Mindfulness

I like to call mindfulness, the street fighting, hoodie wearing version of meditation.

By comparison, meditation wears a tuxedo. It’s a formal practice, often with a dedicated space. You have to eliminate distractions and you have to carve out time to practice at the start and finish of each day for however long you can stand to sit with your legs crossed.

Mindfulness on the other hand, hustles 24 hours a day, turning everyday experiences into pure joy. Nobody will know you’re practicing it, but when you get good, everyone will notice something different about you.

For the majority of our evolution, our existence has relied on being present in the physical world. Looking out for predators, hunting, gathering, building things, chopping firewood etc. Except for a few ancient scholars, most people lived in a physical world and only recently have our lives shifted towards relying on our mental abilities for basic day to day living.

Using our minds more and more is incredible. We can build cars, go to the moon, and the pinnacle of our evolution, design iPhones.

But using our minds more and more has meant that we find it harder and harder to turn them off when we don’t need them.

Mindfulness is the deliberate act of focusing so intently on the physical aspects of our lives that we slowly draw our awareness away from our minds and back into our bodies and the world around us.

When we do this completely, we can find ourselves experiencing a completely silent mind and an unimaginable joy that simply rises out of nowhere. When we replace grumbling and complaining about tasks with silence, we find that even the most taxing or mundane of jobs become a real joy.

Mindfulness can liberate you from the negativity of your mind.

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Learning Mindfulness

Here are some good articles to get started with learning mindfulness.

Easiest way to learn mindfulness Easiest Way to Learn Mindfulness In this tutorial, I'm going to teach you the easiest way to learn mindfulness and incorporate it into every aspect… continue reading
All you need to know about mindfulness Mindfulness Deep Dive – Everything You Need to Know About Mindfulness Join Mat as he takes you on a journey through your mind and why it causes so much drama these… continue reading
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Mindfulness Blog Posts

Here are my recent mindfulness blog posts.

Mindfulness Anywhere - Stop the story in your head - Ask yourself if it's true Industrial Mindfulness – Manufacture your happiness This mindless ramble by The Gregarious Hermit will teach you how to be happy anywhere no matter what you're doing.… continue reading
Mindfulness Hike - Wildcat Ridge NJ Mindfulness Hike – Wildcat Ridge NJ – General Update Join me as I give you a few insights into why nature is so relaxing and how you can become… continue reading
Mindfulness - some sports and hobbies are inherently mindful because they require such focus Evel Knievel & Mindfulness Some tasks, hobbies or sports are able to give us the experience of mindfulness without realizing it or without having… continue reading
Meditative Nature Walk - Mindfulness Nature Walk Mindfulness Walk Mindfulness. We hear that term quite often these days. I for one am very grateful that things like meditation and… continue reading
Vacation meditation Turn Every Day into a Vacation Why is it that vacations make us feel good? And why do we remember them so vividly? There’s a lot… continue reading
Mr Rogers - Enlightened Master Mr. Rogers Enlightened Master? I recently watched the Mr. Rogers movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, starring Tom Hanks. If you… continue reading
Why do gurus change their names Why do Gurus Change Their Name? Have you ever wondered why Gurus and Spiritual teachers change their name? It might not be why you think. It… continue reading

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