“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn How can you focus on being mindful of the external activities around you while the busy buddies in your head are jumping on different time machines traveling from the past to the future and mostly making long stops at unpleasant stations along … More Focus by being mindful – Positive Vibes Series
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. Shunryo Suzuki Past experiences and preconceived ideas have great value when it comes to making decisions about everyday activities. However, they are tainted to a degree that we are not able to absorb the new reality of the present time … More Beginner’s Mind – Foundation of Mindfulness # 3
One of the pillars of mindfulness meditation is based on non-striving. An attitude that aims to disconnect our energy & emotions to the outcome of a task in hand or a pursuit. What it means is that the only thing worth striving for is to be in the moment. Just like in meditative state, you … More Non-Striving – Foundation of Mindfulness # 5
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Jung Developing an attitude to accept things as they are, makes life less complicated. Challenges and pains happen and how we shape our relationship with them is important. The process to heal or to find solutions starts with accepting the reality. Surely is not about tolerance or … More Acceptance – Foundation of Mindfulness #6
One of the most difficult parts of practising mindfulness is “letting go.” Stories that you have told yourself or have been told that harmed, insulted, accused or tore you apart are nothing but stories. You can replace the old narrative with more supporting one although the effort is not to ignore the reality but to see the … More Letting Go – Foundation of Mindfulness #7
As promised, I embarked on the practice of mindfulness meditation to learn useful techniques on how to deliberately change our state of mind. The practice serves as a navigator through the ups and downs of life, transcending the fear and seeing things or the problem as they are. Meditation takes you to a place deep within yourself, … More Tell Your Brain To Shut Up and Listen!