The Wonder & Beauty in Now
The practice of mindfulness is realizing what is happening within and around us in a curious and nonjudgmental way. Mindfulness is also a way of living, an embodiment of the present. Because our mind naturally wanders from thought to thought, it is a good idea to have an anchor to the moment, to Now. In this beautiful meditation, we use the anchor of our breath to witness how it feels to be mindful in the moment.
Settling in my chair, I took in three deep breaths into my body. Knowing I was breathing in and knowing I was breathing out created a calming feeling over my body mind. From there, I used my sensory modalities to feel sensations within and around my body, such as my heart beating and the weight of my body on the chair. I heard sounds of the breath and a clock ticking time in the room I was in. I smelled the freshness in the air as I breathed. With my eyes closed, I visualized myself sitting in the chair while looking all around me. Doing this added an element of spaciousness to my experience. Being mindful, I am available to listen to my heart. Being mindful, I am available to listen to others. Being mindful, I am available to experience the wonder and beauty in Now. Thank you, Dorothy! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️