And, of course, all this stress is not healthy. Doctors tell us we have to eliminate stress from our lives, that it causes or aggravates other medical problems.
- The tests show that you have cancer. Try to relax.
Seriously, the central idea of mindfulness is just being aware of what’s going on around you … the sights, sounds, smells, etc. No less a newspaper than the mighty New York Times has a regular column on mindfulness that actually tells you what to notice in different situations: Feel the water as it hits your body … When you exit the shower, dry yourself.
Where would we be without the mainstream media?
Here’s a simple step-by-step procedure that could greatly benefit most of us as individuals, and society as a whole:
- Put down the goddamned phone.
Now don’t you feel better already?