The Many Facets of Mindfulness Practice

There is a definition of mindfulness that goes beyond what we might gather from how it is frequently described. This is along the lines of it being the cultivation of awareness - of perceptions and the judging, analyzing mind - so that one can make more informed choices in life. This is a wonderful definition but one I like even better is something I first heard from teacher Christina Feldman. It describes mindfulness as a relational practice: "Mindfulness is the willingness and capacity to be with all experiences with kindness, curiosity and discernment." This take on mindfulness practice reflects how it is both active and voluntary. It highlights that it involves being curious about our ex

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