Mindfulness is a practical tool we can use to know ourselves better and navigate life with skill and freedom of choice. The goal of mindfulness is not to reach some lofty state of bliss, relaxation, or empty mind. It is, rather, the practice of engaging with each unfolding moment in open curious presence. Meeting yourself just as you are is an act of courage.
In mindful presence,
Mindfulness practice isn’t meant to eliminate thinking but aims rather to help us know what we’re thinking when we’re thinking it…like going into an old attic room and turning on the light. In that light we see everything—the beautiful treasures we’re grateful to have unearthed; the dusty, neglected corners that inspire us to say, “I’d better clean that up”; the unfortunate relics of the past that we thought we had gotten rid of years ago. We acknowledge them all, with an open, spacious, and loving awareness.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.