Do outcomes always justify our strategies? Often there are unintended longer term consequences when we fail to align our actions toward a goal with our highest values. Mindfulness can help us start where we are, make space to see the bigger picture, and allow us to respond with greater wisdom.
Gratitude and generosity are interdependent attitudes of mindfulness that engender and strengthen one another. They are powerful G-forces that act in the opposite direction of destructive emotions such as hatred, jealousy, greed, resentment and ill-will. Just as with the other attitudes of mindfulness, they can be cultivated through practice. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness … Continue reading Powerful G-Forces: Gratitude and Generosity
Acceptance is compassionate presence - acknowledging what is without judgment. It allows us to see things more clearly. When we accept, we are saying, “Yes, this is the way it is right now.” Yet, acceptance is not resignation. When we stop struggling against the uncontrollable, we have more bandwidth to focus on the things we can … Continue reading The Paradox of Acceptance