How Can We Mindfully Experience Feelings?

Paying Attention

Mindfulness practice doesn’t mean we will not hurt anymore. It doesn’t mean we won’t have normal human reactions or that we will transcend our feelings. It does mean we will start to experience all our feelings more intensely because we are paying attention.

Openness to Experiences

By allowing ourselves to be open with loving awareness to all our experiences of life, we come into a different and empowered relationship with them. We learn to ride the waves of pleasure/pain, gain/loss and sickness/health with equanimity and compassion. When we don’t react unconsciously to suffering, we begin to have a choice in how we respond to it, and our lives become more manageable.

Mindfulness for a Happy Life
Robert Beatty

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