Pay Attention, Live Tastefully

I've just watched this video, a TEDx talk by Dr. Parmjit Singh called, Pay Attention, Live Tastefully.

Mindfulness meditation
 Illustration: Cristina Guitian

Excellent advice. Here are some quotes from the last few minutes of the talk.

"Attention is a trainable skill, and learning to deliberately pay attention to the whole spectrum of your experience, non-reactively, leads to architectural brain changes that support positive mental habits and traits."

"There is more right with you than there is wrong. We often live in a world where comparison is, in fact, prided upon. We say we need to learn from each other, but those comparisons, though they are good in some ways, because they make us progress, in fact, all this comparitive thinking has brought us all this affluence we seek.

Yet, it has a dark side. You cannot be equal to anybody else. It is impossible for you to be like anybody else. In some ways you will always be better, and in some ways you will always be worse."

"The only way you can find what is right with you is simply turning your attention inward. Only by sitting and working with the thing which we call our mind. What is good in you can only be discovered if you pay attention to the entire spectrum of your life."

The following is a quote that I saw this morning on Facebook, posted by my cousin in Australia:

"Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you  continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind."




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