From Mindful to Heart-full. Mindfully Cultivating Heart-Centered Awareness
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and attentively observing our thoughts and feelings as they come and go. It is a state of wakefulness and involves openness and full acceptance of what is without any judgments or the need to change or control what is happening in the moment. Mindfulness allows us to remain connected to our Authentic Selves through a moment to moment awareness. When the mind is still, we are able to go within and connect with our truth, which is essentially and eternally rooted in love. Mindfulness is the pathway to heart-centered awareness as it connects us to ourselves and others through love, acceptance, loving kindness and compassion.
“We care about the awakened heart because, like a flower in full bloom, it is the full realization of our nature. We feel most “who we are” when we feel connected to each other and the world around us, when our hearts are open, generous and filled with love.” Tara Brach