In my interview with author Donald Altman about his new book entitled “One Minute Mindfulness” we speak about the benefits of being more mindful in our everyday life. As we discuss mindfulness does not have to be one more “to-do” item. It can become effortless and part of your everyday practices, the key is to become aware of our actions.
In Donald’s new book he provides the reader with 50 simple ways to find peace, clarity and new possibilities in a stressed-out world. He offers a empowering perspective and how you think and act in the upcoming minute, and the next, determines nothing less than your experience of life.
His book is part guidebook and part workbook for making the present moment count. Each chapter contains an exercise for building awareness and centering attention. The awareness exercises are meant to help you touch this moment–which can be harder than it seems, but well worth the effort. In this podcast Donald speak about the costs of not being present as well as the tremendous benefits to our personal and professional lives for practicing mindfulness. I really enjoyed the one minute exercise that the author lead me through in shifting my perspective. During our interview he asked me to just look out the window and focus on the trees and nature. I have to admit that when I did this exercise I felt more calm and at ease and more connected to nature—pure peace.
We all have so many opportunities during our daily lives to be more mindful. From our eating practices, to how we greet and say goodbye to someone-all of these are opportunities to be more present in the moment. What I love about “One Minute Mindfulness” is that the chapters are short, followed by some very thoughtful exercises and reflection. Let’s face it, mindfulness at it core is about slowing down enough to enjoy this very moment. Not living in the past or the future, but appreciating what we have in this very moment. The revelation to all of us will be an amazing connection to our oneness, and a much deeper spiritual experience.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Donald Altman on the “One Minute Mindfulness“. If you would like more information about the author just click here to be directed to his website. Enjoy my interview, and practice mindfulness while listening.