What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term “mindfulness” correlates with the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions. In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering.
Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery called God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment.
Mindful Direction is combining of Mindfulness practice during the Spiritual Direction session with group or individual. It is deepening of being aware of what is calling forth within the directee and where God is leading the directee. It is also a way of dealing with inner turmoils or unpleasantness with a equanimity, to then deepen the understanding of what is arising within the unconscious to be resolved for the directee.