Start paying closer attention to how your mind makes contact with an event or an object!

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Turning Tail: Photograph by Lance Isackson, National Geographic Your Shot
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Excerpt from “The Mindfulness Code”:
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“The objective here is to start paying closer attention to how your mind makes contact with an event or an object, how it then interprets and responds with a related emotion, and finally, how that emotion produces a behavior or an action.
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For example, if you interpret your friend as snubbing or ignoring you, then you may feel hurt or angry.
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A possible behavior resulting from that interpretation might be that you no longer contact this friend.
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However, if your interpretation is that your friend is going through a hard time and was lost in his or her own thoughts, you may feel sad or concerned and decide to follow up with a call as soon as you get home.
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The point here is that different minds make different interpretations and evaluations of everyday events.
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By paying close attention to how our brain makes decisions, we can notice hidden patterns and habits and even decide to test an interpretation before absorbing a powerful emotion.”
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