Mindful meditation could help you get through the madness

Mark Coleman has been practicing meditation for 30 years. In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday morning, he offers some thoughts and advice about how to get started. If you’ve ever been intrigued by the idea of mindful meditation, he provides all you need to get started -- and the entry bar is low: just five minutes a day.

Mindfulness is being used in prisons, public schools, corporations and the military to help people focus and improve their reactions. It can even help make the traffic more bearable. But as Coleman discusses, mindfulness is a serious pursuit that can help people respond to the happy and difficult things we inevitably confront.


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