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8 Barriers
To Realizing Mindfulness
Overcoming 21st Century Hurdles In Leadership And Innovation
Mindfulness can open our minds to seeing an
unvarnished view of current reality, possibly for the first
time. But first we...
#01 I Can’t Do It.
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I Can’t Do It.
The External
World Has
You Cornered
#01 OPTIONS
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> 1. Wake Earlier
15 minutes early and practice 10
minute...
#02 Inspiration
Inspiration
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Your Head
Is Full Of
Great Ideas
#02 OPTIONS > 1. Acknowledge Thinking
When a thought tugs on your mind
acknowledge it by ...
#03 Sleepiness
Sleepiness
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Meditation
+ Relaxation
Puts You To
Sleep
#03 OPTIONS > 1. Eyes Open
Keeping your eyes slightly open while you
practice mi...
#04 Physical Pain
Physical Pain
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Joints Ache
+ Your
Muscles Are
Sore
#04 OPTIONS
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> 1. Add Extra Cushions
Use extra cushions on the floor o...
SIT COMFORTABLY
Break - 3 Minutes
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Gaze Easily With Your Eyes Half Closed At A Blank
Wall....
#05 Don’t Want Too
Don’t Want
Too
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At Times Our
Mind Acts As
If It’s Two
Years Old
#05 OPTIONS
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> 1. Use The Resistance
Focus on the Don’t Wa...
#06 Anxiety
Anxiety
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Feelings Of
Dread,
Uncertainty +
Escape
#06 OPTIONS
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> 1. Give Emotions Room
Let your emotions express the...
#07 Obsessing
obsessing
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The Same
Thoughts Over
And Over,
And Over
#07 OPTIONS
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> 1. Erase It Before Starting
Give yourself room to...
#08 Distractions
distractions
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Ringing
Clanging
Banging
Yelling - Noise
#08 OPTIONS > 1. A Great Opportunity
Distractions are a wonderful opportunity to
...
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Incorporating a regular practice
of mindfulness into any team or
leadership building process is
key to lo...
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8 barriers to realizing mindfulness

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Business teams and leaders looking for a competitive advantage in the 21st century need to focus on a regular mindfulness practice. There is no better catalyst for moving forward than current reality and at the heart of a mindfulness process is current reality.

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8 barriers to realizing mindfulness

  1. 1. PortableMuse.com 8 Barriers To Realizing Mindfulness Overcoming 21st Century Hurdles In Leadership And Innovation
  2. 2. Mindfulness can open our minds to seeing an unvarnished view of current reality, possibly for the first time. But first we must move past a series of barriers constructed primarily by our own thoughts. The path to leadership engaging with current reality begins with seeing and then navigating the sometimes treacherous outskirts around these barriers. The commitment we make to take this journey is one we make to ourselves, not to anyone else. INTRODUCTION. PortableMuse.com
  3. 3. #01 I Can’t Do It. PortableMuse.com I Can’t Do It.
  4. 4. The External World Has You Cornered #01 OPTIONS PortableMuse.com > 1. Wake Earlier 15 minutes early and practice 10 minutes each day. 2. Turn Off TV, Cell + Internet Unplugging from distractions will free up a huge amount of extra time. 3. Join Mindfulness Group Belonging to a group obligates you to practice. I Can’t Do It
  5. 5. #02 Inspiration Inspiration PortableMuse.com
  6. 6. Your Head Is Full Of Great Ideas #02 OPTIONS > 1. Acknowledge Thinking When a thought tugs on your mind acknowledge it by saying “thinking.” 2. A Great Idea Returns No need to jump up to write it down, the idea will return another time. 3. When It Won’t Leave Keep a pad + pen next to you for that one in a million ideas you must write down. Inspiration PortableMuse.com *Thoughts will come and go constantly, it’s your minds way of distracting you from being mindful.
  7. 7. #03 Sleepiness Sleepiness PortableMuse.com
  8. 8. Meditation + Relaxation Puts You To Sleep #03 OPTIONS > 1. Eyes Open Keeping your eyes slightly open while you practice mindfulness is helpful. 2. Posture Sitting with a straight back on the floor or in a chair will help you from being sleepy. 3. Time of Day Avoid mindfulness practice near to bedtime and avoid practice soon after eating. Sleepiness PortableMuse.com *Make your practice time a no-interruption time, no phones, no knocks on the door. Also avoid practice after drinking alcohol, caffeine or getting high.
  9. 9. #04 Physical Pain Physical Pain PortableMuse.com
  10. 10. Joints Ache + Your Muscles Are Sore #04 OPTIONS PortableMuse.com > 1. Add Extra Cushions Use extra cushions on the floor or a back- cushion on your chair. 2. Adjust Sitting Style Avoid full lotus position if painful, try sitting in a straight-back chair. 3. Daily Stretching Often sitting pain is from tight muscles, try doing daily 5 minute stretching exercises. Physical Pain Being in pain and twisted until you’re uncomfortable is not conducive to learning mindfulness. In the beginning being comfortable and sitting with a straight back is the goal.
  11. 11. SIT COMFORTABLY Break - 3 Minutes PortableMuse.comPortableMuse.com Gaze Easily With Your Eyes Half Closed At A Blank Wall. Breathe Normally And Focus On Each In Breath And Each Out Breath. Watch Your Breath Without Judgement Of Good Or Bad Right Or Wrong. If You Notice Yourself Thinking Gently Bring Your Focus Back To The Breath.
  12. 12. #05 Don’t Want Too Don’t Want Too PortableMuse.com
  13. 13. At Times Our Mind Acts As If It’s Two Years Old #05 OPTIONS PortableMuse.com > 1. Use The Resistance Focus on the Don’t Want Too as you practice. Breathe resistance in then out. 2. Do Progressive Relaxation Sometimes the “Don’t Want Too” is masking stress, relax before practice. 3. Write It Down Decluttering your mind with journal writing prior to practice can clear resistance. Don’t Want Too Our mind (ego) is no fan of change and needs more than a little coaxing before you’ll get around it’s barriers.
  14. 14. #06 Anxiety Anxiety PortableMuse.com
  15. 15. Feelings Of Dread, Uncertainty + Escape #06 OPTIONS PortableMuse.com > 1. Give Emotions Room Let your emotions express themselves without adding judgement. 2. Use The Anxiety Tap into the anxiety with each breath. Breathe anxiety in and exhale it out. 3. Look At The Anxiety Before Practice Take a walk and ask yourself what’s the anxiety all about? Dig deep. Anxiety You most certainly can observe anxiety while you practice, but you’ll go deeper if you come to practice without extra emotions banging inside your mind and body.
  16. 16. #07 Obsessing obsessing PortableMuse.com
  17. 17. The Same Thoughts Over And Over, And Over #07 OPTIONS PortableMuse.com > 1. Erase It Before Starting Give yourself room to deal with pressing issues before you start the day's practice. 2. Watch Without Attachment See the obsessing as a chance to practice non-attachment, be gentle with yourself. 3. If All Else Fails If your thinking is causing fear or anxiety by all means get up and call someone. Obsessing Racing thoughts are more noticeable in mindfulness practice. But thoughts out of control are another thing. Mindfulness is not subjecting yourself to high levels of emotional pain.
  18. 18. #08 Distractions distractions PortableMuse.com
  19. 19. Ringing Clanging Banging Yelling - Noise #08 OPTIONS > 1. A Great Opportunity Distractions are a wonderful opportunity to gently refocus on your breath. 2. Inside Or Outside Ask yourself. Are distractions created outside my mind or inside my mind? 3. What Am I Attaching To How are you experiencing distractions? Are you feeling, hearing or thinking them? Distractions PortableMuse.com Distractions can show us the essence of mindfulness. Distractions balance on the tip of Why. Why am I distracted?
  20. 20. PortableMuse.com Incorporating a regular practice of mindfulness into any team or leadership building process is key to long term success, growth and innovation in the 21st century. Remember Wherever You Go There You Are

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