Equanimity Now

Equanimity is a state of calm and composure - a balance of the mind, even under stress. It is something that arises naturally from a dedicated mindfulness practice. Cultivating equanimity allows us to respond in a clear-minded and open-eyed fashion, rather than reacting blindly out of emotion or on impulse. Meditation teacher Shinzen Young said, “Equanimity is … Continue reading Equanimity Now

Non-Striving

Non-striving is one of the seven interdependent fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Full Catastrophe Living. Cultivating this attitude involves not trying to get anywhere - letting go of attachment to any outcome - just allowing things to be as they are without agenda and without … Continue reading Non-Striving

Letting Go and Letting Be

Letting go is one of the seven interdependent fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Full Catastrophe Living. It is the opposite of grasping and clinging to what we want. Instead we learn to let go of desires and aversions - the urge to control … Continue reading Letting Go and Letting Be

Acceptance: Opening to What Is

Acceptance is one of the seven interdependent fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. In his book Full Catastrophe Living, he calls these attitudes "the soil in which you will be cultivating your ability to calm your mind and relax your body, to concentrate and to see more … Continue reading Acceptance: Opening to What Is

Patience: Letting Things Unfold

Patience is one of the seven interdependent fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. In his book Full Catastrophe Living, he calls these attitudes "the soil in which you will be cultivating your ability to calm your mind and relax your body, to concentrate and to see more … Continue reading Patience: Letting Things Unfold