This week we’re exploring the TDJ Tenet Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the process of deep awareness and accepting each experience, each sensation, thought, or feeling, just as it is, without trying to change it.
I use it as a practice to better understand my triggers and myself.
Hmmm, why does that email bother me so much? What about that comment upset me? Why do I feel sick to my belly when I think about X?
Rather than an immediate reaction, it’s helpful to notice what we’re experiencing, name it, and then navigate the situation with better understanding.
This is my favorite quote about pausing that habitual reaction. Viktor Frankl said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Isn’t that powerful? We can experience freedom by recognizing that we have a choice once triggered and/or engaged and what we choose allows us to grow.
As Pema says, “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Emotions are like weather patterns that change and pass. Even when we’re experiencing sadness, anxiety, or rage, if we give these feelings space, they’ll gradually diminish.
What would help you navigate your internal storms this week? Bisous. x
PS Enjoy this downloadable with ideas on experiencing more mindfulness in the everyday.