Mindfulness practices have become incredibly popular in recent years. There has been development of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. It has also been extensively used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. All of these therapy types focus on a couple of core themes that have their roots in Buddhism and other meditative traditions. Rather than writing a scholarly article on these themes and practices, I will be quoting aspects of the practices from other sources that hopefully act as inspiration for future reading and learning.
Here is the first:
You cannot think yourself into a life. You cannot feel your way into a life. You need to get moving with your hands, feet, and mouth. Whenever your mind serves you well on this road - and sometimes it does - listen to it and do what it says. However, if listening keeps you stuck, then it’s time to take stock: allow some gentle space between what your mind says works and matters and what your experience says works and matters. Then recommit to go forward with action because this is the only thing that matters. Mindful acceptance will help you gain the needed space to do just that.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. John Forsyth, PhD and Georg Eifert, PhD.