Listening through Mindfulness
De-Clutter Your Mind Through Mindfulness
In his latest book, Coming to Our Senses, Kabat- Zinn describes it as: "A love affair with what is most fundamental in life, with what is so, with what we might call truth, which for me includes beauty, the unknown and the possible, how things actually are in this very moment."
-- Remind yourself that time is a product of thought. Minutes and hours are a convention with no absolute meaning, in the words of Einstein. You are only on a treadmill if you choose to be.
-- Avoid unsatisfying moments ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. Only reminisce about the past or plan for the future when you do it with awareness. Otherwise, focus on what you are doing and "time will disappear".
-- Spend time meditating, even if it's only one minute in every hour.
-- Simplify your life. Prioritise and give up activities low down the list and spend that time in silence, in non-doing.
-- Slow down the sense of time passing by taking note of ordinary experiences as though they were milestones. Remember how long it can seem to spend a day spent in a foreign city, where every new experience is novel and an adventure.
-- Savour the present. Acknowledge that you are not "going" anywhere, that the future will not be any more pleasant or rich. It will be another easily missed moment.Categories: listening
posted by Cyndy