By Jon Kabat-Zinn.

The practice is experience based, somatically based, present moment based. It is generous, wise, and open to possibilities, to not knowing.

You can tune into your breathing for brief moments throughout the day, and in that way, bring greater awareness to your life unfolding in whatever circumstances you find yourself.

Deep listening is the essence of mindfulness – a cultivating of intimacy with your own life unfolding, as if it really mattered. And it does.

It is very important as a beginner that you understand right from the start that meditation is about befriending your thinking. It’s about holding your thinking gently in awareness, no matter what is on your mind in a particular moment.

Leave a Comment