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Mindful Throughout The Day – Nerdful Mind #32

August 23, 2020 by Simon Mannes

You can practice Mindfulness everywhere, anytime. Whether you are meditating and focussing on your breath, going to work, or cooking dinner.

In meditation, you practice awareness and letting go of thoughts. You define the start-time, posture, and duration. You follow the instructions and when you finish, you get up and go on with your day.

Then, after meditation, you follow the path of your life. This often means losing awareness and chasing thoughts.

Life itself is full of opportunities to practice awareness.

We call this opportunity post-meditation.

Your life goes on, and you regularly check in with your mind, breath, and body. You give everything you do your full attention, one thing at a time. And day after day, year after year, you can hold your awareness for longer periods of time.

This is the lifelong journey of meditation.

“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.” – Lama Surya Das

Reading Recommendations

Research - A Daily Dose Of Mindful Moments

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Think about the last time you went on vacation. What do you remember? Perhaps you remembered a particularly beautiful view from the top of a mountain after a long hike. Maybe you thought about an interesting exhibit you saw at a museum or a perfect morning on the beach with your family. You might also have pictured the moment when your last trip took a turn for the worse: maybe you thought of losing your passport or falling ill far from home. Whether the memories were happy or miserable, your overall impression of your last vacation likely featured a few particularly strong moments.

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Weekly Mindfulness Practice

A three-step mindfulness exercise check-in with your body:

  • Step 1: ask yourself what you are doing in the current moment. What are you hearing, seeing, and feeling?
  • Step 2: breathe consciously for 6-8 breaths.
  • Step 3: expand your awareness outwards. First include your body and then your surroundings.

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Simon

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