Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cultivating a Calm Mind for Times of Stress

     “Stress fosters reactivity and interferes with mindfulness. Conversely, the intentional cultivation of a calm mind and body will incline one toward careful responses to others and mindfulness of the present experience. We grow in our ability to recall the serenity suggested by the meditation guidelines at critical moments in our lives; as we do so, we become more able to stay present with anyone. When we are tranquil in our relationships, we will be happier, healthier, and more empathic. When the heart is calm, reactive habits soften and lose their power.”

        Kramer G. “Insight dialogue. The interpersonal path to freedom.” Shambhala, Boston, 2007. 


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