Mindfulness is about being in the present moment instead of the guilt of the past or the anxiety of the future.
Working on mindfulness (and it is work, it is not an easy mindset to move in to) can give you the chance to reclaim living in the only moment you will ever have: this one. This moment we call now may be your best and perhaps only chance to ensure you are living life fully while you have the chance.
It’s interesting that mindfulness is practiced intensely by one particular group of people in our society – those who are dying. For many of those people, who know there days are numbered, mindfulness returns to them and they savour every moment, every visit, every touch, every word, every bite to eat.
Learning to live from moment to moment is actually very reassuring. The intensity of the sadness or grief you allow yourself to experience in mindfulness practice is always countered by the fact that “this too shall pass”.
Want to do more? Consider this free course Monash University on mindfulness!
Jon Kabat-Zinn describes how mindfulness helps pain.
Jon Kabat-Zinn explains mindfulness.
My two favourite apps for meditation and mindfulness are Calm and MyLife. Pzizz is also very relaxing.
More interested in the science of it all? Not sure if this stuff works? Listen to Fadel Zeiden break it down here.