143Re: [BuddhaTeaching] SHARING FROM MIRTE ON THE TOPIC OF THE FAST PACE OF LIFE
- Aug 1, 2008Hi teacher and meditation friends.
I agree that youth today believe that multitasking is normal.
However, there are many times I multitask. If the TV is on, I am reading or doing some paperwork. I will answer telephone calls while doing something else (speaker phone encourages this). However, I can fold laundry, make dinner, etc. while talking on the phone.
I do believe that concentrating on one thing at a time will get it done sooner but with technology, it is hard not to multitask.
When my children were at home, going to Mass for me was such a stress reduction. The quiet, the music, and at the same time making sure the children were behaving. The one thing about meditation that I think is so good is that you are forced to stop what you are doing and just concentrate on the breadth.
With my daughter's wedding, my mother-in-law's condition (she broke a hip and fractured her shoulder--drink your calcium), cleaning out the home and dealing with a real-estate person, company, it is hard not to multitask.
These are my thoughts and I did not multitask spending this.
>From: Hai Nguyen <hai_nguyen@...>
>Date: 2008/08/01 Fri AM 06:43:46 CDT
>Subject: [BuddhaTeaching] SHARING FROM MIRTE ON THE TOPIC OF THE FAST PACE OF LIFE
>From: email@example.com[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of mirtewildt@...
>Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 2:05 AM
>Subject: Re: [mindfulnessmeditation] A INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE FASTPACE OF LIFE
>I had a guest for 20 days here at home,a yung boy of therteen coming fromGermany. He is half German half French, we spoke four languages at thetime,german,french,english and my husband's and mine italian. It was fun andnice but to day after sending him home I said :now i want silence und just onelanguage,please. My brain is tired!
>Multitasking is not only physical, I have noticed that while writing I think ofsomething else,or while reading my mind is wandering ,but can be alert and conscious,I know I should be in one moment and be there but it happens.
>People who drive and talk on the phone or do other things are just silly,notmultitasking,but sometimes I watch Tv in the kitchen while cooking orecleaning,but to me it is a relaxing moment.
>I think young people have this problem of multitasking because life is sodemanding for them, they should have priorities but who are we to tell them?
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