Mindfulness is the quality of being present and engaged in the moment, aware of your thoughts and feelings without distraction or judgment. We train this awareness through meditation, allowing us to build the skill of mindfulness so to apply it to everyday life. Teaching the mind to be present is particularly helpful when faced with challenging circumstances or difficult situations.
By becoming aware of unpleasant thoughts and emotions that arise because of challenging situations, we have more choice in how to handle them in the moment and a better chance of reacting calmly and empathetically when faced with stress or challenges. Meditation is the training ground for learning mindfulness.
Practicing mindfulness meditation can be a great way to manage stress and boost compassion, focus, empathy, patience, energy, and ultimately, happiness. Aimed at cultivating two essential components, calm and clarity, with the intention to remain focused and hone a natural quality of awareness.
Dates: Sept 18 & 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 30 Nov 6 & 13Time: 7-9 PMLocation: Derde Wittenburgerdwarsstraat 1E, Amsterdam (near Central Station)