I’m often asked how can we practice mindfulness during the day when we just don’t get a minute to ourselves.
Often, we find that no sooner have we opened our eyes in the morning, we’re back in bed, exhausted, having flown through our day at 1000 miles per hour without stopping. Much of the time seems to be filled with responding (if our minds are calm enough) or reacting (if our minds are agitated) to the demands from others.
But actually, every moment that we are awake in the physiological sense, we have the opportunity to practice being mindful and to wake up to life as it’s happening.
There isn’t a single moment when this isn’t possible and this informal practice doesn’t require any additional time.
The problem isn’t that we are too busy, it’s that we just don’t remember to practice.
We are habitually caught up in our heads with the whirlwind of thoughts and before we know it, the day is over, day after day, week after week, year after year…..
So, consider the quote by Charlotte Joko Beck below and see if this can help you to set an intention and be a reminder for you to practice today:
Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment.
This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light,
every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee),
every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression,
every addiction, every piece of garbage,
Every moment is the teacher.
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