Living in the present moment and practicing mindfulness can completely transform your life. The practice of mindfulness is all about observing your thoughts for exactly what they are: thoughts!
By being mindful, you begin to realize that your thoughts do not define you or control you - they simply are.
Being completely present in the moment and focusing your awareness on the here and now means accepting and understanding that each and every moment in your life is meant to be experienced right now - because tomorrow really never comes.
There are many benefits to practicing a regular mindfulness meditation.
Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into your daily life can help you lower stress, help you focus better, boost your working memory, enhance cognitive flexibility, help you better handle emotional ups and downs and even help you improve your relationships.
Mindfulness can also help you be more empathetic and compassionate so that you can live a better quality of life.
All of these benefits are available within a simple little practice.
The more you practice mindfulness, whether it is through a beautiful meditation like this or through an everyday act, the more self aware and non-reactive you will be.
This stability of the mind can help you ease away stress and anxiety, as your mind begins to disentangle itself from negative thoughts, reactions and judgments.
Mindfulness is about being present in the moment and turning off the endless chatter in your mind. Mindfulness is being aware of thoughts, but not judging them.
By observing your thoughts in this kind of detached manner, you can let go of all cares and concerns.
Now, it's time to take a moment to turn off the mind, simply get as comfortable as you can possibly be and let's begin.