Mindfulness matters

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

"Don't push the river. It flows by itself" - is one of my favorite quotes. It reminds us, that our breath can be effortlessly and naturally flowing. We just want to put our attention on it, because we have learned: Where attention goes, energy flows and neural firings grows.

Every day and every moment we are invited to breathe consciously, taking a mini-moment to check in with yourself

- How am I feeling in this very moment?

- Is my breathing shallow or deep from the bottom of my belly?

- How am I feeling in this very moment?

- Am I giving my full attention to the very present moment that I am experiencing?

Just by asking yourself these simple questions, you remind yourself to check in with your unique breathing rhythms, welcome it in and get to know your body, mind and awareness.

Little mindfulness rituals can help us develop a habit of always bringing yourself back to the present moment.

There is the saying of a skillful Aikido master: "It is not that I don't get distracted, I am just skilled at bringing myself back. I correct so fast that noone notices."

Meaning - everyone gets distracted or pulled from various sides - the art is to learn how to bring yourself back to your center and the present moment. This will strengthen your presence and balance and help you deal with daily turbulences, stressors, etc. better.

A morning or evening ritual can be an excellent way to start or end the day.

Just take 5 -20 min (or just one minute) - to start the day by consciously focus your attention on your breath, feeling your bodily sensations, greeting the new day, maybe even sending out grateful feelings for 1 or 2 things in your life.

You can also light a candle, an incense, or open the window and the fresh air to feel alive.

Cultivate that mindfulness by simply stopping yourself various times a day - observing your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual state. The more we pay attention to ourselves, the more we can grow our awareness of what we need in a specific moment and our reactions in thought, words, or actions will be more connected to our true inner nature, which will in return bring health, happiness and invite a wholesome feeling into our life.

Try it out and you will be surprised by how much you can get to know yourself by just paying attention to a little mindful moment for yourself.

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