Today I read an article that was focussed on explaining Mindfulness to children. It really struck a chord with me. It compared Mindfulness with being a scientist.
In many ways I can see how strong this comparison is. When you seek to become Mindful you study your self to a greater extent than ever before. If you persist then you really get to know your own mind.
You learn how it works by studying your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions. You learn about your relationships with others and your kindness and generosity and the massive impact it can have.
Like any scientist, you do experiments in Mindfulness and you discover things.
In my experimentation I have discovered that first thing in the morning is a particularly anxious time for me. Having observed that I have realised that doing a meditation at that time works well for me. A great solution.
I have also discovered that there is a lot of happiness in my life. Using a labelling technique I am able to make sure I really appreciate each moment of happiness to the full.
Mindfulness allows you to discover ways to calm yourself down when you are stressed and to lift your mood when you are upset, angry, or sad.
You might discover that you are your own worst critic. If so you can find ways to be kinder to yourself, to others and to the world. Amazing!
When you become an expert in how your mind works you become skilled at seeing life clearly and navigating a positive course through the challenges that it presents.
If you fancy getting started on your Mindful experiments then book onto a Revitalise Session.