Monday, June 08, 2020

Mindfulness Sleep

Mindfulness is more than an appropriation of an eastern religious practice. Expanding your observational skills of the present is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also use it as ASMR.

About ten years ago, or so, I was given a used radio with a CD player. In that player was a CD of Thich Nhat Hanh explaining mindfulness at a retreat. For several years, before ASMR even existed, that CD was used regularly to induce sleep.

Youtube has grown up since then, and high speed internet allows the high quality streaming of video and audio. Mindfulness practice doesn't come up that often. Every once in a while, though, Thich explaining how to look at string beans as you consume them, thinking about how they're grown, how they're harvested, who harvests them, et cetera, lulls my tired pineal.