A Mindful Perspective on Managing Pain

woman practicing mindfulness meditation

Many years ago, when I first began practicing mindfulness meditation, I was looking for a way to be present in the world, with myself, and with others that would help me feel calmer and be happier. Prior to practicing mindfulness, I had explored a variety of other trainings in meditation, but none of them had stayed with me. What was beginning to take hold was the thought, “I guess I’m just not a meditator.” As that thought was starting to undermine my efforts, a conversation with my twin brother about his discovery of mindfulness meditation rekindled my interest in yet another meditation exploration. And I found that mindfulness resonated with me!

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