First let me tell you that I am just a regular person. And by ‘regular person’ I mean I don’t have any mindfulness training, teaching experience, or any credentials that say I know more about mindfulness than anyone else. I am very passionate about mindfulness, kindness and thinking of ways we can be better human beings.
Mindfulness is to be fully present with a thing, a feeling or a thought. Being mindful means to pay attention to something in particular on purpose.
I’m not a Buddhist. I’m not a hippie. I don’t do yoga (yet). However I do meditate. Not as often as I should but It is something that I have found helps me to slow down and focus. I don’t judge people. I don’t assume. I live each day, moment by moment knowing that life goes by way too fast.
When I went back to school some years ago, mindfulness came up. Part of one of our lessons was to be present with one of our classmates. At the time I thought it was really silly. We were all holding candles and in silence, had to stare into the eyes of one of our classmates and just be with them.
Some people were laughing and cracking smiles, and some of this felt pretty uncomfortable. But in a weird way, it brought us closer together.
It forced us to pay attention to our classmates, one at a time. I think about that lesson our teacher gave us and I am very grateful.
I often wonder if I’m too mindful. Weird thought, eh? And no, I don’t think I’m better than anyone else. That is absolutely not the case. What I’m saying is, sometimes I put too much thought into something and I drive some people nuts. I literally wish I could help everyone who has a problem and I think I cry way too much over things I can’t control.
I also get upset because more people aren’t mindful. When I’m being mindful of my surroundings, I see people in a hurry, people staring at cell phone screens, and people getting angry so much more easily everywhere I look.
I started a Facebook page a couple of years back to share mindfulness quotes, happy stories and pictures. I enjoy that other people are enjoying what I post. You can visit my Facebook page HERE. My intention is to make people think, smile, pass on a kind quote, help another or just think about things you don’t normally think of.
Please only comment if you have something positive to say. I unfortunately had to block people from my Facebook page for making negative comments on posts I hoped would bring people joy or at least make them smile.
There are so many things to be mindful of and many more that we already are. If there is anything you would like me to post about, please Contact me because I would love to hear what you are thinking!
~ Peace and Aloha ~