This morning my cousin, Theo, sent me this picture of Noah. It was taken when we had a family party a few weeks ago. The children all absolutely loved this swing in the garden, they couldn’t stay away!
As they were pushed higher and higher the children shouted for more. They had an amazing time and the thought of injury or accident never crossed their minds. The grown ups, on the other hand were ready to steer clear of having a go for fear of the wood snapping, the rope breaking or the tree falling down! They were predicting all sorts of catastrophe in their minds.
Children seem to start out with a naturally mindful approach to life. They live in the moment. Rather than worrying about previous experiences or thinking forward to potential consequences they are usually present with what is going on and living for the now. Doesn’t that just sound like the best approach ever? Do you wish you could get back to that state of mind?
Well mindfulness really is the answer. Once you learn to train your brain to focus on the present you will find that over time you go back to that simple perspective on life. Before long you will be in the moment and will feel much less consumed by worry and anxiety. Once anxiety has less of a grip you will find yourself aware of feelings of happiness and joy.
Learning to be mindful is not complicated, there are very simple exercises that allow you to learn how, without much difficulty. The hardest thing about becoming mindful is being dedicated to practice. Little and often is the best way to learn to meditate and fitting some in every day is a sure way to get to grips with a new lighter approach to life.
Come on a Revitalise Day to help you get some mindful experiences into your life. The day is an opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself. There is absolutely no pressure, you can sit back, listen, learn and relax. The food, drink and location are all amazing.