Mindfulness is the “buzz word” of the moment! I want to give you some basic instruction on what it is and how to practice and cultivate this awareness into your life.
Mindfulness means Having your Non-Judgemental Awareness in the present moment. You are experiencing the activity fully and you are aware when you wander away. Mindfulness can be practiced as a formal seated meditation practice or in any activity throughout your day.
In Meditation you simply become aware of your body, emotions, mind and breath and notice what is already there without creating an inner dialogue about what you find. When you notice that you wander from the practice gently go back to noticing.
Use routine activities to practice Mindfulness. Showering, driving, walking or eating are ideal for this practice. You will simply be aware of the sensations, smells, be with the experience fully with your gentle attention. At work you can be fully present in a meeting, giving the presenter your full attention, and noticing when you wander to thought, your phone or any other distraction, see how you feel after being fully present to the information.
Make Peace the Rule not the Exception! As you do this practice more and more you will start to notice the benefits of Rest and Digest and Being In the Present Moment.