Mindfulness is an idea from Buddhism. But it is an idea that can greatly improve our lives even without the religious foundation. Because when you practice mindfulness, you experience a whole range of noticeable life improvements.
- You can better deal with the trickiness of everyday life (stress resistance).
- You worry less and less pressure.
- You experience your everyday life in a more focused and clear way, you postpone less and do more things.
- you will feel happier. Mindfulness means that we consciously perceive what happens inside and outside of us as often as possible.
We usually go through the day carelessly. We automatically rewind our habits and long-standing patterns of thought and action. We get up. We take a shower. We make sandwiches. Or a coffee. We read the newspaper. We `re going. Again and again. Like clockwork. The part of our brain (the basal ganglia) that is responsible for habits and automatisms is buzzing happily and is fully active. In this state, we function primarily. Time simply disappears. We deliberately don’t really notice how we feel, what we think and what happens around us. In other words: we are on autopilot.
And that’s the opposite of mindfulness. Mindfulness means being fully in the moment … On the other hand, if I am mindful, I am fully there. That means I watch myself and my surroundings closely. I get everything. And I also choose what I do consciously and carefully, rather than unwinding my patterns. I watch my feelings. I actively notice whether I’m happy or frustrated. Or whether I’m bored or stressed out. I also recognize my unwanted impulses to act. When my hand automatically reaches for a piece of cake even though I wanted to eat healthier. I also watch my thoughts from a higher perspective. For example, I notice that I’m worried. Or that I’m comparing myself to someone. But I also experience my surroundings with all my senses. I see the flower in the gutter. I can feel the wind on my face. I hear the birds, the cars, the voices around me. So I’m completely with myself. I am fully in life. I am fully connected to everything through my waking mind. By watching myself carefully. By watching my surroundings carefully.
Mindfulness teaches you distance The nice and peaceful thing about this mindfulness is that it does not evaluate and does not judge. When I’m frustrated, I perceive it without evaluating the matter. So without telling me that this is bad now and I should feel different. And when I am happy and happy, I also feel relaxed. But without congratulating me on that. And also without worrying that the joy could soon disappear again. Or when I feel fear, I perceive that fear without self-judgment. So without even annoying me about my fear. Without scolding me about it. So mindful perception is perception without the rat tail in meaning that we usually attach to everything. If we can do that, it brings us a lot of inner balance. But of course this form of perception is something that we have to practice and train.
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