Mindfulness invites us to watch dispassionately how the mind gets caught in the gap between how things are and how we want them to be. That is all. Just watch. Let go of everything.
It was only when I reconnected with my regular mindfulness practice, something that had fallen by the wayside along with my commute, that I was able to see through the self-induced storm and stay focused on the goal ahead.
Before you set off on your swim stop on the edge of the water, close your eyes and take a moment to breath.
The awareness we develop on the bike can help us to detach ourselves from desire, regain perspective, escape entrenched thought patterns and view ourselves and the world more objectively. It’s raining. It’s cold. This hill is steep. The bike is working normally. No value judgements, no good or bad, right or wrong. The moment is sufficient unto itself.
With mindful meditation, the key is being able to patiently dwell in the moment and let whatever judgements and commentary pass, the mud in our mind settles and with patience, the clear-water of our mind will arise naturally.
For me, the need to be ‘in the present moment’ is vital so that I can keep up with the pace of the diary, as well and being able to create a therapeutic bond with every person that comes in to my room.
Many people often say to me, ‘oh I find meditating hard’, or ‘I am a very distracted person.’
This meditation known as ‘just sitting’ can address these thoughts.
Having a peaceful mind is the main cause for inner and outer beauty, since a positive mindspace is the key to seeing yourself and the world around you from a fresh, new perspective
The benefits of keeping silence during the retreat is that you can go deeper into your experience, have more concentration and less distraction in the breaks between the meditation sessions.
Mental Health – Encouraging our Mind to be Present.
The benefits of meditation
Helps you to smile inside