Mindfulness in your everyday life is a nice way to rest your sences, and meditation for mindfulness is a good way to get there. To be mindful of what you are doing in the present moment sounds easy, but it really takes some practice before you can master it. Mastering mindfulness means to constantly think of what you are doing, wether its cleaning or doing the dishes. When you practice mindfulness, everyday chores can become meaningful and a lot less boring because you see them as a child sees them.
Breathing to be mindful
The simplest way to start practising mindfulness is by following your breath and counting the length of it or just thinking; I’m breathing in, I’m breathing out. You can do this while you are walking and use your steps to keep track of the length of your breaths.
The importance of everything
Mindfulness makes you aware of your place in the Universe, that you are an important part of creation, but also that you are just as insignificant as everything else. Nothing is going to last forever and everything is eternal. When you get to the point of knowing this, you also know that fighting and wars are a complete waste of time. Being angry at your neighbors or someone who has a different belief system is of no importance, just enjoy your life and what you have here. Love everyone and hate no one.
This is of course easier said than done, but if you love thy enemy, imagine how bevildered he will get…. 😉
If you want to learn more about meditation I have written about it in a blog post where I review a book called The Miracles of Mindfullness, which I highly recommend.
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