Hi everyone! How’s it going? Now, I’ve recently posted related blogs about mindfulness meditation, you can read them by clicking here, but I haven’t fully introduced its meaning and purpose. I have been practicing it for more than a month now and I am glad to tell you that it has been very helpful especially during these hard times.
I have shared on my previous posts that mindfulness meditation is a spiritual practice of being mentally aware and present at the moment but there are still some questions as to how it really works so here are 10 things you should know about The Double M practice.
Mindfulness is an innate attribute
Believe it or not, we all have the ability inside us to be 100% aware. Our consciousness is enhanced if we practice being mindful. It is constantly in our body and honing our mind with the use of a meditation technique that enables our consciousness to be strong enough so that we can gather and control it easily.
It brings out our natural curiosity
As from what I have read, meditation is a practice of being mentally and consciously curious all the time. When meditating, our mind should not be bounded especially by our thoughts and other worldly-attached ideas. It brings out our natural curiosity about things–as if our brain is being sharpened.
We do not stop by simply being enlightened each moment we are under meditation. We constantly seek something more and mindful meditation helps the regulation of thoughts–finding out where they go or where they come from. It determines how far can your mind be devoured by your own thoughts or just letting it flow and acknowledging its pattern.
There is no right or wrong in this practice
Mindfulness may require a lot of patience to improve focus but starting it is as easy as sitting in a comfortable position however you may find yourself in. You don’t need candles, closed lights, or other things aside from your body, your time, and your focus. You can even do it anywhere you find peace. I once did it while taking a bath.
My advice is you can easily focus if your surroundings are quiet. Aside from that, you can practice being mindful everywhere. There is no right or wrong, but improvement should also be assessed. One way to say that you are actually doing it right is if you see yourself gradually adjusting your perception towards other things and even to small things around you.
You can do mindful practices with a friend
This may or may not be a one-man meditation technique. If you want to have a companion, you can definitely do it with a friend or a few other friends who are alike and are also into this type of exercise.
Remember to surround yourself with those people who would take it seriously. If it helps, you can discuss your thoughts, your feelings, and your manifesting emotions are to make it easier for you if you seem to have a hard time letting go of certain emotions by yourself.
You can also do it at your own pace
As said before, mindfulness is a practice you can’t achieve just in one night. Although, practicing regularly will help you improve faster, what’s good is that you may do it on days you may find convenient and days you may find helpful.
You may not need to do it every day. You can do it weekly, every other day, etc. as long as you still find the reason to do so. <3
The goal is NOT to find calmness but to be presently paying attention
If we are able to identify, label, and let our thoughts and feelings flow pass us, calmness is just an automatic response. The key is to watch it all appear and disappear before ourselves at the exact moment we are feeling it.
Presently paying attention to the “now” is accepting the things that happen to us and reminding ourselves that every moment is just temporary. As if we are watching a leopard roam around our house and being present at that moment long enough to know that that particular animal is just passing by and will soon be gone.
Calmness is naturally achieved in that scenario when we did not let that wild animal in just like how we are not letting a certain inner thought control us.
You can do most things mindfully
I still haven’t fully unlocked this skill but if you are a pro you may find yourself becoming mindful and focused on every day of your life. Being fully present at the moment no matter what you do. You may achieve it while washing the dishes and paying attention to the feeling of soap on your hands and how it makes your fingers wrinkle.
Or feeling the water running down the top of your head when you take a shower and noticing how your small hairs rise up when you feel the coldness of the water touching your arm. Appreciating the details is one way to be fully in your present self.
It is the best way to train your mind
This practice is most helpful for people like me who overthinks or are usually flooded by their own thoughts. There are certain types of meditation and mindfulness is one type that exercises your brain to assess your thoughts, feelings, and being mentally aware of all of it.
If you have a hard time focusing, and composing your self and your thoughts, mindfulness meditation will surely be a benefit.
It is helpful for the development of your brain
There are certain studies that state that practicing mindfulness helps a person’s brain improve its memory ability and focus, and reduces mental preoccupation with negative ideas and thoughts. Also, it helps abate those impulsive and reckless actions driven by emotions. It improves interpersonal relationships and achieves contentment.
The most convenient type of meditation
Aside from being able to do things at your own pace, this type of meditation offers a lot and is probably the most convenient. You can do it with other people, you can practice being mindful in every way, it is basically an all-time-available and person-friendly spiritual routine that does not require a lot of things from you.
Nevertheless, setting aside 5 to 10 minutes of your time is not that hard to give especially when you know it will make you become a better person in the long run for your self and towards other things by realizing that even the little things matter in your existence.
Let me know if you find this post informative and helpful. 🙂
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