Mid-Week Thought: Mindfulness

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Some people are hesitant when they hear the word “meditation.” Sometimes people are intimidated, or they’ve tried it in the past and it just didn’t do much for them. But what most people don’t realize is, there are MANY forms of meditation. And sometimes, just being mindful in every move you make, every breath you take, every little, seemingly mundane action (like walking, standing up, sitting down, typing, writing, eating) can be what we call a “meditation in motion” or “meditation in  movement.”

And what this simple act does, is bring us right to the present moment and brings us home to ourselves, right now, just as we are. In that moment, when we are present, we are accepting ourselves just as we are. We are becoming our own friend, spending time with ourSELVES. Our minds and bodies are coexisting, finally. They’re not in separate rooms anymore (like when you are driving and your mind is on work, or dinner or your to-do list … and it’s not in the car with the rest of your body).

We also tend to be thinking of some future moment of happiness, some goal … “if I get this, then I’ll be happy,” or “when this happens, my life will be complete.” But the reality is, life if never complete, it’s always moving, changing, things are lost, things are found, we transform, we adapt, we change again, we fall down, we get up, we rebuild. And it’s a moment-to-moment experience.

So bring your mind and body into the same place. Create space for both to coexist. BE present in your life.

And don’t ever forget … to breathe ❤

 

 

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