You may have heard of Mindfulness, as it is trending in psychology and the mental wellness field. It is gaining popularity as an effective treatment for issues such as anxiety and depression.
For those of you who have not heard of Mindfulness, let me share the basic principle. There are many thoughts on the definition. However, at its core, Mindfulness means focusing on the current moment you are in; not worrying about the future or regretting the past. Mindfulness connects with the moment in such a way that it allows you to realize habitual thought patterns and automatic behaviors. The concepts of Mindfulness originate from ancient Buddhist, Hindu, and Chinese philosophies.
The Dictionary describes Mindfulness as 1) The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. 2) A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Most people live in the past or worry about the future. This is why Mindfulness is being used as a tool to help people with anxiety and/or depression.
How does one achieve a Mindfulness state? There are several ways to quite your mind and release your fears and stresses. I use meditation and have programmed into my meditation a trigger point to bring me to a calm mind immediately without taking a 20-minute break to go into Alpha.
Another way is to repeat, OM, which is a wonderful way to center your energy and release anxiety and fears. Yoga is another way to reach inner peace. You can also try sitting in nature away from noise, traffic, and people. In my June article I wrote about how my father achieved this wonderful state of Mindfulness, he went fishing.
The trick in of all this is to occupy your mind with the moment, instead of stressing about what you need to do, or regretting what you have not done. Once the mind is quiet and in the moment, you clear your thinking and can now allow for ideas and creativity to flow through.
We live in such a distracted world these days that almost no one lives in the moment. Remember when you would lay on the ground and look up at the clouds moving around the sky? Your creative mind saw shapes and images in the clouds, but your mind was clear of all other things and just enjoyed the moment. You weren’t worried about what was to come or distressed about what happened in the past.
Have you ever imagined you owned a time machine and it took you back into the past to correct all the mistakes you thought you’d made? Or, wished you could go back in time and relive your life but with your current knowledge and maturity? Well, I think we all have from time to time.
As a psychic, I can look into the past and even past lives, and of course into the future. But know that we have freedom of choice going forward into the future, as we have not yet made those choices. An intuitive can light-up your life path and tell you what may lie ahead, but you can still choose which way to go along your path.
I find that when people continue to live in fear and regret, they repeat the same mistakes in the future.
Sometimes it’s with a different script, or they choose to live in a limited space, not allowing themselves to experience new relationships. Or, they sometimes pass up opportunities that could have brought them prosperity.
This is where Mindfulness can help tremendously to clear your expectations based on anxiety or defeat; instead, center your mind in the moment to allow confidence and love of self to flow into your mind. This allows ideas and creativity to take the place of anxiety or depressive thoughts that cloud the mind.
Try Mindfulness when you are working, or to recover from an illness. When clearing your mind of fear brought on by an anxious state of mind, or worse a defeated state of mind, recovery is difficult, to say the least. Many people have found that when working from Mindfulness, they may be able to function without drugs to control the mindsets that can completely overtake your life. Do not stop taking your medications without medical supervision but over time you can make a change. Sometimes, just take a deep breath in…then let it out slowly…
Now, don’t you feel better?