Over the past decade or so, I have become increasingly absorbed with the many aspects of healthiness and its corollary, unhealthiness. The proof of this statement should be evident to readers of my last book, ‘Your Health in a World of Conflict’.
Many other health professionals have dealt with the phenomenon of health and disease, especially health providers overseeing individuals experiencing mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. Out of these specialists are those who advocate the physical and mental health benefits of medititation, also called mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment. It is a meditative process and an attribute of consciousness long believed to promote wholeness. In some clinical studies, mindfulness was shown to be correlated with well-being and perceived health.
In future posts, I will contrast the use of mindfulness with meditations practiced by some adherents of Christianity.