Bringing Mindfulness to Life®
I took an unbiased look at my own behaviors, especially the ones that I’m not particularly proud of, and they are indeed based on trauma that has come back as a reaction not a memory, as Bessel van der Kolk explains in his work. It’s so easy to lose our rational voice when we are suffering.
Technology and information have evolved at an incredible rate. Everything is available to us at all hours of the day and the content never ends. You could read or watch for millions of years and still not digest it all. The human brain isn’t wired to handle this extreme overload, especially the fragile brain of a child. Taking breaks to allow the brain to heal and process our world is essential.
We can only control the present moment. If we set our worries and regrets aside to grant ourselves and others peace through love, it’s hard to find a downside. The more positivity and compassion we can send out, the less suffocating negative experiences will feel. Here's a way to start that practice!
Mindfulness and meditation practices have just recently been scientifically explored for mental health benefits, and studies have shown mindfulness interventions very effective in their ability to decrease fear of negative emotions and increase willingness to experience such emotions.