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how to use mindfulness and “practice” in difficult situations

this morning’s meditation had such great discussion! we had a great talk around noticing, mindfulness, and “practice” in difficult situations.⁣ ⁣

the goal of practice is NOT to be immune. it’s not to be happy all the time. the goal is to see it happening. ⁣

  • temporarily we are completely present.⁣
  • temporarily we’ve interrupted the thinking.⁣
  • we have the ability to come back to the present.⁣
  • we have the ability to reframe our thinking.⁣ ⁣

so how do you use this to work with difficult situations?⁣

  1. notice.
  2. come back.⁣
  3. focus on what you want.⁣
  4. focus on what you can do.⁣ ⁣

focusing on what you want vs don’t want.⁣ ⁣ doing it this way, you’re breaking it up. you’re stopping the cascade and all the discursive thought. you’re coming back, creating space. you’re constantly reframing it and thinking about what you want, assuming the best, seeing yourself in the other person. until eventually, you’ve moved thru it because you got to the point to where you had a conversation. by the time you get there, you’re in a different mindset.⁣

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Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach