Margotte Kaczanowska | Psychotherapist | M.A., S.T.S.R.,  RSW, Member of OACCPP

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You Are Not Your Mind

Mindfulness practice is widely used in modern health care to alleviate stress, pain, weight problems, emotional suffering such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief.

“You are not your mind”
Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness is a practice of living.

Mindfulness is recognizing things as they are—not as they should be.

Things are what they are whether we want them to be this way or not, and mostly we don’t, yet they still are.

It’s easy to get caught up into thinking about the way we want things to be, the way things should be, and what’s wrong with the way they are.

If we could see things without our attachment to outcomes, we’d have a chance to act with intentionality.

With practice, it becomes easier to notice things and not be drawn into them.

With awareness, we have the ability to respond and not to just react.

When we are mindfully aware of ourselves and our surroundings, we are fully present to our experiences, to others, and to our environment.

We are in a position to make choices that reflect our true values, intention, and concern for ourselves and others.

You can start the practice of mindfulness now. You start by:

Developing meditative practice is best done along with other people who have experience practicing. It can be a group, or your therapist.

"Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."
-Thich Nhat Hanh