he conditions for a happy state of mind are already met, and we can experience one in any moment. The best part is that it is effortless. The essence of mindfulness is awareness. Everyone is exceptional at this already, aren't people pretty good at watching tv for example? But watching ourselves and the innerworkings of our minds may be uncomfortable at first, since "peace" may not be the first sensation that we become aware of. However, that noise, from our minds being aware of so much in life, will diminish as we accept these as things we can do nothing about, at least in the present moment. Eventually your mind will align with this present and you will observe your experience from a neutral place; a powerful, invincible place.
When your mindfulness becomes powerful, your concentration becomes powerful, and when you are fully concentrated, you have a chance to make a breakthrough, to achieve insight. - www.mindful.org
Plague of the Inner Dialogue
Most people are not aware of their own state of mind. They may wake up depressed or happy; good things make them happy while bad upset them. One difference between people who succeed at mindfulness and those who don't is how well the individual can put themselves into a desirable state, a Powerful Mindset.
How to become Mindful?
- Breath, deep.
- Hold it in.
- Push it all out.
- Breath in Deep again.
- Mindfulness is essentially being mindful of something. When you start your car, do it mindfully. When you walk mindfully, it's called "mindfulness of walking." And when you breath mindfully, that is mindfulness of breath.
Awareness of Your Body
- When your mind is with your body, that is good - it is here and the now which some say means you are fully alive.
- Tension accumulates and we suffer because of it, our minds can help release it.
- When you practice mindfulness, you allow life to happen and become aware of your mindfulness, effortlessly.
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”– Swami Muktananda