What comes to mind when we hear the words sensitivity, vulnerability, strength? Many of us grew up with the idea that being strong meant being hard, always positive and with a sense of power. Read more
What keeps us from being kinder to ourselves?
Most people don’t have any problem with seeing compassion as a good quality. It seems to refer to an amalgam of good things: kindness, enderness, benevolence, understanding, empathy.. along with an impulse to help other beings in distress.
Yongey Mingyur was an extremely anxious child, who suffered from panic attacks. Dedicated to a contemplative life, this Tibetan Buddhist teacher, considered to be “the happiest man in the world” after a study on neuroplasticity in his brain, cured himself by making his fears the focus of his meditation. That,s how he earned his mental peace, he says. This article contains some extracts from the conference he gave in Casa del Tibet in Barcelona. Read more
With these suggestions, there is no excuse for you not to live more consciously. All you have to do is remember .. and for that, maybe you first have to train your attention and intention, or put some reminders in places you look at often ..
Whether you decide to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your life formally (setting aside a time and place to sit and meditate, preferably every day), or if you just try to be more aware of each moment, the most important thing is that you make it easy for yourself and don,t push yourself too much. Being kind to yourself and receiving every experience as it is with acceptance is equally important as being aware of them.. Read more