Mindfulness is all about becoming more and more aware of the present moment.
Mindfulness is alertness and wakefulness.
It’s about knowing you’re aware of what you’re experiencing in your life- in the present moment- right now.
Just as it is, rather than getting hooked by how it should be.
So, mindfulness is an awareness of what’s happening NOW, without any judgement of what’s happening.
So, it’s actually not anything complicated or fancy.
When you get distracted, you gently and kindly, bring your attention back to what’s happening in the present moment.
Sounds great, right!
Say you’re sitting in a chair. So, with mindfulness, you’d have a sense of knowing you were sitting in a chair in the present moment.
When you get distracted, you gently and kindly, bring your attention back to feeling yourself sitting.
The words- gently and kindly- allow you to move away from judging yourself because you think being distracted is the wrong thing to do.
It’s not wrong, as the nature of your mind is to get distracted by thoughts, emotions and physical sensations.
It’s normal for it to get distracted.
The idea of mindfulness practice is that when you notice being distracted, you bring your attention back to what you were paying attention to without judging yourself.
You can do that, I know you can.
This process of coming back to the present moment is what creates all the wonderful benefits of practicing mindfulness.