In today’s hectic world, mindfulness can be a superpower. Learn how to use it in this podcast with Psychic Mylie.
I found a great definition of mindfulness in the Greater Good Magazine published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley that describes mindfulness as being -
“Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—”
The first book I remember reading specifically on what we now know as mindfulness that was a real turning point for me is Eckert Tolle’s “The Power of Now”. That is where I learned to surrender to the present moment only. Practicing the concept of those 5 words… “surrender to the present moment only”, has brought profound peace and joy to my life (whenever I remember to practice it).
If we’re not practicing mindfulness, we’re basically suffering. We’re either in emotional pain from rehashing memories of the past, whether it’s hurt, anger, resentment or blame or we’re fearful of thoughts of our or our loved ones’ futures. When we stay in the present moment (which is all we ever have anyway) we experience ‘that which is’. We become the observer and not the thinker. We literally surrender to the moment and all that’s in it. We notice things we haven’t noticed...textures, colors, sounds, and we feel things that we’re usually too busy or stressed out to feel. Peace is felt immediately, that’s because we can’t hold more than one thought at a time, then joy immediately jumps out as it inspires us with awe at the sheer magnificence of life and gratefulness for the life we’ve been given. This all quickly brings the feeling of intense love for everything that is. When we practice mindfulness, we’re automatically lifted beyond the mundane and brought into a place of pure being and potential. Honestly, I can’t think of better medicine for what ails us on this planet.
Whether we’re practicing mindfulness at home, at work, out in public practicing social distancing or in the yoga studio one thing is certain… we’re definitely less stressed, more accepting as well as less judgmental. There are many health benefits to not being constantly upset by the past or fearful of the future as well. All anxiety disappears, blood pressure goes down, relaxation goes up, and depression may near disappear. We can’t hate our jobs, the people around us or the idiot in front of us that doesn’t signal when he decides to turn suddenly. We observe those things, but we aren’t living them. When we’re being mindful, we automatically manifest higher vibration things and likely won’t even come across the things that irritate and stress us out now, but that’s another subject for another day.
It takes continuous practice to be mindful most of the time, but I know one of these days we’ll get to the point where we’re mindful all of the time. Who here can handle that much peace? I know I sure can!
If we are worrying and fearing (even the pandemic we’re experiencing) we are not in the moment. We’re back in that place where we spiral out of control and bring stress, depression, unhappiness and struggle to our lives. If this sounds like you, then reach out and talk to me or one of Psychic Source’s excellent advisors, I know we can help bring you a more peaceful existence.
Until then... peace. Be still.