Interview with Ms. Ora Nadrich
Recent research shows that humans tally more than 6,000 thoughts each day. Those thousands of thoughts are an irrefutable consequence of our society’s obsessive need to be busy and distracted. Our obsessive mental planning, rehashing and cataloging keeps us from uncovering more heightened awareness, in which we can participate in life as grounded, sensitive human beings.
Instead of busily looking for answers outside of ourselves, and relying on distractions, stimulants, materialism and other external influences that we believe will give us meaning, we all have the ability to become more awake, present and aware. Practicing Mindfulness is a way to rein in our random thoughts and to hold us in present moment awareness. As we stay focused on the present, we’re able to look more deeply into what we’re actually feeling in that moment — and in our awareness, to transcend limited thoughts and beliefs and raise our consciousness.