Christian Mindfulness

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Chérie Headley-Woodlief
CNS241 – Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
October 26, 2011
Dr.’s Troy Reiner & Jim Anderson

Christian Mindfulness

Christian mindfulness. Can it exist within the context of biblical scriptures; within the context of God’s nature and ways? Mindfulness in biblical form can actually deepen our connection with God, allowing humankind spiritual inspirations by God personally and mindfully reflecting upon God’s nature, will, and creation. The Psalms within God’s Word show just such personal and spiritual reflections:
Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars! Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds! Let every created thing give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being…Praise the Lord from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths, fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all livestock, small scurrying animals and birds (Psalm 148:3-5 & 7-10, NLT).
The trees of the Lord are well cared for- the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. There the birds make their nests, and the storks make their homes in the cypresses. High in the mountains live the wild goats, and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes. You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set. You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about. Then the young lions roar for their prey, stalking the food provided by God. At dawn they slink back into their dens to rest (Psalm 104:16-22, NLT). Mindfulness to the secular world, steeped heavily in Buddhism, has a transcendental meditation perspective. This practice of mindfulness puts one in an instant of unpolluted understanding, completely in harmony with one’s perception of reality, which may…...

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