The Importance of a Relaxed Mind
Andy Puddicombe Keynotes - Andy Puddicombe's keynotes are a product of his time studying mindlessness and meditation in Tibet....
In this address, Puddicombe reveals that he spent some time studying meditation techniques as a monk in the Himalayas. While there, he realized the importance of appreciating and being in the present moment. Far too often, he says, our minds race like a washing machine turning over the laundry of our thoughts. He says mind maintenance is more important than many of the maintenance activities we carry out on a daily basis, yet most of us dedicate little or no time to it.
He points to a Harvard study that says our minds are lost in thought 47% of the time and draws a line between mindlessness and being lost in thought. While they may sound similar, they are actually completely opposite mind states.