A quick exploration into some deeper motivations of my project:
“As human beings we have the unique capacity to pay attention to/be aware of our internal and external worlds and the interactions between the two. We can attend to the breath, the body, thoughts, emotions, tastes, smells, sights, sounds, and our impulses and actions and their effects on others and our environment. This ability to pay attention is a natural, innate human capacity.”
I’m interested in the Buddhist perspective of Mindfulness and how a display that helps a person acknowledge a stressor in their life may help them cope and accept it.
“Next time you are feeling upset, try something different. Stop trying to solve the problem of being sad by thinking about it obsessively. Instead, allow the feeling to happen.”
“Life is a process of learning the user’s manual to yourself. Know what makes you feel good and how much intense emotion you can withstand. Recognizing your limits and strengths is a powerful way of taking care of yourself.”
My goal is to create an initiator of mindfulness about a particular stressor. Then, by bringing the information about the truth into the conscious mind, the users acknowledgment allows them to decide to let the feeling to happen, or provide a catalyst for change.