What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness does not conflict with any beliefs or traditions, whether religious, cultural or scientific. It is simply a practical way to notice thoughts, physical sensations, sights, sounds, smells- anything we might not normally notice. The actual skills might be quiet simple, but because it is so different to how our minds normally behave, it takes a lot of practice.
Mindfulness and meditation can bring you on a journey of ‘coming home to yourself.’ Coming home to the inner resources of wonder and awe, joy and contentment, and nourishing these qualities through a daily mindfulness practice. Mindfulness lets us live with awareness, clarity and space, which lets us respond mindfully to what happens us during our daily lives.
If you don’t make time for your wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness.
In our daily lives , when we are not consciously aware of where our attention is, we tend to drift off into the future or the past, and unfortunately, it’s not always to the positive things. We love to worry about the future and ruminate about the past. When we start a mindfulness practice, we learn to become the observer, we start to see thoughts as just thoughts, we learn to feel our emotions without trying to ‘fix’ them. We learn to skill-fully relate to what goes on in our lives.
Don’t put off starting a mindfulness practice until sometime in the future. That’s like saying you are going to postpone your happiness because you are just too busy at the moment. I’ll be happy sometime in the future……
Benefits of Mindfulness
Scientific research has proven that mindfulness can have enormous benefits for us.
But one might think it is selfish to spend time being mindful and meditating in the midst of a busy life. When you look at the benefits of mindfulness, you would have to ask yourself ‘why would I not start a mindfulness practice’.
- Inner peace
- Clarity of mind
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased happiness levels
- Having a more positive outlook
- Increased immune function
- Boost resilience
- Reduced worry and rumination
- Better sleep
- More creative
- and much more.
Inward Bound Mindfulness’s mission is to teach mindfulness to people so they can find their way back to all that is good about being human and to living a life that is authentic and balanced.
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