Practicing mindfulness and compassion while you are sick is a powerful practice. It reduces fear, anxiety, and even physical pain, by taking the focus away from your problem to focusing on relieving problems of others. The mindfulness piece focuses our mind in the present moment, thereby removing concept based fear and anxiety — “what if” stuff. It anchors us in the present. It balances our whole being – body, speech, and mind. This strengthens our immune system, enhancing healing.
Sometimes we can’t decide what to do. The more we try the more paralysis sets in. We feel insecure and start to doubt ourselves. Insecurity makes it even harder to come to a decision. Anxiety […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]