This weekend I went to a class on mindfulness– defined on Wikipedia as calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness, or consciousness itself. I will add that mindfulness brings about a noticing of our own thoughts and emotions, which is essential if we want to bring change of any kind into our lives. Transitions are hard, even when we seek them–but they will never happen in a sensible way if we don’t usher them in with full consciousness.
As we start a new week, what will each one of us do to bring awareness in our lives? Even if there is no time to stop the frenetic pace of our lives, I hope we will indulge ourselves in a few moments where we are not in autopilot. Whether you are doing the dishes, driving to school or work, exercising or working, take a minute today to be fully present in the moment. And let me know how it goes! The question really is–can you afford not to be present?
Life is Amazing! Live Well.
Your Transitions Coach