In Mindfulness, we say “a miracle is something unexpected that happens.” Imagine being able to find the joy in a drop of water falling off a leaf… the laugh of a small child… a single ray of sunshine… or even the sadness of loss.
Mindfulness helps us work towards developing “fearlessness.” This different from how most people might view fearlessness. Traditionally this
word means having no fear. In mindfulness, it means that we can be OK feeling fearful. In other words, we can develop the ability to be fearless about experiencing fear…or, for
that matter experiencing any other emotion. Through mindfulness, we expand our willingness to feel emotions like shame, sadness, joy, boredom, anger, impatience, contentment, or anxiousness.
When we learn how to sit with these emotions- and any other experience- we can also learn how to experience life in its truest form. We can develop freedom- freedom to let things be what they are. When we can do this, we don't have to fight with ourselves, our emotions, or our experiences. This frees us up to be genuine and present.
There are many forms of mindfulness practice. Below are some examples of forms we use.