This community is designed to be a welcoming space to enhance mindfulness inquiry and exploration. In this spirit, please share and respond mindfully and compassionately, cultivating continued respect, safety, and support for all.
This week's question asks:
What helps you to stay committed to your personal mindfulness practice?
If you struggle to stay focused on and committed to your personal practice, you're not alone. However, it's worth exploring what might help us to stick with it. When you DO maintain your practice, what are some of the conditions that allow for that? You might note anything from a good night's sleep to sticking with a short but sustainable practice to meditating with a community.
Welcome to the community @Sheetal! It's wonderful to see you're beginning the 100 day challenge. Thanks for sharing you reflections. I'm glad that the practice of placing your full attention on the breath was calming for you. I personally find the breath very stabilizing and grounding.
1) How does it feel to put your full attention on one breath?
I realised, we take breathing for granted.
2)How does this practice impact your state of mind?
When I put full attention on the breath, I felt calm.
Wonderful to see you back here @Narmadha! Yes - we are ALWAYS beginning again, with each and every breath 🙂
That is a lovely intention to hold. The beauty about mindfulness is we can come back to it any time.
Looking forward to seeing more of your insights here in the community!
Feeling very happy and grateful to join back the community again.
As you said "Every moment is a chance again" .
My intention for today "is to continue this wonderful mindfulness journey again in my life"
Thanks for the question JP! The thing that stands out for me is the move my partner and I have made from the city to the country. We have always longed to live closer to nature and so we finally realized we could do it, adapting our life as was needed. I think mindfulness supported this because it has helped me to really listen to myself - to honour what I care about, what brings me joy, and what nourishes me on a soul level.
Thank you for these reflections, Rick - and for drawing my attention back to this question. Mindful pauses are so important, but we can forget to practice them. It's good to remind ourselves.
My intention for today (or the rest of it) is to move slowly - to mind if I am trying to rush somewhere (either physically or mentally) and to slow down through a few mindful breaths when I notice this tendency arise.