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What does it mean to be mindful?

Sunday, November 20, 2016 0:35
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What does it mean to be mindful?

It is to be self-aware.

It is to be consciously aware of the movements of the mind by observing all of its thoughts, opinions, beliefs, assumptions, expectations, emotions and reactions—as they appear.

It is to remain as a silent, witnessing presence to the mind’s activity, rather than being an active participant in the self-image it’s trying to create and compel you into believing.

To be mindful is to observe all of the self-centered fears and desires that arise within each moment and that are responsible for creating your imagined self-concept, which you bring into every situation, and which cause you to react mindlessly.

It is to be aware of these emotional energies and not losing yourself to them.

To be mindful is to give yourself a pause before reacting out of habit. It is to listen, rather than speak. It is to be calm, rather than angry. It is to be content with whatever is, without having any judgement whatsoever.

It is to embrace the present moment, not just accepting it begrudgingly.

To be mindful is to be totally present in the peaceful presence of awareness itself, regardless of the situation, rather than being lost in an artificial world created by egoic thought.


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