Elephant’s Top 11 Mindful Instagrammers to Follow.

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Top Eleven Famous or not-famous but worthwhile feeds sharing worthwhile stuff.

Who’s your favorite account or human to follow on Instagram, who is famous or not-at-all famous and deserves more fans via Elephant readers? Share your suggestions, big or small, in comments.

My list’s criteria isn’t about big or small—you’ll see some of both—but rather it’s about folks who aren’t self-obsessed, with feeds full of photos of themselves…and instead are devoted to sharing a rich mix of life-is-beautiful and good causes that deserve attention and awareness.

I’ll share one Insta via each, with why I recommend ’em. Follow away! Let’s make Instagram about caring, not merely selfies (which aren’t all bad, we just want some balance).

We train in how to use social media, instead of merely being used by it, in Elephant Academy. Join!

You can follow Elephant accounts here: @waylonlewis, @walkthetalkshow, @ecofolks, and the big one, @elephantjournal. We work hard to share inspiration, fun, awareness, and good causes that sometimes get very little love.

 

Okay, let’s get to it! Elephant’s top 11 Favorite Accounts to follow dans l’Instagramland:

Okay this lady is hilarious, sending up ridiculous models and ridiculous ideas of beauty in the funnest possible way, instead of being an aggressive jerkface about it. Click to follow.

 

I love this lady’s art. Get yerself one for your pooch.

 

She shares food traditions with care and love and a beautiful eye without being all pretentious about it. Peggy! She deserves 3 million followers, but has 3,000.

 

 

It’s like traveling to Paris for free and suddenly being more intellectual and smoking without the cancer and falling in love and paying for it.

À bout de souffle

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This is what I’m talking about! Gorgeous powerful important:  “We have such a wonderful team. We are integrating a mindful life perspective and innovation into humanitarian work.”

The OG! A powerful force for, well, everything. Lots of photos of her sweet self of course, but raw honesty, self-awareness, humor, and activism in the mix.

Beautiful, and moving, and important, and beautiful:

These brothers have started a movement, or two—and created a mindful living in the process. What Elephant Academy is all about.

What fame should be all about—using it to leverage our greater good, instead of being self-obsessed.

Inspiring, and yummy, and vegan. Low-impact farming and animal rehabilitation sanctuary at the foothills of the Himalayas. Thanks to my Academy colleague Sukriti, I’ve enjoyed their nut butter, nomnom!

 

The whole feed is beautiful, important, and inspiring, and real. This:

 

Bonus round: (many of these videos via Elephant Academy):

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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.

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Waylon Lewis May 9, 2018 5:36pm

Great point, if you're taking a strict point of view, sometimes called Hinayana. I'd love to invite you to write about that view: elephantjournal.com/submit and help educate our millions of monthly readers. Mindfulness, from a holistic point of view, is not only about meditation practice and becoming present, but what happens when we become more fully present...empathy arises naturally arises, as laid out in the Mahayana, and compassion is the point of our practice, not merely self-happiness. If our conception of mindfulness is limited to self, that's pointless. If our activism is without mindfulness, then it's just self-righteous aggression. Two sides of one coin—let's be of benefit!

Anna Proestos May 8, 2018 9:07pm

Leo rocks!

Hannah Telluselle May 8, 2018 6:35pm

In what way are any of these instagrammers mindful? To be mindful is to be present and aware of your thoughts and actions in the moment, with humility, savoring taste, scent, feel, sound and what we see in as much focus as possible. Even doing chores or taking a walk with attention to what we are doing (putting the foot down and lifting it up to the next step) are examples of mindfulness. The best way to apply it must be to listen well with an open mind and heart, ready to see the other.

Sumer Thomas May 8, 2018 4:36pm

omg, found my #WCW @celestebarber! 😂

Nikki Weigel May 8, 2018 3:43pm

New inspiration!🙌🏻