I’ve been using the mindfulness tool RAIN for the past several weeks to help me respond to the inevitable difficulties and challenges of daily living. I awoke this morning realizing that I no longer need fear whatever lies ahead in my life journey - RAIN will always be available to me. I’m indebted to Mindfulness teacher Tara Brach for introducing me to this effective, easy to use tool. Tara explains:
I have now taught RAIN to thousands of students, clients, and mental health professionals, adapting and expanding it into the version you’ll find in this chapter. I’ve also made it a core practice in my own life. Here are the four steps of RAIN presented in the way I’ve found most helpful:
- R Recognize what is happening
- A Allow life to be just as it is
- I Investigate inner experience with kindness
- N Non-Identification.