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.
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 […]
Occasionally we fall into a funk. We get stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get ourselves out. Has this ever happened to you? It happened to me recently. I noticed some underlying fear, […]