Learning to be more present in the present moment
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of awareness that can be accessed by anyone who wishes to live life in a more harmonious and plentiful way. It is about paying attention, in an intentional manner, to the present moment, without judging it (or at least being aware of that tendency to judge). One moment at a time...
Mindfulness is about learning to accept what is, as it is, without feeding the tendency to reject or get attached to things, labelling them as “good” or “bad”.
Well, it’s quite simple, but not so easy!
It’s not so easy because we spend a great deal of time in “automatic pilot” and without realizing it, we create a strong attachment to our mind and our thoughts. The challenge is thus to break that pattern, raise your level of awareness and allow yourself to be in an Equanimous state. In other words, reach a level of awareness where we come into contact with our natural essence as peaceful human beings and drink directly from the benefits of the truth of the law of impermanence.
By practicing Mindfulness, we learn how to become more stable when faced with the difficulties of life, without being attached to them or letting them take over. We discover that we are beyond our body sensations, thoughts and emotions.
Tips to get there:
Pick a couple of moments in your daily life to consciously decide to be 100% present in the here and now.
Take any given chore you need to get done on a daily basis and pay maximum attention it
Try not to judge people or the situation. Simply observe and be aware.
Ask yourself: “What is going on inside me in this exact moment” and then whatever the answer is, just observe it and let it go.
Notice your breathing…
Notice the sensations in your body…
Notice the voices inside your head…
Notice the emoticons that are arising…
As you observe and let it flow, allow your heart to be filled with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and know that “everything passes!”
Continuous training and mindfulness practices allow us to grow and sustain our development.
It is important to do practical training sessions and to keep focused on enjoying the journey.
Alongside training, one-on-one coaching sessions also help to reinforce the self-development process
and contribute to the collective consciousness and intelligence.