We write a lot about what mindfulness and meditation are, and how to practice.
But why is what matters most. Without understanding that, you'll never do it consistently.
There are many answers, and the scientifically-proven benefits are compelling. The easiest way to explain it, however, is this:
When you practice mindfulness and meditation, you create space. Space to see what is really happening without the mind telling you what's happening through preconceived notions and mental constructs (labels, judgment, et cetera).
Space to evaluate what is happening without succumbing to "knee-jerk" reactions, and saying and doing things that are the result of conditioned behavior.
Space to change how you respond to everyone and everything around you
Space, so you can take your life off autopilot.
It's impossible to create that space when your attention is caught up in your mind as it hops around like a new puppy exploring its surroundings.
It's impossible to effect change when you are victim to that "inner narrative" that comments on everything, and makes it easy to do the same things you've always done.
Try creating some space for yourself.
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