3 Keys to Health: No.3 Mindfulness

3 key areas in life need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment.

Mindfulness is the foundation of everything.

Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is a way to train the mind and heart to be steady and aware, resilient and compassionate.

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Learning how to be mindful requires formal and informal practice. Formal practice is usually done seated on a cushion, for a certain amount of time everyday, using an object of attention–the easiest object of attention for most people is the breath.

Informal practice is our life. Every moment, every situation is an opportunity to practice mindfulness–to be awake to our life as it is, not as we wish it was, or as we wish it will be. Mindfulness practice helps us understand how our minds work, helps us develop compassion for others, and ourselves.Through mindfulness practice, we can learn to be grateful and awake every moment we’re alive.

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