What would our lives look like if we were truly in the present moment when visiting with our friends. What would our lives look like if we were intentional about how we spent our time? There are apps that tell us how much time we spend on social media, but what would it be like if there was an actual app that monitored how much we drift away from the present moment on a daily basis? Would we live differently? Would we change?Meditation and Mindfulness
I use an app called the insight timer and meditate for usually around 20min at a time. I’ve been meditating for around 5 years now.
At first I thought meditation was about clearing the mind. It’s not about that at all.
Meditation is about focusing on your breath and letting thoughts come and go without clinging to them or pushing them away. I like to think of it as a car ride. When you are driving in your car and see a stop sign that’s bent over, you aren’t going to pull over and look at the stop sign and analyze it while coming up with a lengthy conclusion why it’s bent over. (That would be silly!) You are going to acknowledge that it’s bent over, make sure to stop momentarily, and then move on. *Mindfulness is simply having awareness of things. You can be mindful anywhere, anytime and with anyone you like.
Are you new to the idea of meditation and want to try it out?
Download the Headspace app and see how much can change when you spend just 10 minutes a day meditating.
Here is a link to a little video that explains more about it.
“The point of power is always in the present moment.” –Louise Hay
Be Fervently Driven-Amie Hope