One very important approach to resilience is mindfulness. There is Mindfulness with a capital “M,” and mindfulness with a small “m.” Mindfulness with a capital “M” is observing our inner life of thoughts and feelings in the present moment, whereas mindfulness with a small “m” is focused, concentration meditation. Both are mutually reinforcing, and train our mind to be in the present moment. This fosters resilience. When we are distracted into the future worrying about “what if …” we erode resilience. When we are distracted into the past, doubting whether “I should have done it differently …” we also erode resilience. Training to be in the present moment, at will, cultivates strong resilience, crucial to surviving this devastating pandemic.
Nov. 10, 2018 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]
Two nights ago in Mongolia I was teaching about emotional hygiene emphasizing anger management. These words are on the tip of my tongue, so I’ll write a few down. The key to anger management is […]