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What is the essence of meditation? The act of meditating means training yourself to be mindful; that is, to stay in the present moment and focus on what you’re doing right here, right now. For most of us, this doesn’t come naturally, because well … we’re only human. It’s natural to obsess over the past or worry about the future.
Who discovered mindfulness meditation? Origin of Mindfulness
Mindfulness originated from ancient eastern and Buddhist philosophy and dates back around 2500 years. The concept of mindfulness was introduced to the western world by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
What is the purpose of mindful meditation? Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.
How did someone discover mindfulness in the first place? Mindfulness practices were inspired mainly by teachings from the Eastern World, particularly from Buddhist traditions. Kabat-Zinn was first introduced to meditation by Philip Kapleau, a Zen missionary who came to speak at MIT where Kabat-Zinn was a student.