I don’t know about you, but my mind is already full (tee tee)! This is a topic that keeps coming up, and I understand mindfulness groups are popping up out of the need to obtain this state of being. According to a website dedicated to this subject, mindful.org., mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Mindfulness is a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.
There might be ways to practice mindfulness, which I would consider the energy of awareness. Staying present in each moment helps us stay present with our breath and our bodies. Recognizing our life force enhances the movement of energy and increases awareness of our capacity to feel emotions, see beauty, and focus on the things that are important. Let’s get more in a whisper from the angels on mindfulness:
On the winding path of life, maturity leads to wisdom. Beyond the function of age, the development of personality involves the maturation that offers mindfulness. Mindfulness is found in the conditions created by the individual that include the virtues of enlightenment. Mindful expressions of thought increase awareness through the integrity of spirit and its ability to handle the volume of emotions.
A calm mind brings the stillness that leads to clarity and greater awareness of the present moment. Awareness and higher levels of consciousness emerge through mindfulness as stillness allows for better organization and the even distribution of energy throughout the systems. The art of being mindful takes practice, intention, discipline, consciousness, empathy, and the ability to hold the perception that defines truth.
One must commit to the willingness and the ability to create thoughts void of lesser judgment. The mind finds freedom when judgment fails to embellish perception. A mind free from the past and the future is able to express thoughts through the energy of the heart. Among seekers of the truth, it will be the mind that speaks for the heart in order to fully express love. The lifting of human consciousness will occur in step with the collective heart of a species. The voice of truth will create justice through peaceful demands for authentic responsibility toward the light. Only when the collective consciousness becomes filled with mindful actions and behavior will peace prevail on the Earth.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“In a true you-and-I relationship, we are present mindfully, nonintrusively, the way we are present with things in nature.We do not tell a birch tree it should be more like an elm. We face it with no agenda, only an appreciation that becomes participation: 'I love looking at this birch' becomes 'I am this birch' and then 'I and this birch are opening to a mystery that transcends and holds us both.” David Richo