Mindfulness Meditation and HABIT
Mindfulness can play a significant part in the counselling process— you will participate in discovering different ways of being in your world. “Mindfulness” has varied meanings,originating from a Buddhist tradition after the time of Lao Tzu (circa Fifth Century BC).
Being “mindful” is the opposite of being “mindless”.
Everyone suffers pain at some time in their life.
Everyone can discover the source of this pain.
Everyone can discover how to ease the pain.
Everyone can live a life freed from continued pain
While none of us welcome the uncomfortable or hard or difficult things or people in our lives, hardly any of us can say they have not experienced those times. What to do with that knowledge is what mindfulness talks about. Your mind can activate ways of acting rather than REacting; responding rather than lashing out unthinkingly… I would also add that the lashing out is uncaring.
With practical Mindfulness you can learn to observe your REactions, changing the way you see these moments in your life — responding appropriately, effectively, more objectively. Once this habit is learned (or old habits of reacting negatively changed) your attitude and outlook can be dramatically different.