Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Live in the Moment
Live in the Moment. A catchy phrase. Everybody says it. It sounds good; but what does it mean?
Living in the moment is to practice Mindfulness. And, yes, it must be practiced because mindfulness does not happen naturally. Your mind has a tendency to wander and focus on everything else other than the present moment.
Example: When you listen to a conversation; are you really listening or is your mind wandering and thinking of clever ways to respond?
What is mindfulness?
It is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
Forget about yesterday. It's over. Forget about tomorrow. It's a day away. Don't think about what you need to do an hour from now. Be here. Be now. Be present.
When you eat; eat. When you walk; walk. When you listen; listen. When you kiss; kiss. When you touch; touch.
Each time your mind begins to wander; bring it back to exactly where you are and stay there. Live and breathe in that moment.
Your experiences will be so much richer and more fulfilling. Your mind will be clear and sharp. Your intentions will be pure and selfless.
And this is my Daily Cyn............