Master Class: Deliberately choosing mindfulness over habitual disruptions

The Master Class focuses on mindfulness through meditation, even more so with daily pressures disrupting a serene sense of self.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Director of the Institute of Mindfulness, Mandy Johnson, regarding the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

In our programmes, we often hear participants saying that they don't have time to meditate and practice.

Mandy Johnson, Director of the Institute of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is something that is innately in us already, so we don't need to do anything in order to access this capacity and pay attention.

Mandy Johnson, DIrector of the Institute of Mindfulness

We are habitually disrupted. Our digital environment, our cellphones, our tv watching, our compulsive behaviour. We have trained our minds to be disrupted.

Mandy Johnson, Director of the Institute of Mindfulness

It's an act of courage to notice the mind is wandering into a particular thinking, and to at that point, make a decision to rest your mind in the body.

Mandy Johnson, Director of the Institute of Mindfulness

We live in a time of so much hyper-vigilance because of our stress and our inability to just remain content with the way life is.

Mandy Johnson, Director of the Institute of Mindfulness
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