The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Compassion (8, final)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Letting Go (7)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance (6)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Non-Striving (5)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Trust (4)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Beginner’s Mind (3)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Patience (2)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Non-Judging (1)

Cultivating mindfulness requires a little more than just following a set of instructions or guided meditations. In practising mindfulness, you will have to bring your whole being to the process. You can’t just assume a meditative posture and think something will happen or play a tape and think that tape will ‘do something’ for you. […]

So many stress-stimuli!

From an evolutionary standpoint, stress-reactions (and the underlying feeling of anxiety) is a very helpful survival mechanism. For example, it helps animals to evade predators by releasing adrenaline and cortisol that allow the body to work more efficiently. The same is true for us as humans. We all know the reactions to stress, like faster […]

The 7 Benefits of a Highly Stressful Life

Belgian neuropsychiatrist and stress-expert Theo Compernolle states several benefits of stress. In case you don’t like these benefits you might want to reduce the levels of stress you experience by practicing mindfulness for example. But then again, why shouldn’t you want these great benefits? Enjoy! Stress helps to appear as an important individual Everybody who […]