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Mindfulness: Being Aware, Being Present, Being Content.

Thursday, July 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
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Most of us go through our lives generally thinking about the past or worried or anxious about what is to come in the future. Here are 5 easy ways you can help yourself to be more mindful. This not only makes you more aware of this very moment, but also puts your brain in much relaxed and calmer state.


Make a Start towards Mindfulness:
At the start of your day, spend a minute consciously thinking about the present moment, not thinking about what awaits you. Connect with your body and detect any felt-sense. Repeat this multiple times of day (4-6 times, trying and avoiding any thoughts about past or future.
Spend 5 minutes during your breaks focusing on your breathing with your eyes closed. Don’t try and alter anything, just try to be aware of how your body breathes. It does it on its own; it doesn’t need your mind to do it. So just be an observer.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

While eating your meals, try and focus on the taste and your bodily senses that it affects you. Do it whenever you can remember. Appreciate the moment and the nourishment you are receiving.

While seated in your office, often remind yourself about the physical contact that your body makes with the chair underneath. On how the weight is distributed and if there is any discomfort in any part of your body. Again, just observe for couple of minutes, no need to change anything.

When in conversation or discussion with anyone, try and focus on what the other person is saying. Try and keep your mind open to all possibilities and opinions. Too often, we participate in the conversation trying to convert our interlocutor to our opinion instead of simply sharing it if appropriate.

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” ― Robin S. Sharma

The practice of mindfulness basically teaches us how to be aware of everything that is happening around us. Not only does it provide us balance but research shows that mindfulness works positively in curing various ailments from depression to addiction and even high blood pressure.

Author: Carine Dieudé, C.Ht., Biostress Imagery LLC

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