On Mindfulness

Lera Mimizu - mindfulness

On Mindfulness

Mindfulness is such a big word in the world of wellbeing these days. It is about paying attention to what is happening in each moment, but this is often so misunderstood.

What I find is that a lot of it is done from our heads – almost like registering in our minds – I am walking, I am drinking, I am writing. Which is quite dry and not that fulfilling at all.

True mindfulness is about how deeply can you be involved in your experience. In what you are doing. With your whole being. How deeply are you involved in the act of drinking tea? How deeply you are involved in feeling sunshine or cold air on your face? Are you really savouring it or just registering it in your mind and then jumping to the next thought that comes along?

If we are able to be deeply involved with the totality of our being in something simple like drinking tea then we can be deeply involved in life itself. If we can say 100% to each moment, engaging all our senses, then we can say 100% to life. To the magic that is always available.

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