Mindfulness Is About Staying in the Moment
I was introduced to mindfulness through an organization in my community offering support for anyone who had lost a loved one during the one-year period after their passing.
I attended a session billed as a mindfulness practice. It involved visualization with instruction to close your eyes and think about the worst possible thing you had been through, focusing on the details of the event.
As you can guess, this didn’t go well for a woman who had just buried her husband, and flight won over fight as I bolted from the room sobbing hysterically. It was the last time I wore mascara for two years.