People often embark upon mindfulness with a desire to relieve stress or achieve many of the other perceived benefits. Many of us are looking for ways to help deal with the challenges which we face on a daily basis and to understand ourselves. In its simplest form, mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. You are then mindful of your own thoughts, feelings and emotions as well as aspects of the world around you.
In today’s modern world, many of us have stopped noticing the world within and around us, especially when we live busy lives. It is all too easy to lose touch with the sensations of life and living, to become someone who acts purely through passive intellect to the various stimuli in life. We all have the capacity to be mindful, to pay attention to the present moment. You do not have to change who you are or alter your beliefs to become more self-aware with active intellect.
Mindfulness involves the process of developing skills to bring your attention to the present moment. Various forms of mindfulness exercises have evolved over the years to provide various means to allow you to focus your mind. These exercises can include: mindful breathing, guided meditation and body scan activities. While other mindfulness techniques involve focusing on sounds (such as gongs or chimes) or dwelling on sensations occurring in the present to anchor your mind. Anchoring the mind then enables you to become more observant of your life and your surroundings, often helping to bring a calmness within.
Many mindfulness practices have been derived from Buddhist meditation methods. Some people debate the fact that these modern techniques lack aspects of contemplation or an understanding of causality. Without a broader understanding of causality and understanding of your thoughts, emotions and feelings, then such techniques only address the surface and superficial aspects of life.
Some may question mindfulness as New Age thinking, but many mindfulness practices have become mainstream. Numerous mindfulness techniques have become part of business and healthcare services, to help people deal with the challenges of daily life. An increasing number of scientific studies indicate there are multiple significant benefits to incorporating mindfulness practices in people’s lives. However, for many people, these benefits lay unrealised as the various techniques do not deliver upon the original intent. For others, mindfulness lay abandoned on the scrapheap like last year’s resolutions.
Many of us continue to struggle with the motivation or discipline to incorporate these mindfulness practices into our lives. Often these practices are mistakenly thought to be goal oriented, which moves them away from being a part of your normal way of life. The focus on the functional aspect of achieving these goals is counter to the underlying principles of living in the moment, which is a central tenant of mindfulness. No matter where you are, or whatever your lifestyle, Life Force mindfulness will enable you to leverage your inner Life Force to exceed most typical mindfulness exercises or training.
Your true intentions arise from the innate nature of your Life Force. Through practice, you can learn to place thoughts with a dedicated purpose or intent from within your Life Force. These thoughts then propagate forward into your normal conscious mind and your usual way of thinking. When these intentions manifest within the stillness of your conscious mind, greater success can be achieved.
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