A MINDFUL JOURNEY 

 

 Mindfulness means you are conscious and present in the moment. It is being aware moment to moment of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness is about awareness and living with intention. This creates the mind-body connection. If you are interested in developing a “whole” self, being critical of the mind body connection is essential.

 

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Budda

 

If you are just beginning your mindfulness journey…you can start very easily. There is no right or wrong way to do it. To start off you could just start to be aware and focus on the everyday activities that you do. If you are still working, take a 30 second moment to concentrate on what you are doing, feeling, and even smelling at that time in your day.

BREATHE…AND FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING.

Take a walk on your lunch or before or after work. Listen to the sounds around you. Focus on your thoughts. Focus on what you see and smell. Do you hear birds, or dogs? Is it quiet? Can you just hear your own footsteps or do you other people or cars passing by or further away? Does it smell like flowers? What are your thoughts? Nothing is right or wrong…this is your moment. Be present in your moment. There is no judgement in mindfulness, it involves non-judgement. It’s sort of like an impartial witness to the situation, you are just there to witness this moment…without believing it or taking it personally.

BREATHE…AND FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING.

 

The real meditation is how you live your life. ~Jon Kabit-Zin

 

Mindfulness has been effective in reducing stress, enhancing immune function, decreasing your risk of heart disease, and decreasing symptoms of depression. When used on a regular basis, a mindful practice can improve your sense of well-being and overall health. When we integrate our lives with mindfulness, we enhance a more positive and compassionate life, including within our relationships. When we are more present in every moment, it makes us aware of our thoughts and feelings. We need to take a moment and pause to appreciate everything.    

BREATHE…AND FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING.

 Once you are more comfortable with being mindful in your everyday life, you can slowly integrate it into a mindful practice. Focus on one moment at a time. Join my journey into a mindful practice, and we can see the world in a whole new way…together.

 

 With Love~Positively Patti