This Week’s Food For Thought -Being Mindful

Most  people in the world are of sound and stable mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining inner harmony and peace.

The majority of us know how to think, maybe we even think too much I know I do at times. Some of us over analyse and get ourselves muddled. No so many of us are able to control our thoughts.

We all have the ability in some way to be creative, to imagine new ideas and things, even if these things are wild imaginings. We can all create scenarios for all sorts of things in our minds, good and not so good.  

 One of the most powerful energies in the universe is our mind, which is always at our instant disposal. We need to respect and be more mindful of our mind and it’s amazing ability. We can begin with being mindful. By being mindful we gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the best thing to do.

We can start by simply being fully aware of what we are doing. If like most people we are rarely  fully aware, as our minds wander into the past, to other things and then into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others, hence rarely fully focused on what we are actually doing ourselves.

  Next time you sit down to a meal, watch yourself. Be aware of only what you are eating, savour every morsel. Every time your mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, ironing, writing, cooking, exercising and when working. Really be with what you are doing, that means not having your smart phone etc in your other hand and only half concentrating on what you are doing. Be really present.

The more you do it stronger and more focused and more rational will be your concentration, the more natural will be your actions, the more peaceful you will feel, and the more relaxed you will be, no matter what you are doing. You will be surprised at how much easier and clearer you life will become.

 Being mindful is being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we  go about our daily lives.



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