to what is happening in the present moment, without judging whether it is right or wrong.
to recognize and own our thoughts and our emotions, and to choose our responses rather than getting swept away with our reactions.
Being Mindful increases your awareness and gives you better control over your responses.
Mindfulness lets you know when your approach to dealing with others is getting skewed.
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Try to think of what’s underneath your feelings too.
For example, we might resort to anger in order to protect ourselves from or cover up other vulnerable feelings.
That anger is like an iceberg in that only some of the emotions are visible. The other emotions exist “below the water line” where they are not immediately obvious to outside observers.
Some possible feelings that may be deeper and under the emotion you are feeling.