My personal mindfulness practice has given me the skills and the ability to identify my own internal challenges, my habits, patterns of behaviour like avoidance and resistance, when it comes to dealing with challenge and change.
I have noticed when we begin to explore and identify what these patterns are, in a supportive and compassionate way, then handle them more skilfully, our whole world can change.
The practice of kindness and self compassion can take this practice one step further, mindfully accepting that the moment is challenging, and embracing ourselves with kindness and care in response, remembering that imperfection is part of the shared human experience.
Meditation, mindful movement, walking meditation, inquiry are the formal foundations of a mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness is adaptive, it’s a tool that can be used anywhere and at any time, especially helpful anytime we feel overwhelmed, stressed and can be tailored for the workplace and other environments.
Mindful movement, mindful walking, forest bathing ( mindfulness in nature) or just simply pausing to notice the blue sky can help direct us back to steadying the mind, enough to gain space and perspective, to see clearly what is real and what isn’t.