What is Mindfulness?Jul 11, 2021
Sounds simple hey?
I remember when I first started practicing mindfulness I was intent on doing it 100%, on getting it perfect. It makes me laugh when I think back to those moments now.
You see, mindfulness isn’t actually something that any of us can ‘do perfectly’ because it isn’t actually about doing, it is about being.
Why is this important?
The problem here is that most of what happens to us is outside of our control. And despite my best efforts of distraction, the harder I try to avoid thoughts and feelings I don’t want, the more intrusive they tend to be.
The doing is actually what causes most of my stress, worry and anxiety.
How about you?
So how about the being?
We use anchors like our breath, or the sounds we can hear around us, or our bodily sensations to help to guide us back. And as we leave our cushion each time we finish our meditation, we take this awareness with us through out our day. This knowledge that no matter what happens to us, no matter how much our mind wanders, or how far ‘off course’ we feel, we can always find our way back to those anchors we place and strengthen each time we meditate.
Our sense of awareness grows.
We become less a human doing and more a human being.
That is equanimity.
That is self compassion.
That is mindfulness.
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