We spend much of our time and strength imagining possible outcomes that never materialize. We rush through this to get to that, often unaware of the wonder around us.
Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP) allows us to become aware of ourselves and the world around us. It also provides insight into the causes of our suffering and ultimately helps us live more peaceful, serene and connected lives.
Using MAP techniques does not have to be a spiritual pursuit but instead can focus on more practical aspects of life: reduced stress, improved sleep, enhanced creativity, heightened performance, etc.
The benefits of MAP are clear and the scientific community is uncovering the underlying causes of these benefits almost daily -- from maintaining chromosome length in breast-cancer patients to improving the emotional centers of our brains.
Take a breath and breathe in the meaning of your better. Become your better with each action you take. With every interaction become your better self. Each movement of your body. Each word you utter. This is the better you likely seek.
Being is very different than having. We might “be” an artist, engineer, scientist, healer or adventurer but without giving into this “being” we are often just using these activities towards “having.”
Water is fluid, tends towards stillness and is reflective.
I had a friend that once told me he was loyal to his wife because she was loyal to him. When I asked, “What happens if she ever is not loyal to you?” His answer was that he’d not be loyal, too. How strange.
Focus on what you want to bring into your life.
Peace is the guide.
Listen deeply to learn the nature of your gift.
Mindfulness practices trains our minds and bodies.
Self acceptance can by a powerful practice toward freedom.
What do we desire?