This week for me I’ve had a very strong focus on mindfulness.
I had been reading a blog post which talked about another blog post, which talked about a great podcast, which was based on a book (which I then had to buy). And so it goes. (Oh how I love technology ♥).
So the book I am currently reading is this one:
With reading this book I’ve been thinking a lot about mindfulness, and I’ve been trying to be more aware of it in my daily life.
And I am noticing many more small moments. This morning I was making a cup of tea, and I was accurately aware of the sound of the boiling water being poured into the cup. And I was AWARE that I was aware. Then I was aware of the silence around me (it was dawn and the rest of my household was asleep). It was a small moment of clarity, but it was so beautiful.
I then decided to do my jigsaw puzzle while I drank my tea, and listen to a talk about mindfulness tools in daily life.
And a funny thing happened.
I was listening to the tools that the dharma teacher was suggesting (which were great!). And I was thinking how I could apply them in my daily life. And then I had a lightbulb moment.
I was reading this book on mindfulness, listening to a mindfulness podcast. Trying to incorporate it in my daily life.
But why? Why practice mindfulness?
To me it was my own ‘mindful’ moment. I was spending all this energy and focus on becoming mindful. But I then realised I didn’t know why I was doing it.
My curiosity was piqued then, so I did more reading on why practice it at all.
But for me personally…. I hope that my mindfulness helps me to help others. My goal and focus has long been to provide support and kindness to others. And now my intention is that my mindfulness practice helps me to become a better listener, more in-tune with those around me and their hearts, and more in-tune with my own heart.