True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
What the world needs now is more mindfulness
Even an ounce of it will make a great impact…
Every second, every minute, we are continually being bombarded by the negativity spread across various sources of media. Our conditioned response is to worry incessantly, to allow all these news to shape our thoughts and actions, which eventually depletes us of our energy.
We have truly forgotten what is it like to live consciously. To be present in the moment, and enjoy every single second of our life. To better relate, we have become so accustomed to living life on a day to day basis, without realizing that we are in a state of unconscious living. And that is truly dangerous…
How then can we transcend this ‘trance-like’ state? The answer is presented to you right from the beginning. Mindfulness.
You are in control of your thoughts. You have the power to go against what is called the ‘inertia of life’. However, YOU have to take action and make the effort to practice mindfulness. Pay attention to what is happening and maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment.
By being mindful we are conscious and in the present moment. As you begin to practice it, you will experience everyday actions in a completely new way. However, being mindful isn’t all quick and easy. It doesn’t come naturally to us, so it requires a lot of practice. A common misconception about mindfulness is that it is a quick-fix to any problems, be it depression or anxiety etc. To a certain extent, yes, but I wouldn’t call it a fix. Instead, it is a coping mechanism to the magnitude of these problems.
There are many ‘rituals’ you can partake in order to further enhance your practice of mindfulness. The method I use is a 7-Minute Mindfulness Method that allows me to sink into relaxation quickly. The results are astounding and I will like to invite you to try it out.
Author: Maria H. Liz
Published by: Inspiyration