Don Hutcheson has built six companies in the fields of publishing, advertising and career planning and fully believes in the power of meditation; so much so that he’s been meditating for 38 years. Don loves the art of communicating and makes that obvious as his role as host on his popular podcast, Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love. Don studiedRussian Language and Literature at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia and he is a true people person, fascinated with the passions and interests of everyone he meets.
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Effect on Emotions
- In utterly profound ways. Life is not an intellectual equation. Enstein said, I never happened on one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. I think the more we can get into our feelings and into our beingness and out of our thinking, that’s the only way we can live a full life. And mindfulness has done that.
Thoughts on Breathing
- It’s seminal to it. I don’t know how to do mindfulness without it. I was even more conscious of that when I was doing different kinds of yoga. I have a lower back issue, I’ll lay on my back to let my lower back stretch out and it’s all about breathing. It’s all about breathing as deeply as I can and as slowly and quietly as I can.
- Book: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- App: None
Advice for Newbie
The big hurdle to overcome about mindfulness, meditation and consciousness is just the nomenclature because people think it sounds eastern or too metaphysical. The way to get that out of the equation is by reading The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson
, a Harvard professor who broke apart meditation and made it more pragmatic and more scientific. You just count your breaths. Just do that without interruption and see what you feel. What you feel is called relaxation response.