Sunday, January 19, 2014

Focusing on the present brings temporary relief from burdens that otherwise might knock us down.

Training your hands to do simple tasks absentmindedly, helps to get these tasks out of the way with minimal effort. However, if your whole life is on auto-pilot, while your mind is preoccupied with worries, maybe you need to re-think your priorities. Maybe your life has been turned upside down by cancer, the loss of a job, or of a loved one. Your world seems to be spinning out of control. However, you can regain your sense of balance, reduce anxiety and instill more purpose and happiness in your life by redirecting your attention away from everything in the past, in the future, or simply “out there”, by focusing on what is happening right in front of you right now, without judgment or evaluation.

MINDFULNESS can be used to enrich your life, calm your mind and even improve your health. Mindfulness is rooted in ancient traditions and can ease suffering and cultivate compassion. Generally it is a conscious effort to be completely present -- to set aside worries, expectations, and other thoughts and emotions to be fully aware of the present moment. Often the present is less worrisome than regrets of the past or uncertainties of the future. From Mayo Clinic newsletter

Quoted from - Chers tous 19Jan2014 

Good advice posted by a cousin of mine.