Busy, busy, busy, we all are busy bees.
From the moment we set foot out of the bed in the morning (providing we made it there and not collapsed on the sofa the night before), our mind loves to fill our time and space with thoughts as if emptiness was scary and unnecessary. The mind – our mind – develops in its little world of thoughts and our earthly body a gazillion ideas of its own while constantly flicking between the past and the future, barely living us anytime to reflect on the here and the now.
Raise your hand if you have NEVER EVER spent/lost time on a “What if I had…” or an “If I do this, I will and if I do that, I will” scenario.
Yes, I thought so.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn:
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”
Mindfulness, a contemplative science and modern concept heavily derived from Buddhism, is a practice that will help you develop a new mindset – and as such will impact the way you look at the world and live every minute – as well as a very empowering tool that will help you self-manage your own emotions when confronted to difficulties and stress.
Don’t for a second even think this is a quick fix, an aspirin for your daily life headaches
no, No, NO
Mindfulness needs discipline and practice to become an integral and prominent part of your daily routine wih the daily implementation in your here and now of the precepts of the “Noble Eightfold Path“.
Oh, I know, you would love to… love to know more, love to learn, love to absorb and put into practice a discipline that will:
- seriously reduce your anxiety and stress levels and
- provide you with greater clarity on what is happening and
- greater enjoyment of life.
- It will help you concentrate better and
- be better at solving problems, while
- helping you naturally become less selfish and
- less neurotic (and now you also think about that one relative or friend or partner that you wish would embark on a course with you as they DESPERATELY need it)
- less into negative thinking pattern (read less berating oneself, something our minds have developed a love for it seems)
- more accepting and
- more grounded
But I also know that by the time you have read this short blog post, you
- may have looked at your watch,
- flicked on three tabs on your laptop and/or mobile phone
- and maybe scrolled down a few Instagram photo…
- may also have eaten mindlessly some snacks or drunk half a botlle or a glass of something
- or stirred that pot on the stove
But please drop me a comment on that post if you have read this post through and through and ONLY done that as I surely would love to know who you are.
To all the others readers:
STOP AND PAUSE AND FOCUS ON THAT ONE SCREEN FOR JUST A MOMENT
Now, read all the principles from 1 to 10. Better even if you can, write them down on your notebook or record an audio message reading them out loud.
Then set them aside and let them sink in.
Let your mind do what it does best: absorb information, treat information, regurgitate information.
And then get in touch as you will want to know more about mindfulness.
Now for the twist as some of you know I am a Sound enthusiast, a Sound practitioner, a Gong player, a Koshi meditator, a Singing bowl soft player.
Singing bowls and gongs and chimes and bells and rain sticks and an uncountable number of other earthly cosmic healing instruments have helped mindful practitioners over many centuries anchor the daily practice of mindfulness.
Because they RESONATE within each and every one of us. They are humbling powerful instruments that help you GET GROUNDED while RAISE YOUR VIBRATION. And how do we feel when we increase our frequency?
We feel pretty damn amazing!
“The universe is not punishing you or blessing you.
The universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting.”