Thursday, January 22, 2015


A lesson in mindfulness today........we pride ourselves in multi-tasking, but honestly our pride should come from our ability to focus on one thing at a time.  How many times do we drive with no awareness of our trip, we eat with no awareness of the food in our mouths,  we talk with friends and run lists through our brains about what we are going to do tomorrow.

The next time you wash dishes, or sweep your floors or fold aware of each movement, aware of the dish, the sensation of the water, the temperature of the water........notice the bristles of the broom, the movement of the sweep, the texture of the floor......feel the clothing as you fold, notice the softness, the colors, the fresh clean smell.  Mindfulness is calming, soothing, tension releasing.....a way to increase awareness in our lives as well as those around us.

If you commute to work tomorrow, take you pass by houses, a school, trees, water?
When you talk with someone......take the time to give them your attention, all of it, not just part of it.
If you do a mundane task.....notice each step, take pride in doing it well, let it relax your mind.
Spend a few short minutes a day practicing will see a difference in your stress levels.


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  2. One of the best ways to learn to accomplish your advice is to take a walk with children. You can teach them about colors, smells, sounds, tastes, and the way things feel. It reminds you to do the same.

  3. Thank you for your words tonight Jilda. Sweet dreams. Hugs.

  4. I think that mindfulness is the same as living in the moment. I've done mindfulness exercises and it's slows me down as I'm usually rushing with so much to do.
    Have a great day.

  5. So most recent post also spoke of this topic. One of my goals this year is too be more mindful....easier said then done. Good luck in your journey.