April 4, 2013

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation, commonly associated with Zen Buddhism, has become popular in the past few years as a technique for dealing with depression, and managing stress and chronic pain. Evidence shows that mindfulness meditation can help reduce the chance of problems such as depression returning, and adds another weapon into your armory against emotional problems.

Being present in the moment

Mindfulness is the art of being present in the moment, without passing judgement about your experience. The mindfulness process is so simple – and yet so challenging. Keep your attention focused on the moment that you’re experiencing right now. Suspend your judgement about what you’re feeling, thinking, and absorbing through your senses. Simply observe what’s going on around you, in your mind, and in your body without doing anything. Just allow yourself to be aware of what’s happening.

Mindfulness literature talks about the way your mind almost mechanically forms judgments about each of your experiences, labeling them as good, bad, or neutral depending on how you value them. Things that generate good and bad feelings within you get most of your attention, but you may ignore neutral things or deem them to be boring. Mindfulness meditation encourages awareness of the present moment with an uncultured mind, observing even the seemingly mundane without judgement. The whole experience is a bit like looking at the world for the first time. When you meet someone you know, try to see her through fresh eyes.

Suspend your prior knowledge, thoughts, experiences, and opinions about a specific person. You can try this with acquaintances or people you know very well, such as family members and close friends. Try mindfulness exercises when you’re in the countryside or walking down the street. Whether the surroundings are familiar to you or not, try to see the details of the world around you through fresh eyes.


  1. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your
    website, how could i subscribe for a weblog web site?
    The account helped me a appropriate deal. I were a little bit
    familiar of this your broadcast offered shiny transparent idea

    Also visit my webpage ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScFvd7Deva0

  2. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how could
    i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account helped me a appropriate
    deal. I were a little bit familiar of this your
    broadcast offered shiny transparent idea

    my page; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScFvd7Deva0

  3. I'll right away take hold of your rss feed as I can't find your email subscription
    hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you've any? Please let me understand so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

    Feel free to visit my web blog: todomilan

  4. Aω, thіѕ waѕ an extremеly good poѕt.
    Spending ѕome time and aсtual effort to produce а reallу good artіcle, but
    what сan Ӏ sау, І
    procrastіnаte a whole lot аnd don't seem to get nearly anything done.

    Review my weblog :: long term installment loans for bad credit

  5. Hi there, every time i used to check web site posts here early in
    the daylight, because i love to learn more and more.

    Feel free to surf to my page; binary options broker

  6. Actuit provide trained professional business accountant and bookkeeper’s team to work as your own business accounting department for bookkeeping, tax preparation. Team is trained to perform and offers end to end accounting & bookkeeping services. Small business accounting services to you business can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business.

  7. The entire process in most cases lasts for up to two hours and
    the results are noticeable immediately. By using teeth whitening toothpaste, not only
    can you keep stains at bay by keeping the mouth clean, but you can also work on removing
    the stains which have already built up on your teeth.
    Myth: Whitening treatment always results in a Hollywood smile ' whilst some people may ask their dentist for the kind of dazzlingly white teeth usually spotted on the red carpet at a film premiere, the truth is that most treatments will lift the enamel by a handful of shades.

    my web page; at home teeth whitening

  8. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring
    on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have
    you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would
    value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot
    me an email.

    Feel free to surf to my page - tapeworm in cats

  9. I'm amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that's equally educative and entertaining,
    and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I found this during my hunt for
    something concerning this.

    my web-site upgraded

  10. I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this website. I'm hoping
    to see the same high-grade content by you later on as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get
    my very own blog now ;)

    Look at my website - kids fitness equipment

  11. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or
    did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. appreciate it

    my homepage: click here to read this message

  12. Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you spending
    some time and effort to put this content together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both
    reading and commenting. But so what, it was still
    worth it!

    Also visit my web page :: detoxification

  13. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the great effort.

    Here is my site - exercise bands

  14. If you want to obtain much from this post then you have to apply such methods to your won blog.

    Feel free to surf to my homepage - today show nbc recipes click here

  15. This article is really a good one it assists new net viewers,
    who are wishing for blogging.

    Also visit my web page diabetes treatment

  16. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on
    this blog loading? I'm trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog: aromatherapy

  17. I used to be able to find good information from your blog articles.

    My web-site :: back pain during pregnancy

  18. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was
    conducting a little research on this. And he actually bought me breakfast
    because I discovered it for him... lol. So let me reword this.
    ... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this subject here on your internet site.

    My weblog ... back pain treatment

  19. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about find more words. Regards

    My web page :: click here html

  20. What's up every one, here every person is sharing these kinds of knowledge, thus it's nice
    to read this blog, and I used to pay a quick visit this blog everyday.

    Have a look at my web blog ... build muscle burn fat and stone skin

  21. You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful sites on the net.
    I most certainly will highly recommend this site!

    My webpage - autism diagnosis

  22. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme
    in our community. Your site provided us with useful info
    to work on. You have performed an impressive task and our whole
    community shall be grateful to you.

    Also visit my blog - cosmetic surgery kolkata

  23. Can I just say what a comfort to find someone who actually understands what they are talking about
    on the web. You actually understand how to bring a problem to
    light and make it important. More and more people ought
    to check this out and understand this side of your story.
    I was surprised you aren't more popular since you definitely have the gift.

    My weblog ... foot health shoes

  24. Good day! I could have sworn I've been to this site before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it's new to me.
    Anyhow, I'm definitely delighted I discovered it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

    my webpage ... ergonomics mouse

  25. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads
    up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I'm not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I'd post to let you know.

    The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon.

    Here is my web blog :: environmental issues articles