Acceptance

Opening up to whatever is happening in the moment

Patience

Without patience you will always want things to be different than they are

Letting Go

Letting go of our thoughts about how things should be

Non-Judgement

Judgments keep us from fully experiencing the situation

Non-Striving

If we focus on the end result we can miss out on what is happening along the way

Trust

Trusting your own feelings, intuition and wisdom

Curiosity

Investigate your thinking patterns and behaviours - open up to new possibilities

Kindness

Kindness starts with self-acceptance and extends toward those around you



Meditation

Meditation is a tool, a type of training to help us be more mindful during each day.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating non-judgemental awareness in day-to-day life.

Benefits

Mindfulness benefits people who experience stress in their lives as well as those who don't. It enables us to live our life more fully, effectively, and peacefully. It gives us greater control of our experiences and more satisfying ways of responding to them. It helps us transcend any images of our self and our capabilities that might narrow our experience.

  • To find our way, we will need to pay more attention to this moment. It is the only time in which to live, grow, feel, and change. We will need to become more aware of and take precautions against the incredible pull of the . . . past and future and the dream world they offer us in place of our lives.

    Jon Kabatt-Zinn