Really very nicely articulated article about mindfullness in daily life. Random thoughts really don't help us , but they create most of our problems.These little practices help us to make our mind quite and connect us to our true being.Thanks alot.
This is not exactly what I think of when I practice mindfulness. Yes, it can be applied towards it, but I feel as though sometimes it is not what a particular individual needs. When I practice mindfulness, it is certainly about being as aware as possible of the present moment. However, that has more to do with not dwelling on the past and/or worrying about the future. All we have for certain is the present moment. And also, dwelling on the past will not do anything for the present moment aside from added distress. In the same regard, worrying about the future will do nothing to change whatever may come of the future. All it will do is take away from the moment you have in your current possession.
Realize that we don't know when our last moment is so live life to your fullest. Work towards the goals that are most important to you. Treat others with dignity and respect. Everyone is fighting their own battle, regardless of how large or small. Leave this life knowing you did your utmost to refrain from causing intentional pain or discomfort to others. But also, don't beat yourself up if you have a moment you don't follow through with this. Instead, let go of ego and genuinely apologize and take it as a learning experience to help avoid a repeat in the future.[Hide Full Comment]
I am not much for trying to change what nature created. Sometimes allowing unmindfulness IS good, relaxing, rejuvenating. It is a natural phenomenon which I would guess is part of our design to deal with stress and maintain emotional/spiritual/mental homeostasis. Just don't daydream when you're operating machinery!
So true. Being mindful is also just good fun. It reminds you of the sensation of being alive.
Great article! I like that it shows the difference between being mindful and being unmindful. For some more ideas, there is book published by Adams Media titled "5-Minute Mindfulness". The bottom of the cover page says "Simple Daily Shortcuts to Transform Your Life".
This is a state, one can't manipulate oneself into it, otherwise it is just fake. It only can be the result of ones *growing* process, when one finally could go beyond being trapped in ones identification with ones mindset and then just is *being*...
Liked your ideas on how to start your day with mindfulness. I suggest being mindful while your walking. Notice the natural beauty that is available. A neighbor's garden. A butterfly fluttering by you. This will bring you to recognize the small joys available.
Mindfulness is more than sensuality to showers and dish washing. This article makes this hard to distinguish.
This id's a great article. Exactly what I always try to do. I find one if the most important things I'd bring mindful of the body and its sensations. Feel it. Everything.
lovely reminders - the illustrations particularly I think will stay with me. or where to buy high waisted-trousers? heh heh. thank you, may this add to the web of mindfulness already in the world, one strand at a time.