“Come, come whoever you are! Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come!”
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Mindfulness, described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has been researching the benefits of mindfulness practices since the 1970’s at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center is “The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment”. Rather than shutting the world out by denial or dismissal, we directly participate in each moment as it unfolds with awareness, openness and compassion.
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of cultivating skills for becoming wakeful and calm in the midst of chaos and uncertainty. We reconnect with our true selves, becoming more resilient, resourceful and receptive to the richness and fullness of our lives. By implementing these simple exercises for only 5 to 20 minutes a day, you may experience:
- Increased self-awareness, self-trust and self-acceptance
- Awakened inner capacities for insight, compassion, forgiveness and love
- Serenity in the face of difficulty, more fluid adaption to change
- Ability to experience increased joy, happiness and well-being
- Lasting decreases in stress-related symptoms including anxiety, chronic pain, headaches and insomnia
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
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