In this day twelve meditation of the series, William discusses the importance of having patience, trust and a non-striving attitude when practicing mindfulness. With patience comes trust and with trust comes with an allowance for everything to just be as it is in the moment. In essence, when we are practicing mindfulness, we are to let go of any and all expectations and not try to change anything. Rather, we are to just observe what is happening in this moment.
Settling in my chair, I began to observe the sensations of my body sitting and noticed the support that the chair was giving my body. Turning my awareness to my breath, I observed how my body was breathing all on its own. Indeed, it is quite the miracle! Each time I observed my mind wandering, I gently brought my awareness back to my breath. Deliberately turning my awareness from my breath to the sensations of my body, I observed the pressure of my feet being on the ground, I observed a warm breeze on my skin and I observed a sense of calm rising in my Being.
The concept of mindfulness is quite easy. It is having the attitudes of patience, trust and non-striving that can be hard with the latter being the most difficult, as we seem to want to control our experiences in some fashion or another. However, if we adopt these attitudes, we will be able to adapt to whatever life throws our way. After all, nothing in life has to happen to us, rather we can be the observer of all that happens. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️