THE FIVE POWERS OF A FOCUSED MIND [From Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress by Mike George] Mindfulness is the ability
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, Oct 1, 2003
THE FIVE POWERS OF A FOCUSED MIND
[From "Learn to Relax: A
Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress" by Mike
Mindfulness is the ability to concentrate or become completely
absorbed in a particular task or object. There are five powers associated
with this state:
1. The power of PERCEPTION allows us to see into
things and truly understand them, with neither complication nor
2. The power of CHOICE requires us to distinguish right from
wrong, and good from bad. Having done so, we can select our option, and at
every moment choose to be positive.
3. The power of INNER ENERGY can
spur us on to new things, encourage us to change where we feel uncomfortable
with ourselves and help us to enjoy life to the full.
4. The power of
INJECTION can permit us to energize others with our own positivity. As we
help them to feel positive, good energy bounes back toward us to perpetuate
the positive cycle.
5. The power of MINDFULNESS, by which we absorb
ourselves into any action or thought without distraction or complication,
further energizes us by allowing the power of our mind to become
concentrated, freeing us from ties of frustration, anger and
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