If you’re like me, you’ve probably imagined how your life would be far more interesting if you had a superpower or two to play with. Two of my favourites when I was young were ‘invisibilty’ and ‘the power to eat whatever I wanted without turning into a fat lump’. As I matured these were replaced with a desire for ‘the power to heal’ and ‘the power to make wise decisions’.
Imagine my delight when I discovered that practicing mindfulness can help me develop both those extraordinary superpowers and more!
In this wonderful video from Happify, we find the mindful mouse, voice-acted by Dan Harris, talking to his friend, the road raging hedgehog. It explains how a simple thing like “mindfulness” can create a big difference in our lives as we begin to consciously take reins of our emotions and filter our reactions.
Imagine being able to respond wisely instead of reacting wildly in stressful and difficult situations.
“That, my friends, is a superpower!”
Check out this wonderful and entertaining video for yourself. It might come in handy the next you find yourself stuck in a jam!