Benefits From Mindfulness Practices
Useful Mindfulness Practices
Cultivating Kindly Or Positive Emotion - towards ourselves or others (even our enemies) can help reduce our clinging to destructive negative emotions such as fear, hatred and craving.
Focusing In On Our Breath - is grounding/calming for the mind. We gain greater perspective on our irrational behaviours. We gain clarity and a feeling of manageability.
Paying Attention To Bodily sensations - helps us to identify our states of mind early on. With this awareness we can actively choose how next to act.
Practicing Acceptance - produces a 'let things be' as they are attitude. This releases us from the cyclical tensions caused from clinging or pushing away our unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Acceptance does not mean becoming a doormat or tolerating abuse. Our values, dignity and integrity are in fact more likely to be maintained.
Developing Gratitude - helps us to focus our mind on what is nurishing and fulfilling in our lives. This can be a helpful antidote to our habiual sense of lack or discontent so common in modern life. It produces warm positive and expansive states of mind.