a little background to my question: I had gone to confession one day at an Abbey of a nearby traditional order of Priests and Fr. recommended a book to me on mindfulness meditation. I have been to this priest many times and he has always given me solid Catholic advice, and so I wanted to take this advice seriously as well. I have done some background research on it, and even though some Buddhist monks have adopted as a school of meditation, it is not exclusively Buddhist. It is detached from any sect as far as how the practice is run. Also, it isn’t focused so much on “emptying” the mind like some Eastern forms of meditation, but as the name indicates, but is meant to let go of the bad stuff you are holding onto and to just be in the present moment (which is not un-Catholic necessarily).
Anyways, I pray Lauds and Vespers everyday and am a pretty traditional Catholic. I notice though with the adopting of liturgical prayer, when you feel the urge to sin mortally or do bad things, it seems like some kind of immediate medication (meditation) is needed to try to fight that. I have read of other Christians finding therapeutic results in some forms of meditation that are not Un-Catholic, but not explicitly Catholic either. I am still trying to adopt the practice of Lectio Divina, but for the sake of this convo, I am wondering if any Catholics on here practice Mindfulness Meditation and how that works for them? I am posting it in this forum because I do think there is a moral component I am wondering about as a practicing Catholic.