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An Appreciation of Living in the Moment

Mindfulness

 

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‘An Appreciation of Living in the Moment’

Mindfulness

Yesterday has gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have these moments.

Mindfulness practices help us to cultivate the ability to pay attention in the present moment, whether it is on what we are seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, knowing or feeling. It is about ‘Being’, it is not about ‘Doing’.

Our minds are often preoccupied and sometimes troubled by past events, the future, worries, regrets, judgments and if we try to practice meditation our minds will wander off somewhere. This is not a problem in itself but sometimes we cannot let them go.

Mindfulness practices have been successfully included in medicine, psychology, education, stress management and even in approaches to business leadership. Different brain networks are involved when we bring together novel routines that recognise the unity of our inner and exterior self. This unity helps us to renew our mind.

The processes involved have been invaluable in my work as a Psychologist and Counsellor. It has been beneficial because mindfulness encourages us to celebrate our true selves and helps us to embrace the fullness of life.

Anthea Clarke BA (Hons) Psych; MTh