“Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive and at one with those around us. Practicing mindfulness does not require that we go anywhere different.” –Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometime the energy that it takes for us to be mindful, get’s diverted when the actions of another are hurtful, in the present moment. Our minds begin to wonder to past hurts, and negative thinking. The trick, I believe, is to learn to ignore a lot more. May be ignore is the wrong word, may be it is better said; to stay in the present moment, but to choose not to give “it” any energy. Leave the pettiness of the moment behind you. Don’t waste a minute on “it”. In fact, don’t give “it” another thought. Stand taller, be a better person, and choose to give your mindful energy to something positive around you.
Just as I’m writing this the door bell rings, the dog starts barking, the kids are talking, music has been turned on, and all of a sudden, there really is just a whole lot going on… when a thought of wanting some quiet time for meditation, reflection, and just a chance to finish this blog post mindfully flash through. So starting over, I reread what I wrote, and see so clearly, that we really don’t have to go anywhere different. Learning to ignore a lot more, does serve us in many situations. I guess “ignore” was the right word after all.
So I’m mindfully going to finish this blog post, in a happy state of mind. Celebrating the fact that I’m lucky to be alive, I have time to write, a computer, the internet, and sooooooo much more.
So today and all days, use your energy to celebrating all that is good around you now, and ignore the rest!
Life just got a whole lot better…
Just a thought…