Mindfulness & Contemplative Practices

Mindfulness is calm awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, and?body activity. Meditation and awareness exercises facilitate this ongoing consciousness, which is often called "practice." While contemplation emerged out of Greek Philosophy and Christianity, and came to refer to a content-free awareness of God, many now refer to contemplative practices as encompassing mindfulness. In recent years, many educators and psychologists promote contemplative practices as tools for better learning and personal well-being.


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1 Breathing Erin Bodeau
2 Christian Meditation (Hesychast) Erin Bodeau
3 Watering the Seeds of Joy Cheri Maples
4 Purpose & Slowing Down in the Present Moment Cheri Maples
5 What are Mindfulness and Contemplation? Ron Anderson

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