We spend so little time in the present moment that it's anything but ordinary.

Andy Puddicombe

Quotation #16373

About This Quote


Source: "All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes." TEDSalon London Fall 2012. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe, simply being present -- paying attention to what's going on right now, without thinking about the past or future -- is uncommon. The quote is from Puddicombe's 2012 TED Talk about the benefits of mindfulness, or meditation. In this talk, Puddicombe explains that while the idea of being mindful and present sounds so ordinary, we rarely do it. Puddicombe cites research stating that on average, our minds are lost in thought almost 47 percent of the time. This constant mental distraction ultimately leads to unhappiness, says Puddicombe. Watch the full TED Talk here: Andy Puddicombe - All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes