• Deep Listening Exercise

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    Set a timer for 5 minutes, close your eyes and just listen.

    What is the nearest sound to you? The farthest?

    What sounds did you not notice before? Can you identify all the sounds you hear?

    How do the sounds around you make you feel?

    Perform this exercise anytime to become fully aware of the myriad sounds around you.


  • Shifting Speed

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    What would it look like to work as slowly and deliberately as possible? Giving attention to each detail—lingering at each step before moving forward.

    Typing each letter and punctuation mark, rather than words, sentences and paragraphs.

    Savoring each element in real time.


  • The Real Value of Mindfulness

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    Mindfulness is more than just observing your breath.

    The real value of mindfulness is being fully engaged in conversation with a loved one. It is absorbing every unique sound and vibration from a piece of music. It is witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of a flower.

    It is being alive in this moment.


  • Addition by Subtraction

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    A great deal of energy is spent on acquiring, pursuing and increasing. What if we shifted our focus to reducing, foregoing and letting go?

    Doing less may produce more focused action. Saying less may produce more precise language. Accumulating less may increase the value of what we have.

    Addition by subtraction.


  • Mindful Productivity

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    When the work we are doing (in the moment and over time) is aligned with our intentions (in the moment and over time), we are practicing mindful productivity.

    This involves being both aware of our intentions and aware of the present moment, including our actions, feelings, thoughts and senses.

    Aligning our actions and intentions prevents inner conflict and helps us live in peace.


  • Moments Don’t Repeat

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    Moments don’t repeat. We don’t get a chance to redo them. Every moment in our past is etched into the fabric of the universe, like signatures on a sidewalk made in wet cement.

    Practicing being present in the moment means that we can be more intentional about the imprints we leave behind.


  • The Quiet Mind

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    The water of a pond sits still and calm. When forces act upon it, such as blowing wind or a tossed pebble, it reacts appropriately. Then, it resumes its calm composure.

    The quiet mind is like this.


  • Undergoing Evolution

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    The Quiet Mind website is currently undergoing a significant evolution. Much more to come.

    In the meantime, if you are trying to access the old merch store or membership, please visit shop.thequietmind.io.



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