Mindful Thought

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

Distinguish subjective thoughts from objective facts 

Handle difficulties with little or no stress

Listen more attentively 

Learn more effectively Communicate more clearly

Direct your thoughts appropriately

Feel calm

Discover the true richness of your experience, moment by moment

Mindfulness is always learned in a highly practical way, through experience rather than talk.  By practicing the skill of staying present to our direct experience of the here and now, mindfulness practice opens the way to clearer, freer, more creative states of mind. Mindfulness can bring a new quality of engagement and aliveness to everything we do.
Because thinking takes up a significant amount of our time and we are doing it almost always, we become unaware of our thoughts - they become background noise - always there but not always clear.  We think mostly about the past or future and spend very little time in the present moment. When we practice Mindfulness time seems to expand and we become present to the moment - right here, right now. When practicing mindfulness we pay attention to thoughts, feelings and body sensations to become directly aware of them.  This then enables us to better manage our thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Mindfulness Practice Can Help:

Mindfulness involves learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment with open-minded curiosity and non-judgement.  The skill of mindfulness helps us to focus on what is happening right now.  With practice we gradually learn to direct our attention in a more focused way to whatever is actually happening.  We learn to simply “observe” what is occurring without interfering in the experience, like trying to stop it, push it away or change it - just letting it be as it is.

Why learn mindfulness practice?

Learning mindfulness

About mindfulness and its practice