Mindfulness practices

The mind helps us to survive – in fact, that is really its’ main function. It scans the past for issues to resolve and the future for problems to prevent. It is also regularly making strong judgements about what is happening in the now including judgements about other people, situations and about ourselves. What would it be like to live more in the present moment, without judgement? Just allowing life to unfold moment to moment, neither gripping onto or rejecting it (both of which cause additional suffering on top of any current difficulties). Again, many of these are based on traditional Dharma practices and they will support present-mindedness, the ability to notice unhelpful thoughts and not get swept up in them, an openness and allowing no matter what life throws at your and the ability to let life unfold feeling centred without attachment or resistance.

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