To be honest I don't know! I can say that I have decided to practice it based on neuroscience or out of curiosity, but honestly I can't tell you the reason why I first started practicing. Maybe it was after sitting in frustrating meetings where nobody was listening to each other or after reading a book called "Search Inside Yourself" by Chade-Meng Tan or maybe after visiting my son's Montessori class and saw kids immersed walking the line on the rug. Maybe it is just a collection of these experiences. I would probably never know...But what I do know is that my life is somehow different.
The practice is easy, but hard to do. Sitting alone and deep breathing or spending time listening to sounds or walking and paying attention to each and every move is not something I thought I would enjoy doing. No time and no patience were the first excuses. Than came too tired, too boring, what for, etc. Until I realized that I need to really understand my intent behind the practice.. I decided to do it to become a better emotional communicator to myself and others. I do it to understand myself better, to be intentionally open, observant, and nonjudgmental with every feeling, every thought and in every moment. And that is why I continue..