MINDFULNESS … WHAT IS IT?

“Teach us to care, and not to care.

To sit still, even among these rocks.”

T S Eliott

 

In essence, the aim of all mindfulness practices is to allow you to have a different, easier relationship with thoughts, feelings, images and bodily sensations in order to respond meaningfully to life events.

Noticing what happens around and within you increases your ability to respond meaningfully to life events and is cultivated through formal and informal mindfulness practices many elements of which can be traced back to centuries old contemplative traditions.

Mindfulness practices will engage you emotionally, physically and intellectually and are best experienced and practised over time to understand their healing and transformative benefits.

Mindfulness is not a religion, although it may also deepen your own chosen spiritual practice if this is of interest to you.

Mindfulness belongs to everyone and the only useful answers to What is Mindfulness? are yours.

 

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