Mindfulness training is something that is being practiced at avant garde institutions like Google that are always ahead of the curve. They’re the ones that are looking for innovative ways to better serve their workforce because they know, the link between productivity and success.
But mindfulness training is not in truth something new.
Maybe the name is new, maybe the intention to use it as a way to facilitate human beings in sourcing more of their abilities is new. Maybe the fact that that arguably today’s most advanced and ambitious corporations are turning to it is new, but mindfulness training aside from its new title is not itself a new technology!
You can go back 50,000 years and look at a tablet from ancient Sumaria and see people meditating, well maybe not exactly people but you can certainly see them meditating!
Tim Galway in his book “the inner game of tennis” back in the 70s was already describing the magic of being “in the zone” versus listening to your story about what this moment is about and how that played out to your advantage in a game of tennis!
Proponents of mindfulness training remind us that there is something called “emotional maturity” something that mindfulness training can help us achieve.
It’s as if though all the answers to all the questions that we were seeking had been inside ourselves the whole time and all we had to do was get the right guidance, proper mentoring and the interpretation needed to help us process what needed processing, understand what hadn’t previously been understood, enjoy what we’ve always wanted to enjoy and become what we’ve always hoped that we were! Mindfulness training is a way to access what we most desperately need to know.