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Beginning 2014 Mindfully

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally, as if your life depended on it.” John Kabat-Zinn As an alcoholic and an addict I have to agree with John Kabat-Zinn. When it comes to the practice of mindfulness I am certain, my very life does depend upon it. Just like working the Steps and practicing the principles of Recovery in all my affairs I must strive to practice Mindfulness in everything I do, not just while meditating or praying but in all my activities. By staying Mindful, in the present moment, I can see things as they really are, not clouded by the judgement and fear of my alcoholic mind. This past weekend a couple of Jaywalker alumni and myself had the opportunity to participate in the Mindful Life Program. We joined 20 others in being part of the inagural Mindful Life Program held at the Third…

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” Sought through Prayer and Meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” Step 11, Big Book of AA Bill W. and the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous were onto one of the keys to emotional and spiritual sobriety when they decided to include Meditation as part of their Program of Recovery. Although, not yet widely understood in western culture. The benefits of meditation, in both Eastern and Western spiritual and religious practices, was of great help in treating our Spiritual Malady. Scientific studies have now confirmed the many therapeutic benefits from engaging in Mindfulness Meditation in as little as 10 minutes a day of consistent practice. In addition, there is evidence that Meditation can increase success in addiction treatment and improve the prospect for long-term Recovery. Here is a…

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