Mindfulness is a new word, which is actually a method used many many years ago, The great masters of wisdom used a method, which was simply awakening the capacity to semi-meditate and this way live life in full potential and at peace with one’s self, it was called Vipassana, and in essence consists of living in the moment and you being the witness of this moment including mind-body and emotions.
It allows you to distance yourself from your own person, from the attitude of complete acceptance of yourself with no judgement, experimenting each moment to be enjoyed. With all the stress and anxiety in the world today, mindfulness is like a secret way to turn off , not your mind but to find yourself in a place of peace and you are not the problem. To get to this point in your everyday life, there are a few things you can do, which once mastered will not take any of your daily time, it will just become automatic to you…………………………………………..
Breakfast time – You have to convert this into special time, once you have decided what you are going to eat, take a moment, think about what you have in front of you, where did it come from, its natural origin, what energy is it giving you and your body, be grateful, smell the goodness and enjoy every bite… (this does not mean from the supermarket and you brought it home !) This could be a good weekend job, if you are rushing in a morning.
Mid-morning breathing, we all need a moment for equilibrium, the ideal situation is to take a break and do a little yoga, but for most of us if we are working this would be difficult, however to catch a breathe , we can all do this, if it’s outside better but not necessary, put your full attention into this and breath slowly and relaxed, take about 5 minutes, you will feel the difference, you will sense wellbeing and the you will recuperate from any early morning stress.
After eating 100 steps – It is always recommended to take a little walk after you eat, it is very healthy and good for the digestion system , tranquil and calm, be aware of your movement, your feet connecting to the earth, the rhythm you maintain, balance your arms and their movement, don’t correct anything just walk and enjoy the moment.
From ancient times the ritual of bathing has always been associated with purity, regeneration and even meditation, prepare your warm bath, comfortable to you, add your mineral salts, oils all the aromatic essences you want. Undress as you would always do, but be aware that you are taking away all the social obligations of the day, slowly enter the water having the awareness of all the sensations you feel and smell, decide you are leaving all your stress from the day in the bath, you will feel a new person.
Natural music therapy – We are very sensitive you sound and natural sensations, it is something built-in us. So maybe after dinner I suggest you find a natural piece of music, the sounds of nature are very soothing, it can be the sound of the waves, a bird singing, leaves blowing in the wind, or running water, listen fully conscious knowing you are transforming slowly this is no radical change, it is gradual, a simple transformation that will allow you to sleep better, wake better and generally have a great life a good life.