Strategy 4: Mindfulness

Strategy 4: Mindfulness

Refuge to the [woman] is the mind, refuge to the mind is mindfulness.Buddha
Refuge to the [woman] is the mind, refuge to the mind is mindfulness.Buddha

MINDFULNESS is the ability to focus on empowering thoughts and feelings while choosing to coexist with non-productive thoughts and feelings.

  • The Mindfulness strategy is similar to the Awareness strategy. The biggest difference is that Awareness is for moments of crisis, but Mindfulness can be used daily to enhance your life.
  • Mindfulness is all about choice. You have the power to choose what you focus on and how you react to everyday situations.
  • When you actively practice Mindfulness every day, you’ll soon find that you’re more peaceful, more in control, and living your life in a more positive way.
  • Examples: mindful walking, deep breathing, meditation, observation, etc.

Suggested Reading

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mindfulness is the fourth strategy in the 5 Strategies to Reclaim Hope. For more about these strategies, find the Reclaim Hope book and workbook on our website at www.youniquefoundation.org/resources

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