"Mindfulness: Being aware of what you are doing, experiencing and feeling in the moment. "(psyccentral.com)
The feeling that time is passing at lightning speed before us is something I bet we can all relate to. Catching up over the weekend with friends and family it was a common topic of discussion. "Wow how fast this year is moving..." " Can you believe we are already in March?"
I can agree time moves quickly... but does it really? What's consuming our lives that makes it feel like it's moving so fast and that we aren't doing what we desire? Or getting where we want to go? Or truly living? I hear over and over again that "Soon I hope to have everything organized and finally where I want it to be so that I can just enjoy life"
How about just pause for a moment in what feels like madness and become mindful of what's around you.. the beauty in your life.. every thing you have to be grateful for???
Being mindful does seem to be the latest trend in healthy living... and I can see why! It does change your life.
Mindfullness has changes my life.. and therefore I am a huge advocate for the practice of mindful living.
The sense that time passes quickly and feeling the urgency of time has been something that has recently deepened my normal practice of mindful living. My grandma is suffering from dementia, this time last year she was healthy and of sound mind. Reading, taking care of her home and beloved dog, cotton... but over the last several months things changed... and changed rapidly. Watching this and seeing the impact is has had on my entire family is sad.
Time is sacred. Moments can and do pass quickly but living mindfully in them.. in the present we can capture their essence and beauty.
Rather than repeat what's out there, here are some resources I've found to be great reads to deepen your knowledge and understanding of living mindfully!
Five Simple Steps to Learning Mindfulness that really works
On Being.org - The Tree of Contemplative Practices
I hope you can find peace in your busy life to settle and become more mindful. The benefits are positively life changing!
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