Although meditation was devised thousands of years ago for spiritual reasons, today we can employ the tool of mindfulness meditation for its psychological benefits.
Because by learning to impartially observe our thoughts, mindfulness meditation allows us to gain brief respites from the soundtracks in our heads. When we are able to dis-identify with our mental chatter — even just for seconds at a time — we are able to cultivate equanimity, peace, calm, tranquility, and non-reactivity.
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