The Miracle of Mindfulness

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Friday, March 30, 2012

"Aha!" moments strike me at odd times. Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that I had a big "AHA!" moment about "mindfulness" during a yoga class (my first in far too long!). My teacher spoke to how hard it was to just move. To just go through the vinyasa flow, because our brain always wants to know what's comkng next. It is constantly processing, analyzing and determine your next move. The act of just being in the moment, whether during a yoga class, a conversation with a friend, reading a book-anything, is remarkably hard! 

Turning off your brain is impossible (we don't want you to die!) but a big part of mindfulness practice is becoming aware of what it is constantly churning and processing, and begin to tone down those thoughts-especially those of judgement. You begin to view the present as it is, without judgement of it being good or bad. Reality is just that-real. Mindfulness is not learned overnight, but is instead a practice that does not numb you of present emotions, rather brings you to a state of awareness, so that you can experience life to its fullness. 

"Mindfulness is the miracle by which we can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life." Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miricle of Mindfulness 

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