Research has shown that mindfulness reduces the extent to which we react to emotional events, which is reflected not only in the way we perceive these events but in the way our body physically responds to them.
We usually perceive everyday people and situations without appreciation or awareness, and through the lens of what we think we already know or understand about them. In contrast, beginner’s mind means experiencing people and situations as though for the first time, without the filter of history and established beliefs. There are several advantages to consciously cultivating beginner’s mind. Here are two ways to avoid mindlessness and increase mindfulness in everyday life.
Here are some apps that people from around the MindSpace community have found helpful for their Mindfulness practices. 1) Insight Timer: You can see who […]
Eureka! Mindfulness improves insight problem solving. When was the last time you had a eureka! or an aha! moment? When after struggling to find a […]
I was already in the habit of meditating most mornings and writing down what went well most nights, but would skip them when I was […]
In our homes we have rooms designated for sleeping, eating, bathing, watching T.V. What if we created a corner of a room or even an entire room itself just for “being”. A non-punishment “time-out” space, where any family member could go on their own to regain peace of mind. A safe place with a door.
I was invited to join a group of friends, family, and colleagues in designing and implementing a “30-day challenge.” The point is to take something […]
My Mindfulness practice stumbled a bit over the holidays. And after slumbering through the first week of the new year, I am finally ready to apply myself to re-invigorating my meditation practice. Over the course of the 21 days, I’ll be sitting every day and occasionally sharing some reflections on the experience on this blog, facebook, and twitter. Feel free to join in.