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the courage to be present…

From “Psychology Today”:

The Courage to Be Present

Ancient wisdom from Buddhism for today’s therapists and clients.
by Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D.

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is important; how do we develop it?
Published on January 19, 2010 by Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D. in The Courage to Be Present

Cultivating mindfulness is the key to overcoming suffering and recognizing natural wisdom: both our own and others’. How do we go about it?

In the Buddhist tradition and in Contemplative Psychotherapy training, we nurture mindfulness through the practice of sitting meditation. There are many different kinds of meditation. For example, some are designed to help us relax; others are meant to produce altered states of consciousness.

Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. Instead, it helps us become aware of what is already true moment by moment. We could say that it teaches us how to be unconditionally present; that is, it helps us be present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is.

You may wonder what good that is. After all, don’t we want to suffer less? (more…)

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