In this recounting of two workshop experiences, we are reminded that one of the great gifts of mindfulness practices is the opportunity for people to recognize that they themselves can make a significant contribution to their own health and well being in simple ways.
Mindful communication includes careful attention to both speaking and listening in order to be more fully connected in conversation. When we listen with our full presence, both the speaker and the listener are rewarded. Amy shared some mindful listening practices to a senior retirement home, and the lessons learned were happily received.
We have all been there! Planning something and expecting it to go, for the most part, as planned. Yet it doesn’t. How we choose to react to what is happening as it unfolds matters greatly. Seeing through the lens of curiosity when things are not going as planned can allow for a positive shift in perspective and often generates surprising and effective outcomes.