Official Trailer for 'The Mindfulness Movement' Doc Featuring Jewel
by Alex Billington
February 18, 2020
"Instead of looking for the cure, we need to cure inside ourselves." Abramorama has debuted a trailer for a documentary called The Mindfulness Movement which, go figure, is about the "mindfulness movement" currently sweeping the world. From executive producers Jewel and Deepak Chopra, this inspirational doc "examines the growing number of people throughout society who believe mindfulness – a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way – is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. For them, mindfulness is the way for anyone to make more moments matter in their lives." You've probably heard about it, maybe even read some articles about mindfulness, now you can learn more about it. The film profiles four people (including the musician Jewel) who explain their path to mindfulness, and includes moments to practice yourself. A good introductory doc.
Official trailer (+ poster) for Robert Beemer's doc The Mindfulness Movement, direct from YouTube:
The film follows the emotionally compelling stories of four main characters (Jewel, Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg, and George Mumford) each who reveal their personal hardships and explain how mindfulness transformed their lives. Woven between these journeys are profiles of the leaders, history, and the science behind the movement, as well as looks at many places where mindfulness is already helping to improve society, including schools (from inner-cities to Harvard Business School), Fortune 500 companies, police forces, prisons, network newsrooms, neuroscience laboratories, therapist offices, sports teams, military veterans groups and the health care industry. The Mindfulness Movement is directed by veteran filmmaker Robert Beemer, making his first feature doc after extensive work in non-fiction TV including producing and directing previously. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere. Abramorama will release The Mindfulness Movement doc in select US theaters starting on March 26th. Who wants to learn more?
My friend, a yoga teacher, might have something to say about it. As for me, I have nothing against it, being mindfull of things around us can't hurt, but I just don't see it as a problem solving technique. Cool thing, nothing more ...
shiboleth on Feb 18, 2020
I've been engaged in this sort of thing now for over 40 yrs., shiboleth. It's not about a 'technique' to problem solving. It's about the human species evolving into higher levels of awareness and consciousness. The old saying about 'the solution to your problem is knowing who has it' pertains here. It means being aware. Aware of one's thoughts and one's behavior and not operating on such low levels of consciousness humans have been living at for thousands of years...blaming others for their problems...striking out in fear and anger toward others. All problems might be easier solved if one calms themselves and their minds enough to let the solutions come to them naturally. This is really a spiritual awakening on a collective level. We can't solve out problems as a species by using the same low level thought processes that created the problems in the first place. This is a beginning as more and more people become aware of a different level than accustomed to. Look, I could go on and on as I read and practice meditation of many different forms on the path to obtaining spiritual knowledge leading out of the darkness of ignorance towards the light of wisdom, truth and again, spiritual knowledge. This is what this is all about and there, as always, is resistance stemming from fear and ignorance. Time to put an end to wars and all the killings and rapes and crimes and drug use that is a result of low levels of awareness and consciousness. We have evolved out of the cave man days and continue to evolve and this is just another step on the way. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Feb 18, 2020
I could not say that I don't agree on many points you expressed here. I would probably say them in a different manner, probably using other words. To be honest, the meditation is not one of them. And, I have to be honest, I do think that the whole thing about 'evolving into higher levels of awareness and consciousness' is about some kind of technique for me. But, at the same time, for me that kind of technique is what you say it is, a 'higher level of awareness and consciousness' and not some shallow idea of form or just some mechanism to get to the elevated state of awareness. And everything that follows in your post is something I agree with. This could be a long conversation on differences in our expressions or in our words, but they would have some common ground on the end. In short, and for example, I absolutely agree about the need of 'awakening on a collective level" that goes beyond 'low level thought processes that created the problems'. And I could go on, but generally, I absolutely agree, humans can and should do better than they do. And I probably share with you all the devastating feeling how little people use their potential to do better in this world with so many things. Cheers ...
shiboleth on Feb 20, 2020
Yes, this does require a long conversation and not exchanging posts on a comment section. We are and have been evolving as a species as that's seems to be the natural order of things. Much too slowly in my opinion. All I see around me are very, very unconscious people and very unconscious behavior. We seem to still operate closer to the animals that we are rather than the spiritual beings we can become. Anyway, the only thing anyone can do is work on themselves and make the inner changes towards self awareness and enlightenment. I seriously doubt this will be done collectively ever.
thespiritbo on Feb 21, 2020
Very nice. A magical practice.
Sean Taylor on Feb 18, 2020
At least it is better than THE SECRET nonsense.
DAVIDPD on Feb 24, 2020
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