It’s better to quiet your mind than to let negative thoughts run rampant
Spirituality is a word used in an abundance of contexts that means different things for different people at different times in different cultures. Although expressed through religions, art, nature and the built environment for centuries, recent expressions of spirituality have become more varied and diffuse. This is reflected in the range of language used to …∞
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This idea is taking hold among people who practice the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
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Step Eleven: Cultivating conscious contact with a Higher Power In 1938, an alcoholic stockbroker named Bill W. declared his intention to write a book about an obscure new program of recovery from alcoholism. The program, which included twelve suggested steps, was unabashedly spiritual. Bill’s goal was to present this aspect of the program in terms …∞
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Mindfulness is a form of self-awareness training adapted from Buddhist mindfulness meditation. It has been adapted for use in treatment especially preventing relapse and for assisting with mood regulation. Mindfulness has been described as a state of being in the present, accepting things for what they are, i.e. non-judgementally. It was originally developed to assist …∞
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12-Step members will know that the 11th Step suggests the practice of meditation as an aid to recovery. Now science is catching up with ancient spiritual knowledge. Living in this present moment can be achieved by regular meditation and ’mindfulness’ training. Penn researchers demonstrate improved attention with mindfulness training Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania …∞
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