It's #MindfulMonday once more and here's my musing for today on being mindful...
Just think if you could maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment - how much that would bring you into the present moment!
This takes practice and nourishing of your awareness which allows it to grow over time.
I've set up a meditation practice which I like to start my day with to get me focused, calm and peaceful. This I can bring into my day, tuning me more into what's actually going on and being able to respond more instead of react or being able to remain focused and not be distracted as much.
What is this practice I've set up?
I did a 10 day Vipassana course and use those techniques given to me.
India Today gave this clear explanation of what exactly Vipassana (Vipassana translates as insight) is -
Vipassana is a gentle-yet-thorough technique of meditation. According to dhamma.org, it is an observation-based, self-exploratory journey that focuses on deep interconnection between the mind and body, which is realized through disciplined attention to the physical sensations.
I like to use my meditation practice in the evening too, at the end of the day as a way of letting go of all the going ons of the day and coming back to the quiet peaceful place within. This again is very calming and has slowed the mind down easing me into a wonderful sleep making me more refreshed the next day.
Feel you just don't have time to meditate (I know I get that way some times)?
Just a heads up - that is probably when you need it the most!
Try it sometime - set up a regular meditation practice and do it even when you are feeling "oh, so busy", you may be surprised at the results it will bring in making you feel peaceful and calm and more focused/aware which actually will help you in accomplishing your many tasks.
Over at @naturalmedicine they have set up the 'Mindful Life' group that aims to connect and support meditators across Steem.
Goals of 'Mindful Life'
• To unite meditators across the Steem blockchain so that we can share and strengthen our own practices
• To provide a space to discuss the philosophy, science and practical application of such practices in our lives
• To inspire and motivate each other
• To provide support if we might be struggling, connecting with like minded people who might offer solutions
I cordially invite you to Mindful Life community, which is only just beginning in the @naturalmedicine server here. We run group meditations and support each other as we grow through conscious awareness! With much love!
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