Mindfulness Now

Mondays can seem daunting, but in order to face them head-on, practicing mindfulness now can alleviate a lot of the anxiety.

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Mindfulness is defined as:

  1. the quality or state of being mindful

  2. the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis; also: such a state of awareness

Definitions are insightful, but the experience is transforming.

According to a popular Buddhist saying, “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”  It is easy to wish for a quick fix.  When one can ask a doctor for a pill to take one pain away, one may not see that it may cause another, unforeseen side effects.

When the student is ready the teacher will appear

If you need to communicate with someone, it can be done via call, text, email, or instant messaging, all available on one device with an immediate response.  However, there remain some things in life that cannot be harnessed.  Ingenuity or sheer might cannot force the desired response.

Think of how much you learned the last time you had to navigate through a given situation.  There may have been numerous shortcuts, but often in order to learn the bigger lesson, one has to put in the time.

If you fight a thought, situation or idea  you are bound to make yourself more miserable. Being consumed with what you perceive as negative(s) will only result in more of the same. When you have been your most steadfast have you also been your least resolute?

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The determination can drive you along a specific course of action, but more often than not, there will face unforeseen challenges.  Challenges that will take creative thinking to forge ahead.  If instead you stop to examine the situation for what it is, access your strengths and weaknesses, and formulate an evolving plan to carry you through the journey, you are bound to find more peace.

Be patient with yourself and your surroundings.  There are no finish lines folks.  There are only perceived destinations to happiness.  The real source of happiness lies within your own thoughts.  Being mindful frees you from judgment leaving a true sense of abundance.

Here’s to another week of new beginnings.  Seven days to start anew.  You got this!

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