Mindfulness has become the new black in the world of well-being. What began as a spiritual practice in Buddhism, has been put under the microscope and found to have multiple health benefits. Neuroscience has made a remarkable discovery. Mindfulness meditation activates the home of positive emotions in the brain, which is the left pre-frontal cortex. Regular practice of this form of meditation can develop your capacity for happiness without having to do mental gymnastics!
In a nutshell, mindfulness is about developing your awareness. You’d think that something so straightforward would come easily, but in the 21st century where we are bombarded 24/7 by digital devices and multiple demands, it’s no surprise that the average attention span is shorter than ever. We weren’t designed to be constantly on the go, frantic and frazzled.
Mindfulness reminds us that we are a human being rather than a ‘human doing’. The practices draw attention, without judgement, to what…
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