Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is something people talk about a lot these days. It’s one of the qualities we’re trying to develop with our meditation practice and I thought that would be a great place to start.

A lot of people start practicing meditation specifically because they want to be more mindful.

Mindfulness is about what we call moment-to-moment awareness, being completely aware of the situation you’re in right now. So, if we’re driving, we’re fully engaged in the act of driving. If we’re having a conversation, we’re fully engaged with that other person.

We spend a lot of our lives not being mindful of the moment. Most of the time we’re lost in a world of daydreams and distractions. It’s rare that we’re fully present.

The value in cultivating mindfulness is that it brings more awareness to our day-to-day lives. Practicing mindfulness means being able to be more present in the things we’re doing. The value in being more present is we can develop a more free relationship to our emotions and start making better choices in our lives.

 

Questions and comments are welcomed and encouraged.