Congressman Tim Ryan on A Mindful Nation

May 8, 2013

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

1Tim-RyanRepresentative Tim Ryan (D-OH) discusses how mindfulness can offer an effective—and bipartisan—remedy for problems plaguing our schools, hospitals, veterans, and society at large. A talk he delivered for the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley in May, 2012.

This video discusses the wide implications for mindfulness and meditation for all human beings.

He talks about Father Thomas Keating’s Centering Prayer in the video above which is a form of Christian Mindfulness Meditation really. There are many ways people learn to do this in all cultures, religions and countries all over the world. This is something that belongs to all humanity, not any one group or religion. Ryan, in fact, underscores it’s basically just about paying attention. Which is how I’ve talked about meditation as well: Meditation is the PRACTICE of learning to PAY ATTENTION. That is all.

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