This week, we want to dedícate you a few lines for yourselves, and to get it, we tell you about “Mindfulness”. We can describe it as the capacity to be conscious that something is happening in your life in this moment.
We train it with two ways: first, with some exercises by paying attention to that we are doing, for example, take a shower. You can take a shower by paying attention to the experience, or with autopilot, thinking about you have to do later. The practice of shower as Mindfulness is live the experience as if it was the most important thing. The other way to train it, is with formal exercises of meditation type: sitting down, be conscious of your breathing, following it with our attention and, when any other thought appears, and throw us off to the present and sweep along to the past or future, we have to leave this thought and restart to the breath. It is similar to Buddhism technics, but in a secular context.
It is about a series of exercises, beyond faith, to train a healthy and beautiful mind, to live with the consciousness of living every moment, to accept the world as it really is and not as we wish it were.
In a world in which the number of distractions is increasing, and the velocity that things happen tends to be hectic, it is not surprising that mental illness are now cause of absenteeism. In addition to a society with a attention deficit, we are witnessing the resurgence of contemplative traditions, oriental, spirituality… Reasons why Mindfulness is booming.
One of the keys to approach Mindfulness is to reduce multitasking; try not to jump from one thing to another (something very typical of modern society), act with greater self-awareness and more deliberately possible.
Breathing is a key indicator of how you’re living an exact moment: when we are relaxed, we operate differently when we are tense. Connecting with our breath, we can be more present. On the contrary, when we perform automated tasks, we must be aware of what happens in our bodies, how we are feeling and reflecting the way we live and feel.
Mindfulness is a philosophy, a lifestyle: practicing a healthy and beautiful mind, we achieve happiness in the whole aspects of our life, easily.