Increase your awareness!MentorKraft
Here are some simple suggestions on how to be mindful daily ( be aware) :
Awaken Mindfully: Breathe easily, peacefully, and effortlessly. Use the simple art of breathing to bring your awareness to the present moment. Focus your attention on the in-breath and the out-breath. When you breathe in and out mindfully, you bring your mind and body together to be truly present. Spend as little as two minutes after you awaken every day to be mindful. Breath has a deep link between your body and the mind.
Shower Mindfully: Be aware of the sound of the water washing over your body. Feel the sensation of the water touching your body and smell the fragrance of the scents present. A chant during the shower is also a good way to be support this action.
Travel Mindfully: When you are travelling either by car, train, bike or foot, notice everything about your journey through your senses – notice touch, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Become aware
Sense Mindfully: Use your senses to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell as though you are doing it for the very first time. Look at your hands as though you were seeing them for the very first time. Be aware of how they feel and the sounds they make as you rub your fingers and thumbs together. Sense has sensibility.
Walk Mindfully: Observe the feeling of your feet in your footwear, the touch of your feet on the ground, the texture of the ground, the soles of your feet, and on how they feel as each in turn touches the ground. Simply notice and focus on your steps so that you can bring awareness to your walking.
Wait Mindfully: Rather than being annoyed and frustrated at having to wait, use this ideal opportunity to be mindful. Bring your awareness to your breathing, to the tip of your nose and hold the thought there. It has secrets which even the scientific world is discovering today.
Pause Mindfully: STOP. Stop what you are doing. Take a breath, Observe what you are doing. While you are being mindful, not only do you stop talking on the outside, but also on the inside. Maintain steadiness in your posture each time you become aware of the body.
Eat Mindfully: Have you every eaten a meal without really stopping to enjoy and appreciate your food? Eating is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness. Look at your food, notice the colours and shapes, take a bite, and notice the texture in your mouth before chewing. Chew your food slowly, taste all the flavours and then swallow. Pause to put your cutlery or food down before proceeding to ensure that you continue to eat slowly and mindfully.
Listen Mindfully: Pause at any given time and bring your attention to the sounds at work or at home. Notice the distant hum of traffic, the ticking of a clock, or the chirping of birds. When you are listening to someone, avoid thinking about what to add to the conversation – just be fully present in the moment. Basking in the light of the present moment will help you realise the truth in many dimensions.
Care Mindfully: When you care for someone, be fully present with them. Give them your full awareness, seeing them, listening intently to their words and gently touching them with love and care.
Practicing mindfulness throughout your day can help you life a more meaningful, grateful and harmonious life, also would help you connect to the higher nature of life. Becoming aware of the Mind with its fulness is not a special state of meditation that only a select few can achieve. It is achievable by all and it will help you live your life wholesomely and with delight. Its the core of your performance in work and life. Also mind with its fullness is very essential for leaders at all levels and must be practiced by all corporates at all time… to enhance performance levels.
I have been practicing meditation in its varied forms for over 2 decades now and would love to connect on this subject and share a word or two with those who are interested to know more.
My time dedicated to your success.