“In this moment, there is plenty of time.
In this moment, you are precisely as you should be.
So what the heck is mindfulness anyhow?
You are a person. You are also a human being… the operative word here is BEing. You BE baby. You exist. So what!? It means that you not only have a body that moves and responds to the neurological impulses of thought-in-brain to body response; it also means that you have an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds and permeates your physical body. This energy field is the greater you. And yes, the spiritual you.
Have you ever heard the saying we are all spiritual beings having human experiences? It’s true and provable , so look into it, there’s ton’s of info online out there.
On to mindfulness… number 1, it’s EASY and 2, it’ll change your life!
Mindfulness is a practice, a way of living your life through the act of noticing and letting that noticing go one thought, emotion, image or sensation at a time.
It can happen as you lay in bed on a weekend morning, while you are stuck in traffic, while you are on hold waiting for your insurance adjuster.
So why would a person want to do such a thing?
A person may not, but being human, you have the capacity, the capability to access vast universes of depth and meaning that is contained within you. All you need do is notice.
Mindfulness begins with a decision to pause. The essential thing is what comes immediately after. The breath. With each slow and deep inhale and exhale is when mindfulness happens. Your breath provides a an entry point into the current moment. Noticing this moment through the breath is you accessing your consciousness. Meaning, you are becoming aware of what would typically be your unconscious experience. You’re literally shifting unawareness into awareness.
Why is this a good thing?
It’s a good thing because it enables you to see how you are blocking what you want in life. From Explosive Anger, Relationship Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Physical Pain, Emotional Pain, Existential Pain, Traumatic Memories to anything under the sun that holds you at bey from a life of health and happiness.
Your Lesson in Mindfulness
Situation: You are doing your day to day normal, typical day and you get a ping. You remember that there is this thing called mindfulness that you want to try.
Action: Great! That was your first step!
Now. Pause and straighten your spine. Notice your body responding to the internal request to do this.
Take a slow and deeeeep breath. Do this 2 or 4 times.
Notice and scan your body to see if there are any area’s of discomfort, then using your powers of imagination to send your breath to those areas of the body as you adjust your position to find greater comfort.
Once you find your comfort, release all thoughts. Imagine your thoughts simply flying out of your mind. Then breathe.
You can do this for as many breaths as you want, it’s all up to you. There is no “right” way to be mindful other than be mindful. The length of time dedicated is up to you. The ultimate goal here is to approach this with a sense of adventure and do it for as long as it’s effective. And it is your job to figure out what works for you. Starting out, you may only do 5 full breaths, perhaps you can do a full minute.
With consistency, you will desire longer periods of mindfulness and you will notice more things.
By adding mindful noticing to your life, the quality of your life will shift. Here are some of the things that can happen.
- You will start to open to your innate sensitivity, and this is a good thing.
- By connecting to your sensitivity, you will begin to find out things like…
- You’re more intuitive than you ever knew
- Your waking life will become more magical
- Your dream time will become more colorful and meaningful
- Your bullshit detector will become more finely attuned
- There will be more synchronicities and “signs” that will show up and these are all good things.
There is a down side to becoming more mindful in your life. You will begin to see what is NOT working or as we say in the healing biz… what is no longer serving you. This can be tricky as it can bring the imbalance taking place in the various areas of your life into sharp focus. This will contrast dramatically with the relationships and experiences that are balanced and serving you well. Although this might be troubling to take in at first it is ultimately a blessing for you to know what is working or not in your life. It’s up to you to decide how to proceed once this awareness occurs.