Cultivating a Mindful Life
Our lives seem to be busier than ever. Endless tasks, worries, and responsibilities buzz around in our mind, distracting us from our life as it unfolds. With these demands on our attention, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. How much of the time are you truly present to your life?
We can bring more awareness, clarity and calm to our lives with the practice of mindfulness. Through paying attention to our present-moment experience with openness and curiosity, we can connect more fully with our life and gather valuable information to live more skillfully. This can be of benefit to us at work, at school, at home, with our loved ones, and in day-to-day life. Both research and practice have shown the benefits of mindfulness are great, including improving attention and memory, reducing stress and its effects (mental, physical, emotional), and allowing for more positive relationships with others.