Learning to be more mindful can help you fully enjoy all that life has to offer. As you immerse yourself into each moment, you can not only use mindfulness practices to realign your energies, but can also learn new and better ways of coping with the stresses of life without becoming overwhelmed.
Moments of Mindfulness
During life’s monumental events, it is a little easier to be grateful for the beauty of your life. When you hit a milestone, it provides a kind of automatic awakening where you’re fully immersed in it. During good times and bad, treasured moments and traumas, these times seem to give clarity to what truly matters. Even if it’s a painful experience, you almost can’t help but be mindful of it. The tricky part is to practice mindfulness during the day-to-day moments we tend to look past.
Do you know the happiness and contentment you feel when immersed in a fulfilling, momentous time in your life? When you practice mindfulness, you can experience that on a daily basis. You may not feel the elation of a wedding or the depths of a loss, but with daily practice, you can work toward achieving an even-keeled attitude — a merry-go-round rather than a roller coaster.
There are many different ways you can do a focused practice of mindfulness through activities like yoga and meditation. These types of exercises can take mindfulness to another level, but just focusing on every day normal required activities can boost your energies as well. Pay attention to every aspect of your day, such as:
- Eating: Prepare the food yourself. Think about each ingredient, how it will taste, and how it will nourish you. Pay attention to the colors, smells, and textures. When you eat, do only that. Do not read. Do not watch television. Do not use a device. Consider each bite and relish the flavors. Put your fork down between bites and take a few moments to reflect on the bounty before you. Being more mindful when you eat should allow you to get much more enjoyment out of the experience.
- Walking: It might seem like a mindless activity, but it doesn’t have to be. In addition to appreciating your surroundings, pay close attention to your movement. Feel the flexing of muscles and stretching of tendons and ligaments. Focus on HOW you are walking. Are you limping? Favoring one side over the other? Make a firm, solid connection with the surface below you, which can help ground you both physically and spiritually.
- Listening: The readily-available distractions in life have caused many to lose the ability to focus. When that happens, it’s hard to be there and in the moment for loved ones who need to talk. You may also be missing out on great stories and newly-created memories. Focus on what is being said without replying or interrupting. Pause before saying or doing anything.
Mindfulness and Your Heart
Sometimes there are events in our lives that make us reject mindfulness. Trauma can become the building blocks of a Heart-Wall, a means of protecting yourself from negative energies.
The protection of a Heart-Wall may seem beneficial, but in the long run, it can become a tremendous burden. It is important to identify and release Trapped Emotions so you can become lighter and more mindful. The Emotion Code® and The Body Code™ are two phenomenal tools that may help you remove Trapped Emotions or other imbalances that could help you be more mindful and help lighten your life.
The Benefits of Mindful Living
Easy and always available, mindfulness practices can help you pursue patience and live a fuller, more abundant life. As we seek to be more mindful, our life can be full of appreciation for the small things and we can likely feel less overwhelmed as we focus on the task at hand.