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Gillian Sanger

How Mindfulness Can Change the World

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to link to a new blog post on Mindfulness Exercises and to also start a conversation around how mindfulness can help to change the world. Here's the blog post: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/how-mindfulness-can-change-the-world/

I have a strong sense that sustainable external change is fuelled by mindful inner change. As we become more mindful, we start to recognize our own biases, work through our conditioned and limiting beliefs, and become more effective agents of loving change in the world. As a specific example, I can see how mindfulness shifts the way I relate to my partner - how I communicate with him and how able I am to take self-responsibility. And I believe that how we interact in our personal relationships sends a further ripple into the world. Mindfulness also shifts the way that I consume and the things that I consume (everything from food to clothes to generally reducing consumption).

I'd love to know what you think. In what ways do you see mindfulness changing the world around you?

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Thank you so much Gillian! Yes, I am starting to see this slowly but surely in my practice, which I am just on Day 5 of the 100 day challenge, but my awareness is really having me see things in a different light and I am projecting that to my husband, and I can actually see him change his focuses also. I really love the loving kindness meditation and try to spread that into the world. I love to help people, and I have been ill, so I can't do the things I want to do to go out into the community and save the world, but I feel I can focus on vibrations and spreading light and doing the best I can to show my son and his family how much I care, even though I don't have the finances to help them out. But I can keep praying and sending out light the best I can. Also, I am trying to mindfully eat, which I need to lose weight for my health, but it is going pretty slow. But continuing on, and I am so grateful for you and Sean and this wonderful site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Many Blessings~!

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Beautiful reflections Patti! I really think there are so many ways to positively impact the world and that we all have our own gifts and methods for doing so. And certainly as we become more aware, we influence others in the same way. I really notice the shift in discussions with my boyfriend (especially tense ones) when I am able to take a breath, take responsibility for my contributions, and mindfully communicate as best I can. Not always easy, but it is a valuable practice 🙂

Much gratitude to you as well! Thank you for sharing here. I'm so happy you joined our community.

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