Happy Sunday beautiful people!
I’ve been all over the place the last couple of weeks! On top of that, I’ve had to finish up a school assignment that was really weighing me down. Thankfully I am nearly done. Though I loved the experience of being in school, I’m glad to be able to transit into the next phase of my life.
Today I want to share with you something so close to my heart: Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is an ancient buddhist tradition of bringing the mind in an active state – becoming aware and conscious of your thoughts and actions.
According to wikipedia:’Mindfulness is the practice bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation.’
Though it might sound like something achieved only during meditation, I feel that bringing this practice and incorporating it into your everyday lives have a way of making you feel grateful for every single moment.
When you pay attention to the present moment, you are suddenly aware of your thoughts. Irritation, anger, impatience. Observing how you feel, without judgement, is awakening your body into what I like to call the state of Now.
When I feel pissed at something someone said at work, I do my best to bring my attention and focus my energy on my emotion. I try not release myself from this state. I try to remain present and fully awake.
What this does to you:
- You become less caught up in the stress and the worries of life
- Its easier to form a deeper connection with others because you are fully focused
- You are less judgemental and more accepting towards others
And the health benefits involved are endless! Read this article on 20 reasons why it’s good for your mental and physical health.
Yoga is just one of the ways you can bring your mind into the state of Now. If you’re just thinking of starting this, I recommend you give meditation a go to get yourself used to being in that state.
As humans, we’re always constantly thinking and worrying, especially as life packs so many unpredictable moments in a day.
Love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you get stressed over tiny things? Are you always anxious in a relationship? Mindfulness is a beautiful way to understand yourself.
Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.
And ultimately, you are in charge of who you want to be.