Mindful awareness training doesn’t just help us with the really lovely stuff, like swimming on a summer day or being on vacation. It helps us to notice what is right here, right now, even in a difficult moment.
When we experience something painful and we don’t quite know how to respond to it, maybe we do something awkward and unhelpful, and instead of solving the discomfort, that brings more pain or discomfort. WisdomWay Institute’s 28-day Loving Through Difficulty course helps break this cycle.
We can use our sensory experiences to pay attention, to train our attention in the ways that will increase our grey matter and make pain less terrible. When we pay attention, we also notice more of the joys that are available to us in any given moment.