Mindfulness is therefore similar to pointing a magnifying lens at one’s experience, encompassing all the feelings, emotions, and thoughts experienced, and yet seldom acknowledged and embraced, in each moment. It also means being aware of one’s – often unintended – actions, impulses and words.
Working to enhance one’s self-perception is a key precondition to foster self-empowerment, whose core concept is, in fact, to have a leading role in one’s own life while having the chance to choose among different options. Such a broadening of one’s view is undoubtedly fostered by the attempt to redirect one’s attention to the self in a non-judgmental way, to observe everything while not identifying with anything, to embrace both positive and negative thoughts, bad and good feelings, resources and limitations. Specifically, this broader view and awareness aims at improving one’s ability of being in touch with the self and therefore his/her authenticity and wholeness.
Such a process is helpful in two ways:
Such an attitude supports the self-empowerment process in multiple ways: