Mindfulness training is about your life. It isn't about the time you meditate on a cushion or chair. It is about learning to be awake for each moment of your life. So bringing your training into the moments in the day is a necessary requirement.
Ogni mattina, tutti noi ci svegliamo e riprendiamo coscienza: si tratta di un fenomeno meraviglioso ma, cosa riprendiamo esattamente? Il neouroscienziato Antonio Damasio utilizza questa semplice domanda per offrirci una visione di come il nostro cervello crea la coscienza di sé.
Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health.
Anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health. Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment.
Instead of backing away from negative emotions, accept them. Acknowledge how you are feeling without rushing to change your emotional state. Many people find it helpful to breathe slowly and deeply while learning to tolerate strong feelings or to imagine the feelings as floating clouds, as a reminder that they will pass. I often tell my clients that a thought is just a thought and a feeling just a feeling, nothing more.