I want my life to be comprised of more mindful moments.A few years ago, I skimmed through a book called Turning the Mind into an Ally, by Sakyong Mipham. In this book, he says: “When we experience a moment of peacefully abiding [gradual reduction of thoughts], it seems so far-out. Our mind is no longer drifting, thinking about a million things. The sun comes up or a beautiful breeze comes along—and all of a sudden we feel the breeze and we are completely in tune. We think, ‘That’s a very spiritual experience. It’s a religious experience. At least worth a poem, or a letter home.’ But all that’s happening is that for a moment we’re in tune with our mind. Our mind is present and harmonious. Before, we were so busy and bewildered that we didn’t even notice the breeze. Our mind couldn’t even stay put long enough to watch the sun come up, which takes two and a half minutes. Now we can keep it in one place long enough to acknowledge and appreciate our surroundings. Now we are really here. In fact, being in the present moment is ordinary; it’s the point of being human.” That was the first time I read something about mindfulness that truly and completely hit home. I immediately experienced this sense of loss for all of the moments that I probably missed throughout my life because I was choosing to live inside my mind rather than in the present. ------ read more by clicking the photo
BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE + WHO YOU ARE. ONCE YOU HAVE SELF-AWARENESS AND CLARITY IN KNOWING YOUR PASSIONS AND PURPOSE, YOU CAN BEGIN TO CREATE A LIFE AND CAREER IN COMPLETE ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF: SETTING GOALS THAT RESONATE WITH YOUR SOUL, BUILDING IN DAILY STEPS THAT BRING YOU CLOSER TO THOSE GOALS, AND HANGING IN THERE THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS.