Being mindful while doing an activity really just means being present, noticing how our body and mind feel at any given moment. We ask ourselves questions, such as ‘How does our body feel while doing the activity? Which sensations do we feel? How do we feel while doing the activity? Stressed? Relaxed?’ In the day and age of our society, it seems that we do so many activities throughout our day on auto pilot. Some of us mindlessly do their job. Some of us mindlessly look through the refrigerator when we are hungry. Some of us mindlessly go through our morning routine. Heck, some of us even mindlessly drive! In this meditation, Dea challenges us to pick one activity that we do numerous times a day and do it mindfully.
Because I chose mindful for my word for the year, I have already been trying to be mindful in everything I do, think and say. For instance, when I walk my fur kids in the morning, I sense how my body feels while walking. When I brush my teeth, I sense how my teeth and gums feel. When I eat, I sense how each bite of my food tastes in my mouth. Taking notice of how my body and mind feel while doing these activities has allowed me to be fully present in my life, to fully live in this life of mine.
If we aren’t being present, we will go through our moments, our day, our month, our year, and ultimately our lives, mindlessly. Just imagine how much we’ll miss out on! With that being said, what’s your one activity that you will challenge yourself to be mindful with? Think about it...Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️