In This Chapter
Discovering a clinically proven eight-week course
Tailoring the practices to meet your needs
Exploring ways to deepen your mindfulness
Learning a new language takes time, effort and patience. You need to dedicate yourself and at the same time not expect rapid progress. You try to practise regularly, preferably daily. You can learn the language by using CDs, books, television programmes, videos, websites, or in person through a teacher – whatever way best suits your lifestyle and learning methods. Learning mindfulness has some similarities. You can begin in many different ways, as long as you practise regularly and with a certain commitment and the right attitude and intention. (Refer to Chapters 4 and 5 for more about nurturing your attitudes and intention.) If you find committing yourself to a mindfulness practice difficult, you’re not alone; you can try a different approach, adjust your practice method, explore possible barriers and look for support as you discover the language of mindfulness.
Remember that when you learn a language, you can measure your progress – by, say, the number of new words you know. You ...