In teaching mindfulness practices to a group of individuals, we often are not aware of how these learnings ripple out into community. The informal sharing of these practices, sometimes in frightful circumstances, can have surprising and powerful effects on the lives of others.
In this springtime season, we are invited to breathe in new possibilities while also recognizing and honoring the complexity that life brings.
When pain arises, we can create a different relationship with it to lessen its grip. When we notice with kind attention how sensations change, fluctuate, ebb and flow, it feels as if the pain has less power. Through practicing mindful awareness, we can become skilled at dealing with moment to moment sensations of pain.