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In numerous studies, mindfulness-based approaches have been shown to enhance well-being, reduce depression and anxiety, and facilitate wiser responses to a range of psychological health problems (Hoffman et al, 2010).
On the horizon of this photo, just under the setting sun, there is a large busy factory that runs 24 hours per day. At first it ruined the sunsets for me. But as the days passed and the wondrous sunsets continued, I realised that its ugly beauty was now part of the landscape and there was no escaping it. I could only accept it and see that, while I disagreed with its presence and its function, it wasn’t going away any time soon. I worked towards accepting it and over time I noticed that at night, when it was lit up, it added a strange and haunting charm to the night sky.
A mindfulness practice is like this. It allows us to sit with the unwanted, the difficult, the unwelcome things in life, and find a new way to be with them, even appreciate them, but most all, be peaceful with them.