Perhaps you’re a person who already has a mind that is restful and calm all the time. Maybe you have zero need for any mindfulness mumbo jumbo because you’re perfectly relaxed and at ease 24/7. If so, you need not read any further.
The rest of us, however, may need a little help in this area. Often, our own minds may betray us. Our thoughts may get confused and jumbled up. Stress, pain, sadness and a multitude of other things may take over when life gets difficult enough.
This is where the power of mindfulness can come in quite handy. I first learned of it when I was seeking out recovery options for borderline personality disorder (BPD). I read this life-changing book: Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD. I literally can’t recommend it enough for BPD sufferers.
Since then I learned that the practice of mindfulness has ancient roots and was followed long ago in regions of China and India thousands of years ago. Amazing isn’t it? Technology is great, don’t get me wrong. I love it and am not one of those people who knocks it. Yet, it’s comforting to know that the key to true happiness has been around for centuries, just waiting there for each of us to discover it’s incredible power and put it to practice in our lives.
Anywho, I’m planning to publish a bunch of stuff on the practice of mindfulness and meditation including a series of powerful, life-changing and mind-blowing exercises.
Here is the first one: Mindfulness meditation exercise: Visually stimulate your senses
I hope you will find all of this helpful and beneficial. Good mental health to you!!
P.S. Here are some additional awesome resources on the practice of mindfulness:
- mindful.org, in particular you’ll want to check out this page about Jon Kabat-Zinn: https://www.mindful.org/jon-kabat-zinn-defining-mindfulness/
- mindworks.org/blog, check out this blog on the practice of Buddhist Meditation: https://mindworks.org/blog/what-is-buddhist-meditation/
- youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks, you’ll find a wealth of great TedTalks on the power of mindfulness as well as many mental health topics. Try this one out: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment | Matt Killingsworth