Sleepwalking Through Your Life? Here’s How Mindfulness Can Help

By Gerard O’Donovan

Have you ever sat down to watch TV with a bowl of popcorn on your lap, then suddenly realized twenty minutes later the bowl was empty? Have you ever driven somewhere and arrived safely, only to realize you didn’t really remember the trip?
These kinds of experiences happen to everyone. Today, many of us refer to this mindless activity as “being on autopilot”. Many daily habits can be completed without our full attention. It seems our minds are constantly running ahead to the next activity to be completed, the next phone call, or meeting, or place we need to be.
(see full article at http://wisdomalacarte.net/blog/sleepwalking-through-your-life-heres-how-mindfulness-can-help/2010/09/)

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