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Multi-tasking just means that we do more and more things badly… the reason people get stressed is not because of the amount of work that we do but rather because of the haphazard way in which we do it. All this friction is what exhausts us. A relaxed and attentive mind is frictionless.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

With mindfulness, we can choose how to live our lives now. We can seize any moment and begin anew. It is as simple as taking a few in-breaths and out-breaths here and there throughout the day—while answering e-mails, waiting in line, or sitting in traffic. It is absolutely within anyone’s reach. Take small steps every day, and be persistent. Small steps will add up over time. With the constant practice of mindfulness, you will feel more alive and in the flow of life. You will find more stillness amid the chaos. You will have a better understanding of yourself and all that is around you. The fog that veils your wellbeing will gradually dissipate, allowing you to touch the joy and peace that have always been inside you. The Buddha did not foresee many of the modern-day problems that we face…but his teachings are timeless. They are foundations for understanding and processes for gaining insight. As people have found over many generations…freedom, calm, and joy are the fruits of mindful living.

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh