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CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR A MINDFUL LIFE
Mindfulness is our inherent ability to focus our awareness in the here and now, allowing curiosity to arise while the natural flow of thoughts, feelings, and sensations come and go from our experience;
the practice of which provides insight and creates space for us to have a more loving and compassionate relationship with our circumstances, ourselves, and others.
Mindfulness meditation has given me access to the most valuable life skills! I've become more open and interested in life's opportunities and more able to experience compassion and enjoyment in my relationships. I experience less stress in meeting the pull of modern-day adult responsibilities, and I sleep more deeply which leads to more energy. Most interestingly, I've felt over and over how my practice of meditation has become a valued grounding endeavor which helps me focus and hear the whisperings of wisdom that I already hold inside. I look less to the outside world for validation, which leaves me less caught up in self-worry and more available for those people and things I value and love! I cannot say life always felt this way and it does not prevent hardship from finding me, but the time I commit to put into the practice I attribute as a clear benefit in my own life from the wisdom of this work.
I meditated for the first time 30 years ago but at that time it was not something I did regularly. Over the years since, I've explored many kinds of meditative practices I particularly love to meditate and teach meditation outside in nature!
There's one thing I've learned through my meditation practice, being mindful is something I will forever be learning how to live into! Because of all I've learned and gained through this practice, I feel called to share it with others.