Today I received an email from the National Resource Center on ADHD that included a link to an article called “Mindfulness and ADHD: How does it work for Adults?” I recommend the article to you.
While, as the article states, “mindfulness can be particularly challenging for the person who has difficulty paying attention and ignoring distractions in the first place,” it seems that those are the very people who could benefit most from a regular mindfulness practice.
And practice is the most significant word. My impression is that nobody ever moves beyond practicing when it comes to mindfulness. Perhaps there are a few exceptions, but most of us will find comfort in the idea that we are not in a competition to become the gold medalist in mindfulness. When we sit quietly and notice the present moment, its sounds and smells perhaps, or the thoughts we’re experiencing, we are in a place where there is no thought of competition. We are non-judgmentally observing the present moment and what it brings. It’s as simple and complex as that.
If you are interested in reading the article, here’s the link – http://chadd.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=31089&ptid=96&brandid=3090&uid=756738850&mi=2237636&ps=31089 .