Dispatch 88: My Journey Into Mindfulness

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Given the new year is upon us, I thought I would share (again) one of my writings from 2018. Indeed, my time at Saybrook University has transformed me in many ways including my journey into mindfulness. Below is a snippet from the article I wrote for our digital magazine “UnBound” with a link at the end to the full essay. I hope you enjoy!

Over the last few years, the theory and practice of mindfulness has been catching on with individuals and has increasingly worked its way into greater consciousness across various sectors from telecommunications to technology and from healthcare to higher education.

My own journey into mindfulness as well as meditation began when I arrived at Saybrook University in 2014. Initially a skeptic (some would say due to my “Midwestern sensibilities”), I at first struggled to understand the benefits of mind-body practices that seemed grounded in more California/West Coast “woo.” However, I eventually found myself on a journey seeking greater exposure to the science of mindfulness, along with deeper immersion into its practice.

As a result, I have found a renewed way of being in the world that permeates my personal and professional life. The journey is far from complete but one that I have found has had tremendous benefits. Moreover, I have discovered what many alumni, students, and faculty alike attest: Saybrook has transformed them from the inside out.

Here is the story of my journey into mindfulness.

Read the rest by going to https://www.saybrook.edu/unbound/nathan-long-mindfulness-journey/