Mindfulness: A New Way of Life

“Mindfulness is 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).” ~ James Baraz

How do you take a break from the world that never takes a break? Where do you go? What do you do? Believe it or not, you don’t have too many options here. That’s why mindfulness is the greatest (and cheapest) escape because you only need your attention to get the most out of your precious break.

Mindfulness seems to have come out of the blue and land in the middle of our hectic world, but it is far from a new practice. From the Buddhist scholars who introduced it to the western world up to the newest apps that guide you through your daily mindful practice, this infographic was created by matcha tea to answer your questions and lead you through your first steps towards serenity. Historical milestones included.

Mindfulness is the art of being in the moment. It is an art because, like a precious symphony or a painting, it has the potential to fill the participant (or if you like, the practitioner) with the much-needed peace and quiet, inspiring and soothing by simply being. Now. In the moment.

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Catalin Zorzini is a design blogger with a thing for ecommerce, matcha tea and bebop. You can connect with him via Twitter.

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