And isn't life just like that sometimes? You can strategize and plan your morning down to the minute and then you will suddenly and inexplicably find a giant, gasping, half-dead behemoth at your feet and you will have to decide what to do.
This is my life. All of it. I miss my mom, but I'm forever grateful for this profound sorrow because it has taught me more about who I am. Turns out, I'm more than I thought I was. And I have a feeling, so are you.
Four powerful ways you can also incorporate mindfulness into your working days include tuning into gratitude, taking short and regular mindful breaks, journaling mindfully at the end of the day and using a mindfulness tool.
When you practice gratitude, you are honing in on everything within the current moment and space in your life that you actively acknowledge. So... it would make perfect sense to say that the best way to give thanks for that recognition would be to give it away.
I usually take 2-5 minutes a few times a day to practice and, usually, that's enough for me.
I thought I would share five of my favorite meditations, which are easy to implement within a shorter time frame.
We're all unique, so we all have our own individual journey and life path. We just need to be sure to remember this and keep this in mind in order to allow our own unique healing and soul growth to occur.
I didn't know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school.
Every day brings a new beginning. New beginnings can signify leaving the past on the way to the future. We've all been there, and while it's exciting, it's also scary to travel the bridge that takes you from your yesterday to your tomorrow.
It's no secret that the misuse of drugs, alcohol and sex is prevalent in the lives of teenagers. And addiction doesn't only come in these traditional forms anymore; don't we all have a child glued to some kind of screen?
Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.
In Buddhism, we say that a constrictive quality of mind keeps mind flow within a narrow range of awareness, while mindfulness allows us to drop our limitations and ultimately enter the creative space of open mind.
Arizona Gives Day is a great way to be a part of doing good for others. Whether you live here or not, a donation to a cause that is close to your heart could make an incredible difference in the lives of others.