Mindfulness Meditation is about being not doing.
“Being what?” You might ask!
Mindfulness Meditation is about being present in the moment in a non-judgmental way. It allows us to drop away from the overactive thinking mind and simply be. It allows us to focus on the space where we can notice what’s happening in our thoughts, feelings, and body. When we listen we become informed and unlock the inner wisdom that each of us carries inside.
We are NOT our thoughts. We are NOT our emotions. We are NOT our mistakes. These things do not define us, they inform us! They are our gifts, but all too often we allow them to determine who we are and how we live our lives.
Mindfulness and meditation provide us the opportunity to see with more clarity, to learn about our authentic selves, and to respond consciously to the moments in our lives rather than react in unskillful ways. These opportunities arise when we allow ourselves the time and space to become still and quiet. Meditation is not about “blanking out” or “blissing out”, it is about sitting quietly with ourselves, tapping into our own goodness, our own personal experience within our own body.
We all possess the capacity to be mindful. Once we begin to experience and cultivate this practice we invite peace and ease to our present situation; joy and well-being into our lives.