I have just read Mindfulness — An eight week plan for finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
Their website link is here.
Their book is an easy to read, simple and practical guide to the practice of Mindfulness.
One of the key messages of the book is just how accessible a state of mindfulness is with some practice and some guidelines.
The authors highlight the benefits of a one-minute meditation which if done regularly can have long-term benefits.
This reminds me of Ideas Blitz.
A Blitz can be 2 minutes or less, with the aim to try and generate 9 ideas in 2 minutes.
It requires a total immersion on the challenge at hand.
With this single focus Blitzers have no time to filter or limit their ideas — their creativity just emerges.
This feeling appears similar to the aim of mindfulness which is to gain a pure awareness that transcends thinking.
As the authors note, ‘pure awareness allows you to step outside the chattering negative self-talk and your reactive impulses and emotions.’
Perhaps Mindfulness and Blitzing are two sides of the same coin?
Both are quick, simple, easy to learn and do and can have a significant impact on your health, well-being and creativity.
Both enable you to realise your full potential.
And with our new, free Blitz Mobile app it is even more convenient.