This is the story of three old friends, a small cat and their house in Tuscany, captured in beautiful meditative photos by MARCUS PHILIPP SAUER. These friends have dedicated their lives to mindfulness and simplicity. Consumption is not the key to happiness.
Fueled by social media, we are currently raising a generation of narcissistic show-offs … People with a narcissistic personality are characterized by an inflated self-image. They have an exaggerated feeling of self-importance and are convinced of their uniqueness. Their need for attention and admiration is excessive accordingly.
We read on WIKIPEDIA : “The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is marked by a lack of empathy for the feelings of others, overestimation of personal abilities and an increased desire for recognition. A typical symptom of those suffering from the disorder is that they are obsessed with impressing others and seeking admiration for themselves, but have only little interpersonal empathy and are unable to fully reciprocate emotional warmth.”
Practicing mindfulness, however, helps us to learn how to live in the here and now again. It is about consciously perceiving the moment. It is the attempt to simply be aware of, observe and be present in our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment – in a nonjudgemental manner. The concept of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, in which meditation plays a major role. Mindfulness is a mental stance that is the foundation of all forms of meditation.
“If we don’t drastically change our way of thinking, our greed will be our downfall.” Marcus Philipp Sauer, who captured the beautiful reportage, concludes.
Mindfulness can also mean looking at everyday things from a different perspective and breaking out of routines: by taking a different approach than usual, listening to music you never would otherwise, eating with the left hand instead of the right, consciously soaking in artwork without judgement…
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