Mindfulness means to be fully present and aware of what we are thinking and doing in any given moment. It teaches us not to overreact nor to be overwhelmed by what’s going on around us and to appreciate what we have. Whilst it can incorporate meditation it’s not simply about meditation nor is it about forgiving and turning a blind eye.
Many of you may be surprised to discover that you already practice being mindful in many aspects of your life as a natural course but once you’re aware of how much more there is and how to use it, mindfulness can help in so many ways.
When you become curious, open-minded and non judgmental about others (as well as yourself) you will find a calmness and an increased sense of purpose. When you stop dwelling on things from the past and when you stop focusing on future events in a negative way you will reduce guilt, shame, anxiety and fear.
Several years ago when I was building up my self belief and travelling in South East Asia I discovered that much of my attitude to life and people around me was mindfulness. I wanted to learn more and find out how it could help me to help and to support others so I studied the subject to become a Mindfulness Practitioner.
At times I slip and find myself thinking in ways that don’t help me but at least I recognise what’s happening and I am usually able to get myself back on track.
In this section, you will find advice and information about how mindfulness can help you in your life.
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