Learning to be Mindful

Learning to be mindful is more than just science; it is an art form of sorts. Outside of our everyday lives there are alternate states of consciousness. Once we become mindful we are able to see the world around us for what it really is. Mindfulness has the ability to free us from the everyday clutter of life. You might be thinking that this sounds really easy, becoming mindful, yet it is still elusive for most of us, due to the fact that life always gets in the way of practice.

Mindful exercises can pull us back into the reality of the present moment, but like everything else, this will take time and dedication. Things in life can always drag us away from the truth of the moment. The Hindus call this “Maya”; unfortunately we are all trapped in it. Maya is the delusion that what we see through the filters as reality, when in truth, it’s only, in many cases, a grossly distorted reality.

Mindfulness exercises have been around for centuries and are becoming more and more popular. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Congressman Tim Ryan have been bringing the present moment to the forefront. Mindfulness has been shown to help with several conditions ranging from mild worry and anxiety to post traumatic stress disorder.

One of the most common forms of mindful exercise is through mediation. Meditation can relieve symptoms of anxiety and help you come to terms with fears, aversions, obsessions, anger as well as a host of other difficult qualities.

When you start the relaxation process through mindfulness practices, you can learn to not only calm your mind but to foster and unshakable inner fortitude and unbreakable inner peace. Meditation can help with confidences and mild to moderate self-esteem and body image issues

Living in true reality is like no other experiences and can take considerable practice to feel, or it can come in a flash because we are after all living in every moment of our lives.