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In this video lesson, I talk about what mindfulness is (being awake), and how that can lead to some powerful benefits.

I also talk about the five qualities we nurture in meditation (as stolen from Pema Chodron):

1. Steadfastness/trust in ourselves.
2. Clear seeing (of our patterns, emotions, thoughts).
3. Courage to stay with our experience.
4. Being awake to the present moment, as it is.
4. No big deal.


Please take one minute right now to turn inward and see what you’d like to get out of mindfulness. What are your obstacles or struggles?