To be skilled at “mindfulness” is to be less distracted by our thoughts and stories, and more focused on being present with the experiences upon which we generate our PICTURES of “reality”. The fundamental reality is really just the connection we have with our senses—sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile, and visceral (internal to the […]
What’s all this “mindfulness” stuff about?
So much lately has appeared in both the professional and popular literature about the mindfulness movement in mental health treatment. At first glance, the term itself tends to strike people as pretty “new-agey”, “woo-woo”, or the latest fad in a desperate search for happiness. However, the ideas and activities central to mindfulness have been around […]