Mindfulness helps us to see ourselves with greater clarity. We are not just experiencing something, a part of us watches as we experience. It is as if we have a compassionate witness to observe our thoughts, feelings and actions. Mindfulness helps us gain awareness in the moment, so that we can see ourselves and thus know ourselves better.
Mindfulness teaches us to focus on the present moment, rather than reliving the past or pre-living the future.Mindfulness helps to halt the escalation of negative thoughts.With mindfulness we learn to watch ourselves without judgment or impatience, with compassion and perspective much as the ‘good mother’ would watch her child.
Mindful awareness helps us face difficulties in ways that lead to inner peace and harmony. We learn to stay present with our feelings without shutting down, running away or acting out by riding the rough waves of emotion; on the surfboard of mindful awareness.
With mindfulness we observe what is and watch it as it changes.
We learn to feel without judgment things just are rather than good or bad.
We listen to our heart with acceptance and mercy.
Mindfulness helps us accept our grief and therefore learn to live with grief.