Mindfulness is a meditation-based approach to living that helps us get more out of every day. Though rooted in ancient meditation traditions that are thousands of years old, Mindfulness has also been the subject of many recent studies that show its effectiveness in promoting wellbeing and alleviating many physical and mental health problems.
Mindfulness is a natural human quality that can foster calmness, clear thinking, compassion and openheartedness. It is not about adopting new techniques or skills, but rather it’s about allowing our inner selves to flourish and allowing our latent strength and calm to emerge.
Mindfulness helps us to become aware of our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations without judgement, as they happen in the present moment. We can then live with a greater sense of balance and wellbeing as we become free of our reactive, habitual ways of being.
Mindfulness can help us live with a deeper awareness of how we use our energy and inner resources and bring out an inner focus and resilience. Modern life can be stressful, but we all have the innate ability to be present and composed. Through regular, easy-to-follow meditation practices, we can slow down and notice more of what we experience.
Numerous studies have documented the social, health and workplace benefits of Mindfulness.
Create – Whatever situation we find ourselves in, we can look at what is already here and bemoan what is missing. Or we can open up to an endless array of new possibilities in the moment we are inhabiting. Through doing so we can gain freedom from conditioned thought patterns that keep us ‘in the box’, and gain access to deep insight, enabling us to soar high above, irrespective of what is presenting itself from the outside.