It’s important to recognize that mindfulness is not about becoming a better this or that. It’s about becoming fully aware of whatever is happening, whether we like it or not.
This makes sense on an intellectual level. But how can we live this way? How can we find peace today? Tomorrow?
For your Mindful Monday exercise this week I want you to make a gratitude list. So, right now, right this second, stop what you are doing. Grab a pen and paper. Or if you want to use your notes app in your cell phone that is fine too. Write five things you are grateful for. At the end of your work day, when you have finished your evening rituals sit down in a quiet place and read your list.
It is easy to overlook all the good that surrounds us during moments of disappointment. And miniature disappointments happen daily. But being stuck in a scarcity mentality, where we feel like we never have enough, will certainly keep us from a blissful self.
Self-acceptance and mindfulness is a journey not a destination.
Happy Mindful Monday.