For having such a wise father, I was surprisingly bad at embracing his wisdom. I remember getting dinner with Dad the summer after graduating from college. I was finally old enough to order a beer, but still naïve enough to think I could write an entire book while applying to graduate school.
Mindfulness is evidently good for almost everything. It seems to improve our health, relationships, happiness, ability to think clearly, and dozens of other things that matter in our lives. How is this possible?
When I was in high school, I read an article in a men’s magazine on how to most effectively compliment a woman. The advice was simple: tell her she is better than other people she knows. It was brilliant and terrible advice.
If you can focus on a movie for two hours, why in the world can't you focus on your breath for even two minutes? Well, this could be it.