I’ve been pondering mindfulness lately – notice I said “pondering”, not “practicing”
I’ve always had a tendency to be rushing on to the next thing – if I’m brushing my teeth I’m wondering what else I could do at the same time – a leftover reaction from always having worked in busy offices I think. I’ve noticed that I never do anything without thinking about the next thing I need to do, or place I need to be, or thing I haven’t done.
I don’t like the term “mindfulness”. I’m not really sure why but it just seems to me to be something else to add to the list of things I have to do…. creating even more stress and pressure.
So recently I’ve tried replacing It with “being present”. I know it’s the same thing but for me it feels more meaningful and less of a chore.
So I will persevere at being “present” and in that old phrase “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why they call it a present” I look forward to accessing my gift