The reason we slip back into old patterns is because we’re governed by our unconscious thoughts. We consciously tell ourselves we want a different life, but our unconscious thinking continues to control our conscious thoughts.
We may start with good intentions. We tell ourselves we’re going to make amends; that things are going to be different; that we’re going to get our act together, but the reality is that until we deal with our unconscious thoughts, nothing changes.
Mindfulness allows us to concentrate on deepening the mind from a more positive place. It’s a process that allows us to explore mindful practices that we should incorporate into our daily lives through empathy, compassion, confidence, tolerance and authenticity.
Practicing mindfulness takes us through the psychological process, focusing on the internal and external experiences that occur in the present moment. So that we don’t slip back, we must look at and perceive previous experiences also.
Although it’s not always necessary, we can also look at mindfulness through the practice of meditation or other psychological training.