Principles and Benefits of Mindfulness

Principles and Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention non-judgmentally.
  • Mindfulness encompasses both external and internal environments.
  • Mindfulness is being aware of what is present for you mentally, emotionally, and physically in each moment.
  • Mindfulness promotes awareness, balance, choice, wisdom, and acceptance of what is.
  • Mindfulness, quite simply put, allows you to better pay attention to and focus your mind.
  • With practice, mindfulness cultivates the possibility of freeing yourself of reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting.
  • By learning to stay in the moment and practice non-attachment, mindfulness reduces stress and facilitates physical, mental, and spiritual health.
  • The more you practice mindfulness, the more you will get out of it!

 

(based loosely on materials from The Center for Mindful Eating, www.fcme.org)