Hobbit Resists Temptation to Wear Evil Ring, Credits Daily Mindfulness Practice

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Sometime between first and second breakfast, Frodo Baggins made a point every morning of his journey to Mordor to spend twenty minutes in silence. He sat cross-legged, focused on his breathing, and practiced self-compassion when his mind wandered (my feet aren’t that hairy) before returning his attention to his breath.

“Before I began meditating, my mind used to wander all the time,” Frodo said. “For example, I would have these super distracting thoughts like ‘Why does Legolas never speak two sentences in a row?’ or ‘Why do Gimli and Treebeard’s voices sound so eerily similar?’ But then, I would refocus my attention on my breath and gain greater clarity of mind.”

“Mindfulness made a huge difference in our mission-quest-thing,” Samwise Gamgee said.  “If it weren’t for mindfulness, I probably would’ve thought about potatoes during most of our journey instead of how to support Frodo.”

Mindfulness can be defined as a practice that helps meditators become more present. Had Gandalf practiced it, he probably would’ve remembered about his eagle friends earlier than when he did, like maybe sometime before Frodo and Sam started climbing up Mount Doom…

Therefore, Gandalf has since decided that the best thing to do with the time that is given him is to incorporate  a daily mindfulness practice into his morning routine.

 

 

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