Silhouet van mediterende vrouw. Mindfulness concept.

Mindfulness is the key of life. A life lived mindfully is a life lived filled with peace, tranquility, joy, bliss and compassion.

Connection to the Universe

Mindfulness is our direct connection to the Universe. It’s the solution that we as human beings have been seeking outside ourselves since the beginning of modern times. The simple practice of mindfulness has existed for centuries; nevertheless most human beings drop this method of life and instead search for more complicated and intellectual philosophies or techniques. Unfortunately, this external travel never resolves itself. There are numerous texts and individuals available that also complicate and over analyze mindfulness. It appears that our self is programmed to complicate even the simplest solutions. Mindfulness is supposed to be easy, yet a deep way to live. This present centered solution enables us to live authentic lives.

What is Mindfulness?

So, just what is mindfulness and how can you apply it to your own life? Mindfulness is a particular type of meditation or simply place consciousness of the moment. There are lots of diverse kinds of meditation, however we’re going to specifically focus on mindfulness meditation, which is probably the most functional and pure meditative exercise. Mindfulness involves directly engaging in each moment as it happens with complete awareness of your existing experience. Life only exists in the Here and Now when practicing mindfulness. The moment we encounter is pure and unadulterated. Mindfulness is a “living” meditation which you can practice every single of your life. There isn’t any need to escape to a secluded location, as you can participate in mindfulness anywhere and at anytime, regardless of what’s happening around you.

In one of the early Buddhist commentaries, It’s said that mindfulness is

“Presence of mind, attentiveness to the present…”

Mindfulness is also:

” A moment to awareness of whatever arises, whatever exists”

” Having the conscious, balanced acceptance of current experience. It’s not more complex than that. It’s opening to or getting the current moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without clinging to or rejecting it.”

These simple yet profound use varied expression and vocabulary, but what they share in common is that mindfulness has been fully and completely present for life. It’s being aware of what’s happening inside and around you in every moment of your amazing existence. We just clinic awareness without judgment, accepting our ideas and emotions exactly as they are.

Being Right Here, Right Now

As you might have noticed mindfulness is an easy however, powerful way to live our own lives. Its only being Right Here, Right Now: immersing your whole being in the present moment and fully experiencing your life. That’s it! It really is that straight forward. It’s not necessary to over analyze, intellectualize, or reevaluate what it is to be mindful. Obviously our ego wants to divert us in any way possible, but do not permit this. Recognize the existence of your self, say hello, and then calmly dismiss it. All there is to being mindful is to Simply Be. While there are a lot more advanced explanations on this subject available for you to further research if you desire; what’s been described here is the simple and pure essence of mindfulness meditation.

As you leave this guide and continue your journey of mindful living or if you’re just beginning, this author suggests that you dive into the sea of Now and intimately familiarize yourself with the joy of what’s right in front of you. As expressed in the Zen tradition, “When eating, eat and when walking, walk.”

Are you Right Here, Right Now? Otherwise, centre yourself and experience the bliss of this eternal moment. Enjoy your journey!