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"From the Ted Talk by Amishi Jha: How to tame your wandering mind"

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And it eendd up that cpatain Davis and I — you know, this was about a deacde ago, in 2008 — we've kept in touch all these years. And he himself has gone on to continue practicing mindfulness in a daily way. He was pomtroed to major, he actually then ended up retinirg from the mrinae Corps. He went on to get a divorce, to get rerameird, to have a child, to get an MBA. And through all of these chlaenegls and transitions and joys of his life, he kept up with his mindfulness practice. And as fate would have it, just a few months ago, Captain Davis suffered a massive heart attack, at the age of 46. And he ended up calling me a few weeks ago. And he said, "I want to tell you something. I know that the doctors who worked on me, they svaed my heart, but mindfulness saved my life. The presence of mind I had to stop the aunmlcbae that ended up taking me to the hospital," — himself, the clarity of mind he had to notice when there was fear and atnexiy happening but not be gripped by it — he said, "For me, these were the gifts of mindfulness." And I was so relieved to hear that he was OK. But really heartened to see that he had transformed his own attention. He went from having a really bad boss — an attention system that nearly drove him off a bridge — to one that was an exquisite leader and guide, and saved his life.

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And it _____ up that _______ Davis and I — you know, this was about a ______ ago, in 2008 — we've kept in touch all these years. And he himself has gone on to continue practicing mindfulness in a daily way. He was ________ to major, he actually then ended up ________ from the ______ Corps. He went on to get a divorce, to get _________, to have a child, to get an MBA. And through all of these __________ and transitions and joys of his life, he kept up with his mindfulness practice. And as fate would have it, just a few months ago, Captain Davis suffered a massive heart attack, at the age of 46. And he ended up calling me a few weeks ago. And he said, "I want to tell you something. I know that the doctors who worked on me, they _____ my heart, but mindfulness saved my life. The presence of mind I had to stop the _________ that ended up taking me to the hospital," — himself, the clarity of mind he had to notice when there was fear and _______ happening but not be gripped by it — he said, "For me, these were the gifts of mindfulness." And I was so relieved to hear that he was OK. But really heartened to see that he had transformed his own attention. He went from having a really bad boss — an attention system that nearly drove him off a bridge — to one that was an exquisite leader and guide, and saved his life.

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Original Text

And it ended up that Captain Davis and I — you know, this was about a decade ago, in 2008 — we've kept in touch all these years. And he himself has gone on to continue practicing mindfulness in a daily way. He was promoted to major, he actually then ended up retiring from the Marine Corps. He went on to get a divorce, to get remarried, to have a child, to get an MBA. And through all of these challenges and transitions and joys of his life, he kept up with his mindfulness practice. And as fate would have it, just a few months ago, Captain Davis suffered a massive heart attack, at the age of 46. And he ended up calling me a few weeks ago. And he said, "I want to tell you something. I know that the doctors who worked on me, they saved my heart, but mindfulness saved my life. The presence of mind I had to stop the ambulance that ended up taking me to the hospital," — himself, the clarity of mind he had to notice when there was fear and anxiety happening but not be gripped by it — he said, "For me, these were the gifts of mindfulness." And I was so relieved to hear that he was OK. But really heartened to see that he had transformed his own attention. He went from having a really bad boss — an attention system that nearly drove him off a bridge — to one that was an exquisite leader and guide, and saved his life.

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