Mindfulness practice often embodies eight attitudes. These attitudes contribute to the growth and flourishing of your mind, heart and body so it is important to understand and recognize the defining points of the eight attitudes of mindfulness.
- Learner’s mind – Seeing things as a visitor in a foreign land, everything is new and curious
- Nonjudgmental – Becoming impartial, without any labels of right or wrong or good or bad. Simply allowing things to be.
- Acknowledgment – Recognizing things as they are.
- Settled – Being comfortable in the moment and content where you are.
- Composed – Being equanimous and in control with compassion and insight.
- Letting be – Letting things be as they are with no need to change them.
- Self-reliant – Deciding on your own, from your own experiences, what is true or not.
- Self-compassionate – Loving yourself as you are with no criticism or self-reproach.
There is a difference in how your mind and body feel when these attitudes are present as opposed to when they are not.