Live in the present moment. Pay attention.
It’s such a simple principle . . .
. . . and yet, over the last eight weeks, we’ve watched it flourish in unexpected ways.
We’ve seen how mindfulness can pierce the “trance of unworthiness” to create self-acceptance. We shrank it down to a three-minute exercise . . . and imagined the incredible potential of practicing mindfulness meditation for a year.
We’ve seen how mindfulness can help clients heal – whether they suffer from depression, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, or any one of countless other conditions.
And we’ve seen how mindfulness can go beyond healing to transform: our selves, our clients, and even a nation.
Mindfulness is simple – but in some ways, it’s grown bigger than we ever imagined.
And it’s gone further, too. During the course of the Making Mindfulness Work series, 8,159 practitioners from 69 different countries participated in the webinars. We’ve heard from folks around the world on our comment boards and our blogs. And we’ve corresponded with many of you personally – on the phone and through e-mail.
So we’re awed by the global reach of this community, and we’re proud that we could be a part of it.
Here’s the list of countries our participants hail from:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||India||Portugal|
|Czech Republic||Jordan||South Africa|
|El Salvador||Mexico||Trinidad and Tobago|
|France||Netherlands||United Arab Emirates|
|French Guiana||New Caledonia||United Kingdom|
|Germany||New Zealand||United States|
Those are the 69 countries where practitioners are planting the seeds of mindfulness and growing them into something wonderful.
And that means change is happening . . . all over the world. We’ve been touched by the stories you’ve told us, and we’re deeply moved by the profound ways you’ve helped your patients heal.
It’s been an honor and a blessing to be able to help one simple principle on its worldwide journey.
So which parts of this series resonated with you? What lessons did you take home, and what have you used in practice already? We’d like to hear your experience. Please share your thoughts below.