Actuality can be defined as the bare bones actual experience, as opposed to an experience colored by our perceptions and filters. We have an entire life history stored away in the brain, body, and nervous system. This makes it difficult to parse out the true experience from our own stories. Time spent cultivating an observing mind can help us access the raw details of an experience, turning down the volume of liking and disliking, wanting and not wanting. This helps us make clearer choices in how to meet and navigate any moment.
In mindful presence,
Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.