Ever notice your life so full of “things to do”? Have you ever been in a space where it seems the days are a bit of a blur because what you’re so intently focused on is “what’s coming up”, “where do I have to be” or “what has to be done”? Have you filled your life so very full of deadlines and obligations that “today” is just jammed full of things “to do” to get you to “tomorrow”? Yet, it seems “today’s the day we live, tomorrow never comes” because “tomorrow” is just like “today” in that we're always looking forward to “tomorrow”!
I know, a dizzying intellect, I have!
I had every intention of sharing all the wonderful things I learned in a Mindfulness seminar I took part in over the last three Wednesdays. As I sat down to write this I noticed about me a sense of anxiety, a sense of urgency and a sense of “Oh my gosh, I have SO MUCH TO DO TODAY!” This is precisely the mode that Mindfulness is designed to make us aware of, but not get wrapped up in.
A few things to ponder before Part Two:
Imagine being able to OBSERVE what you’re doing, feeling and thinking without actually being swept up in it.
Think about focusing on your body. What’s your breathing like? What sensations are you feeling physically in the individual parts of your body?
What would you see if you took your focus away from living in the future or the past?