Being mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness implies that you are aware of yourself. If you are minding yourself, you are paying particular attention to what you are doing in the particular moment in time and space. Mostly, you are not mindful, but mindless. You walk around mindlessly repeating doing what you do day after day. Through your upbringing and conditioning, you were programmed to be who you are today. If you were born at a different time, in a different place, in another family, would you be the same person?
So, you are programmed to act mechanically like a robot. Life seems dull, boring and monotonous. This is natural when you do the same things over and over. What is creating this repetition?
Each day, you think the same thoughts, feel the same feelings, and do the same things. In order to change, bring in a new dimension. Be mindful of what you are doing at every moment. Notice how you can pay attention to what you are thinking, feeling, and doing. Doing this brings you into the present moment. In these moments, you are aware of the content of your life. You are aware that you are alive!
Start to mind yourself. Mind your thoughts, your feelings and your actions. Notice that you can do this without trying to control or change what is happening. You can observe yourself as though you are watching a movie. This bring is a new dimension of consciousness that you don't normally experienced into your daily life. When you are mindful of yourself, you begin to see what you are doing and what it's creating.
What is going on in the thoughts of your mind, the feelings of your body, the actions of your experience? What is it creating in you? Are you thinking, feeling, and acting in a way that makes you feel conflict or harmony? If you continue to think, feel, and do exactly as you are now, how do you imagine your life will end up? If you continue along this path, where will you be in 5, 10, 20 years? Do you like the result you imagine? If not, how will this change? Is someone going to magically change it for you? Or is it all up to you?
Are your thoughts destructive? Are your feelings painful? Are your actions creating what you want? By being mindful of the three, you will start to see what they are creating. They are creating your life on automatic pilot. How can you feel peace, joy, and love when you act mechanistically? If you are mindful, can you see this automatic mechanism in action? Can you see that mindfulness is a new dimension...a new vantage point from which to observe the shenanigans of your existence? From this vantage point, can you see you are headed in the wrong direction?
By observing these automatic programs, they being to loosen their grip on you. Were you mindful when you brushed your teeth this morning? Were you mindful of each bite of your breakfast? Were you mindful of how you are a unique person when you looked in the mirror this morning? If not, are you really living? Or are you just alive? When you are mindful, what you see begins to transform. Usually you see the same thing everyday because you think, feel, and do the same thing. In this new dimension, you can see differently because you are conscious, awake, and actually living. Wake up! You will see that life is incredibly beautiful. You are here and now experiencing life in the most incredible way known in the universe...the human brain and body.