“The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when
there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind
narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer
functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our
moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and
energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”
― Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Mindfulness is conscious awareness of your thoughts and the impact they have on you, so you can release the thoughts that aren’t serving you and replace them with more positive ones that will help you get the results you want.
Becoming more mindful in everyday living allows you to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, to reconnect with your body as well as your sensory experience, and to become more responsive (rather than reactive) to the challenges of everyday living.
Mindfulness is to FACE WHAT IS…and accepting it without judgement.
Benefits of mindfulness:
- Improves well-being
- Improves physical health
- Improves mental health
There are several ways to practice mindfulness and all train the mind to refocus on the present moment:
- Basic mindfulness meditation
- Body sensations
- Urge surfing
All of these mindfulness techniques are a form of meditation and are much easier to incorporate into your daily lives. The essence of any mindfulness practice involves accepting whatever arises in your awareness from moment to moment. Then, allowing this vibrational energy to move through you peacefully as you practice being kind and forgiving to yourself.
Mindfulness is the perfect tool to stay present in the moment and experience your life now.
Sat Nam xx