Mindfulness and modified attitudes

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After applying the three basic principles of mindfulness in your life for a certain time, you will notice that your attitudes might have adjusted to the principles. Specifically:

  • curiosity and
  • participation

Being curios is the natural consequence of “not judging hastily” – you try to see the New and Special in a situation and you try to avoid usual drawers.

But what about participation? I do not think of participation as a kind of compassion. Being compassionate is a passive feeling you are inevitable overwhelmed from. Participation is something always intentional and active! You let things come close and you take an active part in the Now and Here. Being mindful is not a passive act but you have control over the situation – you have deactivated the auto-pilot.

 

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