Ten Ways to Experience Mindfulness

Mindfulness: a conscious, reality based now focused awareness

When we love ourselves we take care of ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

  1. Take a deep breath and hold it. If you’ll notice the “hold it place” before you exhale, your mind is perfectly now-focused. Not a thought exists, as you mindfully exploring your breath.

  1. Match your step with your breath while practicing walking meditation, and the focus on the repetitive in-breath and step, out-breath and step brings you to mindfulness. You’ll notice that there is no room for wondering thoughts and a chattering mind.

  1. Smile and then immediately focus on your body’s response to your smile. As you focus on your body’s response, all else ceases to exist! You are mindful of your smile and your body’s response.

  1. Go stand by a creek, a lake, a river, a puddle! Toss in a rock and quietly watch the circles ripple outward from the spot where the rock went into the water. You are practicing mindful observation and your mind is now focused.

  1. Rock a baby, hold a kitten, play with a puppy. You’ll be immediately in the moment.

  1. Kiss your lover. Your focus on the kiss brings you fully into the moment. Be mindful of how the kiss effects you. You might be surprised at the information you can gather.

  1. Ask the angels to come be with you, to surround you. Use your imagination until you can really feel them. As the angels respond, you are impacted by the energy of the moment and mindful of your experience.
  1. In his book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle asks us to listen for our next thought. Sit quietly. Tell yourself, “I am now listening for my next thought”. As you listen for your thought your mind is focused on when the next thought will appear. The silence of listening may last for 2 seconds or for 10 minutes. If your mind is quiet for 2 seconds, and this is a first for you, congratulations.

  1. On a warm day, spread a blanket on the ground and watch the clouds pass by over head. You’ll be lost to the world and completely involved in the actively. You’ll be mindfully watching the clouds, body relaxed, now focused.

  1. Stop worrying about whether you can achieve mindfulness or not. The worry prevents the process. The less you think about your ability to achieve a mindful state of being, the easier it is for you to accomplish it.

Ten Ways to Experience Mindfulness is an excerpt from an article published on SelfGrowth.com . To read the full article, click the link below.