The practice of mindfulness is one of the most powerful holistic self-care tools you can use to optimize your physical, mental and spiritual health. It's a simple and convenient technique that doesn't require any special skills or training.
Not only that, it is completely free, requires no visit to a health practitioner's office and is available at your fingertips 24-hours a day. This makes it cost-effective and accessible even for those with the most challenging financial conditions.
The regular use of mindfulness and mindfulness based meditation is one of the most effective ways for reducing stress, managing chronic pain, alleviating anxiety and depression, restoring balance to the autonomic nervous system, coping with life, overcoming addictions, and to top it off, it is a great avenue for spiritual development and creativity.
Although mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, the principles themselves are not attached to any particular religious element and can be used within the context of any belief system.
What is MindfulnessIn it's essence, mindfulness is the act of being more aware and conscious of the present moment, non-judementally. Or, in other words, making a conscious choice to be aware and experience the present moment to the fullest without judgment, in all your activities, without dwelling in the past or the future.
Experiencing that present moment, or your life, to the fullest and completely, regardless of whether that moment is positive or negative, painful or pleasurable, happy or sad. Feel and experience your feelings and sensations completely.
Being completely aware and present.
Focused on the experience of the moment. It is commonly referred to as living in the NOW.
Most people go through life mindlessly; disconnected, unaware and not paying attention, and miss out on the depth that life has to offer. Mindfulness is the opposite of mindless.
Quieting the noise. Noise is anything that interrupts the experience of the moment.(internal chatter, thoughts, emotions or external noise like sounds etc.) Read more...