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What Is Mindfulness?


What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness has its origins in Buddhism, a belief system which goes back over 2,000 years. The Buddha taught that all attachment causes suffering - we are bound to suffer disappointments if we try to hold onto people, places or things. We try to accept our thoughts and emotions in a gentle way, moving from the past and the future and being in the NOW. Meditation focuses inwardly on the body-mind connection. Mindfulness relates to our actions, thoughts, emotions and states of mind. We have to sit still to meditate, but we can become mindful in any [...]

What Is Mindfulness?2018-06-20T17:50:13+01:00

What Is Meditation?


What Is Meditation? Meditation is a way of transforming the mind. It is a state of deep peace, when the mind is still. It is effortless awareness. Often the breath is the focus of attention. We become aware of the continuous stream of thoughts in our mind as simply thoughts - we don’t engage with them. Meditation helps us to wake up to being in the here-and-now, letting go of past memories and future fantasies. Meditation is part of all the religions of the world - but you don’t have to be religious to meditate. Meditation allows us to [...]

What Is Meditation?2019-02-05T09:18:32+00:00