Mindfulness is being focused on what we are doing. For example as I wash the dishes, my mind is often going over my plans or things I need to do. Mindfulness is noticing how the water feels running over my hand, how the bubbles look, maybe even feeling the steam coming off the hot water.
Recently Thich Nah Hanh posted the following statement on his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh (January 15th)
"When we go home to ourselves with the energy of mindfulness,
I love this quote. We have talked in class about the positive affects we receive on taking time to focus. This quote tells us that when we apply energy to mindfulness, ie be mindful, the energy we need or use in suffering does not feel as overwhelming. The side affects of mindfulness is to ease our fear of expending energy in more challenging situations. Through mindfulness, we are able to look into ourselves in a more useful way. Then we are able to respond to all that goes on around us with compassion.
What do you think about this quote?
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.