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Mindfulness - and Being Present

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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

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