In today’s times, where we are constantly chasing a huge list of Financial Goals, Relationship Goals, Travel Goals, Career Goals so on and so forth, more and more people are constantly under stress and having anxiety disorders. People are living in Survival mode.
Let’s do a quick exercise – tense your muscles and hold for 10 secs. Now relax and take deep breaths, relax your muscles completely, relax your body. How do you feel now? When you are in stress, your body gets tense, breathing becomes shallow and you are unable to think or have a positive perspective. You react to everything and every situation and have anxiety disorders. Your body focuses all the energy on the perceived threat which actually isn’t there. Our bodies natural Immune system takes a back seat which is leading to more Lifestyle diseases than ever. Read these simple 10 tips to manage stress.
It’s time we take control over our lives and live at the natural rhythm of Peace, Happiness and Joy. When you are in this mode, you are more Creative, Efficient and productive. When we operate from this place of peace, we are happy, Empathetic and Compassionate. You perceive no threat. You stop taking things personally, be objective and perform from a place of security and serenity.
Therefore, Mindfulness is simply being conscious of what is happening right now, without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes, which it will; being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way, which it won’t.
Buddha responded saying “The purpose of Meditation is to come close to yourself, observe, understand and untie your own knots”.
Live a Mindful life that is full of Happiness and Peace. So be it!
Your mind is like water. When it is turbulent, it is hard to see; When it is calm, everything becomes clear. – Buddha