What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness.

It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.  John Kabat-Zinn (founder of MBSR )

What is Mindfulness?

The Journey begins: Will you take the leap?

 Mindfulness can change the habits of a lifetime

 

 

Can you arrive somewhere without remembering anything about the journey??

car speeding along the road no Mindfulness

You going home

 

Do you drink the latte you bought but drain the cup without even tasting it??

coffee on the go lacks Mindfulness

Are you too busy to stop and smell the flowers??

Flowers beside the road - show Mindfulness- smell them

 

Learn a bit more about yourself with this checkup:

             Mindfulness Quiz

 

Here is a quick weather check on your feelings at the moment:


    1. Do you feel frazzled most of the time?

Yes
No

    1. Do you rush from home to work and home again?

Yes
No

    1. Do you dread opening your inbox?

Yes
No

    1. Have you given up old hobbies because of pressure of work?

Yes
No

    1. Do you often feel you are just not good enough?

Yes
No

    1. Do you lose sleep at night for ideas going round and round in your head?

Yes
No

    1. Are you impatient and cross with family and friends because you feel tense?

Yes
No

    1. Are you eating or drinking more than you used to?

Yes
No

If you say YES to three or more, you need Mindfulness Way to Happiness in your life. OR didn’t you answer YES even once? I believe you are kidding yourself.

All you have to do is take a chance and see what it is all about. Once you get the idea, you can plainly see how Mindfulness and meditation can be applied to many characteristics about yourself you would like to adjust. But it is not about doing things to change. It’s more about being still so you become much more aware of what is inside and outside of your body.

Tracy

Remember to ask for the free book, “Mindfulness in Plain English,” when you add your details below. I will make sure you get it asap.


   

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6 thoughts on “What is Mindfulness?

  1. Dear Mara,

    Thank you for the sensitive response you gave my site. I am trying to resist any temptations to stick any distracting ads. My site is only tow months old. I resonate with you feelings of impatience when my subscribers is so tiny, Actually I am blogging to let it all hang out and tell my story. I would like to break even for my expenses but I see you have to get feisty to get anywhere.

    Can you see anything I could improve or anything that seems confusing? Surely there is something.

    Thanks again for your help and you are welcome to come back anytime as the website (if not the traffic) grows.

    Tracy

  2. What a great little quiz! That alone is enough to get me thinking about where my priorities really lie. I think my main problem is impatience – or wanting to get there quicker than is realistic given all the things I have going on in my life. Also, when things don;t go to plan I get anxious. I can admit that this has always been a source of stress for me, when I’ve spent time and effort to plan out something and then poof! – something else happens and everything goes out the window. I think this is lack of mental resilience maybe. What do you think? Anyway, I think I will benefit from reading more about mindfulness.

  3. Thank you so much, Beryl. You have made my day. I know their are a few weird things and I have tried to pinpoint them. I am so afraid I will push a button and everything will go pear shaped. I might have to end up paying for some help. Or maybe have a practice on one of my unused sites. Thank you again.

    Tracy

  4. Hi Tracy,

    I really enjoyed looking around and reading all the interesting information on mindfulness on your website. You have really accomplished a lot in your lifetime and also been through a lot.

    You may want to check your website, it is showing strange things below your copyright. Here is what I copied to paste here so you could see what I saw.
    It would not allow me to post the link it showed here in the comments, but this other information shows at the bottom of your pages, and the below info on the bottom of your about me page.

    More than one instance of Sumo is attempting to start on this page. Please check that you are only loading Sumo once per page.

    I am intending to look into the practice of mindfullness, and thanks for all the great information.

    Beryl

  5. M glad that you are so positive about my website. I don’t think I will ever run out of material to share. I hope no pop ups happened because people con vinced me they are annoying. My traffic is still tiny, but I will learn more strategies to build it. Thanks very much, Penelope.

    Yours,

    Tracy

  6. Mindfulness is definitely something that we all need more of in our lives. The pace of life is just incompatible with quiet contemplative moments. I’m glad you’re going to share what you know about mindfulness, and I hope it will help others juggling a million and one tasks, kids, pets, spouses, bosses, and inner self-critics!

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