Mindfulness Stress Reduction
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HOW DOES MINDFUL MEDITATION IMPROVE DAILY EXPERIENCE?
The Profound Benefits of Mindfulness: Regular mindfulness practice cultivates three (3) core skills:
ACCEPTANCE: The ability to ‘be with’ experience with an attitude of gentle matter-of-factness (go with the flow).
SELF-REGULATION: ability to focus and stabilise one’s attention (trained mind).
AWARENESS: The ability to keep track of the components of sensory experience as they arise in various combinations, moment-by-moment (aware, present).
As a result, mindfulness practice adds meaning & quality to daily experience, through establishing and/or enhancing the following attitudes:
It is the exact opposite of “ruminative thinking” (the tendency to dwell on the same thought or theme) which creates low moods that persist and return.
Teaches to attach labels to thoughts, to detach from external & internal ‘noise’. You are experiencing an event/emotion – you are not that event/emotion.
Teaches that thoughts are thoughts, not facts.
Teaches to just be aware instead of judging.
Teaches self-compassion as well as compassion to experience and others.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius