There are many mindfulness courses out there to teach us to calm our minds and to learn to be compassionate. But there is more our awareness can do. By being aware of what is going on with our minds, we can use this knowledge to make wise decisions for positive outcomes for ourselves and the society at large. MBSAT or Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training is the practice of training our mindfulness for decision-making.
Introduction to Mindfulness
In this introduction video, we share with you what is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the mind becoming aware of itself. This is our higher brain function. According to the triune brain theory, our brains consist of three evolutionary parts. The reptilian brain, mammalian brain, and human brain. The human brain is capable of language and intellectual functions and also self-awareness. However, we do not use our higher brain function enough in our daily lives.
How does mindfulness support wise decision making?
It is difficult to define what is wise. The easiest way to define wisdom is the ability to make decisions that benefit the self and others. Someone who is virtuous and brings happiness to oneself and society is also considered wise. That is because one’s actions bring no harm to society, and this is considered wise. What is more, this person is at peace and seldom agitated.
The wandering mind
Besides introducing mindfulness, the video also shares what is wandering mind is and the consequence of it. We often utilize our intellect but neglect to see that our intellect mind likes having a job to do. Find out what is mindfulness, a wandering mind, and the purpose of Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training in our video.