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How to See Afresh for Mindfulness

Seeing afresh is normally referred to as the beginner’s mind for mindfulness and was first used by the Zen master Suzuki Roshi. He once said: ‘In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in [more…]

How to Find Trust for Mindfulness Meditation

Without a certain degree of trust, mindfulness meditation is challenging. This is because trust helps you to continue believing in the process of meditation when you feel that nothing’s happening, or something [more…]

How to Practice Curiosity for Mindfulness

Curiosity is the basis of all true learning, so it makes sense that you need it for mindfulness. Einstein was a master of curiosity. He thought curiosity is an essential part of a fulfilling life. Einstein [more…]

How to Let Go for Mindfulness

Letting go is the essence of mindfulness meditation. Thoughts, emotions, ideas, opinions, beliefs, emotions, sensations are all to be observed, explored and then let go. This can be a difficult part of [more…]

How to Develop Gratitude for Mindfulness

Gratitude is considered by some as the greatest of all emotions that can be cultivated for mindfulness. Recent studies are beginning to show that gratitude has a unique relationship with wellbeing, and [more…]

How to Tackle Unhelpful Attitudes for Your Mindfulness Practice

Just as you have helpful attitudes to cultivate in your mindfulness practice, you also have unhelpful attitudes that you’d be better off staying away from. For example, if you’re a bit of a perfectionist [more…]

How to Embrace the Being Mode of Mind for Mindfulness

It is sometimes difficult to practice mindfulness and embrace a being mode of mind in a society that values a doing mode of mind. Society values people achieving goals. You see people in the papers who [more…]

How to Overcome Obsessive Doing to Practice Mindfulness

One of the most common obsessive addictions people have is work. Some people believe they can’t work and practice mindfulness, but that’s not true. Consider this typical situation. What started as a 9 [more…]

Mindfulness and the Psychology of Flow

Flow is an essential element of mindfulness. Have you ever noticed that when you’re eating your favorite food, you forget all your worries and problems? The experience is so lovely that the sense of who [more…]

How to Deal with Emotions in Being Mode for Mindfulness

Being mode is a better mindful approach to dealing with emotions. Using doing mode in the area of emotions is like using the wrong remote control to change the channel on your television. No matter how [more…]

How to Live in the Moment for Mindfulness

With mindfulness you’re always in the present moment. You’ve never been in any other moment. Don’t believe me? Every time your mind worries about the past, when does it do it? Only in the present moment [more…]

Savor Eating Meditation for Mindfulness

Try this eating meditation the first time you practice mindfulness. Starting with eating meditation demonstrates the simplicity of meditation. Mindfulness meditation isn’t about sitting cross-legged for [more…]

Mindfulness Breathing Meditation

If you’re keen to try a short ten-minute sitting mindfulness meditation, this one’s for you. This meditation focuses your attention on the breath and enables you to guide your way back to your breathing [more…]

The Benefits of Mindful Movement

Moving and stretching in a slow and mindful way is a wonderful preparation for more extended meditation exercises. Movement can also be a deep formal meditation in itself, if you approach it with full [more…]

Which Posture Should You Use for Mindfulness Sitting Meditation?

When sitting for mindfulness meditation, imagine yourself as a mountain: stable, grounded, balanced, dignified and beautiful. Your outer posture is more likely to be translated in your inner world, bringing [more…]

How to Practice Sitting Meditation

The mindful sitting practice comprises several stages. To begin with, try just the first stage – mindfulness of breath – daily. Then, after about a week, you can expand the meditation to include mindfulness [more…]

How to Practice Formal Walking Meditation for Mindfulness

Consider trying a formal walking meditation for mindfulness, which means you make special time and space to practice the exercise. You can equally introduce an awareness of your walking in an informal [more…]

How to Practice Alternative Walking Meditations for Mindfulness

If formal walking meditation isn’t for you, there are other options. Here are a couple of other ways you can practice walking meditation for mindfulness, which you can use whilst moving at your own pace [more…]

How to Practice Metta Meditations for Mindfulness

Here’s a guided metta meditation for your mindfulness practice. Work through it slowly, taking it step by step. If you don’t have the time or the patience to do all the stages, do as many as you feel comfortable [more…]

How to Practice the Breathing Space for Mindfulness

The three-minute mini meditation, called the breathing space, is a bit like a tea break, but as well as relaxation, the breathing space enables you to check what’s going on in your body, mind and heart [more…]

How to Practice Mindfulness While You Exercise

You can practice mindfulness and do physical exercise at the same time. In fact, Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the key founders of mindfulness in the West, trained the USA Mens Olympic Rowing Team in 1984. A [more…]

How to Prepare for Sleep with Mindfulness

Sleep, essential to your wellbeing, is one of the first things to improve when people do a course in mindfulness. People sleep better, and their sleep is deeper. Studies found similar results from people [more…]

How Mindfulness Improves Your Relationship with Yourself

Mindfulness needs to start with your relationship with yourself. Trees need to withstand powerful storms, and the only way they can do that is by having deep roots for stability. With shallow roots, the [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness at Work

Consider using mindfulness as you approach your work day. Many people dislike work because of the high levels of stress they need to tolerate. A high level of stress isn’t a pleasant or healthy experience [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness at Home

Not only is doing mindfulness meditation and exercise at home convenient, but it also helps you to enjoy your everyday activities as well. Then, rather than seeing chores as a burden, you may begin to [more…]

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