Practicing Christian mindfulness and prayer can not only bring one closer to God, but it can also reduce stress, lengthen our lives and improve our body’s responses to a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Joan Watson explains.
How can we connect with God in our daily lives? When we’re rushing through the stress of everyday life, it can be hard to recognize God’s presence. Christian mindfulness can help us become aware of God in our daily lives. From calminggrace.com. (Photo: Kevin Valerio via Pexels)
RCL Reflection for July 21, 2019
Being present in the moment and being fully present to the many ways that Jesus is with us in the world is necessary for our own development and deepening of faith. After all, the present moment is all that we truly have. Nothing more is guaranteed. (Photo: gilliu00, Creative Commons)
Anxiety is the body’s built-in response to perceived danger—the brain’s “fight or flight response.” But sometimes our bodies respond as if we are in danger when, in reality, we are not. Mindfulness may help us develop a healthier body, spirit and mind. From Mindspirit.com. (Photo: Leland Francisco, Creative Commons)
You’ve heard the buzz about mindfulness and meditation, and maybe you want to give it a try. The UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center offers eight free mp3 guided meditation sessions to give you a taste of mindfulness. Listen online or download for later use. (Photo: Seika, Creative Commons)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10, July 21, 2013
Just how distracted are you? This week’s gospel lesson reminds us to be more mindful of what really matters. Read on…and focus on the one thing. (Photo by Ally Mauro, used by Creative Commons License)