Mindfulness is the gentle and compassionate effort to be continuously present with your experience. Pain is a basic part of human life. We go through our lives, avoiding pain, resisting uncomfortable experiences, thus creating barriers between ourselves, our deep-seated emotions and others. Often, the resistance of our pain equals greater suffering.
I guide my clients in being unconditionally and lovingly present for each experience that emerges, holding all parts of themselves with softness, awareness, and curiosity. Through mindful awareness, we learn to experience each passing moment fully, non-judgmentally and with self-compassion for our experience.
When we choose to show up for ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and unknown the territory may be, we start to finally live a conscious and awakened life. When we choose to embrace pain instead of run from it, we cease to suffer so greatly and begin to live a liberated, authentic life.
Research shows meditation can impact life positively in the following ways, to name a few:
Lasting reduction of stress
Reduce chronic physical pain
Boost the immune system
Reduce emotional reactivity
Improve attention and concentration
Freedom from destructive thought patterns
Enhance well-being, joy, and peacefulness