Practicing mindfulness can help us cultivate the factors shown by research to promote greater resilience, promoting the qualities we need to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.
For most of us, day to day life, on some level, is like a mirage. We function on automatic pilot, doing without truly inhabiting our experience. We proceed as though the people and things we count on will last forever – as if we are sovereign and autonomous beings, completely independent of others and our … Continue reading Becoming Disillusioned
With the start of the new year, many of us are thinking about the ways we will care for ourselves going forward and the healthy practices we'd like to cultivate or maintain. But, how can we know what's truly good for us? Mindfulness can help us be more discerning.
Understanding the impermanence of all things can help us awaken to the everyday miracles happening right in front of us. Impermanence is the observation that everything that comes into being is subject to transformation and decay. "Nothing endures but change." ― Heraclitus
Practicing mindfulness is, in some ways, similar to time lapse photography. The technique of capturing many mundane moments over time reveals previously unseen and sometimes even paradigm shifting information. In this way, we can meet the ebb and flow of the universe with greater equanimity