The point of this article is to explain why I believe that it is crucial to be aware of what you’re doing and why. To do this, you must first become aware of what’s happening to you.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be aware of yourself. We’re all in a trance – that word itself is a quote from John Lennon. But it’s not a nice kind of trance though. The more you become aware of yourself, the more you’re in control of your own thoughts and actions.
Are you out of touch with who you are? Or have you been hypnotized into a trance? Either way, it wont be long before you are dead.
I think this actually applies to anything, really. Just the other day I came across a great article about how mindfulness could be used to improve your health and the article was written by a man named Elle Moudry. In the article, she describes her work as a licensed clinical social worker. She says, “When I began my clinical practice, I was always mindful, but I was still aware, not fully aware of my own thoughts and emotions.
I think her point is that the act of mindfulness is to become aware of that which is happening in the moment. We are so used to putting on a show that we’ve forgotten to be in the moment. We’re so used to being in the moment that we haven’t really considered what it means to be in the moment.
So if we’re in the moment, isn’t that the point of mindfulness? When you can think about what is happening in your life, you can consider that, and be more present to what is going on in your life.
I don’t know that I actually agree with elaine’s point. One of the things that I’ve noticed about mindfulness is that it doesn’t seem to be having the same effect as meditation. For a number of years I attempted to meditate every day. Then I started having problems and I finally had to stop and realize that I was just meditating, I wasn’t getting anything out of it. So I stopped meditating and have just taken up exercising.
I agree, meditation is a great way to help you focus, but it will not help you become more present. If you want to be more present, you have to be more present. You can be present in your mind and your heart and your physical world, but you are not present in your head. To really be present you need to be present in your thoughts.
It is the same with meditation. Meditation is a practice that is meant to help you focus your attention. If you would just practice being more present, you would be able to focus your attention more freely and better. So meditation is a practice that helps you focus your attention into your thoughts and is one of the most effective ways to do this.
The thing about being present in your thoughts is that you are now in your head, not just in your head. Instead of just focusing on what you are thinking, you are now able to see and hear around you and see and hear what is around you so you are able to be more present in your thought.