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Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

There is a difference between alertness and awareness. Alertness is a state of being ready to react immediately to a stimulus. It activates the sympathetic nervous system, which prepares for a quick response. The body becomes ready to run or fight, but also to think...

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

by Elmo Shade CONTACT- Breath, Body, Sounds, 5 Senses The formal training of mindfulness takes place on the meditation cushion by re-directing the wandering attention. Breath and body awareness is the best place to start. By re-directing attention from the thinking...