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.

So what is this “mindfulness”?

Mindfulness is not something obscure or exotic. It is something all of us possess. We use it every time we deliberately focus our attention at something. When you focus your attention at a nice flower, for example, you become aware of its shape, size, and colours. On closer inspection you might notice the texture of

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.