Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine and a well-known supporter of mindfulness practice, argues that mind needs to be trained, just like any other muscle in our body. Without training it reminds of a river whose current one can’t control, just like we can’t control thousands of thoughts rushing through our head every second. But once we train our mind to think in a positive and constructive way, it works to our benefit and brings about positive changes in our lives through enabling us to be able to feel in control of our emotions and thoughts.

“Meditation means learning how to get out of this current, sit by its bank and listen to it, learn from it, and then use its energies to guide us rather than to tyrannize us.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn has written several books and gave many talks on various subjects related to how mindfulness helps improve our wellbeing. To find out more or access his resources, visit:

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