The practice of mindfulness has some very practical benefits.
Here are 12 good reasons to practice mindfulness:
- Improve focus, concentration and precision
- Enhance the quality of communication and relationships
- Heighten the clarity of our thinking and intentions
- Improve our self awareness
- Deepen peace of mind and sense of flow
- Master stress
- Deepen insight and intuitive wisdom
- Awaken more authenticity and caring in our lives
- Increase resilience to change
- Strengthen faith and self-confidence
- Develop emotional stability
- Increased flexibility and acceptance
Who wouldn’t benefit from better focus and concentration? I can get fairly unfocused very quickly just by allowing my mind to think randomly – and I get lost in my thoughts.
Are you having difficulty with a certain relationship? Do you want to try to improve this relationship but don’t know how? Problems of this kind are usually associated with a breakdown in communication.
Trying to get clear on something? Need to make a decision about something more important than what you’re going to have for lunch?
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Our false beliefs about ourselves can often distort our sense of who we truly are.
Are you usually stressed out? Are you surrounded by other people and circumstances that trigger you? Part of learning how to handle stress is knowing where it comes from.
Intuition is not just a feminine quality. It is a skill that can be nurtured through daily practice. We all have this ability, and we can learn to trust our intuition.
Always trying to impress someone else? Learn to relax and just be who you are. There is no need to try to be someone else. You are perfect just the way you are.
No one enjoys change; the older we get, the less we like it. But we all can relate to the benefits of change. Have you never said to yourself, “I need to get away” or “ a change is as good as a rest”?
So what are the three magic words?
Are you overcome with fear of the unknown? Afraid to step out and risk failing? You can learn to believe in yourself and in the process.
Bill Wilson (co-founder of AA) spoke of something he referred to as ‘emotional sobriety.’ Are you looking for more emotional balance?
Central to mindfulness practice is the whole area of acceptance. Along with this notion is the practice of gratitude. Let go, let God, and stop resisting what is.
These are the 3 magic words: Accept what is.