MAKING FRIENDS WITH OUR ATTENTION: a lesson in self-acceptance, mindfulness and kindness
Making friends with our attention— not beating it (and ourselves) up when it drifts from its intended focus—
helps teach us how to deal with other deviations from perfection in ourselves and others.
When we're berating ourselves for falling short of our own expectations,
mindfulness practice teaches us to bring the same type of gentle awareness to these self-denigrating thoughts and feelings in our everyday lives.
Zindel Segal, PhD, in Psychotherapy Networker, Jan/Feb 2008