“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.”
- Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
Mindfulness and self compassion can be practiced with meditations and exercises. Becoming more mindful and self compassionate makes you more aware of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Becoming more aware of your inner situation gives you an opportunity to respond instead of react to your outer situation. It brings you into more awe of everything around you and it deepens your connection with yourself and others.