What is mindfulness? Well, mindfulness is the awareness that arises out of intentionally paying attention in an open, kind, and discerning way. This is something that is forgotten, and these days we have a lot of interruption getting in the way of being open and kind and paying attention to the things in life. We are often focused on the negative, judging, and disruption in our lives that when we find a moment where we settle down, find a quiet moment and it feels awkward. I know I have trouble focusing because multitasking is everyone demand and you lose focus on completing a better final product because everyone wants it down now. I had to learn how to focus even if the demand to multitask was there. I still focused on the main agenda that I had to build the drive to achieve it, I had to adjust my attitude and put the intent that it had to be done.
There are three parts to mindfulness to cultivate compassion in our lives, and these three part help become a more understanding to what is going on around you and everyone.
Intention is the first part and it is knowing what you are going to do, and paying attention to your goals is important. Why are you doing something and completing it to end because when you accomplish it, it will bring happier energy to you.
The second part of mindfulness is attention because when you pay attention to what you are intending to do and keep a clear vision of your outcome, you will also achieve great success. Instead of going from one thing to another and it is hard because everyone prefers multitasking these days, but when you actually focus on one goal at a time you can complete it with better results at the end.
The third part of mindfulness is attitude because attitude will get you to where you want to be because no one is going to do it better than you. If you have the attitude of being motivated the positive energy you bring into it will set the path and then you will have the drive to go further with your goals
So even if your daily stresses are giving you anxiety, remember to announce your intent, pay attention to the final result and do it with the attitude that this is your moment to shine and it is going to be your best. You will create a moment of success and it will help you feel safe and your natural compassion will come forward because you will understand the journey to your goal. Be interested in your experience and compassionate with whatever is arising and you will be a better person and it will be worth it at the end.
When we struggle to deal with our daily stresses and fears, we get anxiety to go forward because we keep the fear of failure and judgements in our heads. We might succeed in our goal, but the fear of letting go of the anxiety prevents us from going outside of our confort zone. I know I have struggled with it, and each time I tell myself you can do this. However, it is not easy because it is a mindset that has to be worked on to allow us to break free. We need to train the voices in our heads to not lock is down. I have learned through mediation to calm my mind and allow myself to believe I am capable of succeeding, even if the odds are against me. Here is a great guided mediation that I use to help me relax and deal with my anxiety.
Our minds can be busy planning, thinking, worrying machines and this can make our lives stressful when we are trying to relax. It can affect sleep, thinking and trying to clear our minds from distractions because we are focus on all of our daily tasks and the ones coming up. I have found that mediation transcendental mediation an help the mind calm itself and become a blank space where you can reorganize yourself again. Transcendental Meditation is a technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness. It is simply a way to give your mind a catnap, so it can refocus and be able to have a better thought process. Here is a great guided transcendental mediation that I found that can help you give your mind a powerful boost into relaxation.
Sometimes having a positive outlook can be hard, especially with everything going on in the world because it is hard to distract from the chaos. The daily bullying, our own inner bullying and just the negative effects of our daily live can give us a dull feeling. Many times, we are afraid to leave the real world because it's everywhere and we sometimes feel like we are in the movie "The Matrix" because we don't know if it's really happening. I know I have felt like if I cross that line will something happen and it will break the flow of my life. I struggle to keep a positive outlook, in what is suppose to be and what can it be, so I mediate to break free from the everyday craziness. Before I go to sleep or in the morning, I do a guided meditation to give me positive energy and make some of the craziness go away. Here is the video I use to help me deal with my crazy world.