I was just reflecting on how mindfulness is like exercise in a way. We talk on the course about training the brain and just like with physical exercise, if we don’t practise it we don’t get the benefit from it.
Have you taken a pause today to just *be*? Why not try now? Spend a few moments noticing what you can hear, see, taste, smell and feel. It doesn’t take long and is a simple way of spending some nourishing time in the *present moment* 😊
Here’s a nice quote for you all today from a wonderful mindfulness teacher and author…
“standing between us and a life of joy are our thoughts, our ideas, our expectations and our hopes and fears” ~ Charlotte Joko Beck
I love this! We often rush to a decision using our head so giving ourselves some time can help us see what our ❤️ and gut instinct tells us. We can also “sit on” a decision during formal meditation as when we stop clinging to the thoughts the answer may come to us 😊
My step dad always reminds me of another useful mantra for deciding on things … “If in doubt, do nowt!” 😉