Mindfulness for beginners and those who haven’t previously examined their thinking patterns and their experience of the world around them, can be daunting.
I think the most important fact you need to know is that mindfulness takes time and patience. It is a lifelong process of constantly and purposefully guiding your attention and thoughts towards the moment you are in.
Mindfulness centers around 2 principals:
1. Your focus and full attention should be on the present moment.
2. Your emotions, thinking and observations should be unbiased and without judgement.
Want simple mindfulness?
Where do you start?
Start by having a look at what mindfulness is, how it can be defined and then reading our short guide that explains mindfulness in plain English – so that even you can understand it.
Learn to do very simple mindfulness exercises that you can use in your every day life and are very easy to incorporate into you daily routine.
For those that who would like to take mindfulness to the next level, follow our instructions and learn how to do mindfulness mediation.
Let’s break mindfulness (for beginners) down even more and look what it could bring into your life:
• It teaches you to see your life as it is. You will learn to perceive your life without adding your own interpretation and emotional connotations.
• You don’t try to make things better or worse by thinking positive or negative thoughts. You see things as they are.
• Staying in the moment means not thinking and remember the past or planning the future. You can look into the past or future without shifting your focus away from the present moment you are in now.
• You will learn to constantly let go. The moment the present moment has passed, you let it go and focus again on the now. The previous “now” moment is gone. You will constantly be aware of the ongoing, changing nature of life.
• Since you will stop attaching meaning to everything, you will become a neutral observer. Nothing will upset, shock, surprise or unsettle you.
• You will learn to separate “you” from your thoughts.
• You are aware of everything, but won’t judge, evaluate, label anything. You are an observer that is watching the present moment go by without doing anything about it or analyzing it.
• You become an observer of life and an observer of yourself placed in life.
• It will teach you to react less to every incident that happens to you, while teaching you to respond more. The ego becomes less important.
• “I”, “me” and “mine” become less important. You stop thinking that your finger itches, but rather just take note of the sensation. You learn to see a sensation for what it is: a sensation.
• You realize that life is impermanent and ever changing. Everything passes. What you feel, experience, think and observe won’t last since this moment will soon be part of the past.