Meditative Effective Dose

How could five minutes of meditation each day lead to measurable improvements in our well-being?

Count the number of times today that you had five whole minutes without an interruption. Five minutes without a peek at your phone, without incessant rumination on the past or perpetual planning for the future. Five minutes in which you had no other company than your mind, your body, and your unconscious. Twice? Once? Zero times?

How much would a single slice of bread matter to you? It could save the life of someone who hasn’t eaten in weeks. In this world inundated with distractions, we’re starving for deep inner focus.

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