What is Mindfulness…?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and without any judgment”. Jon Kabat Zinn
Frequently, we are lost in thoughts, fantasies, memories of the past, reflections about the future, and we let the present moment slip out of our hands. This leads to a life in which most of the time we are not aware of what is happening within and around us.
When we cultivate our awareness to the here and now, we are more likely to see more response options to the pressure of everyday life. We learn to step out of the automatic pilot mode in which we are immersed most of the time.
More than 30 years of scientific studies show that most people who have implemented a Mindfulness program have benefitted both psychologically and physically.
Why should there be a Mindfulness workshop or course just for gay men? When we, men who like men, gather together, we share a common energy that empowers us as members of a group, or tribe: our group, our tribe.
Mindfulgay believes in this male energy, and wants to explore the realms of meditation among other men who have similar interests and a similar male force. We want to show you stress reduction techniques based on Mindfulness, which will help you diminish stress and will open up the doors to a more meaningful and happier life. At the same time, we are interested in exploring gay spirituality as a means to understand better the purpose of our being and existence.