Mindfulness meditation has filled the missing link for me in my spiritual practice, living my values and reached a place beyond what psychotherapy can achieve since I began 4+ years ago. It took me about 1.5 years to get into the discipline and deep experience of this practice, which has included coaching from others more experienced in the practice.
I totally resonant with Jon Kabat-Zinn's history and reflections the many benefits from working towards complete "presence" with our senses and being in the moment--how it opens up unknown possibilities of who we are and what we are capable of but also most profoundly the deep compassion and love that results in having an open mind and heart in my daily interactions with others (and which I've been seeking to REALLY fee most of my life--now I do so naturally).
I see the practice as being compatible with any traditional religion. We can all benefit by being fully present--open mind and heart, curious and listening fully to other people, no matter our differences.
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