Mindfulness, gratitude, manifesting... It's likely that we've heard at least one of these terms used before, and for a good reason! Being focused in the present moment, appreciating what you have, and believing in opportunities the world has to offer you, no doubt can impact your well-being, big time!
First of all, let's define these terms so we can start with a clear picture of what I'm talking about:
1. Mindfulness- "... a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience."
2. Gratitude- "... an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants."
3. Manifesting- The idea that the energy we produce attracts like energy, for example: "I'm poor. I just never have enough money. I can't ever get the things I want." This negative energy inevitably attracts negative energy, and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You may, in fact, "never get what you want" with this philosophy constantly getting in the way of your happiness and success! The same principle is true with positive manifesting statements like "I have everything I truly need. I feel rich in my life with my friends, family, and home." You attract more into your life with sending out positive energy. I think of manifesting as your energy having a synergistic relationship with the universe's energy.
So what does it all mean? How can you apply this?
In the next few weeks, I plan to dive deeper into these topics and discuss them one topic at a time, starting with mindfulness.
I know mindfulness is one of my biggest difficulties. I love the idea of mindfulness. In an idealistic world I would mindfully eat my lunch, mindfully appreciate the weather, be in the present moment every day, be engaged in every conversation I had and reflect on my own thoughts with zero judgement. Unfortunately this doesn't happen!
If this sounds anything like you, stay tuned and watch for the next few weeks, where I will dive into these topics.
What are your biggest questions about mindfulness? What are your biggest challenges when it comes to staying mindful? Let me know in the comments!
The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha