Mindfulness – Living in the Moment

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.  Each moment is all we need, not more.” (Mother Teresa)

I went to my mindfulness practice session last night, and really enjoyed being reminded of what I had learnt on my mindfulness course last year.

So, what is mindfulness? 

The Bemindful website – http://www.bemindful.co.uk/ describes it as follows:

“Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.”

Why is mindfulness useful?

“Many people find it hard to cope with the pressures of modern living. Every day, a quarter of a million people miss work because of stress, with 75 per cent of all illnesses thought to be stress-related. And when times are hard, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Practising mindfulness can give people more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration and improve relationships. It’s proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect on physical problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain.”

The Bemindful website is a great resource to find a mindfulness course in your area.  I found mindfulness a useful way to improve my happiness and wellbeing.  I love eating mindfully, really tasting and appreciating the food I eat.

I have been reminded that mindfulness is a great tool to use to help me live in the present moment.

“Few of us ever live in the present.  We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” (Louis L’Amour)

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Mindfulness – Living in the Moment — 2 Comments

  1. Many people mistakenly think that you need to do yoga or meditation or be in a special place to achieve mindfulness. All you need is to focus on something you enjoy doing and lose yourself in it, be completely present in whatever you are doing, let the rest of your mind drift away. Time will pass and you’ll feel better for not noticing it.