It’s easy when you think of mindfulness to think it only impacts on your brain. It certainly does impact on our brains and scientists have shown this using MRI scans.
However, by changing our mind and the way it works the possibilities are endless and there really is no limit.
There is a tendency for us to go through life in our own little world. Consumed by our thoughts and focused on our own problems, joys, woes and plans. Things can stagnate and we can find our minds mulling over the same thought over and over again. This can be really frustrating. Often the last thing you would chose to think about just keeps coming back to bother you.
Mindfulness allows us to get our minds into a spacious state and then creativity and decision making become easier. Things begin to flow. Ideas and solutions pop into our heads. Life feels a little lighter.
Alongside getting on and having a go at meditation try a day of gratitude. Where ever you go and what ever you do, think of others and what they do for you. From the person who serves you your coffee to the person who is begging on the street, everyone does something for us. Whether it is passing us a much needed drink on a cold day or making you count your blessings.
Once you start to notice others in this way the power of the mind becomes really clear. When we show our gratitude to others they respond to us warmly. Take the time to meaningfully thank others and without knowing it you own problems will dissolve in the flow. Things will flow again, no more stuck on repeat.