Mindfulness, Doubt And Relationships

In Buddhist traditions, we use the term, “the second arrow” to point to the way our minds create meaning from a painful situation that can exacerbate our suffering. The idea is that when we're mindful, we can notice the suffering that's present and respond in more skillful ways. We can lengthen and deepen our out breath, we can release tension that our bodies are holding, we can practice compassion and coach ourselves towards a response to the circumstances that's more likely to result in a beneficial outcome for ourselves and other people.

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