Mindfulness and meditation,
as techniques to make our 'doing' more efficient, stem from the same quick-fix mentality that brought us off-the-shelf diet-pills. 'Practicing mind-emptiness' would be a more useful sign-post.
Yet practicing for the mind to be empty by sitting still can mean falling into the same trap from another angle. Furthering the illusion that we are seeking for an altered state, which needs a special requirement.
When the mind leaves the meditation-cushion and thinks 'This was nice. I am looking forward to the next time when I can sit on my cushion and practice.' then we mistook the sign-post for the destination.
On the other hand, what happens when you simply 'do', is presence. No practice needed.
Presence is the path. Not the means to an end.
The words 'doing' and 'being' are the best sign-posts. No-one can deny that they are and do. You don't need to go further than that. That's the arrival point.
I firmly believe that accessing presence through movement is more helpful for most people's lifestyles today than sitting on their butts.
More helpful for being happy in life? Yes, but that's not the point. The point is to do.
If you have the chance to attend a movement class, or you have a rough idea on how to cultivate your own movement practice, do it. For no other reason than doing it, being present at life. That's what all of us can use more of.
Unless you are Gary Vee, he has the 'doing' part figured out. He only needs diverse movement it if he wants to live a couple of years longer. ;)
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