Mindfulness of Arousal and Challenge

The beauty of mindfulness is that it can help us open to all kinds of life experiences under any circumstances, so that we might see things more clearly and respond more skillfully. But, in order to realize these more profound effects, we have to be willing and able to explore the more challenging aspects of our experience.

A Journey with Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Transformation

MAM teacher, Tatiana Padron Perich, writes about her personal mindfulness journey and how her mindfulness teacher training experience helped expand and broaden her understanding.

Being Human is Hard, Mindfulness Can Help

Being human is hard, but its also an opportunity. Mindfulness can help us capitalize on our natural inborn assets in order to make our own lives better and contribute to a thriving world.

Mindfulness Cultivates Foundational Skills for Wellbeing

A consistent practice of mindfulness helps cultivate many of the fundamental skills and inner determinants of wellbeing, while countering harmful conditioning and unskillful habits.

Mindfulness of Satiety

#Mindfulness can help us divest ourselves from myths and harmful conditioning that leave us vulnerable to compulsive acquisitiveness, cultivate the skills to recognize when enough is enough, and respond with wisdom.
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Mindfulness for Equalizing Self and Others

Our individual preferences and unconscious biases can add up to a profound impact on our collective wellbeing. The mindfulness practices of equalizing self and others help us realize that each of us is no less and no more worthy than anyone else.

How We Practice Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness research is providing emerging evidence that different types of practices, the quality of practice, and the attitudes we assume as we engage in them, may result in differential effects.

Facing Our Shadow Side with Skillful Means: Mindfulness and Worldview

How might mindfulness help us face the shadow side of humanity so that we can communicate skillfully across differences and work together to create a more just and peaceful world?

Mindfulness and Determinants of Wellbeing

A consistent practice of mindfulness cultivates many of the inner determinants of wellbeing, resourcing us for the outer work of collective contribution toward human flourishing within a thriving world.

Power With and the Magic of Emergence

Mindfulness teaches us to trust emergence, the magic of which can only happen when power is shared among individuals and groups.

Mindfulness of Parallel Process in Activism

Mindfulness can help us identify a sort of "parallel process" that occurs in activism, making space for actions that match intentions and are more likely to result in beneficial outcomes.

Mindfulness of Cultural Conditioning

Mindfulness can help us become more aware of our cultural conditioning and expand our choices for living in alignment with higher values and serving our collective wellbeing.

The Importance of a Mindfulness Teacher

On the importance of a mindfulness teacher: “Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” - Richard Bach, Illusions

Mindfulness of Grace

A mindfulness practice can help us cultivate awareness of and gratitude for grace - unasked for and unmerited, life-affirming, and inspirational forces that make themselves available to every being without discrimination, helping us to face difficulty, remain in alignment with our highest values, begin anew, and accept endings.
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Sowing What We Wish to Reap: The Four Cs of Engaged Mindfulness

Through a foundation of caring, capacity building, courage, and willingness to make contact, engaged mindfulness can help us make a paradigm shift needed for deep and lasting beneficial change.

Mindfully Embracing Our Role in the Web of Existence

Mindfulness can help us live more fulfilling lives through developing a more accurate understanding of and inviting an active interest in the intertwined causes and conditions that create suffering and make happiness possible.

Star Trek, Mindfulness, Diversity and Inclusion

Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness teacher and film buff Shane Ledford, CMT-200 talks about the influence of the original Star Trek series on his mindfulness journey and it's groundbreaking portrayal of diversity at a time of emerging social change.

The Inner and Outer Work of Engaged Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be a powerful ally in doing the prerequisite inner work and moving into the necessary outer work of beneficial change toward a more just and sustainable world.