Mindfulness is such the buzz word these days. The proof is in this week’s post. Why are people so in need of being mindful? Is being present really all that hard?
My logical mind says, “It’s not.” But remind me that the next time I’m driving, meditating or multitasking. Maybe we’re drawn to words like “mindfulness” because somewhere in-between dropping off our dry cleaning and picking up our kids, there is a voice that calls us to stop and listen. Sometimes the pain of silence and the worries that creep in feel intolerable. That’s what makes paying attention so heartbreakingly difficult.
But being mindful isn’t just about being quiet or even still. It’s about being conscience and aware of this moment. Doing so puts us in a better place to make decisions, to gain a greater understanding of things like addiction, ADHD, parenting and even mindfulness itself. The more aware we are, the more able we are to meet any challenge we face by facing it consciously.
You may feel afraid, intimidated or incapable of dealing with your fears. That’s why you hide from them by keeping busy or focusing on other people’s problems. But being conscious will give you a surprising amount of courage-courage you didn’t think you had. The first step in the process is being present right here, right now. If you’re ready to take the next step, these posts will help get you there.
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