I keep getting told to be mindful.
Mindfulness is a state in which you are completely aware of the impulses, thoughts and feelings that are affecting you.
As a rather sensual, sensitive, and open Soul, I find that I am naturally more receptive to new ideas. I'm open to them all usually and I thoroughly enjoy the rush of energy that accompanies an idea I'd like to act on.
I felt the need to create this post because now more then ever, us humans need a little more extra attention spent on ourselves. With everyday life’s activities our schedules get so hectic that sometimes we neglect our own physical being needs. Have you ever ran in to a busy human and they are all over the place and you ask them if they meditate? And they reply with; “whaat? I don’t have time for that! Look at my schedule!” Lol! This actually used to be me!!!
We live in a suppressive culture. On every level our culture teaches us, from birth to death, to suppress what we feel for the greater good. To suppress our opinions in case they cause trouble. To suppress our emotions to keep things nice. And often even, to suppress our abilities so as not to stick out from the crowd.
Most people find meditation to be super boring and an out of fashion thing! (I was one of them)
Meditation has been around for centuries and is of several types but a growing body of research today has focused on studying mindfulness meditation and its benefits on our health. Advances in technology have made it possible to map brain patterns and observe structural changes in the brain that weren’t previously observable.
According to experts, it is present in a variety of forms and exercises.
Creator Awareness in Seven Days
Consciousness is a weird experience. The contents of it change every moment, but the context - the grounding fact of being aware - is always the same.
In ancient times, if anyone had health isssues, a healer would chant a mantra (a specific mantra) and the person would be healed. A mantra is a word or phrase or even a syllable that is repeated in concentration. “Man” means and “tra” means transport or vehicle. In this process the healer is a person who has done many tapas and sadhana for this purpose in particular. To be a healer, one had to pass through an initiation by a guru with the Sanjivani Mantra (this is a mantra for healing others). The sadhaka (trainee) would have to meditate on this mantra that contains 7 bijaksharas, or seed letters. After this the sadhaka gains the power to heal and is eligible to work as a healer.
Normally I’d be more stressed in a situation such as this. Saturday afternoon, at a grocery wholesale store, and it’s packed. Not the most ideal place for a meditation practice, but meditation can be done anywhere, at anytime, by anyone, and today I’ve brought my oasis with me. I’m going to guide you on how to do the same. Before we dive in though, a tidbit for any beginners out there, and a friendly reminder for those more practiced. You may get distracted, and that’s okay. You’re mind may wander, and that’s okay. You’re emotions may follow your mind in the multitude of directions it goes, and that’s okay. If any of this happens, acknowledge that it happened. Let it go, and return your focus to your breath. Always returning to your breath, and so we begin, with a deep breath in.