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We can talk about all the mindfulness techniques and practicing mindfulness but there is another topic that deserves equal ground - it's called mindlessness. This is the art and practice of not being mindful.

 

One of ways to practice mindlessness is by comparing yourself to other people. It's easy to do and it's part of being a human being. But make sure when you are comparing yourself to others - you are not judging yourself but that it's just basic curiosity. 


It is human nature to measure ourselves up to others especially if the other person has a talent or gift we seek or greatly admire. But if we dwell on this "measuring up" and compare ourselves to others, we miss knowing and seeing our own special talents. Our mental vision gets cloudy and this is unfortunate because it's not a good use of our time (to unrelentingly compare). Instead, take note of what you notice and admire in another and really consider what this means to you. Is it a judgement or a curiosity? We can examine our own self and