“With mindfulness, instead of reacting, we can respond with spacious clarity, purpose, firmness, and compassion”
– Jack Kornfield
As many of us might feel right now, it’s easy to react, but not always easy to respond. So it’s very helpful to have some go-to skills that keep us nourished, balanced and calm, especially in a challenging environment. Every challenge coming our way then becomes a chance to grow further, to discover something new.
Our reactions come from how our mind currently perceives the world, so if we want to change our reactions, we need to change our perceptions. Meditation is the familiarization with very effective skills towards this end.
Some basic ones are:
- Focused attention
- Loving kindness meditation
- Open presence
If we train our mind in focused attention, it is more likely to be able to stay where we want it to. Usually our mind is very busy and…
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