Rather, it’s an active practice of deepening our concentration and continually returning to the present moment.
This process offers insight into ourselves and wakes us up to the “here and now”.
The goal of this seven-part series of Mindfulness and Calmness is to bring more calm, clarity, and joy into your life. This is part one of that series, the “Basics of Mindfulness.”
Maybe you're looking for a way to lessen the stress and anxiety in your daily life. Perhaps you’d like to improve your health and enjoy a more restful sleep.
For many of us, these goals are difficult to attain because we're experiencing more stress and anxiety than ever before due to the daily pressure to succeed and we’re critical of ourselves when we don’t succeed in something.
We rush around in...
One of the prevailing misconceptions about inner peace is that that “peace” is an absence of turmoil. A life without problems and stress is impossible.
To find inner peace, you must acknowledge and accept the conditions around you. Peace is not blissful ignorance; rather, it allows you to cope with the fact that some circumstances are beyond your control. Then, you can “let things be.”
Achieving peace within takes time, patience, and practice. Fortunately, there are tools and other techniques that can help the process.
When you cultivate a peaceful mindset, you will often discover many benefits for your body,...
Modern life is stressful and often leaves us feeling disconnected from others, ourselves, and the true intentions in our hearts. Under the barrage of family and career goals, the constant clamor of social media and the news cycle, and other overwhelming factors, it's key to both mental and physical health to find ways to stay centered, and sometimes the wafting scent of lavender doesn't cut it.
Many have found refuge in meditation, a process that helps to clear the mind and relax the body while centering you on the things that matter most. However, with all of that hard-to-shake...