of the most important things you can do for your well-being.

As we proceed to have a blast this weekend, set out some ten minutes to focus your mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Interesting to note that you can start right now, right where you are.

Weekly Thread of Wisdom 
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Book Review
Anthony De Mello

If you turn on the light of awareness, darkness will disappear. 

The author crushes many of our generally accepted (but false) beliefs that contribute to our “mechanical existence”, which resembles more sleep than wakefulness.

De Mello’s style is extremely direct, almost harsh, but it delivers his points really well. So if you are about to begin reading Awareness it’s more important than usual to approach it with an open mind.

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