Mindfulness just continues to grow and not only positively influence people’s lives, but is now influencing so many sectors of our society. I can’t help but imagine how it’s going to impact the years that follow (Maybe I’m a bit on an idealist, but I’ll hold that label lightly).
The following is my futurist’s take on The Mindfulness Revolution.
Wikipedia Entry 2050:
“The Insight Age is a period in human history characterized by the shift from a “continuous fractured attention” brought on by The Information Age through technology, to an age based on an expanded awareness, an increasingly ability to harness control of our attention to what matters. The onset of the Insight Age is associated with The Mindfulness Revolution, just as The Digital Revolution marked the onset of The Information Age.
During The Insight Age, the phenomenon is that that the mindful industry creates a present-focused society surrounded by leaders in various sectors spanning their influence on how education, business, politics, healthcare, and other service sectors operate.
In our current culture, the mindful industry fosters insight for individuals to be more aware of their personal needs, increasing their focus, simplifying their decision making, strengthening their relationships and significantly lowering their stress.
This is accepted overwhelmingly by people throughout the entire economy as it naturally increases productivity, expands creativity and because it reduces healthcare costs, expands the bottom line. As a result many benefactors, companies and government invest significant capital in bringing mindfulness in a variety of industries throughout the global economy.
The Insight Age formed by capitalizing on a combination on ancient traditions, psychological research and technological advances in the 1990’s, starting with the fMRI, allowing us to see neurobiological changes in the brain due to mindfulness meditation.
This evolution of the human mind in daily life, as well as the adoption of it in early education has allowed for an increase in compassion, clearer communication and a reduction of personal and global conflict that now shape modern society.”
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