Building Community in a Mindful Village

As seen in Media News, Fall 2017

Media, Pennsylvania has declared itself a Mindful Village. This article exams what mindfulness is and how we can build a mindful community.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to a variety of techniques and practices that help us to pay attention to the present moment. As we integrate mindful practices into our lives, we benefit from increased awareness. The research-based benefits are considerable, including:

  • reduced stress.
  • improved mood and energy.
  • increased focus and mental clarity.
  • improved communication in relationships.
  • increased ability to manage difficult situations and emotions.
  • increased enjoyment and appreciation of life.

What is a mindful community? 

Creating and living in a mindful community is an opportunity for personal and communal transformation. The benefits of increased community awareness are considerable for our neighbors and our planet.

As a Mindful Village, core values will unite the Media community. Here are some values to consider: 

  • Simplicity - bringing balance to our busy and complicated lives.
  • Community - living in harmony with others.
  • Awareness - using mindful skills to cultivate continuously increasing awareness.
  • Ecological - striving to live more sustainably.
  • Educational - developing mindful skills and applying them to personal, professional, and community living. 
  • Inclusivity - embracing diversity though increased mindful awareness. 

Mindfulness Fridays in Media

Enjoy guided mindfulness practices with a supportive mindful community. Help shape the core values of our Mindful Village. Mindfulness Fridays is a monthly guided meditation practice and discussion from 6:00 - 7:30 at Enso Yoga, 319B W. State Street. For schedule and information, see www.experienceenso.com.