Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally being present in the moment we are in… being wherever we are. This practice also includes cultivating compassion for ourselves and for others.
“Mindfulness meditation is moment to moment awareness. It is being fully awake. It involves being here for the moments of our lives, without striving or judging.”
Life takes place in the present… all of it! We connect with others, play, cry, laugh, argue, feel joyful, enraged, disappointed and energized… the list goes on and on.. and it all happens NOW! Happiness is like that too. It happens when we are there… awake and present for it… not later, not yesterday… but now.
So, if it’s as simple as this, then why isn’t it as easy? Why do we worry, ruminate, obsess, lose track of time and fantasize about what ifs? We do these things in the present, but we lose the BEING part… the NOW part. That is the part that trips us up leaving us feeling frenzied and overwhelmed.
What makes this even more unsettling, is that living this way has become normal… not natural… but normal. We don’t consider life could be any different.
Mindfulness is a way of living that will keep you open to possibility. If something catches your attention, you can decide to experiment for yourself. What we will help you to do is experiment and practice mindfulness-together.
If you leave feeling like you are a work in progress that is very good and natural. That should never change. We encourage you to see it as a way of being present in your life.
To take an inside look at all the ways people are applying Mindfulness to everyday life, visit Mindful.org; and, of course, connect with us and we will be happy to meet with you.