Stillness is powerful.
Do you ever find yourself going about your day, mind racing and find you’re holding your breath?
Stop right now, and be mindful of your breathing – what does it feel like at this very moment?
We live in a society of busyness and often do not take the time to just be still.
We often think that we need hours upon hours of time to practice mindfulness and meditation. So rather than giving it our time and attention, we push it aside for when we will “have more time.”
Stillness is not the objective of mindfulness and meditation. Rather it’s a by-product of our being, when we can sink into the present moment and follow our breath.
I’ve been practicing mindfulness and meditation for so long that I can switch into this place easily and quickly, just from it being a part of conditioning and daily practice.
You can do this too. It’s something everyone can experience.
You don’t need hours of time. Give yourself small moments throughout the day, 30 seconds 5-10 times where you can sink into the stillness, and become aware of your breath. Pause, and breathe deeply. Just be.
Before you get out of bed in the morning and before you go to bed each night…sink into the stillness.
In-between client calls, emails, your to-do list tasks…sink into the stillness.
Driving in your car or stopped still at a red light…sink into the stillness.
This can begin the process of mindfulness and meditation as a daily practice for you. Weave it into your life rather than having it be a separate part. Anytime we want to be more aware, we must begin exactly where we are. We must begin with what we have.
This small action of pausing, breathing deeply and sinking into the stillness begins the process of mindfulness and meditation. It weaves into your life, rather than being separate from it. Anytime we want to be more aware, start with where you are. Begin with what you have.
So today, I encourage you to sink into the stillness.