Thought for Today....Mindfulness

Most of us are of sound mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining a note of harmony and peace.

Most of us know how to think, but few of us are able to control our thoughts. We all have the capacity to be creative, to image new ideas, but few of us are able to do it together and co-create in harmony with each other.

We could all do with some mental training so that we may use the most powerful energy in the universe, the mind, which is always at our instant disposal.

We can begin with mindfulness. It's a simple way to gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the best thing to do. It begins by simply being fully aware of what you are doing. Mostly we are not fully aware, as our minds wander into the past and then into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others and so rarely fully focus on what we are actually doing ourselves.

Next time you sit down to a meal, watch your self. Be aware of only what you are eating. Every time your mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action and sensation of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, when writing, when working. The more you do it stronger and more focused and more rational will be your concentration, the more natural will be your actions, the more peaceful you will feel, and the more relaxed you will be, no matter what you are doing.

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  • This is so true Rach, I did a bit of mindfulness practice when I was seeing the Psychiatric Nurse and it does work. One thing she talked about was being aware of maybe a bad though, acknowledging it and then parking it as a way of dealing with something that causes us anxiety. If you get into the habit of doing that it doesn't change the situation but it does change the way we react to it if that makes sense. We all know there are some things we cannot change but we can't always seem to let them go.

    Lets hope we can all find ways of coping with the stresses and strains of life and become much more relaxed as a result of it.

    Take care, love Angela xx

  • Wow Rach that is some powerful thought, I salute you.

    Take care, love Sue x x

  • What a beautiful post! Will take note xx

    Sending gentle hugs z

  • That's brilliant Rach, I try to do that especially if I'm feeling a bit bogged down. It really works too. With Fibro our minds can become so full and cluttered, it's nice just to stop the clock and really think about what we are doing. The more we do this the easier it becomes. It's also possible to do this for rest periods too, completely empty your mind and focus on rest and healing. :) :)

  • another lovely gem from you /love diddke

  • I must admit I've started a 8week course to learn Mindfulness, and what Rach and Angela have both said has helped me to understand it a bit more, I'm only on my first week, so fingers crossed.

    but must admit I have found trying this for the first week an absolute nightmare, only because I'm so used to being in charge and on full alert of everything around me, but I'm determined to get through this and make it work for me

  • I totally agree Rachel,. With all the negative and disbelieving comment I had in the first few years with fibro It made me realise that the only way foward and regain a bit of pleasure in life was to forget the fibro and concentrate on other things, change my life style but still find things good to do.

    And it works !

  • Thank you for posting this I do affirmations daily from Louise Hay's book on whatever crops up in my symptoms I will look into mindfulness I am willing to try anything that can help x

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