The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

Mindfulness – Responding not reacting

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It’s been a strange few weeks for me. I’ve been betrayed by someone I once considered a friend which has cost me both financially and personally. I’ve been left feeling hurt and bewildered, unable to quite understand what has happened or why.

Pre-Mindfulness I would have reacted to this situation instantaneously, from the heart, without taking time or space to consider my options. As it is, I have been able to wait, think things through rationally and calmly. Reacting automatically is an understandable human response but it can make situations worse. I’m sure everyone has responded, from a place of heightened emotion, to an email, text, or comment and then had that stomach churning ‘why did I do that?’ feeling later on.

In today’s instant world it’s so easy, with 24/7 access to text, social networking and email, to mindlessly fire off a message within seconds and then wish there was a retract button.

Being kind is a choice. 

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Mindfulness has taught me patience, compassion and self-respect.  It’s been an invaluable tool. I don’t know where I’d be without it.

Find out more about Mindfulness, here.

 

 

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Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

4 thoughts on “Mindfulness – Responding not reacting

  1. I look through all the above captions daily after a day of reflection .I think the above is my motivation to push forward and with the tools you guys have shown me through mindfulness,your friendship and Reiki. Thankyou very much 😊. Hope life is fair and your physically pain is bareable with your treatment Louise ,Tim I thankyou also for your help with download for the mindfulness meditation I still unable to work it from my phone lol! .woman and technology lol. Miss seeing you guys so hi,hopefully see you soon. Take care Kel x

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