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Mindfulness of Values

Mindfulness can play a key role in connecting our actions with our values through practicing sustaining closer objective attention to what is actually happening in our lives, rather than relying on assumptions or wishes.

Mindfulness of Empowerment

When things feel completely out of our control, our mindfulness practice can help us see where we are truly empowered.

Bearing Witness

Bearing witness requires that we remain open to all that life brings us; birth and death, beauty and ugliness, joy and pain, beginnings and endings.

Cultivating Contemplative Skills

Contemplative learning and practice integrate introspection and direct experience, cultivating wisdom through the development of fundamental skills supporting individual and collective wellbeing. Mindfulness is an essential component underlying all of these skills.

Mindfulness of Worthiness

What if we measured worthiness through prosocial qualities such as kindness, compassion, empathy, and respect for others, rather than extraordinary abilities or achievements? These qualities can create beneficial feedback loops, helping others feel worthy through our own embodiment of unconditional love and positive regard.
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Mindfulness of Renunciation

We all desire relief from the background of unease, dissatisfaction, or restlessness that tends to accompany us everywhere we go when we are in a mind state of wanting, or its mirror image twin not-wanting. Renunciation, or deciding not to act on our wanting, uncovers truths that may typically be camouflaged by our unexamined drives and habits.
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Mindfulness of Reactivity

The practice of mindfulness can help us reduce emotional reactivity by allowing us to meet challenging or enticing experiences with a more open and nonjudgmental attitude, calming the nervous system, weakening the conditioned response over time, and giving us greater access to higher thinking and wise decision making.
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Mindfulness of Mistakes

The practice of mindfulness can help us view our mistakes with kindness and self-forgiveness, acknowledging they are an essential component of learning and growth.

Mindfulness of Conduct

Mindfulness training offers us an embodied way of knowing when our choices are beneficial and when they are harmful. We become more conscious of the good feelings that arise when we act in alignment with our deepest values. With dedicated practice comes wisdom and a natural inclination toward what contributes to our collective wellbeing.
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Mindfulness and Spirituality

Is mindfulness a spiritual practice? It depends on your definition of both mindfulness and spirituality. The answer may be both yes and no...

Escaping the Cycle of Suffering

Much of the pain we experience in life is not within our control. Random and unexpected things happen that thwart our best laid plans and threaten our happiness. Because we're not all-knowing, we make mistakes and pay the price. Fortunately…

Mindfulness of Responsibility

When we dare to take responsibility with mindfulness and compassion, we find the motivation to face great challenges and tap into our potential to contribute to a better world.

Bridging the Emotion Gap

Mindfulness is a form of remembering - a way of coming back to the moment and home to ourselves, bridging the emotion gap so that we can respond more compassionately and with greater wisdom.

Mindfulness of Ways of Looking

Mindfulness training can help us realize, open to, and explore the infinite possibilities available to us so that we can exercise some degree of choice in how we relate and respond to ourselves, others, and the world. Through practice, we can develop greater awareness of our ways of looking and the wisdom to choose a perspective that is of greatest benefit to all.

Mindfulness and Relationships

Research is demonstrating that mindfulness can help us build stronger, more satisfying and resilient relationships - yet another example of how this innate human potential, when cultivated with benevolent intention, might help us reduce suffering in the world and increase wellbeing.

Mindfulness and Prosocial Behavior

Mindfulness and prosocial behavior, or actions intended to benefit others, are correlated, contributing to positive feelings, increased motivation and productivity, and to the overall wellbeing of society.

Mindfulness for Stress Management

One of the most compelling reasons people seek out mindfulness training and start to practice meditation is its reputation for reducing stress.

Mindfulness and Working Memory

Working memory, an executive function that has been described as our mental scratch pad or internal white board, is positively correlated in the research with mindfulness practice.