Mindful Self-Esteem and Self-Care: Virtue Practices

Mindful Self-Esteem and Self-Care: Virtue Practices

  • April 3, 2017

The previous parts of this series explored the relationship between mindful self-esteem and self-care through the practices of mindfulness of the breath (Part I), mindfulness of the body (Part II), mindfulness of thoughts (Part III), and mindfulness of emotions (Part IV). This series focuses on ethical conduct and the intention to not cause harm through the virtue practices of right speech, right action, and right livelihood. Along with the two wisdom practices and three concentration practices, these virtue practices comprise the Noble Eightfold Path or Path of Awakening. The word “right” in the Buddhist tradition doesn’t mean responding correctly in a prescribed way, but responding wisely from a clear mind and open heart. Each entry begins with an excerpt from my book, 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion and is followed with an inquiry and practice.