If you are acting like a zombie, you are probably acting mindlessly. Although they can be scarily entertaining, zombies are apt metaphors for mindlessness, a not so entertaining but sometimes scary state.
In this good post in which you will learn more about zombies "Defeat the Zombie Apocalypse with Mindfulness" (TheNowProject), think mindless person when you read "zombie."
It’s not their fault, don’t blame them, they don’t even know they are zombies, they think they are awake, but they are not really, they are sleeping. They are so possessed by their minds that they think the dream is real, they think those voices in their heads are who they are and they have forgotten how to live. They experience everything through words and concepts and have forgotten that the world is a sensory delight.
Poor lost souls, they think the past and the future are real and they spend their lives there. Their minds drag them back and they propel them forward, they cannot see the glory of this moment. They cannot see it because they are not here. The present moment, the only place where life really exists, is cast aside as irrelevant, they miss the miracle of existence and are barely alive at all.
Fortunately there is an antidote for this dismal existence.
But there is hope for some, because most Zombies are not yet completely dead, they still have a chance at life, in fact some of them are even starting to wake up. Right now quite a few Zombies
are starting to stir from their sleep, and together we have a real chance of defeating the Zombie Apocalypse.
[I]f you come across a zombie who isn't yet quite dead you can wake them. Loud bangs and sudden shocks and genuine life threatening situations will wake them for a short while, and can be used in an emergency but they will likely fall asleep again soon after.
I prefer the more subtle methods, you could simply encourage them to be mindful, you could remind them of what's real right now and make them stop and notice what’s here.
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Note: This post was also published at care2.com. At the bottom of the post was this:
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: What a fresh article, and it so timely as I just watched the pretty cool movie, Warm Bodies. At the beginning of the movie, the main character “R” who is now a zombie reminisces about the days before the Apocalypse. The scene quickly reverts back to the past and shows a room full of “healthy” people engaged only with their cell phones. The scene made me crack up… and there are many other really creative and thoughtful scenes throughout, believe it or not. So, read this article… watch that movie… both are unexpected and tie together so well.
I was surprised to see that Warm Bodies has a fairly high rating at Rotten Tomatoes. I just may watch the film. Have you seen it?