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November 12, 2019
Mindful Media. Media is a major stressor. This script (that reads like an exercise) helps its readers and listeners to engage more consciously with media. It is a mindfulness practice different than formal meditations. However, it offers us deeper insights into the way we engage with technology.
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Here’s a Sample of the “Mindful Media” Guided Meditation Script:

Just as you take food into your body, consuming both healthy
and not-so-healthy options,
you also consume media throughout the day.

You listen to music, watch TV, read the news, and so on.

Although these may provide knowledge and entertainment,
they can also create anxiety and stress in our minds
and bodies or take us away from our connection to the mind.

This exercise offers a few different ways
to bring mindfulness to these moments of consumption.

They don’t necessarily need to be done step-by-step.

First, consider what the impact may be of what you are choosing to consume.

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Are you reading the news to inform yourself, or to fuel frustration?

Perhaps the television show you watch has quite a bit of violence and gets your nervous system going.

This isn’t to label a show, story, or song as good or bad.

It’s merely about recognizing the effects of your choice.

As you consume the piece of media, notice the response of the mind and body.

If you are watching TV, mute the volume during commercials to check in with yourself.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]