Mindfulness is so powerful because it changes your brain, your behavior, and your perspective.
There are over 1000 scientific studies out now that have proven mindfulness creates new neural pathways in your brain that increases your emotional intelligence, ability to focus and pay attention, remember and process information, and improves your overall well-being by decreasing your stress.
But one of the most important things mindfulness gives us is compassion—for ourselves and others. And isn’t that really why you do the work you do? To alleviate the pain and suffering of others?
Mindfulness gives you a pause, a space to respond instead of react in the present moment. The present moment is the only time we get to think, create, listen, decide, act and live. This pause to respond is really valuable when you get cut-off in traffic, have a fight with your spouse, or a difficult conversation with a family or patient.